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Rolex Sydney Hobart 2012- No apocalypse and maybe no record? By Rob Mundle, 7:58 PM Sat 22 Dec 2012
What a difference a day makes: no apocalypse occurred overnight, and, the Wind Gods had a mood swing that decreased the chance of a race record time in the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. Yesterday the crew of the line honours favourite, the 30-metre long supermaxi, Wild Oats XI, was savouring the thought of a rapid charge south ahead of race record pace, but today that is less likely. ...[more]

Rolex Sydney Hobart: Like Father - like Son – saltwater in their DNA By Jim Gale, , 6:16 PM Sat 22 Dec 2012
There aren’t many people who have done more than 25 Hobarts, yet in the 2012 Rolex Sydney Hobart, there are three sailors who have not only passed the quarter century milestone, but are fast closing in on the records of their remarkable fathers. ...[more]

Rolex Sydney Hobart - Breaking News - Size really does matter!! By Jim Gale, 5:54 PM Sat 22 Dec 2012
Four days out from the start of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s Rolex Sydney Hobart, the weather forecast is evolving, but it still looks grim for the smaller boats in the fleet - grimmer, if anything, than when the Bureau of Meteorology first showed us it’s long range forecast yesterday ...[more]

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race dockside images by Alex McKinnon By Alex McKinnon, Sydney , 4:37 PM Sat 22 Dec 2012
Photographer, Alex McKinnon, has been dockside talking with competitors and capturing the action from Saturday, December 22, 2012. From sailors to bears, BBQs to sail repairs, it’s all here. ...[more]

Beneteau boats big Rolex Sydney to Hobart fleet By Creating Demand, , 3:31 PM Sat 22 Dec 2012
Beneteau is proud to report that the French marque boasts the highest number of entrants from one manufacturer in the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race this year, which is a testament to the leading design, impeccable quality and racing ability of the world’s leading production yacht brand. ...[more]

Vendee Globe Race – Gabart, Le Cléac’h neck-to-neck into sixth gate By Vendee Globe, Sydney, Australia , 12:02 AM Sat 22 Dec 2012
The Vendee Globe Race 2012-2013 has suddenly become a heated two-man race between leaders MACIF’s skipper Francois Gabart and Banque Populaire’s Armel Le Cléac’h as the two seasoned sailors are currently in a tight battle heading into the sixth ice gate of the round-the-world race. ...[more]

Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2012 – Wild Oats XI ready to break own record By Rob Mundle, Sydney, Australia , 4:20 PM Fri 21 Dec 2012
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2012 line honours contender Wild Oats XI is very much in position of shattering the record she set in 2005 with strong north easterly winds expected to blow throughout 628 nautical mile ocean race six days from now. ...[more]

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2012 – Dream start for Boxing Day race By Jennifer Crooks, Sydney, Australia , 1:25 PM Fri 21 Dec 2012
The forecast for the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2012 looks encouraging for the skippers of the 77 competing yachts as strong southerly breeze is set to sweep through Sydney Harbour, leading up to what would be one of the most action-packed starts in the history of the Boxing Day race spectacle. ...[more]

Rolex Sydney Hobart - Lisa Blair wins last-minute crew spot By Marina Thomas, , 8:53 AM Fri 21 Dec 2012
a Queensland shop assistant turned round-the-world yachtswoman will take part after winning a last-minute crew place in the ultra-competitive event. Lisa Blair (27) will join Wave Sweeper and the Corporate Initiatives team after a campaign this week to earn a place in Australian yachting’s pinnacle event. ...[more]

Rolex Sydney Hobart – Kiwi Olympic wonder bound for big race By Jim Gale, , 5:53 PM Thu 20 Dec 2012
New Zealand’s 49ers Olympic silver medalist Blair Tuke will make his first big step towards his transition to big boat racing when he joins seasoned skipper Ray Haslar and the RP42 Rikki crew for the upcoming Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2012. ...[more]

