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  • Vintage first day for Rolex Sydney Hobart fleet

    Vintage first day for Rolex Sydney Hobart fleet

    As the wind has eased as night settles in, the advantage has been swinging to the frontrunners. With their long waterline length and massive sail areas Alfa Romeo, Wild Oats XI and Skandia have been able to maintain most of their early speed despite the softening breeze.
  • Rolex Sydney Hobart race fleet keeps it simple

    Rolex Sydney Hobart race fleet keeps it simple

    As the wind eases into the evening the fleet is slowing down, the leaders dropping to a more prosaic 13 knots, Alfa Romeo enjoys a 10 mile lead over the schedule set by Nokia when she set the record in 1999.
  • Wild Oats XI draws first blood in Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

    Wild Oats XI draws first blood in Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

    At time of writing, the leaders were halfway to Wollongong, with Wild Oats XI and Alfa Romeo match-racing down the coast, Wild Oats XI half a nautical mile behind current leader Alfa Romeo
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  • Vintage first day for Rolex Sydney Hobart fleet
    • 26 Dec, 2005 09:57:00 PM

    Vintage first day for Rolex Sydney Hobart fleet

    As the wind has eased as night settles in, the advantage has been swinging to the frontrunners. With their long waterline length and massive sail areas Alfa Romeo, Wild Oats XI and Skandia have been able to maintain most of their early speed despite the softening breeze.

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  • Rolex Sydney Hobart race fleet keeps it simple
    • 26 Dec, 2005 06:24:00 PM

    Rolex Sydney Hobart race fleet keeps it simple

    As the wind eases into the evening the fleet is slowing down, the leaders dropping to a more prosaic 13 knots, Alfa Romeo enjoys a 10 mile lead over the schedule set by Nokia when she set the record in 1999.

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  • Wild Oats XI draws first blood in Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race
    • 26 Dec, 2005 04:06:00 PM

    Wild Oats XI draws first blood in Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

    At time of writing, the leaders were halfway to Wollongong, with Wild Oats XI and Alfa Romeo match-racing down the coast, Wild Oats XI half a nautical mile behind current leader Alfa Romeo

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    • 26 Dec, 2005 04:03:00 PM

    Wild Oats wins match race out of Sydney Harbour

    Wild Oats XI won the race out of Sydney Heads this afternoon, in a picture-perfect start to the Rolex Sydney Hobart. Skipper Mark Richards is known for his strong starting and match race abilities, and crossed the pin end of the line slightly earlier than the bookies' favourite for line honours, Neville Crichton's Alfa Romeo. These two were neck and neck on their way out of the Harbour, with the massed spectator fleet dutifully staying outside the runway marked out by numerous security launches and marker buoys. At the first Rolex mark through the famous entrance to the harbour, Wild Oats led Alfa Romeo by less than two boat lengths.

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  • Final weather briefing confirms that the Rolex Sydney Hobart race record is on
    • 26 Dec, 2005 10:34:00 AM

    Final weather briefing confirms that the Rolex Sydney Hobart race record is on

    Just hours before the start of the 2005 Rolex Sydney Hobart yacht race the Bureau of Meteorology has told the 85 skippers and their navigators that they can expect fast reaching and downwind conditions for most of the race.

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  • Day 1 in photos
    • 26 Dec, 2005 12:00:00 AM

    Day 1 in photos

    A collection of photos from 26/12/2005

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