2005 Rolex Sydney Hobart      
Mon, 26 Dec 2005 at 13:00

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Old Master leads Sydney 38’s By Rob Kothe, 5:34 PM Thu 29 Dec 2005
Dual Hobart race winner, racing south for the 43rd time, Lou Abrahams, 78, is this afternoon leading the Sydney 38 One Design fleet towards Hobart. ... [more]

More Images from Hobart By Crosbie Lorimer, Hobart , 4:38 PM Thu 29 Dec 2005
Another mild, sunny and windy day in Hobart with the fifty footers long since docked ... [more]

Women guide Queensland yachts to Hobart By Event Media/Sail-World, Hobart , 3:44 PM Thu 29 Dec 2005
Two women sailors played a key role on the Queensland yachts Heaven Can Wait and Wedgetail in the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. ... [more]

Old yacht ‘blast reaching’ for top place By Mike Freebairn/Peter Campbell, At sea , 1:36 PM Thu 29 Dec 2005
'We are pushing hard as we are moving up through the IRC ranks and are now 6th overall,' Freebairn said in an email to Sail-World late this morning. 'We know that first is out of reach. However, with some luck we can do as good as third.' ... [more]

Handicap challengers slipping away By Rolex Media Centre, 1:10 PM Thu 29 Dec 2005
In a typical Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, one of the well-prepared mid-sized boats is generally a good bet for winning on handicap. ... [more]

Your worst nightmare – big winds, no steering By Jim Gale, Hobart , 12:27 PM Thu 29 Dec 2005
Hardys Secret Mens Business was fully powered up, sailing at the absolute limit in near gale force conditions where one mistake could spell disaster. Then the steering failed. ... [more]

Chieftain leads grand prix boats across the line By Rolex Media Centre, 10:57 AM Thu 29 Dec 2005
Gerry O’Rourke reckoned there should be a special line honours division for 50-footers after his Cookson 50 Chieftain crossed the line at 4:38am today. ... [more]

Wild Oats XI wins trifecta By Rob Kothe, 8:54 AM Thu 29 Dec 2005
Bob Oatley’s 98 footer has completed the historic Trifecta in the 61st Rolex Sydney to Hobart race. Yesterday morning she completed the double line honours and a new race record, reducing Nokia's 1999 record by 67 minutes. ... [more]

Long race for Tail-gunners By Al Constable, 6:28 AM Thu 29 Dec 2005
While Wild Oats XI has a new Rolex Sydney to Hobart race record, the boats at the back of the fleet in the 628 mile blue water classic still have some 'quality' time to spend at sea. ... [more]

Fixed-keel Skandia takes third place By Rolex Event Media, Hobart, AUS , 9:33 PM Wed 28 Dec 2005
The moment Skandia crossed the finish line of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, Grant Wharington's 98-foot maxi required assistance to make it safely into Constitution Dock. The yacht's engine had failed, which normally isn't too much of a problem for a sailing boat, but in the world of hydraulically-powered canting-keel boats, it means you can't cant your keel. ... [more]

Whether the weather gate opens for you? By Rob Kothe, 9:21 PM Wed 28 Dec 2005
Computer driven handicap predictions for the 628 mile Rolex Sydney to Hobart race, ignore the fact, that most races are won and lost in the last 40 miles from Tasman Light across Storm Bay, past the Iron Pot and up the Derwent. ... [more]

AAPT too comfortable for Sean By Rolex Media Centre, 8:51 PM Wed 28 Dec 2005
AAPT, the former line honours winning (as Nicorette 2004) 92-footer raced by Sean Langman this year has finished 9th across the line, reaching Hobart with the most visible damage on any boat so far – a broken boom. ... [more]

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