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Matteo Mazzanti, Rolex SA presenting Andrew Saies, Two True with Rolex Yacht-Master timepiece and CYCA Commodore Matt Allen with the Tattersall's Cup

Overall Race Winner Confirmed

Andrew Saies' Two True survived a protest this afternoon to be confirmed as overall winner of the Tattersall's Cup, the major prize in the 2009 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race for the overall IRC handicap winner....

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  • 31 Dec 2009 19:54:00
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DECEMBER 2009

CYCA SOLAS Trusts pledges $20,000 to St Helens Marine Rescue

In its 10th anniversary year, the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia Sydney Hobart Yacht Race Safety of Life at Sea Trusts (SOLAS) has made a pledge to St Helens Marine Rescue Association Inc (TAS) of $20,000 as seed funding for the purchase of a new RIB....

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  • 31 Dec 2009 14:28:00
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Alfa Romeo leads fleet on all counts

As Alfa Romeo surged down the Tasmanian coast at 7am this morning she was leading the Rolex Sydney Hobart on two fronts: line honours and IRC handicap. The lead she has opened up on the other maxis is so large that the New Zealand maxi is almost sailing a race of her own....

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  • 28 Dec 2009 08:42:00
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Alfa Romeo heading for the daily double

Neville Crichton’s 100 foot New Zealand maxi Alfa Romeo has overnight successfully negotiated her way through a wind hole north of Flinders Island to take a commanding 30 nautical mile lead over the two other maxis vainly chasing her tail....

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  • 28 Dec 2009 07:24:00
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Downwind conditions on the way as Alfa Romeo turns up the heat in the Rolex Sydney Hobart

With winds swinging to the north-east in the vicinity of South Cape just after midday, the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race is really on, as Alfa Romeo extends her lead over ICAP Leopard and Wild Oats XI in the race of the 100 footers to be first yacht to the finish line in Hobart....

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  • 27 Dec 2009 14:06:00
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Alfa Romeo leads the way – Limit out of Rolex Sydney Hobart

Neville Crichton’s Alfa Romeo is leading the hunt for line honours victory in the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race early this morning, but it is a three-boat war on the race track, as only five nautical miles separate the New Zealand leader from ICAP Leopard, owned and skippered by Mike Slade from the UK and four-time line honours winner Wild Oats XI, skippered by Mark Richards (NSW)....

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  • 27 Dec 2009 06:09:00
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Cyclone legacy for Rolex Sydney Hobart start

The low pressure system remnant of a tropical cyclone crossing the continent is setting up a tricky wind pattern for the Rolex Sydney Hobart race, for its Boxing Day start....

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  • 24 Dec 2009 16:21:00
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Teddy Bear to sail the Rolex Sydney Hobart for Kids Cancer Research

The new OCF teddy bear - Dr Fredrick Bear will be gearing up for his first Rolex Sydney Hobart challenge as a crew member on the IMX Yacht - Nips N Tux, skippered by Sydney Plastic Surgeon, Dr Howard de Torres....

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  • 24 Dec 2009 15:52:00
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Everyone has a chance with mixed bag of weather for Rolex Sydney Hobart

This morning the Bureau of Meteorology’s Rob Webb delivered his Christmas news to those taking part in the 65th Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, a mixed bag of weather, which will give every boat in the 100-strong fleet opportunities to make their mark....

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  • 24 Dec 2009 13:28:00
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Etihad Stadium Mast is Up

Thirteen days after dismasting in Bass Strait on the delivery sail from Melbourne to Sydney, the Etihad Stadium maxi is now looking like a 98 foot ocean racing machine again....

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  • 24 Dec 2009 08:17:00
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