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  • RÁN takes charge of Rolex Sydney Hobart overall lead

    RÁN takes charge of Rolex Sydney Hobart overall lead

    The new British yacht RÁN has taken the overall lead of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race this afternoon, Niklas Zennstrom and his crew making an early charge on Zennstrom’s hope to win the 628 nautical mile race on handicap, adding to his overall win of the Rolex Fastnet Race in August.
  • Alfa Romeo and RÂN stake their claims at the start, no fairy tale for Etihad Stadium

    Alfa Romeo and RÂN stake their claims at the start, no fairy tale for Etihad Stadium

    Neville Crichton’s 100 foot maxi Alfa Romeo this afternoon grabbed bragging rights from arch rival Wild Oats XI by being the first yacht out of Sydney Harbour at the start of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.
  • Etihad Stadium first high profile casualty

    Etihad Stadium first high profile casualty

    Melbourne maxi Etihad Stadium is the first high profile casualty of the 65th Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, a disappointed owner/skipper Grant Wharington officially retiring at 2.05pm this afternoon citing rigging issues.
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  • RÁN takes charge of Rolex Sydney Hobart overall lead
    • 26 Dec, 2009 06:37:00 PM

    RÁN takes charge of Rolex Sydney Hobart overall lead

    The new British yacht RÁN has taken the overall lead of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race this afternoon, Niklas Zennstrom and his crew making an early charge on Zennstrom’s hope to win the 628 nautical mile race on handicap, adding to his overall win of the Rolex Fastnet Race in August.

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  • Alfa Romeo and RÂN stake their claims at the start, no fairy tale for Etihad Stadium
    • 26 Dec, 2009 04:40:00 PM

    Alfa Romeo and RÂN stake their claims at the start, no fairy tale for Etihad Stadium

    Neville Crichton’s 100 foot maxi Alfa Romeo this afternoon grabbed bragging rights from arch rival Wild Oats XI by being the first yacht out of Sydney Harbour at the start of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.

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  • Etihad Stadium first high profile casualty
    • 26 Dec, 2009 03:19:00 PM

    Etihad Stadium first high profile casualty

    Melbourne maxi Etihad Stadium is the first high profile casualty of the 65th Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, a disappointed owner/skipper Grant Wharington officially retiring at 2.05pm this afternoon citing rigging issues.

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  • Wet but spectacular spinnaker start to Rolex Sydney Hobart
    • 26 Dec, 2009 03:03:00 PM

    Wet but spectacular spinnaker start to Rolex Sydney Hobart

    It may have been raining and overcast, but the start of the 65th Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race was still nothing short of spectacular as yacht crews popped spinnakers in a 12-15 knot southerly, just after the 1.00pm start on Sydney Harbour today. Before they had the chance the exit the Harbour, things went pear-shaped for four yachts.

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  • Tactical decisions the key to 2009 Rolex Sydney Hobart
    • 26 Dec, 2009 11:31:00 AM

    Tactical decisions the key to 2009 Rolex Sydney Hobart

    The Rolex Sydney Hobart will start this year under spinnaker in a moderate southerly breeze. As the yachts turn out to sea the spinnakers will be shoved down below, and they’ll stay there for most of the race.

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  • Rolex Sydney Hobart: There’s more to it than racing!
    • 26 Dec, 2009 10:08:00 AM

    Rolex Sydney Hobart: There’s more to it than racing!

    The start is less than three hours away and it’s not just the crews on the 100 yachts participating in the 65th Rolex Sydney Hobart who are making their final preparations – those from the organisers, the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia (CYCA), the Principal Race Officer and his team, the International Jury and those on the Radio Relay vessel which accompanies the fleet to Hobart are all busy too.

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  • Day 1 in photos
    • 26 Dec, 2009 12:00:00 AM

    Day 1 in photos

    A collection of photos from 26/12/2009

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