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  • Last minute checks – then they’re away

    Last minute checks – then they’re away

    The dock at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia is teeming with spectators and competitors this morning as the crews load up their supplies and make final adjustments before what is expected to be a fast start to the Rolex Sydney Hobart starting at 1pm.
  • How to watch the 2016 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

    How to watch the 2016 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

    The 72nd running of the Rolex Sydney Hobart will commence on Boxing Day, Monday December 26 at 1pm AEDT.
  • Fleet now at 88

    Fleet now at 88

    Eighty eight yachts will now set sail in the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race at 1pm today, following the late withdrawal of Jason Bond’s Beneteau 47.7, Enigma, which is having engine problems.
  • Last minute checks – then they’re away
    • 26 Dec, 2016 10:29:00 AM

    Last minute checks – then they’re away

    The dock at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia is teeming with spectators and competitors this morning as the crews load up their supplies and make final adjustments before what is expected to be a fast start to the Rolex Sydney Hobart starting at 1pm.

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  • How to watch the 2016 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race
    • 26 Dec, 2016 10:00:00 AM

    How to watch the 2016 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

    The 72nd running of the Rolex Sydney Hobart will commence on Boxing Day, Monday December 26 at 1pm AEDT.

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  • Fleet now at 88
    • 26 Dec, 2016 08:35:00 AM

    Fleet now at 88

    Eighty eight yachts will now set sail in the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race at 1pm today, following the late withdrawal of Jason Bond’s Beneteau 47.7, Enigma, which is having engine problems.

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  • Edition 72: What you need to know about the 2016 Rolex Sydney Hobart
    • 26 Dec, 2016 07:01:00 AM

    Edition 72: What you need to know about the 2016 Rolex Sydney Hobart

    Boxing Day in Australia is the perfect excuse to fire up the barbeque, devour leftover Christmas feasts and kick back to watch one of the world’s toughest yacht races. The 2016 Rolex Sydney Hobart will see an 89-strong fleet aiming to make it from Sydney, down Australia’s east coast, across Bass Strait and into Hobart. While a handful will race for line honours, every crew could potentially claim The Tattersall’s Cup – the coveted prize for the overall victor.

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  • Different strokes for different folks
    • 26 Dec, 2016 07:00:00 AM

    Different strokes for different folks

    Most parents who have a child taking part in the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race are proud, nervous and concerned – in equal amounts, but this is not the case in the Cameron household where Erin and her younger sister Heather were blooded into sailing from birth and lived aboard a yacht for a time.

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  • Family ties in Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race
    • 24 Dec, 2016 03:30:00 PM

    Family ties in Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

    It’s been said before that sailing with your family is a great way of bonding – a leveller - and so it is for at least 34 boats taking part in this year’s Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, including New Zealander, Jim Delegat, who has two sons joining him for the blue water classic.

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  • Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race: Southerly still the big question
    • 24 Dec, 2016 11:00:00 AM

    Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race: Southerly still the big question

    Skippers and navigators of the 89 yachts competing in the 2016 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race have received their Christmas Eve weather briefing from the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia this morning.

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  • Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race: Another TP52 year?
    • 23 Dec, 2016 03:20:00 PM

    Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race: Another TP52 year?

    Rolex Sydney Hobart skipper Matt Allen announced today he will leave his more comfortable 60 foot, purpose-built for the race Carkeek 60 at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia dock, choosing to be flung around on his TP52, Ichi Ban, on Boxing Day.

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  • Looks like a quick race this year
    • 22 Dec, 2016 12:29:00 PM

    Looks like a quick race this year

    A long range weather forecast predicts a fast, possibly record breaking 2016 Rolex Sydney Hobart, according to the Bureau of Meteorology’s Jane Golding, Manager, Weather Services NSW.

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  • Another record for Adrienne Cahalan
    • 22 Dec, 2016 11:35:00 AM

    Another record for Adrienne Cahalan

    Ho hum, Adrienne Cahalan is about to break yet another yachting record – this time in the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s Rolex Sydney Hobart - this is a woman who has been a finalist in four international Yachtswoman of the Year nominations, named Australian Yachtswoman of the year in 2002-3 and written a book on her exploits.

