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Rolex Sydney Hobart 2014; Handicap Honours Predictions VIDEO *Feature By Dale Lorimer, Hobart, Tasmania , 12:55 PM Sat 27 Dec 2014 GMT
Given the weather models for the race, Crosbie Lorimer did the rounds of the CYCA dock just prior to the start of the race to find out who the various skippers, navigators and tacticians believed might take out the overall Handicap win on IRC. Here are some of their predictions, how they are panning out for some and an update on the position at the front of the fleet. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart: Supermaxi Race Start VIDEO *Feature By Dale Lorimer, Sydney , 12:55 AM Sat 27 Dec 2014 GMT
The start of the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race saw the five 100 foot super maxis up against each other for the first time. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart: Perpetual Loyal forced to retire with hull damage *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 11:42 PM Fri 26 Dec 2014 GMT
The Australian supermaxi Perpetual Loyal has been forced to retire from the 2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Race, with hull damage. The news came in a regular radio sked with race organisers, little detail was available, however it is understood that she has some hull delamination, probably arising from pounding though big seas and 25-30kt winds for the first day and night of the race. ...
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Rolex Sydney to Hobart: Replay video coverage on Sail-World *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 9:35 PM Fri 26 Dec 2014 GMT
Replay of the start of the 2014 Rolex Sydney to Hobart Race. The fleet is expected to experience fresh to strong headwinds for the start and first 24 hours, although winds will moderate towards the end of this period. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart: Comanche leads in softening morning breeze *Feature By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, , 7:59 PM Fri 26 Dec 2014 GMT
The US supermaxi Comanche (Jim & Kirsty Clark) continues to enjoy a small lead at the head of the Rolex Sydney Hobart fleet. As the race enters its second day, organisers told Sail-World at 6.00am local time that the fleet was experiencing SW winds of 12-13kts and that these would ease further during the day. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart: Race Start Images by Crosbie Lorimer *Feature By Crosbie Lorimer, Sydney , 11:30 AM Fri 26 Dec 2014 GMT
One of the largest fleets in many years started the 70th Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race today in a building southerly and in bright sunshine. There seemed to be some mind games going on amongst the super maxis during the pre race dry runs as each in turn put in a single reef in the 30 minutes before the start. Possibly there was some tossing of the coin as to whether it was ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart - The Peyron Perspective -Old People On New Boats *Feature By Crosbie Lorimer, Sydney , 12:06 PM Thu 25 Dec 2014 GMT
In the media scrum for interviews with the skippers and owners of the five super maxis that followed a short press conference at the CYCA on Christmas Eve, anyone from outside the yachting scene might not have noticed one of the world’s finest sailors and circumnavigators standing quietly to one side chatting with Iain Murray and Steve Jarvin ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2014 - The Weather Gate *Feature By John Curnow and Rob Kothe, Sydney , 8:48 PM Wed 24 Dec 2014 GMT
In order to win this iconic ocean race,on handicap, there are three things you absolutely need to have accomplished. Two you can do something about, whereas the third is entirely out of your control. ...
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For Christmas a Shiny new Sail-World.com *Feature By Brendan Maxwell, , 8:01 PM Wed 24 Dec 2014 GMT
Santa’s elves started on January 7th 2014 building a set of shiny new Sail-World.com websites and just minutes before Christmas morning in one of Santa’s first touch downs Auckland New Zealand , TetraMedia General Manager Jedda Murphy flicked the switch on the dedicated TetraMeda servers in Frankfurt Germany to take almost all our world-wide audience to the new Sail-World sites. ...
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Sydney-Hobart: Wacky Races 3 – Gravel and Red Max versus VMG *Feature By John Curnow, , 4:42 PM Wed 24 Dec 2014 GMT
Professor Pat Pending had the most amazing Convert-a-Car in the 60s cartoon series, the Wacky Races. It could do just about anything. Come Boxing Day and the start of the 70th Sydney-Hobart, some may well wish they had a Convert-a-Boat. Being a hundred feet at the start would be cool. You get away off your own line and in clear breeze. You’re also well inside the rulebook. ...
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Yankees at the Gate - A pre Sydney-Hobart conversation with Ken Read *Feature By David Schmidt, , 3:56 PM Wed 24 Dec 2014 GMT
Few Americans have won more sailboat races than Ken Read, 53, the President of North Sails . Read is skipper of Comanche, Jim and Kristy Clark’s new 100-fooer, one of five that will be lining up on the startline of the Sydney to Hobart. I caught up with Read some 48 hours before the start to get his pulse on the race, Comanche, and the adventure that lies ahead, en route to Hobart. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Team Vestas Wind recovery video *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 1:06 PM Wed 24 Dec 2014 GMT
Three and a half minute video of the Team Vestas Wind recovery operation from the reef at St Brandon. The Volvo Ocean Racer struck the reef on November 29, just after nightfall breaking off both rudders, she also ;ost a considerable part of her stern section. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart: Rio 100 - A supermaxi is reborn + Video *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 9:07 PM Tue 23 Dec 2014 GMT
'New boats for old' seem to be a common catch cry on both sides of the Tasman, at present.' This year two supermaxis have gone into the building shed for major surgery and emerged as new boats. They will both be competing in the 2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Race and sailing in their first major offshore race since being born-again. ...
