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  • Gale-force warning: broken records - or broken boats?

    Gale-force warning: broken records - or broken boats?

    Behind these two twin-ruddered, canting-keel maxis - arguably the most hi-tech race yachts in the world - are the same trio of maxis that battled for line honours in last year's epic race.
  • Wild Oats XI closes gap as night falls and winds whip up

    Wild Oats XI closes gap as night falls and winds whip up

    Following winds are predicted to strengthen from the north-east to 30 knots tonight but veer westerly at 30 to 40 knots tomorrow. This should ensure Wild Oats XI of taking the race record set by Nokia in 1999.
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  • Gale-force warning: broken records - or broken boats?
    • 27 Dec, 2005 08:58:00 PM

    Gale-force warning: broken records - or broken boats?

    Behind these two twin-ruddered, canting-keel maxis - arguably the most hi-tech race yachts in the world - are the same trio of maxis that battled for line honours in last year's epic race.

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  • Wild Oats XI closes gap as night falls and winds whip up
    • 27 Dec, 2005 08:28:00 PM

    Wild Oats XI closes gap as night falls and winds whip up

    Following winds are predicted to strengthen from the north-east to 30 knots tonight but veer westerly at 30 to 40 knots tomorrow. This should ensure Wild Oats XI of taking the race record set by Nokia in 1999.

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    • 27 Dec, 2005 08:24:00 PM

    Champagne sailing day on Diomedea

    PHS entrant Diomedea reports Tuesday evening on a champagne sailing day as the sun slowly sets in the west.

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  • Latest reports from the fleet
    • 27 Dec, 2005 06:30:00 PM

    Latest reports from the fleet

    "Not sure how much ground we have lost, but we are back firing again now and going to give it a real good go. Back in the hunt, with still everything to play for," says Skandia's skipper Grant Wharington. .

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  • Here comes the wind - good for the maxis, not so good for the rest
    • 27 Dec, 2005 05:06:00 PM

    Here comes the wind - good for the maxis, not so good for the rest

    The leaders will be driven down the Tasmanian east by northerly winds of up to 40 knots and closer to breaking Nokia’s 1999 record.

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  • Berrimilla applies round-world theory of patience
    • 27 Dec, 2005 03:39:00 PM

    Berrimilla applies round-world theory of patience

    Alex Whitworth and Peter Crozier are used to being patient. A year’s sailing journey around the world has taught them to deal with prevailing conditions as you experience them.

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  • Gale warning as Wild Oats XI pulls ahead
    • 27 Dec, 2005 01:48:00 PM

    Gale warning as Wild Oats XI pulls ahead

    Wild Oats XI, after a quiet night of light winds which initially saw the record prospects diminish, is sailing now at more than 17 knots as she sails across the Strait. She must now average 15 knots to beat Nokia’s record.

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    • 27 Dec, 2005 12:57:00 PM

    Wild Oats makes hay during a fickle first night

    After a quiet first night for the Rolex Sydney Hobart, Wild Oats XI has reclaimed a slender lead ahead of arch rival Alfa Romeo. Co-navigators on Wild Oats, Adrienne Cahalan and David Dickson, opted for a more inshore route while the other Maxis held further out into the Pacific Ocean.

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  • New race record may have 'gone with the wind'
    • 27 Dec, 2005 08:04:00 AM

    New race record may have 'gone with the wind'

    Light overnight winds have frustrated the competitors in the Rolex Sydney Hobart yacht race, with the fleet strung out along the NSW coast in listless, variable conditions as the sun rose on day two.

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  • Day 2 in photos
    • 27 Dec, 2005 12:00:00 AM

    Day 2 in photos

    A collection of photos from 27/12/2005

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