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Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race Applications for Entry closing
By Jennifer Crooks,
3:38 PM Tue 25 Oct 2011
Applications for Entry for the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race close next Tuesday 1 November 2011 at 1700hours AEST. So far a fleet of 80 has been nominated for the 67th Rolex Sydney Hobart, however, CYCA Commodore, Garry Linacre, is anticipating a fleet of between 90 and 100 yachts will take to the start of one of the world’s toughest ocean races. ...[more]
Another Challenge - Jessica Watson and crew training for Hobart
By Sean Lindsell, Pittwater ,
8:40 PM Thu 20 Oct 2011
Week 2 of training for Jessica Watson's Team Another Challenge crew. They are training for the Rolex Sydney to Hobart yacht race as the youngest team ever to compete. ...[more]
Rolex Sydney Hobart - Roper out to Lasso
By Lisa Ratcliff,
2:08 PM Wed 19 Oct 2011
For as long as she can remember, young Tasmanian Laura Roper has watched the spectacular Rolex Sydney Hobart finish, soaking up the excitement of Australia’s preeminent yachting event as the fleet docked in Hobart and the weary sailors finally climbed out of their pungent wet weather gear. ...[more]
Rolex Sydney Hobart - 50th applicant is a 50 footer
By Lisa Ratcliff,
1:13 PM Mon 17 Oct 2011
Colin Woods’ 50 footer Pretty Fly III is coincidentally the 50th applicant for entry for this year’s Rolex Sydney Hobart. Pretty Fly III is a canting keel Cookson 50 purchased by Colin and wife Gladys in 2009, replacing their well campaigned Beneteau 47.7. 'I always thought the Cookson 50 was the right boat for a Hobart and last year we realised its potential,' said Woods. ...[more]
Eclectic fleet and big names for Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2011
By Jennifer Crooks and Di Pearson,
5:43 PM Wed 12 Oct 2011
Starting on 26 December, at 1300 hours AEDT on Sydney Harbour, among the applications are serious line honours and overall race victory contenders, international yachts, young female skippers, single-handed round the world sailors, America’s Cup yachtsmen and home grown entries from every Australian state. ...[more]
Rod Jones to be challenged by Rolex Sydney Hobart Race
By Ian Grant,
9:04 AM Wed 12 Oct 2011
The challenge to test his personal endurance and tactical strategy in the gruelling 628 n/ml Rolex Sydney Hobart Race has finally caught up with the dual Audi Australian Ocean racing Champion Rod Jones. Jones already recognised among Queensland’s most successful skippers with his Sunshine Coast Oxygen crew becoming the only combination to win two Yachting Australia National gold medals ...[more]
Rolex Sydney Hobart - whether the weather gate opens for you??
By Rob Kothe,
5:42 PM Thu 23 Dec 2010
Computer driven handicap predictions for the 628 mile Rolex Sydney to Hobart race ignore the fact that most races are won and lost in the last 40 miles from Tasman Light across Storm Bay, past the Iron Pot and up the Derwent. ...[more]
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