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  • Michael Spies - First National Real Estate

    Michael Spies - First National Real Estate

    Michael Spies - Winner of the 2003 Rolex Sydney Hobart
  • Big Boats the tip for a cold, wet Hobart

    Big Boats the tip for a cold, wet Hobart

    “For the last two years we haven’t needed our wet weather gear. That is over," says Race chairman Tim Cox.
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    • 25 Dec, 2004 06:52:00 PM

    Terra Firma withdraws – 116 boats expected on line

    The Victorian yacht Terra Firma today withdrew from tomorrow’s 60th anniversary Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, leaving a fleet of 116 boats expected to line up on Sydney Harbour for what promises to be a rugged race south.

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  • Michael Spies - First National Real Estate
    • 25 Dec, 2004 12:19:00 AM

    Michael Spies - First National Real Estate

    Michael Spies - Winner of the 2003 Rolex Sydney Hobart

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  • Big Boats the tip for a cold, wet Hobart
    • 24 Dec, 2004 01:53:00 PM

    Big Boats the tip for a cold, wet Hobart

    “For the last two years we haven’t needed our wet weather gear. That is over," says Race chairman Tim Cox.

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  • Steven David - Owner of Targé
    • 23 Dec, 2004 11:16:00 PM

    Steven David - Owner of Targé

    Steven David - Targé owner

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  • George Snow - Brindabella Owner
    • 23 Dec, 2004 11:01:00 PM

    George Snow - Brindabella Owner

    George Snow - Owner/Skipper of Brindabella

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  • Jez Fanstone - Skipper of IRC World Champion Aera
    • 23 Dec, 2004 10:42:00 PM

    Jez Fanstone - Skipper of IRC World Champion Aera

    Jez Fanstone - Aera Skipper

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  • Martin and Lisa Hill - Estate Master
    • 23 Dec, 2004 10:19:00 PM

    Martin and Lisa Hill - Estate Master

    Martin and Lisa Hill - Owners of Estate Master

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  • Forecasters predict tough conditions for fleet
    • 23 Dec, 2004 10:03:00 PM

    Forecasters predict tough conditions for fleet

    The 60th Anniversary Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht race looks set to be firmly in the tradition of its predecessors.

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  • Ludde Ingvall - Nicorette Skipper
    • 23 Dec, 2004 09:59:00 PM

    Ludde Ingvall - Nicorette Skipper

    Nicorette skipper Ludde Ingvall

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  • Fleet of 117 confirmed for Rolex Sydney Hobart
    • 23 Dec, 2004 09:45:00 PM

    Fleet of 117 confirmed for Rolex Sydney Hobart

    The Commodore of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, Martin James, this evening confirmed that the Club expected that a fleet of 117 boats would start in the 60th anniversary Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race this coming Sunday , 26 December 2004.

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  • Cure Our Kids racing to Hobart for charity
    • 23 Dec, 2004 03:35:00 PM

    Cure Our Kids racing to Hobart for charity

    Those on board the 38-footer Cure Our Kids are hoping that the public will get behind their efforts to raise money for children with cancer.

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    • 23 Dec, 2004 06:40:00 AM

    Return to Hobart, but this time like a gentleman

    “The southern Ocean became a lonely old place,” Quinn remembers, as the crippled boat waited for help.

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    • 23 Dec, 2004 06:32:00 AM

    Seven-time round the world sailor teams up with Australia’s fastest woman on water

    Cahalan also has the honour of having completed the most Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Races for a woman – 13, including navigating Ludde Ingvall’s Nicorette to a line honours victory.

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    • 22 Dec, 2004 02:02:00 PM

    Recyled sails for Rolex Sydney Hobart Race a world first

    The active factor’, skippered by explorer and environmentalist Robert Swan, will race with both the mainsail and yankee sail containing 25% - 30% recycled PET.

