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  • Lou Abrahams sailing to Hobart for 43rd time

    Lou Abrahams sailing to Hobart for 43rd time

    Veteran Victorian yachtsman Lou Abrahams will be sailing in his 43rd Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race when his Sydney 38 Challenge lines up with the fleet on Sydney Harbour tomorrow, 26 December.
  • Kialoa’s race record remembered 30 years later

    Kialoa’s race record remembered 30 years later

    The Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race of 2005 marks 30 years since the US maxi ketch Kialoa III set a benchmark elapsed time record for the 628 nautical mile race, a record that was to stand unchallenged for a remarkable 21 years.
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  • Lou Abrahams sailing to Hobart for 43rd time
    • 25 Dec, 2005 03:30:00 PM

    Lou Abrahams sailing to Hobart for 43rd time

    Veteran Victorian yachtsman Lou Abrahams will be sailing in his 43rd Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race when his Sydney 38 Challenge lines up with the fleet on Sydney Harbour tomorrow, 26 December.

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  • Kialoa’s race record remembered 30 years later
    • 25 Dec, 2005 11:30:00 AM

    Kialoa’s race record remembered 30 years later

    The Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race of 2005 marks 30 years since the US maxi ketch Kialoa III set a benchmark elapsed time record for the 628 nautical mile race, a record that was to stand unchallenged for a remarkable 21 years.

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    • 24 Dec, 2005 07:46:00 PM

    Benign weather forecast promises a downwind sleigh ride

    An uncharacteristically benign weather forecast promises a fast Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race this year, and looks set to favour the five 25 metre-plus maxi yachts.

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  • John Walker - Impeccable
    • 24 Dec, 2005 05:41:00 PM

    John Walker - Impeccable

    John Walker, owner/skipper of handicap contender, a few days prior to the start

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  • Stephen Ainsworth - Loki
    • 24 Dec, 2005 05:34:00 PM

    Stephen Ainsworth - Loki

    Stephen Ainsworth, owner/skipper of Loki, a few days prior to the start

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  • Michael Spies - Sirromet Life Style Wine
    • 24 Dec, 2005 05:31:00 PM

    Michael Spies - Sirromet Life Style Wine

    Michael Spies, owner/skipper of Sirromet Life Style Wine and a previous winner of the Tattersalls Cup, a few days prior to the start

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  • Geoff Ross - Yendys
    • 24 Dec, 2005 05:26:00 PM

    Geoff Ross - Yendys

    Geoff Ross, owner/skipper of Yendys, a previous overal winner, a few days prior to the start

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    • 24 Dec, 2005 11:43:00 AM

    Spinnaker start then its all on for a new Rolex Sydney Hobart record

    The hundreds of thousands of spectators expected to line the shores of Sydney Harbour should see a spectacular spinnaker start when the 85 strong Rolex Sydney Hobart fleet sets out on Boxing Day. This morning, the Bureau of Meteorology’s Sean Carson forecast a light 5 to 10 knot South-Easterly breeze for Monday.

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  • Small boats, Big ambitions
    • 23 Dec, 2005 03:22:00 PM

    Small boats, Big ambitions

    With much of the media attention for the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race inevitably focused on the big, expensive line honours contenders, it is easy to overlook the 30-foot battlers that will arrive in Hobart some days later.

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    • 23 Dec, 2005 03:07:00 PM

    Lone sailor delighted to be back with the pack

    Melbourne sailor Nick Moloney may have climbed every Everest in international yachting - the Vendee single handed round-the-world race, the America’s Cup, the Whitbread Round the World (now the Volvo Ocean Race), the Rolex Fastnet to name a few – but as a born and bred Aussie, the Rolex Sydney Hobart has a special place in his heart.

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    • 22 Dec, 2005 10:16:00 PM

    Rolex Sydney Hobart Website to interface with Google Earth

    Building on the world first feed for its Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race in July this year, for the 2005 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race CYCA has given viewers the option to see the positions of the yachts on a map in the original Yacht Tracker application, or alternatively to view the race in Google Earth, with yacht positions and standings updated every ten minutes.

