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Hood Sails Australia chosen for Round Australia durability By Brendan Maxwell, 5:53 AM Mon 11 Apr 2011
Just a few days before the Sydney to Hobart race and there's drama everywhere. Last minute emergencies at every level. And suddenly you need a new sail ... Hood Sails Australia to the rescue. Now its a sail for Round Australia. ...[more]

Rolex Sydney Hobart - Sail makers to the Rescue By Brendan Maxwell, 9:54 PM Tue 21 Dec 2010
Rolex Sydney to Hobart - Just a few days before the Hobart race and there's drama everywhere. Crew stuck at Heathrow, boats still on freighters and last minute emergencies at every level. Some problems are bigger than others... though ...[more]

Nine Reasons to have a Fixed Boom Vang By Ian Broad/Sail-World, 2:18 PM Sat 2 Feb 2008
Ian Broad is well known to many Australian sailors as the principal of Hood sails. His knowledge and expertise in the area of sail making and sailing techniques with those sails is recognised as first class. Here he tells the story that inspired him to create the nine reasons why YOU should install a solid boom vang on your sailing boat ...[more]

Hood Sails for Sydney 36CR’s By Gail Hamilton, 2:58 PM Sun 9 Jul 2006
The first three Sydney 36CR’s to be delivered to Pittwater and Sydney Harbour have all chosen Hood Sails for their new boats. Hoods Sails Australia will be supplying an assortment of carbon, Kevlar and Pentex sails for these new IRC competitive cruiser-racers. ...[more]

Gillawa finishes Sydney Hobart race By Rolex Media Centre, 4:59 PM Tue 3 Jan 2006
Gillawa, the last yacht to finish the 2005 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. ...[more]

Winner takes all for Wild Oats XI By Rolex Media Centre, 5:11 AM Mon 2 Jan 2006
Wild Oats XI, Mark Richards, commented that winning the race on handicap was the real prize. 'It's a bigger thrill for a boat to win on handicap than to get line honours,' he said. ...[more]

Quantum Racing and Loki win Rolex Challenge By Sail-World/event media, 12:59 PM Sun 1 Jan 2006
The Australian team of Loki and Quantum Racing have won the Rolex Challenge international offshore teams racing series that ended with the 61st Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. ...[more]

Koomooloo beats her own time by 12 hours By Jim Gale, 5:18 AM Sat 31 Dec 2005
At 12 minutes past noon today, a beautiful varnished timber yacht sailed back into the winner’s circle of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race after an absence of 37 years. ...[more]

Dublin to Hobart, Take Two By Crosbie Lorimer, Hobart , 12:34 AM Sat 31 Dec 2005
About the only thing that is not very Irish about John Clarke is his name. Stepping onto the dock in Hobart this afternoon from the Farr 40 Inner Circle (the first of the IOR Farr 40s to finish) the story of John’s final arrival in Hobart is a classic Irish yarn that spans the last 12 months. ...[more]

The victor honours the yachts still out there By Rolex Sydney to Hobart media Centre, Hobart , 8:26 PM Fri 30 Dec 2005
Wild Oats XI owner Bob Oatley and skipper Mark Richards accepted their trophies at the prizegiving of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race on Hobart's waterfront this afternoon. With grins as wide as the Derwent River, Oatley and Richards gave thanks to their team mates, the organisers, and the people of Hobart for the rapturous reception that every boat receives when finishing this gruelling race. ...[more]

The Tattersall’s Cup is Presented to Wild Oats XI By Crosbie Lorimer, Hobart , 4:23 PM Fri 30 Dec 2005
'We had a mission and we got on with it' said Bob Oatley, the owner of Wild Oats XI as he and his skipper Mark Richards were presented with the Tattersall’s Cup for Overall Winner of the 2005 Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race in Hobart this afternoon. ...[more]

43 Hobart sailed, one to go By Jim Gale, 11:18 AM Fri 30 Dec 2005
Evergreen Victorian yachtsman Lou Abrahams says he wants to equal but not better the late John Bennetto’s record 44 starts in the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. ...[more]

Ed Psaltis Makes It a Casual Twenty Five By Crosbie Lorimer, Hobart , 10:12 AM Fri 30 Dec 2005
'Not as hard as some' was the simple and understated summary from Ed Psaltis as he stepped on to the dock in Hobart yesterday evening, completing his twenty-fifth Sydney to Hobart yacht race. ...[more]

Koomooloo storming home By Sail-World/Rolex Event Media, 10:09 AM Fri 30 Dec 2005
Wild Rose, the Farr 43 sailed by Sydney yachtsman Roger Hickman is safely tied up in Hobart, but her race is not yet over. Hickman has to wait until 2:02pm today to find out whether he has won Division E or been pipped at the post by by the 1968 Hobart winner Koomooloo. ...[more]

Wild Oats wins the Rolex Sydney Hobart treble By Rolex Media Centre, Hobart, AUS , 8:25 PM Thu 29 Dec 2005
Wild Oats XI has been confirmed as handicap winner of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, making her the first yacht to win the fabled treble since Captain John Illingworth and his yacht Rani won the inaugural race across Bass Strait 60 years ago. ...[more]

Official – Wild Oats XI takes triple By Event Media/Peter Campbell, 6:59 PM Thu 29 Dec 2005
The Commodore of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, Geoff Lavis, this evening announced that there is now no boat at sea that can beat Wild Oats XI as Overall Winner of the 2005 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. ...[more]

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]

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