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Rolex Sydney Hobart: Tattersall's Cup Presentation *Feature By Crosbie Lorimer, Hobart, Tasmania , 7:37 AM Tue 30 Dec 2014 GMT
The crew of Wild Rose was presented with the George Adams Tattersall's Cup as overall winners under the IRC handicap in a dockside presentation here in Hobart this afternoon. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart; Wild Action on Handicap Winning Wild Rose VIDEO *Feature By Dale Lorimer, Hobart, Tasmania , 3:05 AM Tue 30 Dec 2014 GMT
Roger Hickman’s Wild Rose has just been confirmed as the winner of the Tattersall’s Cup for overall handicap on IRC. The win is all the more remarkable when you hear - and see - what the crew had to do yesterday simply to finish the race, much less win. ...
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Sydney Hobart – Has Hicko won or is result knocked into a Cocked Hat? *Feature By Rob Kothe, , 7:10 PM Mon 29 Dec 2014 GMT
Rolex Sydney Hobart 2014 - Right now however the Club House leader is Roger Hickman, who has sailed Wild Rose, the very first Wild Oats to what seems like an impressive result. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart: Hats Off Tasmania For The Huge Crowds *Feature By Crosbie Lorimer, Hobart, Tasmania , 9:37 AM Mon 29 Dec 2014 GMT
Ken Read, skipper of Jim Clark's super maxi Comanche, has been amazed at the level of interest shown by Australians in sailing and particularly in this race. When he first arrived in Sydney with Comanche, Read was clearly very envious of the crowds that turn up for this race every year ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart; Views of the Crews-Wild Oats XI & Comanche VIDEO *Feature By Dale Lorimer, Hobart, Tasmania , 9:07 AM Mon 29 Dec 2014 GMT
Wild Oats XI crossed the finish line 49 minutes ahead of Comanche in the most anticipated battle of the supermaxis. Crosbie Lorimer spoke to some of the crew from both boats to get their take on the race and the duel between the two front runners. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart: Tough Stuff Down the Tassie Coast *Feature By Crosbie Lorimer, Hobart, Tasmania , 3:02 AM Mon 29 Dec 2014 GMT
By nine a.m. this morning (Monday) ten boats were finished, amongst them several of the 50 footers arriving in a group just before 8am. The consistent theme amongst all those we interviewed was the strength of wind late yesterday on the run down the Tasmanian coast. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart: Close racing marks individual skirmishes *Feature By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, , 10:07 PM Sun 28 Dec 2014 GMT
The overnight and morning finishes have been marked by some very close racing in the Rolex Sydney Hobart race. The battle for third place was won by Ragamuffin (Syd Fischer), after the canting keel supermaxi dropped back significantly yesterday afternoon, and then powered through in the fresh northerly ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart: An inside look at Comanche with Ken Read *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 8:50 PM Sun 28 Dec 2014 GMT
Before the start of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Race, Ken Read, skipper of the US supermaxi Comanche gave this tour above and below decks of Jim and Kristy Clark's new 100ft flyer. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart: Wild Oats XI and Comanche Finish Images *Feature By Crosbie Lorimer, Hobart, Tasmania , 1:20 PM Sun 28 Dec 2014 GMT
The Comanche and Wild Oats XI teams were equally gracious in victory and defeat on the dockside in Hobart today. It had been a close fought battle and while Comanche had reeled Wild Oats XI back in overnight to within 9nm , there simply wasn't enough air to power up the American boat in the run across Storm Bay and up the Derwent River. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart: Images of Wild Oats XI Finish by Crosbie Lorimer *Feature By Crosbie Lorimer, Hobart, Tasmania , 8:05 AM Sun 28 Dec 2014 GMT
Wild Oats XI entered the Derwent River some forty minutes ahead of Comanche at the Iron Pot and gybed her way up river in 5-10 knot southeaster, bright sunshine and crystal clear light to take a record breaking eighth line honours win in this race at 3.03pm The size of spectator fleet that accompanied Wild Oats XI and the crowds on the dock were much the largest ever sen for this race. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart: Wild Oats rounds Tasman Island *Feature By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, , 1:57 AM Sun 28 Dec 2014 GMT
