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  • Santa paid a special visit to the international crew members of the Rolex Sydney Hobart

    Santa paid a special visit to the international crew members of the Rolex Sydney Hobart

    Santa and his special elf paid a visit to the international crew members from Japan, Lithuania, France and New Zealand to spread some Christmas cheer!
  • Rolex Sydney Hobart 2012 Preview

    Rolex Sydney Hobart 2012 Preview

    Rolex Sydney Hobart Preview
  • Transition Time approaching

    Transition Time approaching

    “Tough, challenging but always exciting,” is how Commodore Howard Piggott, of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, sums up the Rolex Sydney Hobart.
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  • Santa paid a special visit to the international crew members of the Rolex Sydney Hobart
    • 25 Dec, 2012 11:00:00 AM

    Santa paid a special visit to the international crew members of the Rolex Sydney Hobart

    Santa and his special elf paid a visit to the international crew members from Japan, Lithuania, France and New Zealand to spread some Christmas cheer!

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  • Rolex Sydney Hobart 2012 Preview
    • 25 Dec, 2012 08:00:00 AM

    Rolex Sydney Hobart 2012 Preview

    Rolex Sydney Hobart Preview

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  • Transition Time approaching
    • 24 Dec, 2012 09:00:00 PM

    Transition Time approaching

    “Tough, challenging but always exciting,” is how Commodore Howard Piggott, of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, sums up the Rolex Sydney Hobart.

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  • Rolex Sydney Hobart: Weather points to bigger and faster
    • 24 Dec, 2012 02:00:00 PM

    Rolex Sydney Hobart: Weather points to bigger and faster

    “The winner of the 2012 Rolex Sydney Hobart is likely to come from a boat 60 foot or larger;” that is what Matt Allen, skipper of the Volvo 70 Ichi Ban, has taken away from the latest race forecast from the Bureau of Meteorology.

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  • Tony Cable – this sailing life
    • 24 Dec, 2012 11:00:00 AM

    Tony Cable – this sailing life

    On the eve of his record-setting 47th Rolex Sydney Hobart, Tony Cable is blunt: “You wouldn’t do multiple Hobarts if Hobart wasn’t at the end – just as you wouldn’t do multiple Gold Coast’s or Mooloolabas, would you?”

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  • Race Briefing Press Conference
    • 24 Dec, 2012 11:00:00 AM

    Race Briefing Press Conference

    Mark Richards (Wild Oats XI), Syd Fischer (Ragamuffin-Loyal), Jason Van der Slot (Calm), Matt Allen (Ichi Ban), and Mark Bradford (Black Jack) discussed their race prospects after the race briefing was condcuted today

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  • Interview with Geoff Huegill
    • 24 Dec, 2012 08:30:00 AM

    Interview with Geoff Huegill

    Geoff Huegill shares his thoughts on his second Rolex Sydney Hobart as a crew member aboard Ragamuffin Loyal

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  • Internationals ready to take on the Aussies
    • 23 Dec, 2012 03:00:00 PM

    Internationals ready to take on the Aussies

    Even after 67 editions the Rolex Sydney Hobart continues to deliver something new; this year it’s a Lithuanian team who’ve sailed more than 12,000 nautical miles to compete.

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  • Rolex Sydney Hobart: Beginners luck?
    • 23 Dec, 2012 01:45:00 PM

    Rolex Sydney Hobart: Beginners luck?

    Cancer can focus the mind wonderfully - things you always had in mind assume a new urgency – and at 58, Warwick Sherman had long had a Rolex Sydney Hobart on his notional bucket list.

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  • No escape – saltwater is in their DNA
    • 22 Dec, 2012 04:00:00 PM

    No escape – saltwater is in their DNA

    There aren’t many people who have done more than 25 Hobarts, yet in the 2012 Rolex Sydney Hobart, there are three sailors who have not only passed the quarter century milestone, but are fast closing in on the records of their remarkable fathers.