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2012 – Is Wild Thing the Wild Card? By Jim Gale, Sydney , 3:10 PM Thu 20 Dec 2012
The Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2012 will always have its favorites and underdogs. But for Grant Wharington, whose boat ‘Wild Thing’ is considered a dark horse in the Boxing Day race, the true winner will not be determined not on the betting table but in the volatile seas. ...[more]

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2012 – The Rise of the Beneteaus By Jim Gale, Sydney, Australia , 5:48 PM Wed 19 Dec 2012
The Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2012 will surely be another all-out tussle among boats of different shapes and sizes. However, unlike in the previous editions of the Boxing Day extravaganza where supermaxis reign supreme, this year’s big race will unveil the rise of the cruiser-racer Beneteau 40s ...[more]

Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2012 – Sailors with disabilities make return By Hannah Calvert, Sydney , 9:21 AM Wed 19 Dec 2012
World Record holders Sailors with disabilities will embark on the 2012 Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht race on December 26 for the first time in two years after overcoming a series of hurdles. ...[more]

Wild Oats XI seeks Rolex Sydney Hobart clean sweep By Ian Grant, , 9:11 AM Wed 19 Dec 2012
Understandably, Bob Oatley’s super maxi Wild Oats XI has become a feature in conversations among every sport loving Australian as the countdown begins for the start to the 2012 Rolex Sydney Hobart Race on Boxing Day. ...[more]

Rolex Sydney Hobart - Love & War in the rigours of the NSW south coast By Jim Gale, , 8:52 AM Wed 19 Dec 2012
Back in 2005, the newest, flashiest, all-singing-all-dancing super-yacht Wild Oats XI won the CYCA's Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race overall after smashing the race record in a triumph of carbon fibre, canting keels and state of the art boat design and engineering – but one year on, things changed dramatically. ...[more]

Clipper Race champ still hopes to land crew place in Boxing Day's race By Marina Thoma, Sydney, Australia , 5:26 PM Tue 18 Dec 2012
A Queensland shop assistant turned round-the-world yachtswoman is hoping for a last-minute crew place in the iconic Sydney to Hobart Race next week. Lisa Blair (27) was inspired to take up sailing by Australian yachting’s pinnacle race that sets off from Sydney Harbour for Tasmania since she watched it age 12. ...[more]

Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2012 – Warwick Sherman living life to fullest By Di Pearson, Sydney, Australia , 4:00 PM Tue 18 Dec 2012
The Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2012 will be again a test of endurance and will power for the participating fleets in the Boxing Day’s sailing showcase. However, for Warwick Sherman, the upcoming big race serves as yet another chance to live his life to the fullest in the high seas since being inflicted with a serious disease two years ago. ...[more]

Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2012 – Ragamuffin-Loyal on track By Jennifer Crooks, Australia , 1:07 PM Tue 18 Dec 2012
The Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2012 lost another participating maxi Tuesday after Adrian Dunphy’s Andrews52 Dodo pulled out from competition, reducing the Boxing Day’s race fleet to 77 boats. After sustaining an injury to its mast last week, Syd Fischer’s Ragamuffin-Loyal is ready for the big race. ...[more]

Rolex Sydney Hobart - Kinsmans have the Race in their crosshairs By Jim Gale, , 9:04 AM Tue 18 Dec 2012
The Rolex Syndey Hobart Yacht Race is set to start in just over a week and crews are busy preparing. There are some that might assume that if you want to hit a target at long range you might try a hi-powered rifle – to hit a 600-mile target - How about a cruise missile? But a blunderbuss? ...[more]

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Wild Oats XI set to fly By Rob Mundle, Sydney, Australia , 4:36 PM Mon 17 Dec 2012
The Wild Oats XI officially unveiled on Sunday the three key changes in her armoury in an attempt to win line honours for Boxing Day’s Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race and even shatter the record of 1 day, 18 hours, 40 minutes, and 10 seconds the supermaxi booked seven years ago. ...[more]

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