Please select your home edition
Edition
Vaikobi 2019AUG - Leaderboard 1

Bow Caddy Wrap of Day 4 of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

by Bow Caddy Media 29 Dec 2019 00:46 PST
Ichi Ban blasting away down the NSW coast on the first day of the 2019 Sydney Hobart race. © Crosbie Lorimer

After a quiet night when the Derwent River breeze closed down, it’s been a busy day today; those who’ve wrestled with the light air trough that has plagued the waters between Tasman Light and Cape Raoul for the last 24 hours broke through to romp up the Derwent River to the finish line in a strong sou’easter.

We now have almost 60 yachts berthed in Hobart, with at least another 40 having reported as having passed Tasman Light and being likely to finish overnight tonight.

Matt Allen and the Ichi Ban team have yet to be announced as the winners of the Tattersalls Cup, but that really is a formality at this point, and we can expect to see the presentation of the trophy tomorrow morning.

Phil Turner’s Alive has secured IRC Division 0, Ichi Ban has won Div 1 and Chinese Whisper won Div 2. Other divisional winners will become clearer tomorrow morning with the bulk of the fleet likely to be in port.

Crosbie Lorimer Day 4 Wrap

Crosbie Lorimer summarises the day’s activities and the evolving results in the top IRC divisions, including the Tattersalls Cup winner.

Ichi Ban – Matt Allen

Matt Allen speaks about the challenges that Ichi Ban faced in crossing three complex transition troughs during the race.

Ichi Ban – Gordon Maguire

Gordon Maguire talks weather vagaries on the route to Hobart and how spinnaker and headsail design is evolving in response to sail rules and restrictions.

Related Articles

New horizons for Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race
The Notice of Race for the 2020 race has been released The Notice of Race for the 2020 Rolex Sydney Hobart, the 76th Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, encouraging entrants in the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia's famous blue-ribbon event, has been released. Posted on 28 May
All-star Rolex Sydney Hobart Podcast released
Cruising Yacht Club of Australia released a podcast on its annual blue-ribbon race The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, the Organising Authority behind the Rolex Sydney Hobart, has released a podcast on its annual blue-ribbon race. Posted on 27 May
Sydney to Hobart - Tribal Warriors Battle Through
There were many great stories in this year's race to Hobart but one of the best marks the end... There were many great stories in this year's race to Hobart but one of the most inspiring and emotional was saved ‘til the end. Posted on 2 Jan
The Rolex Sydney Hobart package
The race was easy physically, but hard mentally As the tail end of fleet worked their way in we took to the docks to ask them how their individual races went and their story about the 75th running of the blue water classic, including the incredible sightings of sea life. Posted on 1 Jan
Achievers crowned at 2019 RSHYR Prizegiving
The event's Official Prizegiving ceremony The 2019 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race and its highest achievers have been celebrated by competitors, partners and dignitaries in Hobart at the event's Official Prizegiving ceremony. Posted on 1 Jan
Winners celebrated at RSHYR Prizegiving
Congratulations to the winners of all the trophies, prizes and medals Congratulations to the winners of all the trophies, prizes and medals from the historic 75th Sydney Hobart. The 2019 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race has been celebrated by competitors, partners and dignitaries in Hobart at the event's Official Prizegiving Posted on 1 Jan
Australia Yellow wins Southern Cross Cup in RSHYR
The return of the Southern Cross Cup The return of the Southern Cross Cup in conjunction with the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race has seen victory go to the Australian Yellow team made up of Ichi Ban, Gweilo and St Jude. Posted on 1 Jan
Final boat finishes 2019 Rolex Sydney Hobart
Take Five has arrived at Constitution Dock The final boat to finish the 2019 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, local Tasmanian boat Take Five, has arrived at Constitution Dock. Posted on 1 Jan
Sydney Hobart - Wrap of Day Six
Wrap up coverage of the 75th Rolex Sydney Hobart with a selection of the race's highlights Wrap up coverage of the 75th Rolex Sydney Hobart with a selection of the race's highlights... Posted on 31 Dec 2019
2019 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race concludes
Celebrating the past, present and future For the past three quarters of a century, the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race has been an icon in the world of sailing. A race that captivates yachtsmen and women the world over, as well as the wider public. Posted on 31 Dec 2019
Zhik 2020 AnneMarieRindom FOOTERRS Sailing 2020 - Summer Offer - FOOTEROfficial-Collection-Red 728x90 BOTTOM