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  • Celestial Assistance Dogs
    • 22 Dec, 2012 02:00:00 PM

    Celestial Assistance Dogs

    The team from Assistance Dogs visited the CYCA and their boat Celestial Assistance Dogs to wish them well on their journey to Hobart. Special guest Abby Matthews and her assistance dog Jemima joined in the fun

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  • Bigger will benefit as smaller pays
    • 22 Dec, 2012 11:00:00 AM

    Bigger will benefit as smaller pays

    Four days out from the start of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s Rolex Sydney Hobart, the weather forecast is evolving, but it still looks grim for the smaller boats in the fleet - grimmer, if anything, than when the Bureau of Meteorology first showed us it’s long range forecast yesterday.

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  • The bigger boats have a great chance at winning the race on handicap
    • 22 Dec, 2012 10:30:00 AM

    The bigger boats have a great chance at winning the race on handicap

    Seven skippers that are in contention for the overall win got together this morning to discuss their prospects for the 2012 Rolex Sydney Hobart

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  • Dream Forecast for Big Boats
    • 21 Dec, 2012 11:00:00 AM

    Dream Forecast for Big Boats

    Rolex Sydney Hobart super maxi navigators are reveling in a dream forecast that’s promising record-breaking conditions, but an unpredictable westerly looming over Tasmania is leaving the race for the coveted Tattersall’s Cup wide open.

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  • Long Range Weather Forecast Press Conference
    • 21 Dec, 2012 11:00:00 AM

    Long Range Weather Forecast Press Conference

    Michael Logan from the Bureau of Meteorology revealed the long range weather forecast to skippers and the media earlier today, Friday 21 December

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  • Kiwi Silver Medallist After Aussie Gold
    • 20 Dec, 2012 03:00:00 PM

    Kiwi Silver Medallist After Aussie Gold

    Life hasn’t been the same for Kiwi 49er sailor Blair Tuke since the 23 year-old won a silver medal at the London Olympics, catapulting him from young-electrician-with-big-dreams to rock star with the world at his feet in his native Bay of Islands and beyond.

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  • Rebuilt Wild Thing something of a wild card
    • 20 Dec, 2012 09:30:00 AM

    Rebuilt Wild Thing something of a wild card

    At about $1.50, the bookies are ranking Wild Oats XI firm line honours favourite in this 2012 Rolex Sydney Hobart; then they have Ragamuffin-Loyal at $3.25 and Lahana at $10 – and finally you get to Grant (Wharo) Wharington’s Wild Thing, at $13.

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  • Beneteaus on the boil
    • 19 Dec, 2012 03:00:00 PM

    Beneteaus on the boil

    A typical Rolex Sydney Hobart is not just one race but a whole lot of races within a race - first there is the race for the Tattersall’s Cup for first overall - that’s the race between all the IRC boats, and is the prize everyone covets.

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  • Lindsay May - 40 Not Out and Going for 50
    • 19 Dec, 2012 08:18:00 AM

    Lindsay May - 40 Not Out and Going for 50

    In 2005, the newest, flashest, all-singing-all-dancing super-yacht Wild Oats XI won the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s Rolex Sydney Hobart overall after smashing the race record in a triumph of carbon fibre, canting keels and state of the art boat design and engineering – but one year on, things changed dramatically.

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  • Sherman ready to tick Rolex Sydney Hobart bucket list box
    • 18 Dec, 2012 02:30:00 PM

    Sherman ready to tick Rolex Sydney Hobart bucket list box

    When Cruising Yacht Club of Australia yachtsman Warwick Sherman sets foot on his yacht Occasional Coarse Language Too on Boxing Day, he will remember all the reasons he is finally looking down the barrel of his first Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race at the age of 58.