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  • Harbourside Spectators in for a Nostalgic Treat
    • 20 Dec, 2004 12:17:00 PM

    Harbourside Spectators in for a Nostalgic Treat

    The hundreds of thousands of spectators expected to occupy the shores of Sydney Harbour to watch the start of the 60th anniversary Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race should take up their vantage points a little earlier this year.

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  • Overall results confirmed for Rolex Trophy
    • 19 Dec, 2004 06:37:00 PM

    Overall results confirmed for Rolex Trophy

    The protest committee’s findings did not alter the placings of the leading boats in race six of the IRC Division nor the final overall results, but they did change the PHS race six results and the overall pointscore.

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    • 19 Dec, 2004 04:42:00 PM

    Targé provisional winner of Rolex Trophy - by one point

    Just one point separated Sydney yachtsman Steven David’s 60-footer Targé and New Zealander Stewart Thwaites’ 98-footer Konica Minolta at the end of the prestigious Rolex Trophy.

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  • Leading boats in Rolex Trophy start line collisions
    • 18 Dec, 2004 06:55:00 PM

    Leading boats in Rolex Trophy start line collisions

    Two prominent contenders for the Rolex Trophy, Targé and Skandia, along with Andrew Short Marine, were involved in a crunching collision at the start of this afternoon’s race six of the rating series off Sydney.

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  • Please Santa, Give Us Wind.  Lots of It!
    • 18 Dec, 2004 10:10:00 AM

    Please Santa, Give Us Wind. Lots of It!

    This year’s Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race is so many races within the race. Sure, every skipper and crew is out there to beat every other combination, but there is that special satisfaction from being number one in a fleet of identical boats. These will be contests for the aficionados.

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    • 17 Dec, 2004 05:42:00 PM

    Wild Oats consolidates lead in Rolex Trophy

    Former winemaker and now Hamilton Island owner Bob Oatley has taken a firmer grip on the IRC division of the Rolex Trophy with another display of high performance sailing on the second day of the four-day regatta off Sydney Heads.

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  • Betting agency lists Kiwi boat line honours favourite
    • 17 Dec, 2004 01:14:00 PM

    Betting agency lists Kiwi boat line honours favourite

    Australians apparently will bet on any contest, including the battle for line honours in the 60th anniversary Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race that starts from Sydney Harbour on Boxing Day, 26 December 2004.

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  • Wild Oats’ double in Rolex Trophy opening day
    • 16 Dec, 2004 04:06:00 PM

    Wild Oats’ double in Rolex Trophy opening day

    Australia’s newest ocean racing yacht, Wild Oats, used her canting keel to full advantage to win both races of the Rolex Trophy rating series which began off Sydney Heads today in perfect sailing conditions.

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  • Rolex Sydney Hobart Historical Display Open
    • 16 Dec, 2004 12:25:00 PM

    Rolex Sydney Hobart Historical Display Open

    Entry to the exhibition at the CYCA is free and all are welcome to come down and soak up some of the history of one of Australia’s greatest sporting icons.

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  • e-Bay auction returns boat sponsorship, but storm puts another boat out of Rolex Sydney Hobart Race
    • 16 Dec, 2004 09:46:00 AM

    e-Bay auction returns boat sponsorship, but storm puts another boat out of Rolex Sydney Hobart Race

    The news is not so good for Queenslander Craig Coulsen’s 43-footer Trumpcard, which has suffered yet another stroke of bad luck.

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  • Six teams named for Rolex Challenge
    • 14 Dec, 2004 07:45:00 PM

    Six teams named for Rolex Challenge

    The inaugural Rolex Challenge teams challenge will be a state-of-the-art international clash of super maxis and grand prix racing yachts embracing this week’s Rolex Trophy and the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.

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  • Perini wins Farr 40 class on drama-filled final day
    • 13 Dec, 2004 07:17:00 PM

    Perini wins Farr 40 class on drama-filled final day

    Sydney yachtsman Richard Perini today won the Farr 40 One Design class of the prestigious Rolex Trophy on a dramatic, windy end to the international series off Sydney.

