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  • Fixed keel Skandia takes third on line honours

    Fixed keel Skandia takes third on line honours

    "We had a typical sort of Volvo Ocean Race injury where two guys were washed down the deck on a big wave," said Konica Minolta's helmsman Gavin Brady.
  • AAPT too comfortable for Sean

    AAPT too comfortable for Sean

    Ironically, the weather conditions this year were probably better suited to the old downwind rocket ship than in any of the years that Langman raced her.
  • Circle work on Quantum Racing

    Circle work on Quantum Racing

    ‘We have Wedgetail three miles in front of us - they did a great buffalo girls to us (went round the outside) and got past us," says Bryan Northcote.
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  • Fixed keel Skandia takes third on line honours
    • 28 Dec, 2005 09:17:00 PM

    Fixed keel Skandia takes third on line honours

    "We had a typical sort of Volvo Ocean Race injury where two guys were washed down the deck on a big wave," said Konica Minolta's helmsman Gavin Brady.

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  • AAPT too comfortable for Sean
    • 28 Dec, 2005 08:23:00 PM

    AAPT too comfortable for Sean

    Ironically, the weather conditions this year were probably better suited to the old downwind rocket ship than in any of the years that Langman raced her.

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  • Circle work on Quantum Racing
    • 28 Dec, 2005 06:51:00 PM

    Circle work on Quantum Racing

    ‘We have Wedgetail three miles in front of us - they did a great buffalo girls to us (went round the outside) and got past us," says Bryan Northcote.

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  • Handicap contenders chase time and trophy
    • 28 Dec, 2005 06:16:00 PM

    Handicap contenders chase time and trophy

    Time is running out for the mid-sized yachts hoping to win the 2005 Rolex Sydney Hobart on handicap, but the small boats still have time to spoil Bob Oatley’s party by denying Wild Oats XI an historic treble.

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  • Skandia crosses the line after troubled final day
    • 28 Dec, 2005 04:37:00 PM

    Skandia crosses the line after troubled final day

    After stripping the motor down they found water in the engine oil. That was the end of it. The keel was centred for the long bash into a 40 knot westerly across Storm Bay.

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  • Tough day at sea for Michael Spies
    • 28 Dec, 2005 02:58:00 PM

    Tough day at sea for Michael Spies

    It’s been a tough day for Sydney yachtsman Michael Spies, a past line and handicap winner and record-breaking skipper in the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.

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  • Sisterships in duel for IRC handicap honours
    • 28 Dec, 2005 01:11:00 PM

    Sisterships in duel for IRC handicap honours

    Two new sister ships, Chieftain and Living Doll, are engaged in a fascinating battle for handicap honours in the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.

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  • Rueful Crichton reflects on what might have been
    • 28 Dec, 2005 01:00:00 PM

    Rueful Crichton reflects on what might have been

    A disappointed Neville Crichton, skipper of Alfa Romeo, said the race was won and lost at Green Cape in South East Australia at daybreak yesterday. Alfa Romeo finished an hour and sixteen minutes behind race winner Wild Oats XI.

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  • Wild Oats limps home to line honours and a new record
    • 28 Dec, 2005 12:30:00 PM

    Wild Oats limps home to line honours and a new record

    Wild Oats XI has set a new course record on the way to winning line honours in the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. Helmsman Mark Richards raised his fist aloft in victory as he helmed the Reichel/Pugh 30 metre maxi across the Hobart finish line to the chime of 8 o'clock this morning, setting a new time for the 628-mile race of 1 day, 18 hours, 40 minutes and 10 seconds.

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  • Wild Oats XI overcomes late sail drama
    • 28 Dec, 2005 10:06:00 AM

    Wild Oats XI overcomes late sail drama

    The brand new 30 metre maxi from Sydney, Wild Oats XI crossed the finish line at 10 seconds past 8 am this morning, taking 1 day 18 hours, 40 minutes and 10 seconds to complete the course. She has slashed an hour and 7 minutes hours off the record set by Nokia in 1999.

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  • Wild Oats XI smashes Rolex Sydney Hobart race record
    • 28 Dec, 2005 08:02:00 AM

    Wild Oats XI smashes Rolex Sydney Hobart race record

    The world's newest and now proven fastest racing maxi yacht, Wild Oats XI, crossed the finish line off Hobart's Castray Esplanade just after 08:00 this morning to slash more than one hour from the race record for the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.

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  • Wild Oats XI nearing finish but under jib only
    • 28 Dec, 2005 07:38:00 AM

    Wild Oats XI nearing finish but under jib only

    Bob Oatley's 30m maxi yacht Wild Oats XI is set to smash the race record for the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race despite being forced to drop her mainsail in the Derwent River.

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  • Day 3 in photos
    • 28 Dec, 2005 12:00:00 AM

    Day 3 in photos

    A collection of photos from 28/12/2005

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