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    • 22 Dec, 2005 05:53:00 PM

    Eyes on the Tattersalls prize

    Rolex Sydney Hobart Overall Winner Contenders Line Up

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    • 21 Dec, 2005 06:08:00 PM

    Wot if ‘Wot's Next’ Won?

    Wot if ‘Wot's Next’ Won? - Web businessman Graeme Wood pursues Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race Dream

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  • Down at Dover their eyes will be on Farr South
    • 21 Dec, 2005 01:06:00 PM

    Down at Dover their eyes will be on Farr South

    The village of Dover in the Huon Valley of southern Tasmania has a vested interest in this year’s Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. The aptly named yacht Farr South is representing the local Port Esperance Sailing Club and many townsfolk are sailing aboard in the ocean classic that starts next Monday.

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  • 'Young guns' show sailing skills in Rolex Trophy
    • 18 Dec, 2005 06:02:00 PM

    'Young guns' show sailing skills in Rolex Trophy

    Two of Australia’s champion young sailors, Sean Kirkjian and Michael Blackburn, have played significant roles as a helmsman and a key sail trimmer aboard Yendys and Quantum Racing, the two yachts gaining top placings in the Rolex Trophy – Rating Series, the eight race offshore series that ended off Sydney today.

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    • 18 Dec, 2005 09:46:00 AM

    Tough ocean race good training for the laidback life

    Forget the glamour of high tech, lightweight flyers and drenched professional crews perched on the rail battling across Bass Strait, for David and Andrea McKay this 2005 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race is the start of a life the rest of us dream about.

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    • 17 Dec, 2005 10:55:00 AM

    German sailors seize opportunity of a lifetime

    The only German entry in this year´s Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race has arrived at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia to make final preparations for the Boxing Day blue water classic.

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  • Queensland moves to 2nd in Rolex Challenge
    • 16 Dec, 2005 06:07:00 PM

    Queensland moves to 2nd in Rolex Challenge

    Consistently good results by the Queensland team of Yendys and Wedgetail have moved that State’s team into second in standings in the Rolex Challenge, being sailed as part of the Rolex Trophy – Rating Series being sailed off Sydney this weekend and continuing in the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.

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  • Quantum Race emerges as Hobart IRC prospect
    • 16 Dec, 2005 05:30:00 PM

    Quantum Race emerges as Hobart IRC prospect

    Apart from the ongoing duel between the 30m maxi yachts, Alfa Romeo and Wild Oats XI, the highlight of this week’s the Rolex Trophy – Rating Series so far has been the performance of the 46-footer Quantum Racing.

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    • 16 Dec, 2005 10:19:00 AM

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  • Alfa Romeo's double in Rolex Trophy
    • 15 Dec, 2005 06:08:00 PM

    Alfa Romeo's double in Rolex Trophy

    The duel between the world’s newest and fastest 30m maxi yachts, Alfa Romeo and Wild Oats XI, began in earnest today with their first offshore encounter. Alfa Romeo took the honours, but her dominance may not continue.

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  • Medallions to sailing stalwarts
    • 15 Dec, 2005 03:42:00 PM

    Medallions to sailing stalwarts

    Specially-struck medallions will be presented to sailors and yachts who have reached significant milestones in the history of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.

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  • Six teams named for Rolex Challenge
    • 14 Dec, 2005 06:54:00 PM

    Six teams named for Rolex Challenge

    Six teams, one representing Australia, the others nominated by New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria, have been nominated for the 2005 Rolex Challenge that starts tomorrow as part of the Rolex Trophy – Rating Series being sailed off Sydney.

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  • Strong fleet for Rolex Trophy
    • 14 Dec, 2005 04:07:00 PM

    Strong fleet for Rolex Trophy

    Sydney yachtsman Ray Roberts obviously can’t get enough of offshore yacht racing - the Rolex Trophy - Rating Series stqrting tomorrow will be this third regatta in just over a week.

