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  • A Blaze of Colour Against a Grey Sydney Sky

    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.
  • Champagne conditions go flat

    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.
  • Save it for the second half

    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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  • 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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  • Day 1 in photos
    • 26 Dec, 2010 11:00:00 PM

    Day 1 in photos

    A collection of photos from 26 December 2010

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  • The Rolex Sydney Hobart fleet battles on, first retirement
    • 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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  • Champagne conditions go flat
    • 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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  • Rolex Sydney Hobart Race Update 3 - 26 December 2010
    • 26 Dec, 2010 06:58:00 PM

    Rolex Sydney Hobart Race Update 3 - 26 December 2010

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  • Save it for the second half
    • 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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  • Rolex Sydney Hobart Race Update 2 - 26 December 2010
    • 26 Dec, 2010 04:29:00 PM

    Rolex Sydney Hobart Race Update 2 - 26 December 2010

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  • Wild Oats XI leads fleet out of Sydney Harbour
    • 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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  • Rolex Sydney Hobart Race Update 1 - 26 December 2010
    • 26 Dec, 2010 02:56:00 PM

    Rolex Sydney Hobart Race Update 1 - 26 December 2010

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