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

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Leading yachts nearing Maria Island By Peter Campbell, Hobart , 8:34 AM Sat 19 Nov 2005
Despite frustrating light winds for most of the night, the fleet in the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania’s 180 nautical mile Maria Island ocean race are making good time up the east coast, with Quest expected to lead the fleet around the island by mid-morning. ... [more]

Tasmania’s ocean racer head for Maria Island By Peter Campbell, Hobart , 7:39 PM Fri 18 Nov 2005
A fleet of nine ocean racing yachts, including two of the four Tasmanian boats entered for this year’s Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, this evening set sail from Hobart – albeit slowly - in The Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania’s Maria Island Race. ... [more]

John Bennetto retires, Quest for sale By Peter Campbell, 4:54 PM Tue 15 Nov 2005
Tasmanian yachtsman John Bennetto has hung up his sea-boots after competing in 44 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Races, a record for Australia’s ocean classic and probably unequalled anywhere in the world. ... [more]

Big boats dominate Cabbage Tree Island Race By Peter Campbell, Sydney , 11:05 AM Sun 13 Nov 2005
The last Pre-Hobart offshore race and big boats dominate provisional corrected time results in the CYCA’s Cabbage Tree Island Race. Ten boats still to finish the 180 nautical mile race 36 hours after the Friday evening start. ... [more]

Hobart bound Alfa Romeo breaks record By Peter Campbell, Sydney , 4:17 PM Sat 12 Nov 2005
Alfa Romeo, currently the biggest and fastest ocean racing yacht in Australia, swept down the New South Central Coast today to take line honours in record time in the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s 180 nautical mile Cabbage Tree Island Race. ... [more]

Alfa Romeo leads fleet around Cabbage Tree Island By Peter Campbell, 10:46 AM Sat 12 Nov 2005
Neville Crichton 30m maxi yacht Alfa Romeo has, as expected, led the fleet around Cabbage Tree Island in the CYCA’s 180 nautical mile offshore race along the Central Coast of New South Wales ... [more]

95 yachts now entered for the Rolex Sydney Hobart By CYCA, 5:02 PM Fri 11 Nov 2005
Applications for Entry to this year’s Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race today reached 95 yachts as many of the boats in the fleet prepared to head out to sea this evening in the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s Cabbage Tree Island race ... [more]

90+ boats for Rolex Sydney Hobart By Nicole Browne, Sydney , 8:21 PM Tue 8 Nov 2005
90 yachts or more, representing four countries and seven Australian states and territories will line up in Sydney Harbour at 1:20pm on December 26 to contest the 61st Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. ... [more]

89 Boats for Hobart, entry extension By Nicole Browne, 5:56 PM Fri 4 Nov 2005
Applications for entry to the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race have now officially closed, with 89 applications to enter the iconic race received. An extension for late applications has been granted and applications received between this evening and 5:00pm Wednesday November 9 will be accepted without incurring a late fee. ... [more]

Captain Charlie reflects on 2005 and looks to 2006 By Richard Gladwell, Devonport, NZL , 9:02 AM Mon 31 Oct 2005
A combination of issues during the closing stages of the second race in the Rolex Maxi Boat Series off Sardinia has conspired to rob the sailing world of the opportunity to see five of the latest supermaxis in the world in action. The announcement last week that New Zealand supermaxi, Maximus, would be not entering the 2005 Rolex Sydney Hobart, was fairly inevitable once an analysis of the logistics and costs involved was undertaken, in getting her back downunder, repaired and worked up again. ... [more]

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