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  • I’m in it to come first, Declares Langman
    • 14 Dec, 2005 03:25:00 PM

    I’m in it to come first, Declares Langman

    Sydney skipper Sean Langman has announced that he will race the 90 foot maxi AAPT in the Rolex Sydney Hobart this year, withdrawing his much loved Open 66, also named AAPT, the boat he has campaigned so successfully over the past nine years.

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  • Berrimilla arrives in Hobart
    • 13 Dec, 2005 05:46:00 PM

    Berrimilla arrives in Hobart

    When the little NSW yacht Berrimilla lines up with the Rolex Sydney Hobart fleet on December 26, it will mark the final leg of a year-long, round the world journey for owner/skipper Alex Whitworth and Peter Crozier.

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  • Seven past winners heading south again
    • 12 Dec, 2005 05:11:00 PM

    Seven past winners heading south again

    Seven Australian yachtsmen who have previously sailed their yachts to an Overall win in the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race are lining up again for the 2005 blue water classic.

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  • Thank heavens the wait is over
    • 12 Dec, 2005 09:46:00 AM

    Thank heavens the wait is over

    Originally built for well known Sydney yachtsman Warren Johns, Heaven Can Wait was conceived with one aim in mind - to win the 2000 Rolex Sydney Hobart.

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  • Berrimilla approaching Hobart after year long, round the world adventure
    • 11 Dec, 2005 03:15:00 PM

    Berrimilla approaching Hobart after year long, round the world adventure

    The pair will spend just a few hours in Hobart before continuing on to Sydney in order to line up again on Boxing Day to contest the boat’s 15th Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.

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  • Melbourne yacht desperate to be in Hobart in time for New Year's Eve party
    • 10 Dec, 2005 05:00:00 PM

    Melbourne yacht desperate to be in Hobart in time for New Year's Eve party

    It was a long, hard slog and while the partying at Constitution Dock got into overdrive, Richard and Peter were still urging their tired, thirsty crew across Storm Bay and up the Derwent River to the finish line.

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  • Alex Thomson Wants To Be Alone
    • 09 Dec, 2005 12:20:00 PM

    Alex Thomson Wants To Be Alone

    At is an old adage. The Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race is a marathon, not a sprint round the buoys. There are six hundred miles of ocean looking for the weakest link in your boat, your crew, yourself.

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    • 07 Dec, 2005 08:51:00 PM

    Radio Relay Vessel JBW

    Cruising Yacht Club of Australia member and champion skiff sailor John Winning has made available to the CYCA his motor cruiser JBW as the Radio Relay Vessel for the 2005 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.

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    • 05 Dec, 2005 09:11:00 AM

    'Offshore Yachting's official program on sale

    Sixty years ago, on Boxing Day, 26 December 1946, Norwegian-born brothers Magnus and Trygve Halvorsen set sail on their first Sydney Hobart Yacht Race in their 35.5-foot slip Saga.

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  • 89 yachts heading for Hobart
    • 02 Dec, 2005 08:11:00 PM

    89 yachts heading for Hobart

    The fleet for the 2005 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race stands at 89 yachts after the deadline for final entries closed at 5.00pm today

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    • 28 Nov, 2005 09:02:00 AM

    Entries close this coming Friday, 2 December

    Entries for the 2005 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race close at 1700 hours (5pm) this coming Friday, 2 December, with the Sailing Office of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia.

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    • 25 Nov, 2005 04:56:00 PM

    Extension for Rolex Challenge Australian Team

    Yachting Australia today extended for a further five working days the deadline for yacht owners to put forward nominations to be part of the Australian Team for the 2005 Rolex Challenge.

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  • Entries Flowing in for Rolex Trophy
    • 24 Nov, 2005 04:48:00 PM

    Entries Flowing in for Rolex Trophy

    Entries are beginning to flow in for the 2005 Rolex Trophy One Design and RatingsSeries to be held in December off Sydney Heads as pre-cursor events to the 61st Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.

