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CYCA Commodore Matt Allen and RYCT Commodore Clive Simpson placing the commemorative wreath into the water for the 6 sailors lost in 1998 and for all others lost at sea as a result of undertaking a Hobart race.

1998 Sydney Hobart Yacht Race Remembered

Threatening skies complemented a sombre mood as skippers, crews and volunteers gathered together dockside to pay tribute to the six sailors who have lost their lives during the Sydney to Hobart ocean racing classic ten years ago...

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  • 31 Dec 2008 18:16:00
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DECEMBER 2008

Deja Vu All Over Again

Long-time Sydney ocean-racing campaigner Bob Steel, in a sentimental return to the Rolex Sydney Hobart after a five-year break, has won the race's major prize, the Tattersall's Cup, for the overall handicap winner, for the second time with a yacht named Quest....

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  • 29 Dec 2008 17:30:00
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Matthew Short's Shortwave breaks West Coaster record

The Short family’s TP52 Shortwave, from the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, has smashed the 12 year-old record for the Melbourne to Hobart West Coaster Race by 5 hours 32 minutes and 01 seconds....

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  • 29 Dec 2008 12:44:00
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Bob Steel wins his second Rolex Sydney Hobart

One of Sydney’s most successful yachtsmen, Bob Steel, today completed a rare double in the history of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race when his latest Quest was declared the overall winner of the 2008 race, the winner on corrected time....

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  • 29 Dec 2008 12:09:00
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The shark that ate Skandia

In the end it seemed that everything had gone to plan. Before the race Wild Oats XI had been at unbackable odds to win line honours. The bar room drum was that all she had to do was show up to win. In reality, though, Wild Oats XI had to fight a determined Skandia from behind, and may owe her victory to a very battered and bruised shark....

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  • 28 Dec 2008 13:00:00
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The shark factor enters the Rolex Sydney Hobart equation

Wild Oats XI has confirmed that it hit a two-metre long shark at 6.40 pm tonight while sailing at about 20 knots east of Schouten Island on Tasmania’s east coast and while engaged in a tense match race with the other maxi in the Rolex Sydney Hobart race fleet,Grant Wharington’s Skandia....

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  • 27 Dec 2008 21:00:00
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Mixed Overnight Fortunes

It has been a mixed night for some of the favorites over the past 12 hours, with some gaining ground and other leaving themselves with a mountain to climb today to get back into contention....

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  • 27 Dec 2008 11:00:00
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Sanyo Maris retires, Georgia update

Twelve hours into the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race and 25 miles off Jervis Bay Ian Kiernan’s stunning Tasman Seabird Sanyo Maris retired from the 628 nautical mile race with a broken goose neck....

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  • 27 Dec 2008 09:00:00
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Race leaders enter Bass Strait

For most of yesterday the top six boats in the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race chewed up the miles, the 30 metre maxis peaking at 20 knots of boat speed before the winds lightened off considerably just before midnight. This morning, frontrunners Wild Oats XI and Skandia are virtually side by side, but are off record pace....

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  • 27 Dec 2008 06:31:00
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A fast friendly race to Hobart

The Bureau of Meteorology has confirmed early predictions of fresh northerly winds over the first two days of the Rolex Sydney Hobart 2008, ensuring the sailors a fast, thoroughly enjoyable ride to Tasmania....

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  • 24 Dec 2008 13:59:00
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