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  • Rolex Sydney Hobart Fleet Update
    • 18 Dec, 2012 11:00:00 AM

    Rolex Sydney Hobart Fleet Update

    The fleet for the 68th Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race now stands at 77 following the withdrawal of Dodo, the Andrews 52 skippered by Adrian Dunphy.

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  • Brisbane Father and Sons Target Hobart
    • 18 Dec, 2012 09:00:00 AM

    Brisbane Father and Sons Target Hobart

    If you want to hit a target at long range you might try a hi-powered rifle – to hit a 600-mile target - How about a cruise missile? But a blunderbuss?

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  • Wild Oats XI revealed underwater modifications in their quest for more speed
    • 17 Dec, 2012 05:00:00 PM

    Wild Oats XI revealed underwater modifications in their quest for more speed

    Peter Blakmen from Extreme Film and Photographics captured the unique sight of Bob Oatley's supermaxi coming out of the water today when she revealed her underwater modifications

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  • BoatsonTV footage from Wild Oats XI reveal
    • 17 Dec, 2012 05:00:00 PM

    BoatsonTV footage from Wild Oats XI reveal

    BoatsonTV were also at Woolwich Dock yesterday when Wild Oats XI unveiled her under water modifications

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  • Wild Oats XI: The Quest for More Speed
    • 17 Dec, 2012 04:00:00 PM

    Wild Oats XI: The Quest for More Speed

    Bob Oatley’s Rolex Sydney Hobart race record holder – and five time line honours winner – Wild Oats XI, today unveiled three significant additions to her armoury for this year’s race, which starts on Boxing Day.

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  • Rolex Sydney Hobart: How Winners Are Anointed
    • 17 Dec, 2012 09:30:00 AM

    Rolex Sydney Hobart: How Winners Are Anointed

    For most casual spectators, and many in the media, the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s Rolex Sydney Hobart is all about who gets there first - not surprising, really.

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  • Rolex Sydney Hobart fleet warms up in the CYCA Trophy-Passage
    • 16 Dec, 2012 02:00:00 PM

    Rolex Sydney Hobart fleet warms up in the CYCA Trophy-Passage

    14 yachts entered in the Rolex Sydney Hobart had a good shakedown in the CYCA Trophy-Passage Series as part of their preparations for the blue water classic.

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  • Pre-Race Images
    • 16 Dec, 2012 12:00:00 AM

    Pre-Race Images

    All the colour of pre-race preparations for the 2012 Rolex Sydney Hobart

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  • Ragamuffin Loyal Update
    • 14 Dec, 2012 09:00:00 AM

    Ragamuffin Loyal Update

    The team at Ragamuffin Loyal are pleased to say that the assessment of damage to the 100 footer’s rigging, sustained on Wednesday evening, is a positive one and repairs are underway.

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  • Rolex Sydney Hobart Fleet Update
    • 13 Dec, 2012 03:15:00 PM

    Rolex Sydney Hobart Fleet Update

    Last evening an incident occurred with the mast of Syd Fischer’s Ragamuffin-Loyal and the Ragamuffin-Loyal team are currently assessing the damage and will make an announcement as soon as they are able.

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  • Helsal tribute to Joe Adams in Rolex Sydney Hobart
    • 12 Dec, 2012 12:20:00 PM

    Helsal tribute to Joe Adams in Rolex Sydney Hobart

    Helsal, arguably the flagship name of the late Australian yacht designer, Joe Adams, will pay its respects to him in a special way in this year’s Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.

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  • Rolex Sydney Hobart: The Father, Son and the Hobart Spirit
    • 04 Dec, 2012 11:00:00 AM

    Rolex Sydney Hobart: The Father, Son and the Hobart Spirit

    Melbourne yachtsman Bruce Taylor just might be the best sailor never to have won a Rolex Sydney Hobart.

