THE 2003 RACE
Initiation rites: Doing your first Hobart and winning!
What do you do when you have one race for one divisional win. Do you quit with a perfect average or come back and try to do even better?Read Full Story
There’s nothing Quixotic about this formula.
This 2003 Rolex Sydney Hobart has been a race for cruiser racers, boats that are comfortable as well as fast. Thory Gunnerson took his lovely timber cruiser Tilting at Windmills to New Zealand cruising, and came back to take second place in Australia's premier ocean race.Read Full Story
Overall and Divisions winners and placegetters announced
Yachts representing New South Wales, Victoria and Great Britain have won the handicap divisions of the 2003 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. The results were officially announced at a dockside ceremony in Hobart this morning.Read Full Story
Creature comforts no handicap.
This year, the cruising yachts have made a comeback. Two of the top three boats are cruiser racers. Indeed, the best a purebred racer could manage was third.Read Full Story
Race still on for two yachts
The two boats look like having a slow day’s sailing ahead of them. The forecast is for light, variable winds from the northwest to the southwest, with a chance of a sea breeze this afternoon.Read Full Story
Day 6 in photos
A collection of photos from 31/12/2003View Photo Gallery