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    A Blaze of Colour Against a Grey Sydney Sky

    Race day for the 66th Rolex Sydney Hobart fleet dawned cloudy and rainy for the 87 competing yachts. The grey weather added a bit of gloom and foreboding to what may be in store for the crews racing to the finish line in Hobart, 628-miles away.
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  • A Blaze of Colour Against a Grey Sydney Sky
    • 26 Dec, 2010 11:17:00 PM

    A Blaze of Colour Against a Grey Sydney Sky

    Race day for the 66th Rolex Sydney Hobart fleet dawned cloudy and rainy for the 87 competing yachts. The grey weather added a bit of gloom and foreboding to what may be in store for the crews racing to the finish line in Hobart, 628-miles away.

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    • 26 Dec, 2010 09:29:00 PM

    Seven Network Race Update 2 - 26 December 2010

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    • 26 Dec, 2010 09:29:00 PM

    The Rolex Sydney Hobart fleet battles on, first retirement

    As night fell Grant Wharington, the skipper of the Melbourne 98 footer Wild Thing reported that his supermaxi was beating into a 25 knot south-easterly breeze under a reefed mainsail and jib. He expects that during the night the wind will rotate to the south west.

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    • 26 Dec, 2010 07:22:00 PM

    Champagne conditions go flat

    After four hours of vintage downwind racing in flat seas and a 12 knot north-easterly breeze, the frontrunners in the Rolex Sydney Hobart have hunkered down for the long grind to windward that will probably get worse before it gets better.

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    • 26 Dec, 2010 06:58:00 PM

    Save it for the second half

    The Rolex Sydney Hobart, which started from Sydney Harbour at 1pm this afternoon, is shaping up to be two quite distinctive races wrapped into one; the first half, from Sydney Heads to Flinders Island on Tasmania’s north-eastern tip and the second, from Flinders to the finish in the Derwent River.

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    • 26 Dec, 2010 04:56:00 PM

    Seven Network Race Update 1 - 26 December 2010

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    • 26 Dec, 2010 04:16:00 PM

    Wild Oats XI leads fleet out of Sydney Harbour

    The Mark Richards skippered 100 footer, Wild Oats XI, shrugged off a cheeky challenge from Grant Wharington’s Melbourne 98 footer, Wild Thing, to stamp its mark early on the Rolex Sydney Hobart line honours battle.

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  • ‘Tricky’ conditions forecast for Rolex Sydney Hobart
    • 26 Dec, 2010 10:01:00 AM

    ‘Tricky’ conditions forecast for Rolex Sydney Hobart

    As the rain poured down in Sydney this morning, the Bureau of Meteorology’s (BOM) Michael Logan left Rolex Sydney Hobart competitors wondering just what the weather situation would be for today’s 1.00pm start and beyond of the famous 628 nautical mile race.

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  • Fish out of water about to get wet
    • 26 Dec, 2010 09:42:00 AM

    Fish out of water about to get wet

    Australian swimming icon Geoff Huegill may be regarded as a fish out of water, but despite a forecast wet start today he’s more than excited about racing on top of the blue stuff in his first Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.

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  • Day 1 in photos
    • 26 Dec, 2010 12:00:00 AM

    Day 1 in photos

    A collection of photos from 26/12/2010

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