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Start of the 2006 Rolex Sydney Hobart

How to follow the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

Once the 82 boat Rolex Sydney Hobart fleet leaves Sydney Harbour at 1pm on Boxing Day, apart from the odd glimpse from the coastline or on television news programs they are mostly out of sight, but thanks to the highly awarded race website, the public, media and even the competitors can follow the race as it unfolds....

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  • 23 Dec 2007 09:13:00
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DECEMBER 2007

Audi announces 2008 sailing sport calendar

Audi has again partnered with the CYCA for two major offshore regattas including the new Audi Sydney Offshore Newcastle Yacht Race in March and the well-established and popular Audi Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race in July....

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  • 17 Dec 2007 20:29:00
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Rosebud thorn in Yendys side; Limit’s back to back division 2 win

Roger Sturgeon and his American TP65 Rosebud hammered the final nail in Yendys’ coffin this afternoon with a second in the last race of the Rolex Trophy giving them a two point cushion when the final pointscore was tallied....

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  • 16 Dec 2007 19:38:00
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Maximus cracks keel during delivery from New Zealand

Bill Buckley’s 30m New Zealand maxi Maximus, one of the Rolex Sydney Hobart line honours prospects, this morning radioed a PAN PAN emergency radio call after discovering a 20cm crack in their canting keel....

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  • 16 Dec 2007 15:09:00
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One point difference in USA vs Australia showdown

PRO Denis Thompson used the Manly Circle course area today, giving beachgoers on one of Sydney’s most famous stretches of sand a view of some of the Rolex Sydney Hobart handicap contenders going through their paces....

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  • 15 Dec 2007 17:55:00
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Arm wrestle for Rolex Trophy

The US based Farr STP65 Rosebud, owned by Roger Sturgeon and steered by Jack Halterman, and local boat Yendys, a Reichel/Pugh 55, continued their tussle for the number one spot, Geoff Ross’ Yendys prevailing on the pointscore after four races....

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  • 14 Dec 2007 17:29:00
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Father and son to share Rolex Sydney Hobart race start

As the sound of cannon fire rings out over Sydney Harbour, Michael’s son Andrew will commence his fifth race south, this time as a crewmember on Queensland entrant Alacrity....

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  • 14 Dec 2007 16:41:00
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Quantum Racing disqualified, Limit denied redress

The protest committee last night disqualified Quantum Racing from race one due to the fact they were a port tacking boat which failed to keep clear of a starboard tacking boat....

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  • 14 Dec 2007 12:32:00
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Rosebud blooms while Yendys challenges in eventful day one

Yendys claimed top spot in IRC division 0/1 in race two ahead of Rosebud and Bruce Taylor’s Caprice 40 Chutzpah, which principal race officer Denis Thompson described as a “rocket ship”....

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  • 13 Dec 2007 17:20:00
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Fine tuning in Rolex Sydney Hobart form guide regatta

The regatta will be only the second contested by Bruce Taylor’s latest Chutzpah, the new IRC40 out of Melbourne which was launched mid-October and has been purpose built to try and win the elusive Tattersall’s Cup, the silverware awarded to the Rolex Sydney Hobart overall winner....

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  • 12 Dec 2007 16:33:00
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