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  • Press Conference - Sean Langman - AAPT
    • 19 Nov, 2005 09:31:00 PM

    Press Conference - Sean Langman - AAPT

    Sean Langman of AAPT shortly after finishing second across the line in the 2004 Rolex Sydney Hobart

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  • Press Conference - Ludda Ingvall - 29 December 2004
    • 19 Nov, 2005 08:57:00 PM

    Press Conference - Ludda Ingvall - 29 December 2004

    A press conference was conducted with Ludde Ingvall, skipper of Nicorette, shortly after the boat crossed the line in the 2004 Rolex Sydney Hobart.

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  • Press Conference - Skandia Crew - 29 December 2004
    • 19 Nov, 2005 08:48:00 PM

    Press Conference - Skandia Crew - 29 December 2004

    Press conference with crew of Skandia after their retirement from the 2004 Rolex Sydney Hobart.

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  • 2005 Rolex Sydney Hobart - Media Launch
    • 19 Nov, 2005 05:25:00 PM

    2005 Rolex Sydney Hobart - Media Launch

    The media launch of the 2005 Rolex Sydney Hobart was held on 6 November 2005. Hosted by Peter Shipway.

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    • 17 Nov, 2005 12:35:00 PM

    John Bennetto retires after 44 Hobart Races

    Tasmanian yachtsman John Bennetto has hung up his sea-boots after competing in 44 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Races, a record for Australia’s ocean classic and probably unequalled anywhere in the world.

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  • Alfa Romeo's record in Cabbage Tree Island Race
    • 13 Nov, 2005 10:15:00 AM

    Alfa Romeo's record in Cabbage Tree Island Race

    Alfa Romeo, currently the biggest and fastest ocean racing yacht in Australia, swept down the New South Central Coast on Saturday to take line honours in record time in the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s 180 nautical mile Cabbage Tree Island Race.

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  • Rolex Sydney Hobart entrants in qualifying race
    • 11 Nov, 2005 03:25:00 PM

    Rolex Sydney Hobart entrants in qualifying race

    Applications for Entry to this year’s Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race today reached 95 yachts as many of the boats in the fleet prepared to head out to sea this evening in the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s Cabbage Tree Island race.

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  • Fleet of 95 boats nominate for The Great Race South
    • 09 Nov, 2005 05:15:00 PM

    Fleet of 95 boats nominate for The Great Race South

    An exceptionally strong fleet of 95 yachts representing five countries and seven Australian states and territories has been nominated for the 61st Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race which starts in Sydney Harbour at 1:20pm on December 26.

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  • Less than one week to deadline as super-maxi Wild Oats XI joins list
    • 28 Oct, 2005 12:09:00 PM

    Less than one week to deadline as super-maxi Wild Oats XI joins list

    Bob Oatley’s new 30m Wild Oats XI is among the latest applications for entry in this year’s Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race and, while the yacht is yet to be launched, there are big expectations from the Reichel Pugh designed super-maxi.

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  • Classic veteran’s upset in Flinders Islet Race
    • 24 Oct, 2005 07:34:00 AM

    Classic veteran’s upset in Flinders Islet Race

    Stormy Petrel, the oldest yacht so far entered for the 2005 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, caused a major upset by winning the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s Bluewater Championship race to Flinders Island and return over the weekend.

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    • 17 Oct, 2005 10:47:00 AM

    Entries flow in for 2005 Rolex Sydney Hobart Race

    The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia has already received Applications to Enter the 2005 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race from boats representing Britain, Sweden and New Zealand and from all States of the Commonwealth

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  • Rolex Trophy, Rolex Challenge ratings announced
    • 17 Oct, 2005 10:17:00 AM

    Rolex Trophy, Rolex Challenge ratings announced

    The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia has moved to make the prestigious 2005 Rolex Trophy rating series more attractive to smaller boats and draw more international and interstate competition for the Rolex Challenge teams event.

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  • RORC awards honour to Berrimilla and 2004 Rolex Sydney Hobart overall winner Aera
    • 22 Sep, 2005 01:54:00 PM

    RORC awards honour to Berrimilla and 2004 Rolex Sydney Hobart overall winner Aera

    The Royal Ocean Racing Club has announced that the Seamanship Trophy, awarded each year by the RORC for an outstanding act of seamanship, will this year be presented to CYCA member Alex Whitworth and Peter Crozier and their Brolga 33 Berrimilla.