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  • Rolex Trophy winners heading for Hobart
    • 12 Dec, 2004 08:18:00 PM

    Rolex Trophy winners heading for Hobart

    With just two weeks to the start of the 60th anniversary Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race on Boxing Day, 26 December, two of the dozen Sydney 38 class yachts entered for the ocean classic were in winning form in today’s Rolex Trophy racing.

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  • Spinnaker sock puts foot in it
    • 11 Dec, 2004 08:20:00 AM

    Spinnaker sock puts foot in it

    A faulty spinnaker sock has thwarted punters hoping for a 60th anniversary Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race line honours form guide from yesterday’s Canon Big Boat Challenge on Sydney Harbour

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  • Delta Wings in as entries close
    • 08 Dec, 2004 04:59:00 PM

    Delta Wings in as entries close

    The first time Delta Wing owner/skipper Bill Koppe ever slept at sea was the first night of his first Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race in 2000 – not that he got much sleep!

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  • Sailing into uncharted waters – Another first for Team Melbourne Uni!
    • 07 Dec, 2004 10:26:00 AM

    Sailing into uncharted waters – Another first for Team Melbourne Uni!

    The highest bidder in the auction will have naming rights to the boat which will be branded with their corporate image, alongside the team’s other top-tier sponsors.

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    • 06 Dec, 2004 05:53:00 PM

    Russell Coutts Racing in the Rolex Trophy Farr 40 fleet

    Australian Circuit point score leader and current Mumm 30 World Champion, Richard Perini will be aiming for another win after taking out the F40 fleet title at the recent Savills SORC regatta.

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  • Sean Langman goes kite flying on AAPT
    • 06 Dec, 2004 12:37:00 PM

    Sean Langman goes kite flying on AAPT

    Innovative offshore sailor Sean Langman has set a new benchmark for spinnakers in the 60th Sydney Hobart Yacht Race – he plans to fly a kite-sail on any long downwind runs out in the Tasman Sea.

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  • Super maxis hit Sydney Harbour
    • 03 Dec, 2004 12:58:00 PM

    Super maxis hit Sydney Harbour

    All three super maxis entered for the 60th anniversary Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race will be based on Sydney Harbour from next week as they prepare for their line honours battle in the ocean classic, now just three weeks away.

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    • 01 Dec, 2004 02:10:00 PM

    Teams invited for Rolex Challenge

    The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia is inviting National, State and Club teams to contest the prestigious Rolex Challenge, the nine race series for boats competing in the IRC category of the Rolex Trophy and the 60th Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.

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  • Prime Time viewing as summer of sail sparkles
    • 30 Nov, 2004 12:20:00 PM

    Prime Time viewing as summer of sail sparkles

    Sydney’s summer of sail, culminating with the start of the 60th anniversary Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, sparkled into action last weekend with several leading boats turning in impressive performances in the Savills Short Ocean Racing Championship.

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    • 29 Nov, 2004 06:30:00 PM

    Young women in Melbourne University crew

    The 60th anniversary Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race will start from Sydney Harbour in just under four weeks, but the youngest crew in the fleet, all students from Melbourne University, will set sail tomorrow on a ‘dry run’ to Tasmania.

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  • Rolex Trophy – Sydney’s Summer of Sail
    • 25 Nov, 2004 10:52:00 PM

    Rolex Trophy – Sydney’s Summer of Sail

    World champion sailors and their boats will generate one of the finest offshore regattas ever sailed out of Sydney when the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia conducts the Rolex Trophy in the lead-up to the 60th Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.

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  • Regatta test for Wild Joe, Konica Minolta and others
    • 25 Nov, 2004 03:14:00 PM

    Regatta test for Wild Joe, Konica Minolta and others

    Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race leading contenders Wild Joe and Konica Minolta will make their regatta racing debuts in Sydney this weekend in the Savills Short Ocean Racing Championship.

