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Southern Spars at the Rolex Sydney Hobart Southern Spars at the Rolex Sydney HobartSouthern Spars at the Rolex Sydney HobartThe Rolex Sydney Hobart has become an icon of yacht racing worldwide. This year's edition of the Sydney Hobart Yacht Race will see 110 teams, including 31 international entries, head to the starting line on Boxing Day.by Southern Spars Posted 18 Dec 00:28 NZDT Volvo Ocean Race Leg 3, Day 8 Volvo Ocean Race Leg 3, Day 8Dongfeng Race Team and MAPFRE are gybing back and forthDongfeng Race Team and MAPFRE are gybing back and forth as they zig-zag in an east-southeasterly direction, trying to stay as close as possible to the southern boundary of the race courseby Volvo Ocean Race Posted 18 Dec 07:43 NZDT François Gabart smashes round the world record François Gabart smashes round the world recordMACIF trimaran skipper establishes new single-handed timeOnly IDEC Sport succeeded in achieving a better time in the Jules Verne Trophy (40 days, 23 hours, 30 minutes and 30 seconds). The MACIF trimaran will have covered a true distance of 27,859.7 miles, with a true average over this course of 27.2 knots.by Trimaran MACIF Posted 18 Dec 03:46 NZDT Winners are grinners at Sail Sydney Winners are grinners at Sail SydneyAmong the other winners was Jack Ferguson, who claimed the Laser 4.7 classFollowing a highly competitive Olympic Classes section, which ended on Thursday, nearly 400 intrepid sailors across 22 fleets and 15 countries pulled on their wetsuits and took to the spectacular waters of Sydney Harbour.by David Sygall Posted 17 Dec 23:20 NZDT Gabart slashes over six days off solo RTW record Gabart slashes over six days off solo RTW recordFrancois Gabart slashes over six days off solo RTW recordFrench sailor Francois Gabart smashed the solo round the world sailing record when the crossed the finish line between Ushant and Lizard Point. The new record (yet to be ratified) is 42 days, 16hrs, 40mins and 35secs slashing a a massive six days andby Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz Posted 17 Dec 18:14 NZDT RSHYR: Mark Hipgrave - Mister Lucky - or not? RSHYR: Mark Hipgrave - Mister Lucky - or not?A boat full of people who stand outWhen the start cannon fires on Boxing Day, Queensland entries headed south will number 11 in the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia's 2017 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, but one is a little more unusual than the rest – a boat full of people who stand outby Di Pearson, RSHYR Media Posted 17 Dec 17:28 NZDT Historic draw declared in Clipper Race Historic draw declared in Clipper RaceDead heat declared for the first time in Clipper Race historyA dead heat has been declared for the first time in Clipper Race history, with both Great Britain and Nasdaq to share eighth place in Race 4: The ClipperTelemed+ Tasman Test.by Morgan Kasmarik Posted 17 Dec 16:55 NZDT RSHYR: A race of second chances RSHYR: A race of second chancesWinning Division 2 was more than Sydney skipper could have hoped forUnfortunately that ended in disappointment when Occasional Coarse Language Too retired from the Rolex Sydney Hobart on the afternoon of the start, a stiff southerly causing steering damage to his Ker GTS 43. There were other casualties that day too.by Di Pearson, RSHYR media Posted 17 Dec 15:29 NZDT EPIC wipeout footage from the Southern Ocean EPIC wipeout footage from the Southern OceanAs the Volvo Ocean Race fleet battle it out during Leg 3As the Volvo Ocean Race fleet continue the 6,500 nautical mile leg from Cape Town to Melbourne the sailors are experiencing one of the most hostile environments the ocean has to offer.by Volvo Ocean Race Posted 17 Dec 09:58 NZDT RSHYR: You can win race at both ends of the fleet RSHYR: You can win race at both ends of the fleetLine Honours isn't all that matters in the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race"Line Honours is all that matters," so declared the man who will steer one of the very last boats to cross the finish line in