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    • 18 Aug, 2005 02:54:00 PM

    Farr South from the far south of Tasmania

    The aptly named boat Farr South will represent the southernmost yacht club in Australia, Port Esperance Sailing Club at Dover in the far south of Tasmania, in this year’s Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.

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  • Rolex Fastnet 'prelim' to Rolex Sydney Hobart Race
    • 07 Aug, 2005 06:12:00 PM

    Rolex Fastnet 'prelim' to Rolex Sydney Hobart Race

    The 2005 Rolex Fastnet Race will see a "prelim" bout between super maxis Skandia (AUS) and ICAP Maximus (NZL) in a lead up to the 2005 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.

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    • 06 Aug, 2005 09:29:00 PM

    Rolex Sydney Hobart - The History

    The Sydney Hobart Yacht Race celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2004.

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    • 06 Aug, 2005 08:36:00 PM

    Rolex Sydney Hobart - Winners 2002 to 2004

    This vignette features the Overall Winners and Line Honours boats from 2002 to 2004

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    • 06 Aug, 2005 07:31:00 PM

    Rolex Sydney Hobart - 2002 to 2004 - Broadband

    A vignette on the Rolex Sydney Hobart from 2002 to the 60th anniversary 2004 race

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    • 06 Aug, 2005 07:12:00 PM

    Rolex Sydney Hobart - The History - Broadband

    The Sydney Hobart Yacht Race celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2004.

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    • 06 Aug, 2005 07:01:00 PM

    Rolex Sydney Hobart - 2002 to 2004

    A vignette on the Rolex Sydney Hobart from 2002 to the 60th anniversary 2004 race

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    • 06 Aug, 2005 05:39:00 PM

    Rolex Sydney Hobart - Winners 2002 to 2004 - Broadband

    This vignette features the Overall Winners and Line Honours boats from 2002 to 2004

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    • 25 Jul, 2005 11:40:00 PM

    Rolex Sydney Hobart - The History - Modem

    The Sydney Hobart Yacht Race celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2004.

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  • Seven to bring new look to Rolex Sydney Hobart
    • 25 Jul, 2005 11:27:00 AM

    Seven to bring new look to Rolex Sydney Hobart

    Shtein, a former competitive sailor himself, knows the intricacies of covering yacht races and has an idea of what the public wants.

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    • 25 Jul, 2005 07:27:00 AM

    Rolex Sydney Hobart - 2002 to 2004 - Modem

    A vignette on the Rolex Sydney Hobart from 2002 to the 60th anniversary 2004 race

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  • Newest super maxi hits the water in Sydney
    • 20 Jul, 2005 01:58:00 PM

    Newest super maxi hits the water in Sydney

    Neville Crichton launches his new 30-metre super maxi, Alfa Romeo, and iimediately lodges the boat's application to enter the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2005.

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  • Design Race as Notice of Race is posted on Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2005 Web Site
    • 11 Jul, 2005 06:14:00 PM

    Design Race as Notice of Race is posted on Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2005 Web Site

    The CYCA expects a world-class fleet of up to 70 boats, including a number of new IRC racing yachts and most regular competitors.

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  • 60th anniversary Rolex Sydney Hobart wins inaugural Christofle Asia/Pacific Boating Awards
    • 27 Apr, 2005 08:57:00 AM

    60th anniversary Rolex Sydney Hobart wins inaugural Christofle Asia/Pacific Boating Awards

    "It is a great honour to receive the Yachting Event of the Year for our premier event,” said CYCA Commodore Martin James.

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  • 60th anniversary Rolex Sydney Hobart Race wins inaugural Christofle Asia Boating Award
    • 27 Apr, 2005 08:53:00 AM

    60th anniversary Rolex Sydney Hobart Race wins inaugural Christofle Asia Boating Award

    "It is a great honour to receive the Yachting Event of the Year for our premier event,” said CYCA Commodore Martin James.

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