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Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race - Taylor’s quest for the Cup By Danielle McKay, , 12:07 AM Sun 22 Dec 2013
Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race - At 64 years of age Bruce Taylor, the skipper of Chutzpah, is nearing an era when most would consider retiring, but it’s not work holding the Victorian back from enjoying the red wine and his golden-years; it’s sailing. ...[more]


Rolex Sydney to Hobart - Wild Oats XI receives clean bill of health By Rob Mundle, , 1:00 AM Sat 21 Dec 2013
Bob Oatley’s Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race record holder, the 30-metre long supermaxi Wild Oats XI, went back into the water today with a clean bill of health, after being out of the water at Woolwich Dock for a thorough going-over for four days. ...[more]


Rolex Sydney to Hobart - Long range weather forecast favours big boats By Jim Gale, , 9:27 PM Fri 20 Dec 2013
The Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2013 long range weather forecast is very promising for the biggest, fastest boats in the fleet, even dangling the possibility of a race record, but what comes as good news on the V70s and 100 foot super-maxis is disappointing for the mid-sized and particularly smaller yachts. ...[more]


Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Zefiro seeks full blooded southerly By Jim Gale, RSHYR Media, , 9:16 AM Fri 20 Dec 2013
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - It is said that gentlemen do not go to windward - and quite so - it is a bit like scrum time in the rugby, best suited to miners and the unashamedly agricultural who can only gawp at the nonchalant elegance of wingers in stainless white shorts. ...[more]


Rolex Sydney to Hobart - Patrice performs like a rocket ship By Jim Gale, , 9:19 PM Thu 19 Dec 2013
Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race - Tony Kirby is hugely regarded at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, and with 27 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Races under his belt, is a stalwart of the annual 628 nautical mile race. ...[more]


Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Downwind drag race for Wild Oats XI By Rob Mundle, , 10:57 PM Wed 18 Dec 2013
The Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race gets underway in eight days time on Boxing Day, and while yachting meteorologist Roger Badham’s crystal ball is still a little fuzzy, the crew of Bob Oatley’s champion yacht, the 30-metre supermaxi, Wild Oats XI, are liking what he’s telling them. ...[more]


Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - The Dark Horse is coming By Jim Gale, RSHYR Media, 9:03 AM Wed 18 Dec 2013
'I am definitely putting my batting average on the line,' jokes Hong Kong businessman Karl Kwok when talking about the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - true enough, too. ...[more]


Rolex Sydney Hobart: Super Sevens champ swaps rugby for super maxi By Di Pearson, RSHYR Media, , 7:22 PM Tue 17 Dec 2013
English former IRB Sevens Player of the Year, Ollie Philips, has swapped his rugby jumper for sailing gear and is racing in the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s 2013 Rolex Sydney Hobart aboard the 70 foot Great Britain, which arrived in Sydney on Sunday. ...[more]


Kiwi winery owner backs himself for Rolex Sydney Hobart By Bruce Montgomery, RSHYR Media, 7:12 PM Tue 17 Dec 2013
New Zealand’s Oyster Bay wine producer Jim Delegat took just one hour to decide on placing $1million on winning this year’s Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - and the form guide leading into the race shows he has made a shrewd investment. Delegat spent the money on the winner of the last Volvo Ocean Race, the Volvo 70 Groupama 4, renamed it Giacomo after his wine pioneer grandfather and installe ...[more]


Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - A lift for Wild Oats XI By Jim Gale, RSHYR Media, 2:24 AM Tue 17 Dec 2013
The crew aboard Wild Oats XI call her the Swiss Army Knife these days - and fair enough - lately she has added so many foils and blades, thrusting out at all angles from her narrow steel-grey hull, she looks like some kid has had a great time pulling all the do-dahs out of a penknife at once. ...[more]


Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race - ‘The Swiss Army Knife’ By Rob Mundle, 9:41 PM Mon 16 Dec 2013
When Bob Oatley’s Rolex Sydney Hobart Race record holder, the 30-metre long supermaxi, Wild Oats XI, was lifted from the waters of Sydney Harbour today it became very apparent why the yacht is now referred to affectionately as ‘The Swiss Army Knife’. ...[more]


Rolex Sydney to Hobart - Images of Wild Oats XI out of water By Andrea Francollini, 9:07 AM Mon 16 Dec 2013
Rolex Sydney to Hobart - Images of Wild Oats XI out of water by Andrea Francollini ...[more]


Rolex Sydney Hobart Race - Intense inspection begins for Wild Oats XI By Rob Mundle, 9:05 PM Sun 15 Dec 2013
In keeping with the adage ‘to finish first you must first finish’, the shore crew of Rolex Sydney Hobart Race record holder, Bob Oatley’s supermaxi, Wild Oats XI, today began an intense four-day inspection of the yacht and its new, lightweight carbon fibre mast.The Rolex Sydney Hobart Race 2013 - Wild Oats XI crew today began an intense four-day inspection of the yacht ...[more]


Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Strong fleet ready for action By Jennifer Crooks, , 1:58 AM Sat 14 Dec 2013
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - A fleet made up of 94 yachts, including 22 international entrants, five 100-ft Maxis, seven former winners and the current race record holder, is arguably the strongest in recent race history. Running for the 69th uninterrupted year and sponsored by Rolex since 2002, the 2013 edition of the 628-nm race starts – as is tradition – on 26 December from Sydney Harbour. ...[more]


Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Fathers and sons out at sea By Jim Gale, 11:23 PM Fri 13 Dec 2013
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yact Race - In this city, if you played your cards right, when you were born your old man owned a boat, or was very good mates with someone who did - so your earliest memories were of sun, salt air and a summer sea breeze - messing around on Sydney Harbour with the nonchalance of someone born to it. ...[more]


Southern Cross Cup: CYCA Trophy - Passage Series preview By Di Pearson, , 11:03 PM Thu 12 Dec 2013
CYCA Trophy - Passage Series starts on Saturday 14th December 2013 at 11.00am. Rolex Sydney Hobart and Southern Cross Cup (SCC) hopefuls including Wild Oats XI, Wild Thing and Wild Rose will line up this weekend ...[more]


Rolex Sydney Hobart - Tassies embody Corinthian spirit of ocean racing By Bruce Montgomery, , 9:32 PM Wed 11 Dec 2013
The number of Tasmanian entries may be down in this year’s Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race (there are four if the NSW-chartered Helsal 3 is included), but they embody both the Corinthian spirit of ocean racing and the original culture of the race. ...[more]


Supermaxi Showdown at SOLAS Big Boat Challenge By Jennifer Crooks, 11:40 AM Tue 3 Dec 2013
Next Tuesday 10 December marks the first time that Bob Oatley’s super maxi Wild Oats XI and Anthony Bell’s super-charged Perpetual LOYAL will race each other in the SOLAS Big Boat Challenge – a much anticipated event before their 2013 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race showdown. ...[more]


Rolex Sydney to Hobart newsletter By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team, 8:37 AM Thu 28 Nov 2013
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Rolex Sydney Hobart - Press conference images by Andrea Francolini By Sail-World, , 2:09 AM Wed 27 Nov 2013
Photographer Andrea Francolini was on site at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia to capture these images during the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race press conference. ...[more]


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