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  • Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race media launch audio
    • 27 Nov, 2012 12:00:00 PM

    Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race media launch audio

    Listen to the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race media launch

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  • Official Launch of the 2012 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race
    • 27 Nov, 2012 12:00:00 PM

    Official Launch of the 2012 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

    Geoff Huegill was announced as one of the celebrity crew members of Ragamuffin Loyal at the official launch of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2012 held on Tuesday 27 November at the CYCA

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  • Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2012 Media Launch
    • 27 Nov, 2012 12:00:00 PM

    Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2012 Media Launch

    Footage of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race media launch, courtesy of BoatsonTV

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  • 2012 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race as challenging as ever
    • 27 Nov, 2012 10:30:00 AM

    2012 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race as challenging as ever

    The 68th Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race promises to be one for the true believers; if you admire people who constantly challenge your values, fire your imagination, refuse to quit when the going gets tough, can’t be told that they are too old, are too stubborn to give it away and who keep coming back for more, then this year’s race is a Christmas present you’ll never forget.

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  • Rolex Sydney Hobart a real family affair for Biddy Badenach
    • 21 Nov, 2012 01:01:00 PM

    Rolex Sydney Hobart a real family affair for Biddy Badenach

    Robert ‘Biddy’ Badenach, a past Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania commodore, co-ordinates all that happens at the finish of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race – from the finishing box on Castray Esplanade to the prizegiving at the Club in Sandy Bay.

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  • Seventy eight entries for Rolex Sydney Hobart
    • 02 Nov, 2012 10:05:00 AM

    Seventy eight entries for Rolex Sydney Hobart

    Four super maxis and six previous overall winners, including defending champion, Loki, are among the 78 for the 2012 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race received by the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia at the close of entries at 5.00pm last evening.

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  • One week until Rolex Sydney Hobart applications for entry close
    • 25 Oct, 2012 11:10:00 AM

    One week until Rolex Sydney Hobart applications for entry close

    For over 67 years many yachtsmen and women have foregone Christmas celebrations to prepare for the ultimate sailing test – completing a Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race – and with just one week to submit an Application for Entry to the host club, the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, time is running out for those wanting to take the race off their bucket list.

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  • Loyal is Syd Fischer’s weapon of choice for Rolex Sydney Hobart
    • 18 Oct, 2012 09:55:00 AM

    Loyal is Syd Fischer’s weapon of choice for Rolex Sydney Hobart

    Australian yachting legend Syd Fischer has announced he will skipper last year’s Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Racer line honours winner, Investec Loyal, in the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s annual 628 nautical mile race which starts at 1.00pm on Boxing Day.

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  • Rolex Sydney Hobart: And suddenly there were 60…
    • 15 Oct, 2012 11:32:00 AM

    Rolex Sydney Hobart: And suddenly there were 60…

    The fleet for the 68th Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race in December reached 50 with the entry of Bob ‘Robbo’ Robertson’s Queensland yacht, Lunchtime Legend; and just hours later, entries had already reached 60, such is the popularity of the race.

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  • Rolex Sydney Hobart: A Sporting Institution
    • 11 Oct, 2012 10:27:00 AM

    Rolex Sydney Hobart: A Sporting Institution

    The Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race is one of the world’s great offshore races. The annual nautical challenge – across 628 nautical miles from Sydney Harbour to Hobart, Tasmania – starts for the 68th uninterrupted year on 26 December, 2012.

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  • Strong International Interest for the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race
    • 20 Sep, 2012 12:00:00 PM

    Strong International Interest for the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

    Ever since the release of the Notice of Race for the 68th edition of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, applications for entry for Australia’s blue water classic have been rolling in from all over the globe and as of today, number 30

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  • 68th Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race: Notice of Race and Application for Entry Available
    • 05 Jul, 2012 09:40:00 AM

    68th Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race: Notice of Race and Application for Entry Available

    The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, the organising authority for the 68th edition of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, and Rolex SA of Geneva, the race’s naming rights sponsor, have announced the release of the Notice of Race and now invite Applications for Entry.

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