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Rolex Sydney Hobart: Dismasting at Tasman Island, broken leg on Rush By Sail-World, , 6:52 AM Sun 29 Dec 2013
On Day 4 of the 2013 Rolex Sydney Hobart the remaining finishers are being hit hard by strong offshore winds. At 4.00am local time Wedgetail, a Reichel Pugh 55 was reported to have dismasted close to Tasman Island. Wind conditions in the area were believed to be extreme, with a gust of 50kts being recorded at the weather station on Tasman Island at 5.00am ...[more]

Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race - Here comes the winds… By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team, , 4:40 AM Sun 29 Dec 2013
Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race number 69 - Here comes the wind… It’s an hour before dawn and any thoughts of a sleepy time Derwent River are blowing away. Gusts from the south west of 55 knots at Cape Bruny and on Mount Wellington. While it is still blowing from the west north west at Tasman Light with gusts at 33 knots there is more to come. ...[more]

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - A humbling defeat By Bruce Montgomery RSHYR media, , 2:44 AM Sun 29 Dec 2013
In the Rolex Sydney Hobart, Anthony Bell has tasted victory on Investec Loyal in 2011 – but in 2013 he failed to beat his nemesis, Wild Oats XI, with his latest super maxi, Perpetual Loyal. The new boat came to the race as arguably the fastest maxi in the world (it is the former Speedboat, former Virgin Money, former Rambler 100 that was leading the 2011 Rolex Fastnet Race when it lost its keel). ...[more]

Sydney to Hobart - Wild Oats XI: One of the great boats of all time By Jim Gale RSHYR media, , 1:25 AM Sun 29 Dec 2013
Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race seven times line honours winner Wild Oats XI isn’t just a part of Hobart history. In equalling Morna/Kurrewa IV’s record she has become one of the great boats of all time. Where once she was just the latest, biggest piece of racing machinery, designed to do a job, she has become more than the sum of her hull, sails and rig. When her crew speak of her ...[more]

Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race - Wild Oats XI clinches line honours win By Di Pearson RSHYR media, , 12:55 AM Sun 29 Dec 2013
In the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2013 Mark Richards skippered Bob Oatley’s Wild Oats XI to her seventh line honours victory at 19.07.27hrs AEDT this evening, and in doing so, equalled the seven line honours record set by the yacht first known as Morna, which took honours from 1946 to 1948 and then as Kurrewa IV in 1954, ’56, ’57 and ’60. ...[more]

Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race finish images by Andrea Francolini By Andrea Francolini, , 12:49 AM Sun 29 Dec 2013
Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race 2013 finish images of Wild Oats XI ...[more]

Rolex Sydney Hobart: Images from Wild Oats XI finish at Hobart By Carlo Borlenghi, , 12:25 AM Sun 29 Dec 2013
Top international photographer, Carlo Borlenghi, was in the air as Bob Oatley's supermaxi Wild Oats XI, rounded Tasman Island and headed up the Derwent to finish the 69th Rolex Sydney Hobart and take her seventh overall win. Here's Carlo's view of the day. ...[more]

Rolex Sydney to Hobart Race 2013 - there are changes in the wind By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team, , 9:35 PM Sat 28 Dec 2013
Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race 2013 - With barometric pressure dropping all day the wind at Tasman Island peaked at 5pm with winds of 40 knots from the north gusting to 50 as recently as 19:30 there were northerly gusts to 42knots then the windspeed began dropping rapidly after that. ...[more]

Rolex Sydney Hobart: Seven wins puts Wild Oats into Seventh Heaven By Richard Gladwell, Auckland, NZ , 8:39 PM Sat 28 Dec 2013
Owner Bob Oatley, and Wild Oats XI skipper, Mark Richards were in a jubuliant, and justifiably very self-satsified mood, after pulling off a record equalling seventh win in the pretigious Rolex Sydney Hobart Race, on Saturday evening. ...[more]

Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Tensions reach boiling point By Clipper Ventures, , 7:56 PM Sat 28 Dec 2013
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 2013-14 is on Day 2 of Race 6. With just four miles separating the top five Clipper Race teams as they pass the halfway mark, tensions are reaching summer boiling point. The race leader and fleet positions change frequently and podium positions are anything but predictable as Race 6 continues its thrilling progress. ...[more]