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  • Aerial delivery for Australia’s best known ocean race
    • 24 Nov, 2004 04:40:00 PM

    Aerial delivery for Australia’s best known ocean race

    NSW Coastal residents are used to helicopters flying up the beach towing advertising but this morning, they were treated to an unusual sight – that of a Rural Fire Service helicopter carrying a 38 metre, 456 kg yacht mast.

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  • Two lines and later start on Boxing Day
    • 24 Nov, 2004 11:50:00 AM

    Two lines and later start on Boxing Day

    The largest fleet in a decade, together with logistical requirements for the live television broadcast, will see a two-line start and a later starting gun for the 60th anniversary Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.

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    • 22 Nov, 2004 03:56:00 PM

    Grasshopper jumps back into fleet

    Several ‘good friends’ and sailing mates have rallied to a last minute call from Gosford Sailing Club member Graham Jackson to crew aboard his little Cole 31, Grasshopper, in the 60th Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.

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  • First race winning crewmember to start 60th Race
    • 18 Nov, 2004 04:46:00 PM

    First race winning crewmember to start 60th Race

    The 60th anniversary Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race will be started on Boxing Day, 26 December 2004 by Ray Richmond, the sole surviving crewmember of Rani, winner of the inaugural race in 1945.

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  • 60th anniversary fleet reaches 124 boats
    • 17 Nov, 2004 03:47:00 PM

    60th anniversary fleet reaches 124 boats

    The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia has received seven late applications to enter yachts in the 60th anniversary Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.

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    • 12 Nov, 2004 01:34:00 PM

    New Secret Mens Business– with another secret

    Adelaide yachtsman Geoff Boettcher today unveiled his latest Secret Mens Business – a high tech ocean racing yacht designed to win the 60th Anniversary Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race – and revealed a hidden secret.

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  • Largest fleet in a decade for 60th anniversary race
    • 09 Nov, 2004 11:23:00 AM

    Largest fleet in a decade for 60th anniversary race

    “The fleet epitomises what the Rolex Sydney Hobart Race is all about, a race for boats big and small, old and new. It represents a broad cross-section of ocean racing in Australia."

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  • Super maxis head fleet of 120
    • 09 Nov, 2004 11:14:00 AM

    Super maxis head fleet of 120

    The biggest fleet to contest the 628 nautical mile race since the 50th event in 1994 includes yachts and sailors from all Australian States and overseas from Britain, Germany, Spain, Hong Kong, New Zealand and the USA

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    • 05 Nov, 2004 07:02:00 PM

    Application to Enter deadline extended by a week

    At 12 noon today, Sydney yachtsman Andrew Short nominated his Volvo 60, Andrew Short Marine, for the 60th anniversary Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. It was the 100th Application to Enter the ocean classic.

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  • Rolex Sydney Hobart Cruising Division entry requirements finalised
    • 29 Oct, 2004 01:46:00 PM

    Rolex Sydney Hobart Cruising Division entry requirements finalised

    Skippers considering entering the new Cruising Division can now find a detailed information sheet on the official race web site under "Information".

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  • Victorian yachts prepare for 60th Rolex Sydney Hobart
    • 29 Oct, 2004 01:42:00 PM

    Victorian yachts prepare for 60th Rolex Sydney Hobart

    More than 70 yachts have lodged applications to enter the 60th anniversary Rolex Sydney Hobart, among them 20 Victorian boats.

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    • 22 Oct, 2004 02:42:00 PM

    60th boat for 60th Anniversary Race

    Sixty yachts have now been nominated for the 60th Anniversary Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, and with two weeks still to go to the deadline for Applications to Enter for the 628 nautical blue water classic, a fleet of up to 120 boats is being confidently forecast.

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  • Cruising Division for 60th anniversary
    • 21 Oct, 2004 08:37:00 AM

    Cruising Division for 60th anniversary

    The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia is working with representatives of its own Cruising Group to identify the key issues for cruising boats.