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Moth Worlds – Looping the loop *Feature By John Curnow, , 11:20 PM Mon 22 Dec 2014 GMT
It is one of the other lines from the theme song of our little time with Terry Thomas and the gang. However, the real thing is that not only are the Moths quick, over the time since they began to get up on foils, the fleet has compacted up. Another crucial element to add, is that all craft also get a result, even if they do not complete all the laps. The latter is a lot better than a DNF. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart: Jim Clark's thoughts on Comanche's maiden race *Feature By Sail-World, , 1:01 PM Sun 21 Dec 2014 GMT
Comanche’s owner, Jim Clark concedes that a Rolex Sydney Hobart isn’t the ideal first race for such a big, complex machine, but: 'I am married to an Australian, and I’ve seen the start of the Rolex Sydney Hobart a number of times. ...
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America's Cup: Full CAS report finds both ISAF and de Ridder at fault *Feature By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, , 11:24 AM Sat 20 Dec 2014 GMT
The Decision of the Court for Arbitration of Sport over the suspension of Dutch sailor Dirk de Ridder has been circulated. The report, which was earlier reported in summary form as to the decision, confirms a 18month suspension on de Ridder, one of the Netherlands' top sailors ...
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America's Cup: Lawsuit against Oracle Racing lodged in San Francisco *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 8:39 PM Fri 19 Dec 2014 GMT
In further legal fallout from the 34th America's Cup one of the New Zealand sailors named in an action bought by the International Sailing Federation has in turn lodged a lawsuit in a California Court against his former racing team, Oracle Racing Inc over boat fixing in America's Cup World Series ...
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Spectacular fire on Sydney Harbour captured on video *Feature By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, , 1:30 PM Fri 19 Dec 2014 GMT
Sydney sailing sports photographer, Beth Morley was on Sydney Harbour, capturing images of the Friday night racing, when a luxury launch caught fire nearby. I was out photographing the Ransa Sailing yacht race this evening when I saw smoke coming from the back of a large cruise boat around the back of Sow and Pigs (reef) area towards Middle Head. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Chris Nicholson Interview - Part 3 - On the Atoll *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 8:59 AM Thu 18 Dec 2014 GMT
Final part of a three part, 80 minute, interview with Team Vestas Wind skipper, Chris Nicholson on the wrecking of the Volvo Ocean Race yacht on an idyllic atoll in the South Indian Ocean during the night of November 29. In this part, Nicholson tell what happened once the crew stepped aboard the local coastguard boat just after dawn, and subsequent trips back to the wreck. ...
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ISAF SWC Melbourne – Girls’ Day Out *Feature By John Curnow, , 11:36 AM Wed 17 Dec 2014 GMT
In a lot of ways, it was kind of befitting that the best conditions of the last day of the Sailing World Cup – Melbourne, were saved for the Women’s Laser Radial Medal Race. Apart from highlighting them in glorious sunshine, like Huey’s own spotlights, it also brought into frame that were only two girls 470 crews in attendance for the regatta. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Chris Nicholson Interview - Part 2 - On the Rocks *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, Auckland, NZ , 4:46 AM Wed 17 Dec 2014 GMT
Part 2 of three part, 80 minute, interview with Team Vestas Wind skipper, Chris Nicholson on the wrecking of the Volvo Ocean Race yacht on an idyllic atoll in the South Indian Ocean during the night of November 29. In this part, Nicholson covers what happened from the time the Volvo65 hit the reef on the SE corner of the Cargados Carajos Shoals. ...
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Volvo Ocean Race: Chris Nicholson on the Team Vestas Wind disaster - 1 *Feature By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, Auckland, NZ , 7:22 AM Tue 16 Dec 2014 GMT
Part 1 of three part interview with Team Vestas Wind skipper, Chris Nicholson on the wrecking of the Volvo Ocean Race yacht on an idyllic atoll in the South Indian Ocean during the night of November 29. In this part, Nicholson discusses the factors leading up to hitting the reef, interspersed with other research information, charts, video and images. Parts 2 and 3 will follow on consecutive days. ...
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Sydney-Hobart: Wacky Races 2 - Frosty, Hoonigan and Wilbo *Feature By John Curnow, , 11:48 PM Mon 15 Dec 2014 GMT
This is Peter Perfect in the Turbo Terrific from the 60s cartoon series, the Wacky Races. Of course, to Australians and a plethora of motoring enthusiasts the world over, the real life Peter Perfect will always be The King of The Mountain. RIP Brocky (Peter Geoffrey Brock). ...
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Comanche; Supermaxi Showdown VIDEO *Feature By Dale Lorimer, Sydney , 1:12 PM Mon 15 Dec 2014 GMT
In what is touted to be one of the most hotly contested Rolex Sydney Hobart line honours battles in recent history, there's been plenty of on-water supermaxi activity over the last week. ...
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Extreme Sailing Series: Delayed coverage - Day 4 +Audio *Feature By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, , 6:37 AM Sun 14 Dec 2014 GMT
Delayed coverage of the fourth day in the Extreme Sailing Series in Sydney harbour. Today is Day 4 with full video coverage. Nic Douglass (Adventures of a Sailor Girl) will carry her own inimitable commentary from two hours before the start of racing, due to get underway at 4.00pm Sydney time. Now live. ...
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