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  • Dock Side Snaps

    Dock Side Snaps

    Our photographers captured the atmosphere around the dock at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia prior to the start of the 71st Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.
  • And the winner will be….ask me on Tuesday

    And the winner will be….ask me on Tuesday

    The 2015 Rolex Sydney Hobart is counting down; the skippers have received their final weather briefing, and the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia marina is teeming with crew members loading the last of the sails and provisions.
  • A bit of Brissie Dekadence

    A bit of Brissie Dekadence

    As Boxing Day draws closer, the mood on the dock at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia gets seriouser and seriouser – there is only so much time left to check, double check and check again those hundred little bits and pieces, those $5 fittings that can bring a whole campaign crashing down off the NSW coast.
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  • Dock Talk December 27 a.m
    • 27 Dec, 2015 06:00:00 AM

    Dock Talk December 27 a.m

    After a menacing first night, Rambler has emerged as the leader. Today it will switch from a battle of brawn to a test of the brain, with navigators facing a tricky task in challenging and changing conditions.

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  • Dock Side Snaps
    • 26 Dec, 2015 08:00:00 PM

    Dock Side Snaps

    Our photographers captured the atmosphere around the dock at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia prior to the start of the 71st Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.

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  • And the winner will be….ask me on Tuesday
    • 26 Dec, 2015 10:30:00 AM

    And the winner will be….ask me on Tuesday

    The 2015 Rolex Sydney Hobart is counting down; the skippers have received their final weather briefing, and the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia marina is teeming with crew members loading the last of the sails and provisions.

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  • A bit of Brissie Dekadence
    • 26 Dec, 2015 06:00:00 AM

    A bit of Brissie Dekadence

    As Boxing Day draws closer, the mood on the dock at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia gets seriouser and seriouser – there is only so much time left to check, double check and check again those hundred little bits and pieces, those $5 fittings that can bring a whole campaign crashing down off the NSW coast.

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  • International Christmas
    • 25 Dec, 2015 02:00:00 PM

    International Christmas

    Santa and his Elf made a special stop at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia to visit the Haspa Hamburg and Clipper Fleet ahead of the 71st Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

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  • Dock Talk December 25
    • 25 Dec, 2015 12:00:00 PM

    Dock Talk December 25

    Santa visited some of the international crews, while it was business as usual for many others with Christmas fast making way for race day.

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  • Dock Talk December 24
    • 24 Dec, 2015 04:30:00 PM

    Dock Talk December 24

    The latest forecast is in and it has blown line honours and overall wide open. What's the plan for the four super-maxi skippers? Listen...

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  • Race for line honours wide open
    • 24 Dec, 2015 12:00:00 PM

    Race for line honours wide open

    Michael Logan, the Australian Bureau of Meteorology’s NSW Weather Resources manager delivered the early race forecast to all the competing skippers this morning at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, and the overriding message is that this 2015 Rolex Sydney Hobart is going to be one of the most fascinating ever – there is something for everyone.

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  • Weather Briefing
    • 24 Dec, 2015 11:00:00 AM

    Weather Briefing

    Bureau of Meteorology NSW Severe Weather Manager Michael Logan presents a detailed forecast prediction for crews competing in the Sydney to Hobart.

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  • Super Maxi Skippers
    • 24 Dec, 2015 10:00:00 AM

    Super Maxi Skippers

    The latest forecast has blown the Rolex Sydney Hobart wide open. Any one of the four 100-footers could win line honours. Here's what they think of the challenge ahead:

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  • Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race:  The Cup that cheers
    • 23 Dec, 2015 03:30:00 PM

    Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race: The Cup that cheers

    For a few sailors the Rolex Sydney Hobart is all about getting there first, but for the bulk of the fleet only one thing will really make it a Christmas to remember - a vaguely baroque silver chalice, bedecked with mermaids in place of angels, called the Tattersall’s Cup - awarded to the overall winner.

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  • Harken Grinder Competition
    • 23 Dec, 2015 03:00:00 PM

    Harken Grinder Competition

    There is no doubt that the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race is a physical task, with many sailors undergoing strength and endurance training in the lead up to the race.

