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  • Dimitri - Getaway Sailing 2

    Dimitri - Getaway Sailing 2

    Russian crew member, Dimitri, onboard Getaway Sailing 2, speaks about the expectations for the race
  • Christmas Eve Race Forecast

    Christmas Eve Race Forecast

    At the race briefing today, the forecast was for a fast downwind race
  • Fast and hard

    Fast and hard

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