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Sydney Hobart: Supermaxi versus Sunfish - Ready to foil the party?? By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team, , 5:48 PM Mon 23 Dec 2013
Over the years sailors have stood and looked at the half model board of the handicap winners of the Sydney Hobart race, going back some 69 years. The very noticeable thing is that rudders and keels continue to shrink in width and depth while getting longer and thinner. ...[more]


Rolex Sydney Hobart - Having a Tasmanian Beer and going to sleep By Rob Kothe, , 11:40 AM Mon 23 Dec 2013
Midrace website 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. It’s the ETA. Turn Tasman Light at 20:00 and Huey says ‘Good that you could come and thank your mother for the fish’ or words to that effect…. ...[more]


Reindeer, raceboats and Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race By David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor, Seattle , 5:34 AM Mon 23 Dec 2013
Growing up in a sailing-obsessed house on the East Coast meant that there were four important 'everyman' distance races to follow, namely the Newport-Bermuda, the Transpac, the Fastnet and the legendary Sydney to Hobart Race. While my family has experience racing to Bermuda, the other three races have always held their own challenges. If Transpac wins the prize for distance, and Fastnet for histor ...[more]


Rolex Sydney to Hobart - Karl Kwok‘s Beau Geste aiming for a double By Rob Kothe & the Sail-World Team, , 4:57 AM Mon 23 Dec 2013
Hong Kong Businessman Karl Kwok won the 1997 Hobart at his first attempt in a Farr 40 called Beau Geste. Now he is back, as he says putting his batting average on the line with another attempt. ...[more]


Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race - Beau Geste arrives in town By Di Pearson, , 9:16 PM Sun 22 Dec 2013
Every Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race 2013 competitor aiming for line honours and overall glory has been waiting to see the new boat, Beau Geste. She has arrived in town and sailing master Gavin Brady warns 'We’ve arrived ready and probably more prepared than anyone else.' ...[more]


Rolex Sydney Hobart - Cannar undaunted about skippering smallest boat By Danielle McKay, , 9:05 PM Sun 22 Dec 2013
As if skippering the smallest boat in the fleet isn’t daunting enough, Wilparina’s owner Nick Cannar will also be embarking on his first keelboat contest when he takes-on the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race aboard the 33-footer. ...[more]


Rolex Sydney to Hobart - Wild Oats XI crew encouraged by final trial By Rob Mundle, , 8:47 PM Sun 22 Dec 2013
For this week’s Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race while the weather outlook is ‘messy’, according to yachting meteorologist Roger ‘Clouds’ Badham, the skipper of Bob Oatley’s race record holder – the 100ft supermaxi, Wild Oats XI – couldn’t be happier on two fronts. ...[more]


Video Coverage of 2012 Sydney to Hobart race By Sail-world.com, , 3:43 PM Sun 22 Dec 2013
Competitor or spectator ahead of the 69th race start, settle down and watch the 26 min video coverage of the 2012 Rolex Sydney to Hobart. Great Production values in this coverage by Rolex. ...[more]


Sailing legend prepares for thrill of Rolex Sydney Hobart chase By Danielle McKay, RSHYR Media, , 1:21 PM Sun 22 Dec 2013
It’s not often Sir Robin Knox-Johnston finds himself in a no-win situation, but that’s just where he wound up when he entered the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race this year. Sir Robin chose to sail aboard the older generation Clipper 68, but will race against those aboard the 12 brand new Clipper 70’s in the race he created ...[more]


From Concept to Start Line: Winning the Rolex Sydney Hobart By Jim Gale, , 1:03 PM Sun 22 Dec 2013
Past Cruising Yacht Club of Australia Commodore, Matt Allen, has spent a year carefully working out what it will take to win the Rolex Sydney Hobart, and his answer is his brand new Carkeek 60 Ichi Ban. Designing and building the boat, all the decisions and questions and answers that it involved tells us a lot about Matt Allen - the true nature of a Rolex Sydney Hobart - and Australian offsho ...[more]


Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Record donation to worthy competitor By Danielle McKay, RSHYR Media, , 2:50 AM Sun 22 Dec 2013
When it comes to the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race competitors, there’s little wonder why the Mates4Mates charity was selected to receive a record donation from the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s Associates Committee. The women’s committee, which has been raising funds for more than 10 years, produced a record $4,200 in donations from the annual Christmas hamper raffle. ...[more]


Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race - China, Africa and Burma represented By Danielle McKay, , 12:21 AM Sun 22 Dec 2013
For the first time in the history of the Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race a Chinese celebrity, a South African who lived the life of a gangster and an engineer from Myanmar are three sailors representing their homeland. ...[more]


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]


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