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  • Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race: Enter the dragon
    • 23 Dec, 2015 11:00:00 AM

    Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race: Enter the dragon

    They are certainly quick around the buoys; a highly popular one-design choice for the well-heeled racing enthusiast, as often as not crewed by Olympic and America’s Cup professionals in glamorous global regattas stretching from Rhode Island to Mallorca.

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  • Dock Talk December 22
    • 22 Dec, 2015 06:30:00 PM

    Dock Talk December 22

    Weather predictions are keeping the experts guessing. But crews aren't taking any chances, stocking up on food that's "easy to keep down" on a predicted bumpy first night - listen here:

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  • Long Range Weather Forecast
    • 22 Dec, 2015 04:30:00 PM

    Long Range Weather Forecast

    The NSW Bureau of Meteorology's Michael Logan, Comanche's Stan Honey and Perpetual Loyal's Adrienne Cahalan give their take on what to expect: A tough first night, then it's anyone's guess....

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  • Luck is a fortune four days out
    • 22 Dec, 2015 12:30:00 PM

    Luck is a fortune four days out

    Four days out from the start of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, the Australian Bureau of Meteorology is pretty confident it knows what will happen on day one, but the weather models are still all over the place for the following days, leaving navigators guessing.

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  • Wild Oats XI Race Prep
    • 22 Dec, 2015 12:30:00 PM

    Wild Oats XI Race Prep

    Wild Oats XI skipper Mark Richards chats while hoisting the radically modified WOXI out of the water today. He says he knows Comanche is out for blood.

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  • Damn the chiefs - this one is for the Indians
    • 22 Dec, 2015 09:30:00 AM

    Damn the chiefs - this one is for the Indians

    On Boxing Day a bloke by the name of Tony Cable will start his 50th Hobart - nobody has ever done that before. It is a landmark for the Rolex Sydney Hobart; another colour to add to the tapestry of this extraordinary event that, like the Boxing Day Test, is as much about Australian culture as Australian sport.

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  • Dock Talk December 21
    • 21 Dec, 2015 04:31:00 PM

    Dock Talk December 21

    After eleventh hour repairs iQ Komodo and TSA Management are now confident they’ll make the start of the 71st Rolex Sydney Hobart. Though, TSA Management skipper Tony Levett says he'll give Tasman Island a wide birth.

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  • Enchantress: Safety First
    • 21 Dec, 2015 02:00:00 PM

    Enchantress: Safety First

    Safety first! Every yacht in the Rolex Sydney Hobart must pass a strict safety audit. Today, Enchantress is facing the test. Check out what happens behind the scenes...

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  • Will he or won’t he – that’s the TP52 question
    • 21 Dec, 2015 10:00:00 AM

    Will he or won’t he – that’s the TP52 question

    Will Matt Allen race his new TP52 Ichi Ban to Hobart or will he opt to stick with his sleek black hulled Carkeek 60 of the same name? The skippers of nine other TP52s entered in the Rolex Sydney Hobart have a keen interest in the answer.

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  • Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race: A truly global experience
    • 20 Dec, 2015 02:30:00 PM

    Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race: A truly global experience

    This year will see more international boats and crew than ever before. A record 27 foreign entries will cross the Sydney Harbour start line of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race on Boxing Day.

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  • Dock Talk December 20
    • 20 Dec, 2015 12:00:00 AM

    Dock Talk December 20

    Duende's crew is fitting a 10th bunk for an extra crewman in anticipation of a bumpy opening night, while Ichi Ban's big decision is which boat to take: the 52 or 60 footer. Certainly no time for rest this Sunday, take a listen...

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  • Distilling Rolex Sydney Hobart History
    • 19 Dec, 2015 01:00:00 PM

    Distilling Rolex Sydney Hobart History

    She was one of the greatest maxi yachts of her day; winning line honours three times, first as Bumblebee IV in 1979, and then as Ragamuffin in 1988 and 1990 and she last raced to Hobart in 1993.

