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Crew of Gillawa before the start of the 2006 Rolex Sydney Hobart

Hat trick for Gillawa

The last boat in the 2006 Rolex Sydney Hobart fleet crossed the finish line at 8.55pm tonight, bringing to a close the 62nd Australian ocean classic....

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  • 31 Dec 2006 22:25:00
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DECEMBER 2006

The Witchdoctor casts spell over record

The experienced skipper considers that 85% of sailing is absolutely perfect; 10% is quite ordinary; and 5% is just plain awful....

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  • 31 Dec 2006 15:33:00
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Rolex Sydney Hobart fleet due to finish by New Year's Eve

All but two of the 78 yachts which set out from Sydney Harbour on Boxing Day have now completed the 2006 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race with onlyAlex Whitworth’s Berrimilla and David Kent’s Gillawa, still at sea....

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  • 31 Dec 2006 12:27:00
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Michele conquers the Rolex Sydney Hobart

After arriving in Australia having sailed from the UK, the 44 year old was diagnosed with breast cancer and immediately underwent surgery. Since then, Michele has been undergoing chemotherapy, delaying her final treatment in order to take on this year’s race....

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  • 31 Dec 2006 10:25:00
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Sailors further support search and rescue

In 2002 a $20,000 donation was made by the SOLAS Trust to SouthCare Aero Medical and Rescue Helicopter, the same group which airlifted three of the six injured crew off the New Zealand maxi Maximus on the morning of day two this year’s event....

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  • 29 Dec 2006 15:00:00
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From the yacht Berrimilla

"Now hooning along in the second eddy with at least a knot favourable. Waiting to crack our new kite. And a celebratory consultation in a couple of hours at half way."...

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  • 29 Dec 2006 12:00:00
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Wild Oats XI takes back to back line honours

The Australian maxi Wild Oats XI has taken back-to-back line honours wins in the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, the first time this has happened since 1964 and only the sixth time in the event’s 62 year history....

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  • 28 Dec 2006 20:06:00
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Wild Oats XI rounds Tasman Island

If Wild Oats XI takes line honours, it will be only the sixth time a boat has done it back-to-back and the first time since Astor in 1964. ...

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  • 28 Dec 2006 19:39:00
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Injured and retired regroup

Injured Rolex Sydney Hobart skipper Graham Jackson is heading back to Sydney this afternoon after receiving treatment at Pambula Hospital last night for a fractured wrist, broken hand and a cracked sternum...

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  • 28 Dec 2006 13:53:00
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Old fox outsailing the young pups

Seventy nine year old Victorian Lou Abrahams, sailing his 44th Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race is proving yet again that experience and seamanship win ocean races as much as physical fitness and athleticism....

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  • 28 Dec 2006 10:21:00
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