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  • Interview with CYCA Commodore Matt Allen

    Interview with CYCA Commodore Matt Allen

    Giles Pearman caught up with CYCA Commodore Matt Allen before the start of the 64th race to Hobart
  • Take a guided tour of Wild Oats XI

    Take a guided tour of Wild Oats XI

    Rob Brown takes you on a guided tour of Wild Oats XI
  • The new Loki

    The new Loki

    Stephen Ainsworth tells the story of the loss of his previous Loki in the Rolex Middle Sea race, and the build and launch of the new RP63 Loki.
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  • Interview with CYCA Commodore Matt Allen
    • 26 Dec, 2008 10:46:00 AM

    Interview with CYCA Commodore Matt Allen

    Giles Pearman caught up with CYCA Commodore Matt Allen before the start of the 64th race to Hobart

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  • Geoff Ross - Yendys
    • 26 Dec, 2008 08:06:00 AM

    Geoff Ross - Yendys

    Geoff Ross, Owner/Skipper of Handicap contender, Yendys

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  • Dimitri - Getaway Sailing 2
    • 25 Dec, 2008 05:55:00 PM

    Dimitri - Getaway Sailing 2

    Russian crew member, Dimitri, onboard Getaway Sailing 2, speaks about the expectations for the race

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  • Conrad Humphries - Tactician aboard Ichi Ban
    • 25 Dec, 2008 03:47:00 PM

    Conrad Humphries - Tactician aboard Ichi Ban

    Conrad Humphries - tactician aboard Ichi Ban for the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2008 speaks to Giles Pearman from Regattanews

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  • Fast and hard
    • 24 Dec, 2008 06:58:00 PM

    Fast and hard

    The latest weather forecasts suggest the 64th Rolex Sydney Hobart will be a quick one.

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  • John Walker - Still going strong
    • 24 Dec, 2008 04:13:00 PM

    John Walker - Still going strong

    John Walker speaks about the race and his yacht Impeccable.

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  • Sanyo Maris - Lucky 13
    • 24 Dec, 2008 04:05:00 PM

    Sanyo Maris - Lucky 13

    Ian Kiernan speaks passionately about his boat and his 13th year competing in the race.

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  • 1998 Retrospective
    • 24 Dec, 2008 03:59:00 PM

    1998 Retrospective

    Bruce Gould, crew member aboard Winston Churchill in the 1998 Sydney Hobart Yacht Race provides a retrospective.

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  • Atse Blei - Owner of Pinta M - representing The Netherlands
    • 24 Dec, 2008 03:53:00 PM

    Atse Blei - Owner of Pinta M - representing The Netherlands

    Atse Blei, owner of Pinta M talks to Giles Pearman about his strategy while competing in the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

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  • Take a guided tour of Wild Oats XI
    • 24 Dec, 2008 03:10:00 PM

    Take a guided tour of Wild Oats XI

    Rob Brown takes you on a guided tour of Wild Oats XI

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  • The new Loki
    • 24 Dec, 2008 03:02:00 PM

    The new Loki

    Stephen Ainsworth tells the story of the loss of his previous Loki in the Rolex Middle Sea race, and the build and launch of the new RP63 Loki.

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  • Christmas Eve Race Forecast
    • 24 Dec, 2008 12:20:00 PM

    Christmas Eve Race Forecast

    At the race briefing today, the forecast was for a fast downwind race

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  • The New Loki - race against time
    • 24 Dec, 2008 11:36:00 AM

    The New Loki - race against time

    Stephen Ainsworth explains how he and his team race against time to get Loki to the starting line

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  • Everest of yachting lures international sailors
    • 23 Dec, 2008 04:05:00 PM

    Everest of yachting lures international sailors

    The Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race’s reputation as one of the toughest ocean races in the world continues to lure sailors from all parts of the globe

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  • Hell Sal, it’s just a race
    • 23 Dec, 2008 02:49:00 PM

    Hell Sal, it’s just a race

    Three days out from the start of the Rolex Sydney Hobart and all is relaxed on board Helsal IV. Skipper Sally Smith is in the cockpit comfortably chatting with family and a couple of the crew, a raging nor-easter is blocked by the big spray dodger and awning.