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  • Parade of Sail to mark 60th anniversary race start
    • 18 Oct, 2004 12:02:00 PM

    Parade of Sail to mark 60th anniversary race start

    Already Archina, a beautiful ketch which competed in the first Sydney Hobart Race in 1945, has indicated its participation in this inaugural event.

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  • Admiral’s Cup champion for Rolex Sydney Hobart
    • 15 Oct, 2004 07:07:00 PM

    Admiral’s Cup champion for Rolex Sydney Hobart

    The revolutionary yacht that led an Australian team to victory in last year’s Admiral’s Cup in England, Wild Oats, now called Wild Joe, will contest the 60th Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race with America’s Cup yachtsman Iain Murray as skipper.

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    • 12 Oct, 2004 09:48:00 PM

    Veteran’s “Quest” for Rolex Sydney Hobart Race win

    Veteran Tasmanian yachtsman John Bennetto has bought the champion ocean racing yacht Quest to skipper in the 60th Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race – in what will be the 44th time he has sailed in the ocean classic, a record for the event.

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    • 11 Oct, 2004 03:50:00 PM

    Nicorette's race for Hobart has begun

    Sydney-siders will see Nicorette on Sydney Harbour by mid-November, preparing to take on the world’s premier ocean race.

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  • Winners return for 60th Anniversary
    • 27 Sep, 2004 09:34:00 AM

    Winners return for 60th Anniversary

    For Michael Spies, the record of back-to-back Overall handicap wins proves this is an even more elusive achievement.

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  • Team Melbourne Uni conquers yet Another Challenge
    • 09 Sep, 2004 08:00:00 PM

    Team Melbourne Uni conquers yet Another Challenge

    "A bunch of young guys can potentially push a lot harder and with a whole lot more determination".

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  • UK crew returning with latest Aera
    • 23 Aug, 2004 08:57:00 AM

    UK crew returning with latest Aera

    Prominent London-based yacht owner Nicholas Lykiardopulo and English international skipper Jez Fanstone are returning to Australia with the latest Aera, a well-performed 55-footer, for the 60th Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.

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  • Notice of Race for the “Everest of yachting”
    • 20 Aug, 2004 10:39:00 AM

    Notice of Race for the “Everest of yachting”

    The printed Notice of Race for the 60th Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race is now being distributed worldwide as entries flow in for the ocean classic, described by Patrick Heiniger, Managing Director and Chief Executive Office of Rolex SA, as the “Everest of yachting”.

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  • One Ton Trophy re-dedicated for Sydney 38  Division
    • 29 Jul, 2004 01:25:00 PM

    One Ton Trophy re-dedicated for Sydney 38 Division

    The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia today announced the re-dedication of one of its most competitively raced-for trophies of the 1970s and 1980s, the One Ton Trophy, as a new perpetual trophy for the Sydney 38 One Design class.

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    • 09 Jul, 2004 01:08:00 PM

    First international entry - from Germany

    The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia has received the first international Application to Enter this year’s 60th Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race – from a German yachtsman who is building a new Reichel/Pugh designed Marten 49 to be named Vineta.

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  • First Tasmanian, Victorian nominations for 60th
    • 28 May, 2004 02:59:00 PM

    First Tasmanian, Victorian nominations for 60th

    Although still seven months away, eight yachts have already been nominated for this year’s 60th Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, including the first boats from Victoria and Tasmania.

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  • First entries in for 60th Anniversary Race
    • 20 May, 2004 10:02:00 AM

    First entries in for 60th Anniversary Race

    The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia has received the first Application for Entry for this year’s 60th Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race from one of its previous Overall winners - Wild Oats.

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  • Fleet size boost expected for 60th anniversary Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race
    • 17 May, 2004 01:38:00 PM

    Fleet size boost expected for 60th anniversary Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

    Early overseas interest in the 60th race has also come from owners in New Zealand, the United States and the United Kingdom.

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