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  • Wild Oats XI Evolution
    • 19 Dec, 2015 11:00:00 AM

    Wild Oats XI Evolution

    How does a ten year old yacht remain at the forefront of one of the great ocean race classics? With her distinctively narrow hull, Bob Oatley’s Wild Oats XI has beaten all comers for line honours in eight out of the last ten Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Races. And now her original builders McConaghy Boats have completed her most radical modification yet, with the goal of maintaining her winning ways. Watch the evolution of this concept from idea to reality.

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  • Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race: How Do We Win This Thing?
    • 17 Dec, 2015 02:00:00 PM

    Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race: How Do We Win This Thing?

    It’s not actually that long a story - though it took longer than expected, when last year, Hugh Ellis asked Gary Caulfield if he would like to do the 2015 Rolex Sydney Hobart on his Beneteau First 44.7 Twitch.

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  • Revamped Wild Oats XI reclaims Harbour while Chinese Whisper roars
    • 15 Dec, 2015 04:30:00 PM

    Revamped Wild Oats XI reclaims Harbour while Chinese Whisper roars

    Overcast skies and a modest breeze robbed the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s annual Solas Big Boat Challenge bash around Sydney Harbour of some of its drama this year, but the flat waters and light winds were made to order for the slim, elegant Wild Oats XI.

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  • Global Clipper Race Fleet Arrives Ahead of Sydney Hobart
    • 13 Dec, 2015 11:00:00 AM

    Global Clipper Race Fleet Arrives Ahead of Sydney Hobart

    A fleet of twelve identical 70-foot ocean racing yachts, with 225 crew representing 27 different nationalities has started to arrive at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, in Sydney Harbour this weekend, ahead of its participation in the 2015 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race (RSHYR).

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  • Maxis on the water for the SOLAS Big Boat Challenge
    • 13 Dec, 2015 12:00:00 AM

    Maxis on the water for the SOLAS Big Boat Challenge

    Maxis in the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race will compete in the criterium of the event, the SOLAS Big Boat Challenge, on Sydney Harbour on Tuesday, December 15.

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  • Maserati and Giovanni Soldini all set for the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race
    • 07 Dec, 2015 09:00:00 AM

    Maserati and Giovanni Soldini all set for the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

    At exactly 13:00 local time (2:00 GMT, 3:00 Italian time) on December 26, the VOR 70 Maserati, manned by Italian skipper Giovanni Soldini and his 11-strong crew, will line up for the start of the 71st Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, one of the world’s toughest and most prestigious sailing challenges.

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  • Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race Preview
    • 03 Dec, 2015 09:00:00 AM

    Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race Preview

    The Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, organised by the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, is the ultimate test for skippers, tacticians and crews.

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  •  Rig damage makes Hobart down to the wire for iQ Komodo
    • 02 Dec, 2015 04:00:00 PM

    Rig damage makes Hobart down to the wire for iQ Komodo

    2015 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race contender iQ Komodo has suffered a major set back in her lead up to this years race with news the mast has to be removed to carry out repairs.

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  • Sydney yacht racing to reach Rolex Sydney Hobart start line
    • 01 Dec, 2015 10:30:00 AM

    Sydney yacht racing to reach Rolex Sydney Hobart start line

    Come-on guys admit it - we have all done a little bit of ploughing at some time. Maybe we cut a corner a little too aggressively, or relaxed a bit too much on a lazy twilight jolly - mostly it amounts to no more than red faces and a ribbing back at the club bar.

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  • Clipper Fleet Arrives in Australia Ahead of Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race
    • 26 Nov, 2015 09:00:00 AM

    Clipper Fleet Arrives in Australia Ahead of Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

    With the arrival of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race fleet into Albany, Western Australia, after a stormy Southern Ocean crossing from South Africa, thoughts are turning to the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race which starts on Boxing Day.

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  • Rolex Sydney Hobart Attracts the Blue Bloods of World Ocean Racing
    • 24 Nov, 2015 02:00:00 PM

    Rolex Sydney Hobart Attracts the Blue Bloods of World Ocean Racing

    Never in the 70-year history of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race has there been a fleet like this—the line honours winners and overall winners of every major offshore race in the world.

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  • Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race Media Launch
    • 24 Nov, 2015 01:00:00 PM

    Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race Media Launch

    The official launch of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2015 took place on Tuesday, 24 November 2015, at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia. The launch will marked just over one month until the Boxing Day start of one of the world’s most famous yacht races.

