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Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race images
By Various photographers,
6:57 AM Fri 30 Dec 2011
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race images by photographers Daniel Forster and Kurt Arrigo. ...[more]
Rolex Sydney Hobart 2011 - Loki wins Tattersalls Cup
By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team,
6:46 AM Fri 30 Dec 2011
Stephen Ainsworth’s Reichel Pugh 63 Loki will today be declared the Overall Handicap winner of the 2011 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. Second in Division 1 and second overall will be Michael Hiatt’s Farr 55 Living Doll and third place will go to 42 Sydney Hobart veteran Syd Fischer’s modified TP52Ragamuffin. Ragamuffin will also be the ORCi handicap overall Sydney Hobart winner. ...[more]
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race – Battle to win Tattersall’s Cup
By Alex Bocage, ,
9:03 PM Thu 29 Dec 2011
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race – Focus has now shifted to the handicap race under IRC for the Tattersall’s Cup, which is regarded Australia's foremost offshore sailing prize. Stephen Ainsworth’s crew on the successful Reichel Pugh 63 Loki is hoping that their corrected time in the race, that currently has them second under IRC, will elevate them to first place. ...[more]
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Tough race for Cougar II
By Bruce Montgomery, ,
8:42 PM Thu 29 Dec 2011
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Tony Lyall crossed the finish line on Cougar II in 13th position at about 7pm after a bruising race. Lyall has only had the TP52, the first Tasmanian boat to finish, for only one month. ...[more]
Rolex Sydney Hobart - Loki or Wild Rose?
By Di Pearson,
7:03 PM Thu 29 Dec 2011
Loki and Wild Rose are the two yachts names that throughout the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race have kept appearing at the top of the overall standings. Stephen Ainsworth and his Loki crew have proved themselves the offshore racers to beat over the two last seasons. Wild Rose is a small 26 year-old Farr 43 that Roger Hickman and two partners won the Rolex Sydney Hobart with in 1993. ...[more]
Rolex Sydney Hobart - Loki IRC overall favourite
By Alex Bocage,
4:32 PM Thu 29 Dec 2011
To date ten boats of the Rolex Sydney Hobart fleet of 77 still racing (out of 88 starters) have arrived in Hobart, the latest being Syd Fischer’s modified TP52 Ragamuffin. Of the boats now docked, Stephen Ainsworth’s Reichel Pugh 63 Loki is currently favourite for the overall IRC handicap prize in this year’s Rolex Sydney Hobart. ...[more]
Rolex Sydney Hobart 2011 Line Honours drama
By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team,
4:19 PM Thu 29 Dec 2011
Rolex Sydney Hobart 2011 - In a drama filled race Mark Richards and his Wild Oats XI crew, looking for their sixth line honours win sailed out of the breeze under a large cloud and Anthony Bell’s Loyal team sailed around their floundering rival into the lead and it took the Oats XI team 12 hours to regain the lead. ...[more]
Rolex Sydney Hobart - Loyal’s victory secret revealed
By Crosbie Lorimer, Hobart, Tasmania ,
4:01 PM Thu 29 Dec 2011
Talking with Loyal’s boat captain and crew boss Peter 'Billy' Merrington aboard the boat, moments after the International Jury dismissed the protest and I’m asking Billy what were the winning moves.
He starts to explain that it was a year’s worth of planning to make sure that they had the right skills for each phase of the race. ...[more]
Rolex Sydney Hobart images of Line Honours Trophy presentation
By Crosbie Lorimer images, Hobart, Tasmania ,
3:46 PM Thu 29 Dec 2011
With the protest dismissed early this afternoon, the ceberations for the Loyal team can begin. Owner Anthony Bell was presented with J H Illingworth Trophy on the dockside podium at 2.30 this afternoon. Crosbie Lorimer was there to capture the moment. ...[more]
Rolex Sydney Hobart - Race Commitee v Investec Loyal - Facts Found
1:55 PM Thu 29 Dec 2011
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Race Commitee v Investec Loyal - Facts Found - the official document from the International Jury ...[more]
Rolex Sydney Hobart Race: Loyal Investec decision announced + Video
12:59 PM Thu 29 Dec 2011
An emotional Anthony Bell, skipper of Investec Loyal, has just announced the decision of the International Jury to a media gathering at the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania ...[more]
Rolex Sydney Hobart - Is Victoire appropriately named?
By Bruce Montgomery,
8:53 AM Thu 29 Dec 2011
In the Rolex Sydney Hobart yacht race, Victoire is the new leader on handicap as attention now turns to the overall winner of the race and also to the protest room for a decision on whether Investec Loyal’s line honours win yesterday stands. ...[more]
Rolex Sydney Hobart - Live Radio Traffic including Skeds NOW!!
7:00 AM Thu 29 Dec 2011
Rolex Sydney Hobart - Live Radio Traffic - listen to the action ...[more]
Rolex Sydney Hobart - Line honours finish closest in years
By Alex Bocage, ,
12:31 AM Thu 29 Dec 2011
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Anthony Bell’s Investec Loyal fended off repeated challenges from Bob Oatley’s Wild Oats XI to win, in the closest finish in the last 29 years, by just three minutes and eight seconds.
The competition for line honours in this race was one of the closest in its 67 year history with the two Australian maxis gunning for each other from the moment the canon was fired ...[more]
More images from the 2011 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race
11:45 PM Wed 28 Dec 2011
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - We share more images from the 67th edition of the Blue Water Classic, shot by photographers Kurt Arrigio and Daniel Forster. The galley includes shots from the stunning line honours finish of Investec Loyal. Enjoy! ...[more]
Rolex Sydney Hobart - Investec Loyal’s line honours win threatened
By Di Pearson, ,
11:06 PM Wed 28 Dec 2011
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race Committee has protested Investec Loyal’s line honours win this evening. The Protest Hearing will be held by the International Jury at the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania at 10.00 AEST tomorrow, Thursday 29th December. ...[more]
Rolex Sydney Hobart - Provisional line honours to Investec Loyal
By Bruce Montgomery and Jim Gale,
10:44 PM Wed 28 Dec 2011
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s 628 nautical mile race, provisional line honours winner is Anthony Bell’s Sydney super maxi Investec Loyal. She crossed the line just three minutes and eight seconds ahead of five-time line honours winner Wild Oats XI. ...[more]
Rolex Sydney Hobart finish images by Andrea Francolini
By Andrea Francolini images,
10:34 PM Wed 28 Dec 2011
Rolex Sydney Hobart finish images from photographer Andrea Francolini. ...[more]
Rolex Sydney Hobart 2011 - The Protest Form
9:00 PM Wed 28 Dec 2011
Rolex Sydney Hobart 2011 - the Race Commitee is protesting Investec Loyal - Here is the actual protest form ...[more]
Rolex Sydney Hobart – The duel to the finish
By Crosbie Lorimer & the Sail-World Team,
8:45 PM Wed 28 Dec 2011
Crosbie Lorimer was reporting from the water for Sail-World… back in the 1980’s there was a seven second finish and what we are watching now three miles away from the finish, off Hobart Constitution Dock, is Loyal and Wild Oats XI less than a minute apart, probably four to five hundred metres separating them. ...[more]
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