the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia's Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race this year, as he has done six times previously.by Jim Gale, RSHYR Media Posted 17 Dec 09:57 NZDT Volvo Ocean Race Leg 3, Day 7 Volvo Ocean Race Leg 3, Day 7The Volvo Ocean Race fleet has been making ground to the northeast over the past 24 hoursThe Volvo Ocean Race fleet has been making ground to the northeast over the past 24 hours, the northerly component of their progress largely as a result of the Antarctica Ice Exclusion Zone (AIEZ) being shifted to the north yesterday.by Volvo Ocean Race Posted 17 Dec 06:08 NZDT François Gabart expected to finish on Sunday François Gabart expected to finish on SundayLead over Thomas Coville's record (Sodebo Ultim): 2,735 milesHe is now making headway behind a ridge of high pressure, which is heading towards Brittany at the same as him. He should cross the finishing line of his single-handed round the world on Sunday morning, following roughly 43 days at seaby Trimaran MACIF Posted 17 Dec 06:04 NZDT GC32 World Championship preview GC32 World Championship previewGreenhalgh is also looking forward to competing on Lake Garda.Also returning is defending champion Oman Air, winner of the first GC32 Championship held in Muscat, Oman in March. The Omani team recently finished a close third overall in the 2017 Extreme Sailing Series following its final event in Los Cabos, Mexico.by GC32 Racing Tour Posted 17 Dec 03:45 NZDT Great Britain edges Nasdaq in photo finish Great Britain edges Nasdaq in photo finishGreat Britain has beaten NasdaqIn a finish that will go down in Clipper Race history, Great Britain has beaten Nasdaq to eighth place by just seconds in a thrilling photo finish on Sydney Harbour.by Clipper Round the World Posted 16 Dec 22:51 NZDT Invited Classes shine at Sail Sydney 2017 Invited Classes shine at Sail Sydney 2017Invited Classes at Sail Sydney 2017Invited Classes at Sail Sydney 2017 were treated to some classic Sydney Harbour conditions on Saturday with 10 to 20 knots and clear skies.by David Sygall Posted 16 Dec 21:57 NZDT Sail Sydney buzz moves to a new level Sail Sydney buzz moves to a new levelA hive of activity todayWoollahra Sailing Club will be a hive of activity today as scores of competitors prepare to head out on to Sydney Harbour for the second day of the Invited Classes section of Sail Sydney.by David Sygall Posted 16 Dec 19:48 NZDT Opti-Saturday at Sail Sydney 2017 Opti-Saturday at Sail Sydney 2017More than 120 Optimist sailors will get their first taste of Sail Sydney 2017 todayMore than 120 Optimist sailors will get their first taste of Sail Sydney 2017 today with Intermediate, Open and Green Fleet Classes launching from Woollahra Sailing Club.by David Sygall Posted 16 Dec 16:00 NZDT Volvo OR - Terror in the Southern Ocean + Video Volvo OR - Terror in the Southern Ocean + VideoVolvo OR - Terror in the Southern Ocean + VideoTo get a feel for what it's really like to drive one of these boats in the Southern Ocean just watch this interview with Gordon Maguire. It is perhaps the most heart-felt and eloquent account of the how raw life on board really is.by Volvo Ocean Race and Gorfon Macguire Posted 16 Dec 12:43 NZDT Volvo - Team AkzoNobel repairs spar + video Volvo - Team AkzoNobel repairs spar + videoVolvo OR - Team AkzoNobel repairs spar + VideoThe Team AkzoNobel Volvo Ocean 65 has been a flurry of activity all day today as the crew set about the repairing the damage done to the mast and mainsail yesterday when things went wrong during a gybe in 45 knots of wind and big waves.by Sail-World.com/nz Posted 16 Dec 12:09 NZDT Straddling the line in Volvo Ocean Race Leg 3 Straddling the line in Volvo Ocean Race Leg 3Franco-Chinese crew Dongfeng Race Team continued to lead the way eastCharles Caudrelier's Franco-Chinese crew Dongfeng Race Team continued to lead the way east, managing to stay just ahead of a huge depression catapulting the fleet towards Australia.by Volvo Ocean Race Posted 16 Dec 03:37 NZDT
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