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  • Dock Talk 29 December 2015

    Dock Talk 29 December 2015

    Balance skipper Paul Clitheroe describes using "every bit of stickyback" to fix their mainsail. A good thing too, they're in with a shot for the overall win. Swiss yacht Teasing Machine is also looking good. The easing breeze overnight will make it more and more difficult for those still at sea to have chance.
  • Balance: probability?

    Balance: probability?

    The NSW TP52 Balance, the appropriately named yacht of financial guru Paul Clitheroe, is the leader for overall honours in the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race and now has to await the arrival of two European yachts tomorrow, her immediate challengers.
  • A 628 mile match race

    A 628 mile match race

    While the super maxis were fighting it out for line honours, a few miles astern an absorbing match race was played out by the two grand prix sixty footers, Matt Allen’s Carkeek60 Ichi ban and Rupert Henry’s JV62 Chinese Whisper.
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  • Dock Talk 29 December 2015
    • 29 Dec, 2015 07:00:00 PM

    Dock Talk 29 December 2015

    Balance skipper Paul Clitheroe describes using "every bit of stickyback" to fix their mainsail. A good thing too, they're in with a shot for the overall win. Swiss yacht Teasing Machine is also looking good. The easing breeze overnight will make it more and more difficult for those still at sea to have chance.

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  • Balance: probability?
    • 29 Dec, 2015 06:30:00 PM

    Balance: probability?

    The NSW TP52 Balance, the appropriately named yacht of financial guru Paul Clitheroe, is the leader for overall honours in the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race and now has to await the arrival of two European yachts tomorrow, her immediate challengers.

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  • A 628 mile match race
    • 29 Dec, 2015 05:00:00 PM

    A 628 mile match race

    While the super maxis were fighting it out for line honours, a few miles astern an absorbing match race was played out by the two grand prix sixty footers, Matt Allen’s Carkeek60 Ichi ban and Rupert Henry’s JV62 Chinese Whisper.

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  • Soldini sails a classic Hobart race, for better, for worse
    • 29 Dec, 2015 02:30:00 PM

    Soldini sails a classic Hobart race, for better, for worse

    If you are looking for a lesson in how to sail a Sydney-Hobart race - what to do, what not to do - look no further than the Italian maestro Giovanni Soldini, skipper of Volvo 70 Maserati. Just forget about his start.

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  • Luck is a fortune
    • 29 Dec, 2015 01:00:00 PM

    Luck is a fortune

    American George David brought his 88 foot Rambler from the other side of the world to win the Rolex Sydney Hobart - not line honours - he wanted to win outright and made it clear in Sydney when he spoke to the press at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia before the race, and he made it just as plain when he stepped off Rambler in Hobart.

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  • Ragamuffin's trials on way to line honours second
    • 29 Dec, 2015 11:30:00 AM

    Ragamuffin's trials on way to line honours second

    A match race up the River Derwent from the Tasman Light and a heart-stopping decision not to follow Rambler when she gybed in the final stages of the race, resulted in second over line for 88 year-old Syd Fischer and his Ragamuffin 100.

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  • Line Honours for Comanche
    • 29 Dec, 2015 10:00:00 AM

    Line Honours for Comanche

    Jim Clark and Kristy Hinze-Clark’s maxi Comanche pulled off an incredible feat tonight, taking line honours in the 71st edition of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race and winning the Illingworth trophy and Rolex Yacht Master II timepiece.

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  • The cruel seas
    • 29 Dec, 2015 08:00:00 AM

    The cruel seas

    For Ragamuffin and Rambler it has been a frustrating night - they should have arrived in Hobart in darkness - instead they wallowed under the black gloom of Tasman Island, waiting for the sun to rise.

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  • One hard piece of water
    • 29 Dec, 2015 01:00:00 AM

    One hard piece of water

    “This is a hard race. I have sailed around the world two and a half times and I thought I had seen it all but this is one hard body of water” was how Comanche’s skipper Ken Read summed it up dockside after bringing his wounded supermaxi across the line tonight.

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