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  • Skandia in site of line honours win

    Skandia in site of line honours win

    Grant Wharington's Skandia is causing quite an upset in the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2008, surprising everyone by leading arch rival Wild Oats XI in the quest for line honours victory.
  • Cougar II stalks the ultimate prize

    Cougar II stalks the ultimate prize

    For the true believers, the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2008 is not the heavy weight contest at the front of the fleet. This year it’s the tight competition among the 50-footers for the ultimate prize, the Tattersall’s Cup, for the winner on corrected time.
  • Skandia in site of line honours win
    • 27 Dec, 2008 06:35:00 PM

    Skandia in site of line honours win

    Grant Wharington's Skandia is causing quite an upset in the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2008, surprising everyone by leading arch rival Wild Oats XI in the quest for line honours victory.

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    • 27 Dec, 2008 05:29:00 PM

    Quotes from the fleet

    "We ended up being last boat out of the harbour, but this probably not surprising because we are not as light as the others and have a lot of equipment the others do not carry – ice axes and bikes for example."

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  • Cougar II stalks the ultimate prize
    • 27 Dec, 2008 04:46:00 PM

    Cougar II stalks the ultimate prize

    For the true believers, the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2008 is not the heavy weight contest at the front of the fleet. This year it’s the tight competition among the 50-footers for the ultimate prize, the Tattersall’s Cup, for the winner on corrected time.

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  • Gripping arm wrestle in Bass Strait
    • 27 Dec, 2008 04:25:00 PM

    Gripping arm wrestle in Bass Strait

    Far from a procession, the two maxis have been locked in a tense match race all day, with the advantage swinging from one to the other.

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  • Skandia Spoiling Oats' Parade
    • 27 Dec, 2008 08:31:00 AM

    Skandia Spoiling Oats' Parade

    The four year older Skandia continued to lead her supercharged rival Wild Oats XI at the head of the Rolex Sydney Hobart fleet today, confounding all pre-race predictions including those of her skipper Grant Wharington

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  • Race Update - Saturday 27 December 2008, 0630 AEDT
    • 27 Dec, 2008 06:42:00 AM

    Race Update - Saturday 27 December 2008, 0630 AEDT

    As the two canting-keeled maxis Wild Oats XI (Bob Oatley) and Skandia (Grant Wharington) swapped the lead overnight as the Rolex Sydney Hobart pace slowed with the nor'easter fading along the south coast of New South Wales, drama was unfolding further back in the fleet.

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