Rolex Sydney Hobart - Wild Oats XI turns for home By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team, , 4:50 PM Sat 28 Dec 2013
Bob Oatley's Wild Oats XI is around Tasman Light, and under Cape Raoull. 'There are lots of big northerly gusts coming through, up to 40 knots' reports Ian Fresh Burns from Wild Oats XI '. We had a good ride down the coast, we saw a lot of 30+ knots, now we are around the corner, with no gear issues and its very pleasant sailing ' Their ETA in Hobart is 7pm local time. ...[more]

Rolex Sydney Hobart 2013 - Now to Real Race -Handicap wide open By Sail-world.com, , 1:34 PM Sat 28 Dec 2013
Rolex Sydney Hobart 2013 - Wild Oats XI is looking unbeatable at the front the pack, barring a mishap and at present is on track to equal the race record of seven line honours wins, set by Kurrewa IV-Morna. Behind her the other supermaxis are set for an exciting battle but then comes the the real race, the overall IRC win that will be decided after the front comes ...[more]

Rolex Sydney Hobart: Getting ready for the Big Bash + Video By Jim Gale RSHYR media, , 11:20 AM Sat 28 Dec 2013
Brindabella skipper Jim Cooney reports that the veteran maxi enjoyed a very successful second night at sea and is reveling under spinnaker in a brisk breeze this morning, but already his thoughts are turning to the big change forecast for later this evening. ...[more]

Rolex Sydney Hobart: Southerly change expected to hit at midnight By Richard Gladwell, , 10:32 AM Sat 28 Dec 2013
The long predicted southerly change for the 2013 Rolex Sydney Hobart race is expected to hit all areas around 11.00pm Saturday night. Until then the fleet will experience hard running conditions of 20-30kts from the north, slowly switching to the NW, before quickly clocking around to a south westerly direction. ...[more]

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Closing in on the Tasmanian coast By Bruce Montgomery RSHYR media, , 6:24 AM Sat 28 Dec 2013
In the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, it has been slow progress overnight and this morning with Wild Oats XI opening up a 15 nm lead over Perpetual Loyal and a further eight miles back to Ragamuffin 100 as they close on the Tasmanian coast. ...[more]

Rolex Sydney to Hobart – Forty Hours into the race By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team, , 4:49 AM Sat 28 Dec 2013
Rolex Sydney to Hobart 2013 – It’s an hour before dawn on Australia’s East Coast. With the fleet leader, Bob Oatley’s Wild Oats XI, is now across Bass Strait with only a third of her race to go, 222 nm from Hobart, 83 nm east from Eddystone Light. ...[more]

Post holiday stupor and a spectator-friendly ride to Hobart By David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor, Seattle , 2:56 AM Sat 28 Dec 2013
It’s easy to feel a tad guilty on December 26 in the US of A. If your Christmas celebrations were anything like the one that my family enjoyed, odds are excellent that you won’t be making weight in your One Design class, at least for a little while. The guilt that I refer to, however, comes from a far saltier (and wave-beaten) place than any concerns over the blatantly hyper-commercial nature of C ...[more]

Rolex Sydney Hobart Race 2013 - Of Gates, Pools and Level Crossings By Crosbie Lorimer, Hobart , 12:03 AM Sat 28 Dec 2013
Who’d want to be a tactician and navigator in the 2013 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race? Talk about pressure! With everyone saying two days before the race start that we would have to wait until race day to determine the weather strategy, you’d think that more than 36 hours after the fleet left Sydney that we might have a clearer idea about how this year’s race was going to play out. ...[more]

Rolex Sydney Hobart Race - Superb downwind sailing for Wild Oats XI By Rob Mundle, , 11:40 PM Fri 27 Dec 2013
In the Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race 2013, after the 30-metre long supermaxi regained the lead mid-afternoon today, Tom Addis, the navigator of Bob Oatley’s Wild Oats XI said, 'The old girl still has good legs.' ...[more]

Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race - Tricky conditions slow fleet By Alex Bocage, , 10:05 PM Fri 27 Dec 2013
Twenty-four hours after the Rolex Sydney Hobart fleet raced out of Sydney Harbour the pace slowed up as the lead boats picked their way down the southeast coast of Australia. ...[more]

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