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  • Erin Molan joins Loyal for 2015 Rolex Sydney Hobart
    • 18 Nov, 2015 04:00:00 PM

    Erin Molan joins Loyal for 2015 Rolex Sydney Hobart

    Channel Nine Sports presenter and NRL Footy Show Host Erin Molan will take on her greatest challenge to date joining the crew of Anthony Bell’s Perpetual LOYAL for the 2015 ROLEX Sydney Hobart.

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  • Comanche sheds bodyweight to win the Rolex Sydney Hobart
    • 11 Nov, 2015 10:30:00 AM

    Comanche sheds bodyweight to win the Rolex Sydney Hobart

    Comanche, the super maxi deemed the most likely to dethrone Wild Oats XI in this year’s Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, arrives in Sydney at the start of December with a surprise up its sleeve.

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  • One hundred and eleven yachts for 2015 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race
    • 04 Nov, 2015 02:30:00 PM

    One hundred and eleven yachts for 2015 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

    The 2015 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race entries have officially closed and the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia is pleased to announce 111 yachts have entered the testing 628 nautical mile classic, comprising of 83 boats covering every state of Australia and 28 international entries representing 10 countries.

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  • Two RFBYC Teams Prepare for the Great Race
    • 23 Oct, 2015 10:00:00 AM

    Two RFBYC Teams Prepare for the Great Race

    For the 71st edition of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, there will be two entrants from Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club in Western Australia.

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  • Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race entries break 90
    • 20 Oct, 2015 11:30:00 AM

    Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race entries break 90

    With 10 days until entry closes for the 2015 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia has received 91 entries to-date, including 25 internationals and yachts representing all states of Australia.

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  • Clipper Race fleet and Sir Robin Knox-Johnston to return in Rolex Sydney Hobart Race 2015
    • 19 Oct, 2015 10:00:00 AM

    Clipper Race fleet and Sir Robin Knox-Johnston to return in Rolex Sydney Hobart Race 2015

    The international Clipper Race fleet will once again compete in the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race (RSHYR) this December, bringing colour with Corinthian sailors from 26 different nationalities.

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  • Michael Clarke joins Perpetual Loyal for Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race
    • 07 Oct, 2015 03:00:00 PM

    Michael Clarke joins Perpetual Loyal for Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

    Former Australian Cricket Captain, Michael Clarke, has joined the Perpetual LOYAL yacht racing team for the 2015 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.

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  • Wild Oats XI brings Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race entries to 50
    • 01 Oct, 2015 02:00:00 PM

    Wild Oats XI brings Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race entries to 50

    Bob Oatley’s record-holding Wild Oats XI relevantly became the 50th entry received by the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia for the 2015 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, and the third super maxi to enter the 71st edition of the iconic event thus far.

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  • Ark323 RSHYR Preparation
    • 22 Sep, 2015 10:00:00 AM

    Ark323 RSHYR Preparation

    Noahs Sailing Club are eager to impress in this year's Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race with their TP52, Ark323

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  • China’s debut in Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race
    • 02 Sep, 2015 10:00:00 AM

    China’s debut in Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

    Mainland China will make its debut in the 71st edition of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, joining two other internationals and 14 Australians who were quick in signing up after entry opened last Friday.

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  • Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race entries open
    • 27 Aug, 2015 09:30:00 AM

    Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race entries open

    The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia today announced the release of the Notice of Race for the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race and invites eligible yacht owners to enter into Australia’s premier blue water event.

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  • 2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race Film
    • 09 Apr, 2015 12:00:00 AM

    2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race Film

    Relive all the colour, drama and excitement of the 2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race in the latest episode of Rolex Spirit of Yachting.

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  • CYCA and Seven Network Australia renew exclusive broadcast rights
    • 31 Mar, 2015 12:00:00 AM

    CYCA and Seven Network Australia renew exclusive broadcast rights

    The Seven Network and Cruising Yacht Club of Australia has announced the signing of a long-term agreement that will see an expanding coverage of the Rolex Sydney Hobart across Seven’s broadcast television and online, mobile, social and digital platforms.

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