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McConaghy built Loki's jubilant Tattersall's Cup victory
By Blue Robinson,
7:03 AM Mon 9 Jan 2012
After 14 attempts, a delighted Stephen Ainsworth has staked claim on the historic Tattersall’s Cup with his McConaghy built Reichel/Pugh 63’ Loki, adding the Rolex Sydney Hobart handicap victory to a brimming trophy cabinet.
'We are elated, it is a fantastic feeling, a huge thrill to win this race,' said a jubilant Ainsworth. ...[more]
2011 Rolex Sydney Hobart images
By The Sail-World Team, ,
8:39 AM Sat 7 Jan 2012
The Sail-World team have compiled a gallery of images from the 2011 Rolex Sydney Hobart from notable photographers Daniel Forster and Kurt Arrigio. ...[more]
Bob Robertson weathers another Rolex Sydney Hobart
By Ian Grant, ,
9:12 AM Wed 4 Jan 2012
Sunshine Coast ocean racing veteran Bob Robertson weathered another physically tormenting Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race finishing 12th overall and third in IRC Division 4 with his relatively new sloop Lunchtime Legend. As the experienced skipper again found out there is no written tactical strategy on how to best apply the ocean racing experience from twelve previous Hobart’s ...[more]
Rolex Sydney Hobart - Trophy presentation in Hobart
By Di Pearson,
4:48 PM Mon 2 Jan 2012
The Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race came to a conclusion on January 1 at the Royal Club of Tasmania, where the Official Prize Giving took place. Tony Cable contested his 46th race to Hobart. ...[more]
A special mission of loyalty for a lost mate
By Ian Grant,
9:11 AM Mon 2 Jan 2012
Leo Rodriguez and his dedicated crew onboard Merit sailed a physically tough 628 nautical miles to Hobart on a special mission of loyalty for a lost mate. They dedicated the race to well known Sydney Hobart race sailor Nick Wells who passed away in November. ...[more]
Rolex Sydney Hobart: Post Race Protests - is there another way?
By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team,
8:28 AM Mon 2 Jan 2012
There have been two Race Committee Protests against the Line Honours winners dismissed in two years, putting a dampener on celebrations. The Rolex Sydney Hobart Sailing Instructions are an accident looking for a place to happen say many observers. ...[more]
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race overall
By Alex Bocage, ,
8:13 PM Sun 1 Jan 2012
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2011 was notable for an unexpected winner of the coveted line honours trophy, a worthy overall winner and a slow passage home for the smaller boats.
The Boxing Day start of the 628 mile race south to Hobart was spectacular, with the 88-strong international fleet setting off from the heart of Sydney Harbour, with its iconic bridge and Opera House as a backdrop. ...[more]
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Divisional winners awarded
By Alex Bocage, ,
9:51 PM Sat 31 Dec 2011
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - At a ceremony on Hobart’s Constitution Dock this morning the divisional winners were awarded. Having arrived ninth into Hobart, Chris Bull’s British Cookson 50 Jazz picked up honours in IRC Division 0, was second in ORCi Division 1 and finished fourth overall under IRC. ...[more]
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Natelle Two arrives in Hobart
By Morgan Barnsley, ,
8:36 PM Sat 31 Dec 2011
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - The skipper of Natelle Two, Hobart's Laura Roper, was glad to have the support of her father and brother as part of her crew in her first Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.
One of only three female skippers in this year's race, the delighted 22 year old wanted to take the opportunity to promote women in sailing. ...[more]
Maluka last in for New Year in the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race
By Di Pearson, ,
6:00 PM Sat 31 Dec 2011
In the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s 2011 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, three members of the Langman family shared the honour of sailing the last boat to the finish line; crossing it at 4.48pm late this afternoon in the time of five days, three hours, 48 minutes, and 22 seconds. ...[more]
Rolex Sydney Hobart - Paying respect where respect is due
By Morgan Barnsley, ,
3:23 PM Sat 31 Dec 2011
The Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race was mixed for the crew of Volvo 60 Merit, which made her arrival in Hobart safe and jubilant after a special RSHYR dedication in Sydney, as the crew made the decision to make the race a tribute to noted Tasmanian maritime figure and avid sailor, Nick Wells, who sadly passed on in November. ...[more]
A ‘Balanced’ view of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race
By Jason Hofman, ,
2:32 PM Sat 31 Dec 2011
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race entrant and Beneteau 45 Balance completed this year’s race within minutes of five other yachts, and on the tail end of a contest that was riddled with patchy weather. Skipper of Balance, Paul Clitheroe, has kept his passion for sailing throughout his career as a money media commentator. ...[more]
Rolex Sydney Hobart – Its a cruel race says the winner
By Rob Kothe & the Sail-World team,
9:42 AM Sat 31 Dec 2011
Rolex Sydney Hobart 2011 overall handicap winner Stephen Ainsworth first sailed his own yacht in the 1998 Hobart race. A tough initiation but things have improved since then, as Stephen explains to Sail-World.com. ...[more]
All Rolex Sydney Hobart yachts expected in for New Year
By Di Pearson, ,
7:44 AM Sat 31 Dec 2011
Rolex Sydney Hobart sailors Greg Zyner and Morgan Rogers, respectively owners of the yachts Copernicus and Wave Sweeper, threw the mooring lines at Constitution Dock well-wishers between 6.50am and 7.50am this morning as twelve other yachts still remained at sea. ...[more]
Optimus Knee Deep in success at Rolex Sydney Hobart
By Enrica Rigoli,
7:06 AM Sat 31 Dec 2011
In the 2011 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, the game was on for two Western Australian entrants as they were racing head to head and only to finish less than a minute apart yesterday. Optimus Prime and Knee Deep, rivalling each other as the only two yachts to represent WA, finished 10th and 12th in IRC Division 2 respectively. ...[more]
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race – Loki announced handicap winner
By Alex Bocage,
9:59 PM Fri 30 Dec 2011
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race – Stephen Ainsworth’s Loki was announced the handicap winner this morning (local time).
At a presentation on board their white four year old Reichel Pugh 63 footer, Ainsworth and his crew were presented with a Rolex Yacht-Master timepiece by Patrick Boutellier of Rolex Australia and the much coveted Tattersall’s Cup ...[more]
Rolex Sydney Hobart - Ella Baché second Sydney 38 across line
By Bruce Montgomery,
8:17 PM Fri 30 Dec 2011
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Teenage skipper and round the world yachtswoman Jessica Watson and her crew of 'juniors' aboard the Sydney 38 Ella Baché crossed the finish line at 3.12pm today - the youngest crew ever to compete in the 66 year history of the iconic race - all are under 21. ...[more]
Rolex Sydney Hobart 2011 - Nothing accidental about Loki’s win
By Lisa Ratcliff,
2:56 PM Fri 30 Dec 2011
It took Sydney-based Stephen Ainsworth 14 years to claim the elusive Tattersall’s Cup, and as he put it so succinctly, 'it was a big box to tick'. ...[more]
Rolex Sydney Hobart - 13th try a charm as Loki takes overall victory
By Di Pearson, ,
10:25 AM Fri 30 Dec 2011
In the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, Loki’s 13th go round has come to fruition after some 12 years spent trying to win. This morning at 8:40am, Stephen Ainsworth’s Loki was declared the overall winner of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s 2011 Rolex Sydney Hobart. ...[more]
More Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race images
By Various photographers,
7:05 AM Fri 30 Dec 2011
Images by photographers Daniel Forster and Kurt Arrigo from the 2011 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. ...[more]
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