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  • Size matters to Shorty
    • 23 Dec, 2008 02:12:00 PM

    Size matters to Shorty

    For a bloke that sells boats to other people for a living Andrew ‘Shorty’ Short seems to have enormous difficulty keeping his own cheque book at bay. He’s a sucker for a big, sexy money-hole in the water provided it goes fast, fast, fast.

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  • 45 years in grand company
    • 23 Dec, 2008 02:08:00 PM

    45 years in grand company

    On Boxing Day a cheery, unassuming bloke with an impish sense of humour will pass an extraordinary milestone. Tony Cable will cross the start line for his 45th race to Hobart.

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  • Rolex Skippers Cocktail Party
    • 20 Dec, 2008 10:15:00 PM

    Rolex Skippers Cocktail Party

    Sid Fischer again awarded the CYCA Ocean Racer of the Year at the Rolex Skippers Cocktail Party

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  • Justin Clougher - Rosebud
    • 13 Dec, 2008 09:47:00 AM

    Justin Clougher - Rosebud

    Justin Clougher speaking on behalf of Roger Sturgeon, owner of race winner Rosebud

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  • 2008 Rolex Sydney Hobart Media Launch
    • 30 Nov, 2008 01:48:00 PM

    2008 Rolex Sydney Hobart Media Launch

    Listen to the media launch of the 2008 Rolex Sydney Hobart, held on 26 November 2008

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  • Fleet of 113 nominated for Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2008
    • 03 Nov, 2008 05:13:00 PM

    Fleet of 113 nominated for Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2008

    The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia is delighted to announce one of the largest fleets in a decade with 113 yachts nominated for the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2008, Australia’s premier blue water event.

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  • Sailing Icons Gain Backing for New Challenge with SeaHold Perie Banou II
    • 01 Nov, 2008 01:09:00 PM

    Sailing Icons Gain Backing for New Challenge with SeaHold Perie Banou II

    Sailing legends Jon Sanders and David Dicks have entered the race to take home the Tattersall’s Cup!

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  • 50 year old Maris wins Lord Howe - now for Hobart!
    • 28 Oct, 2008 06:39:00 PM

    50 year old Maris wins Lord Howe - now for Hobart!

    In an historic ocean racing victory, Ian Kiernan’s classic timber yacht Sanyo Maris has celebrated the 50th anniversary of her launching with an IRC handicap win in the 414 nautical mile Hempel 35th Gosford – Lord Howe Island Race.

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  • Classic yacht for Hobart to celebrate 50th birthday
    • 23 Oct, 2008 12:14:00 PM

    Classic yacht for Hobart to celebrate 50th birthday

    The classic ocean racing yacht Sanyo Maris is coming out of retirement to celebrate the 50th anniversary of her launching – by competing in two of Australia’s toughest races, the Hempel 35th Gosford – Lord Howe Island Yacht Race and the 64th Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.

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  • Tasmanian Seafarers Memorial recalls 1998 tragedy
    • 21 Oct, 2008 04:59:00 PM

    Tasmanian Seafarers Memorial recalls 1998 tragedy

    Dozens of fishing trawlers and a few yachts and motor cruisers lined the wharves in the small fishing village of Triabunna, on the East Coast of Tasmania, last weekend as yacht club commodores, naval officers and civic leaders joined locals and tourists for a moving commemorative service on the waterfront.

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  • First South Australian entry for 2008 Rolex Sydney Hobart
    • 12 Sep, 2008 02:19:00 PM

    First South Australian entry for 2008 Rolex Sydney Hobart

    Owner/skipper Dr Gary Shanks says the time is right for a ninth family-based race campaign for the legendary 628 mile race on Boxing Day. As a single boat, Rager is the most prolific South Australian race entrant in Australia’s premier blue water yachting event.

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