Seven time race winner, Wild Oats XI (Oatley family) looks set to take her eighth win, after rounding Tasman Island just before noon, local time. The supermaxi rounded the landmark with a ten mile lead over the US supermaxi Comanche and has about 35nm to sail in a direct line to the finish line off Hobart. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart: Back markers in for a pummeling as front hits *Feature By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, , 9:15 PM Sat 27 Dec 2014 GMT
With the front runners in the Rolex Sydney Hobart expected to sneak through in light to moderate tail winds, the weather prognosis for the remainder of the fleet is, well, interesting. The simple analysis is that fresh northerly winds will give the fleet a fast ride on Sunday and during the daylight hours of Monday. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart: Sunday afternoon finish expected for Wild Oats XI *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 8:23 PM Sat 27 Dec 2014 GMT
Wild Oats XI (Oatley family) is expected to cross the finish line, around 4pm on Sunday and take her eighth line honours win. The race leaders are making good time down the coast of Tasmania, and at daybreak had approximately 100nm to sail. ...
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Rolex Sydney Hobart: Your Turn, Then My Turn, Then Your Turn! *Feature By Crosbie Lorimer, Hobart, Tasmania , 1:52 PM Sat 27 Dec 2014 GMT
With the front runners over halfway to Hobart, this year’s race is turning out to be quite a page turner already; and that’s just the big boats. So let’s start with them. Wind back to the start, first honours to Comanche in the shoot out to the first mark. To be fair it was akin to pitting a brand new Bugatti Veyron against some classy and quick Ferraris and Porsches. The result in those ...
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Sydney-Hobart: First, Second and Third! *Feature By John Curnow, , 1:32 PM Sat 27 Dec 2014 GMT
There is absolutely no way anyone can predict these before the vast majority of the still 109 vessels racing actually get home to Hobart Town. One can, however, talk about the very things that do go into making these results that so many chase and to do so, we have to work through a myriad of vessel designs, ages and types. ...
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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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Collinson FX Market Commentary: Dec 24 - DOW surges on Santa rally *Feature By Collinson FX, , 12:47 PM Sat 27 Dec 2014 GMT
December 24, 2014: The DOW surged through 18,000 in the latest 'Santa' rally. The trigger was the growing confidence in the US economy fueled by lower oil prices and confirmed by an explosive GDP growth number. The historical growth number confirmed the economy surged, expanding by 5% annualised, far exceeding expectations. ...
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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 Hobart: Jim Delegat on Giacomo's race expectations *Feature By Richard Gladwell, , 11:00 PM Fri 26 Dec 2014 GMT
Geoff Waller of Boats on TV caught up with Jim Delegat, owner of Giacomo, before the start of the 2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Race. Delegat outlines how he believes the only New Zealand entry will fare in the race, and other background on the boat and campaign. ...
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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: Giacomo holding own in upwind arm-wrestle *Feature By Sail-World.com/nz, , 11:58 AM Fri 26 Dec 2014 GMT
The New Zealand entry, Giacomo (Jim Delegat) is holding her own with the bigger supermaxis as the fleet sails upwind on the first night of the 2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart. The Volvo 70 (formerly Groupama, winner of the 2011-12 Volvo Ocean Race) was lying fifth on the water, one place ahead of another VOR70, Balck Jack (formerly Telefonica from the 2008-09 VOR). Includes pre and start video. ...
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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: Strong winds predicted at Briefing for first day *Feature By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 9:12 AM Fri 26 Dec 2014 GMT
The weather briefing for the 2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Race, concluded in Sydney with testing conditions expected in the opening 24 hours of the race. Race forecaster Andrew Treloar told the skippers and media to expect SE winds of 25kts for the opening stanzas of the race with 2.5 metre swells. ...
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