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    Southerly Slow-Up

    A strong southerly to southwesterly change sweeping up the Tasmanian coast this afternoon slowed the 87 yachts still at sea in the 2009 Rolex Sydney Hobart Race.
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  • Southerly Slow-Up
    • 29 Dec, 2009 07:43:00 PM

    Southerly Slow-Up

    A strong southerly to southwesterly change sweeping up the Tasmanian coast this afternoon slowed the 87 yachts still at sea in the 2009 Rolex Sydney Hobart Race.

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    • 29 Dec, 2009 07:32:00 PM

    Seven Network Race Update 4 - 29 December 2009

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    • 29 Dec, 2009 07:30:00 PM

    Seven Network Race Update 3 - 29 December 2009

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  • Weather holds the key to race win
    • 29 Dec, 2009 06:40:00 PM

    Weather holds the key to race win

    An unfavourable weather forecast for the rest of today and tomorrow for yachts still at sea and in contention for corrected time honours in the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race holds the key to the overall race win this year.

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  • Scallop pies first stop for Lahana crew
    • 29 Dec, 2009 06:30:00 PM

    Scallop pies first stop for Lahana crew

    The Queensland super maxi Lahana, owned by Peter Millard and John Honan arrived in Hobart this afternoon, docking just before 5.00pm after finishing the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, the eighth yacht to cross the line of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s 628 nautical mile race.

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    • 29 Dec, 2009 05:14:00 PM

    Seven Network Race Update 2 - 29 December 2009

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  • Ingvall and Witt’s new plans after Rolex Sydney Hobart
    • 29 Dec, 2009 04:28:00 PM

    Ingvall and Witt’s new plans after Rolex Sydney Hobart

    Ingvall and Witt, a former 18ft skiff champion and skipper of Volvo-class yachts in previous Rolex Sydney Hobart races, tied up in Hobart this afternoon, ecstatic about their race this time, and enthused about their new venture.

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    • 29 Dec, 2009 03:49:00 PM

    Seven Network Race Update 1 - 29 December 2009

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  • Pre-race favourite now waits for others to decide her fate
    • 29 Dec, 2009 01:58:00 PM

    Pre-race favourite now waits for others to decide her fate

    Zennstrom described RÁN’s race as a mixture of spectacular beats and reaches in amongst dispiriting lulls, when they had the wind seeker out, trying to find whatever whisp of breeze they could.

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  • Classics of past chase modern glory
    • 29 Dec, 2009 01:13:00 PM

    Classics of past chase modern glory

    Forty-footers, several of them carrying the names of classic boats from the Corinthian past of Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Races, are coming into their own for an overall win in this year’s event as they race down the Tasmanian east coast into the path of escalating southerly winds.

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  • Sport stars thrive at sea
    • 29 Dec, 2009 12:30:00 PM

    Sport stars thrive at sea

    Boxing world champion Danny Green described his experience once Investec LOYAL had docked in Hobart, his first visit to the island state, after finishing fourth over the line. “The whole thing was a buzz. We all pulled together, there was great camaraderie.”

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  • Wild Oats XI does a rapid U-turn in Hobart while owner Bob Oatley plans to come back next year
    • 29 Dec, 2009 11:41:00 AM

    Wild Oats XI does a rapid U-turn in Hobart while owner Bob Oatley plans to come back next year

    Bob Oatley’s supermaxi Wild Oats XI slipped into Hobart just minutes after midnight last night, but even before she had crossed the finish line in the Rolex Sydney Hobart race he was planning a return.

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    • 29 Dec, 2009 11:29:00 AM

    Merit - more from the first afternoon

    An editied version of some vision from the boat during the first afternoon

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    • 29 Dec, 2009 11:02:00 AM

    Rapture - Day 3

    Rapture at speed in Bass Strait during the afternoon of Day 3

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    • 29 Dec, 2009 10:59:00 AM

    Merit - pre-start manouvres

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  • Tom Addis, Navigator, Alfa Romeo
    • 29 Dec, 2009 09:57:00 AM

    Tom Addis, Navigator, Alfa Romeo

    Tom Addis, navigator of Line Honours boat Alfa Romeo, interviewed shortly after finishing

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  • Neville Crichton, Alfa Romeo
    • 29 Dec, 2009 08:27:00 AM

    Neville Crichton, Alfa Romeo

    Neville Crichton, Owner/Skipper of Alfa Romeo, shortly after arriving first in Hobert in the 2009 Rolex Sydney Hobart

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    • 29 Dec, 2009 08:15:00 AM

    YuuZoo - Day 3

    Yuuzoo powering along at 20 knots on Day 3

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  • Wild Oats XI arrives in Alfa Romeo’s wake
    • 29 Dec, 2009 01:48:00 AM

    Wild Oats XI arrives in Alfa Romeo’s wake

    Mark Richards, the skipper of Wild Oats XI, the four-time line honours winner and record holder of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, vowed to return next year after finishing second to arch rival and near sistership, the New Zealand supermaxi Alfa Romeo, just after midnight this morning.

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  • Alfa Gets the Gun at 2009 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race
    • 29 Dec, 2009 12:54:00 AM

    Alfa Gets the Gun at 2009 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

    After sailing a near perfect tactical race in extremely difficult conditions, with extremes from a testing 25-knot southerly, with a bumpy seaway through the first night, to a calm in the notoriously rough and windy Bass Strait, Neville Crichton's Alfa Romeo was first to finish in the 2009 Rolex Sydney Hobart Race, with an elapsed time of two days, 9hrs, 2mins, 10secs for the 628nm course.

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  • Jubilant Crichton glad it’s all over
    • 29 Dec, 2009 12:52:00 AM

    Jubilant Crichton glad it’s all over

    A remarkably relaxed and fresh looking Neville Crichton steered his 100 foot supermaxi Alfa Romeo into Constitution Dock this evening after taking line honours in the 2009 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.

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  • Day 4 in photos
    • 29 Dec, 2009 12:00:00 AM

    Day 4 in photos

    A collection of photos from 29/12/2009

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