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  • Weather Forecast – Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race
    • 22 Dec, 2016 11:00:00 AM

    Weather Forecast – Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

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  • From Queen Mary 2 bridge to Wild Oats XI bilge in the Rolex Sydney Hobart
    • 21 Dec, 2016 02:33:00 PM

    From Queen Mary 2 bridge to Wild Oats XI bilge in the Rolex Sydney Hobart

    After the unique experience of being on the bridge of the 152,000 tonne cruise liner, Queen Mary 2, and guiding her out of New York Harbour, Dan Oatley’s life is about to go to another ‘extreme: being in the wet and water-logged ‘sewer’ of the 28 tonne super maxi, Wild Oats XI, for the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.

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  • Tilse goes back-to-back in Harken Grinder Challenge
    • 21 Dec, 2016 12:35:00 PM

    Tilse goes back-to-back in Harken Grinder Challenge

    Former NSW Waratahs player Jeremy Tilse has won the second annual Harken Grinder Challenge, a fun lead up event to the Rolex Sydney Hobart, just five days out from the start of the 72nd Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.

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  • That Viking spirit brings Swedes to Sydney
    • 20 Dec, 2016 01:00:00 PM

    That Viking spirit brings Swedes to Sydney

    A somewhat unfocused 2015 racing season in Sweden is the reason Jonas Grander bought a boat he’d never seen in Sydney, and is about to embark on his first Rolex Sydney Hobart.

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  • Ludde Ingvall’s CQS on schedule
    • 20 Dec, 2016 08:21:00 AM

    Ludde Ingvall’s CQS on schedule

    Ludde Ingvall and his CQS team are making steady progress in their preparations for the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, implementing improvements as a result of their training and tuning sessions last week.

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  • Remembering Roger Hickman
    • 19 Dec, 2016 02:00:00 PM

    Remembering Roger Hickman

    There will be excitement and adventure in the 2016 Rolex Sydney Hobart - there always is - but there will also be a little melancholy, as this will be the first Hobart post-‘Hicko’, Roger Hickman, one of the most respected and admired ocean racing yachtsmen in Australia.

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  • Proud dad enjoys son’s record
    • 17 Dec, 2016 12:45:00 PM

    Proud dad enjoys son’s record

    This year Brad Kellett will set a record no-one will ever beat when he becomes the youngest sailor ever to sail 25 consecutive Sydney Hobart Yacht Races.

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  • Maaate – have I got a tip for you
    • 17 Dec, 2016 09:34:00 AM

    Maaate – have I got a tip for you

    If you want to lose some money, you can always bet on the favourite in the Melbourne Cup, but if you want to maximise your chances of losing money, bet on a yacht to win the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.

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  • Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race: Internationals long range racing
    • 15 Dec, 2016 03:00:00 PM

    Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race: Internationals long range racing

    Getting a boat ready for the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race is a complicated exercise even when the yacht’s home port is the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia - it is exponentially more complex for interstate competitors - but to come from a totally different country really takes some serious forethought.

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  • ‘Taylor Made’ for Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race
    • 15 Dec, 2016 12:20:00 PM

    ‘Taylor Made’ for Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

    Let’s be frank, when it comes to ocean racing, some people are just a bit obsessive – they turn up to the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia year after year for their annual fix of salt water mayhem - 628 nautical miles of being chucked around in a sweaty, noisy, outrageously high maintenance tin can on one of the most ornery race courses in the world.

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  • Fidelis returns to Rolex Sydney Hobart 50 years on from line honours victory
    • 08 Dec, 2016 11:00:00 AM

    Fidelis returns to Rolex Sydney Hobart 50 years on from line honours victory

    In 1966, Jim Davern sailed his beautiful Knud Reimers designed, Auckland built, sloop Fidelis across the Tasman to compete in the Sydney Hobart and at their first attempt, the pair took line honours – and 50 years, on her present day owner, Nigel Stoke, is back to contest the race.

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  • JANUS et Cie sets the scene at Sydney Race Village
    • 05 Dec, 2016 01:00:00 PM

    JANUS et Cie sets the scene at Sydney Race Village

    The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia (CYCA) welcomes JANUS et Cie, the luxury designer and supplier of innovative indoor and outdoor furnishings, as sponsor of the Sydney Race Village for the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race for the next five years.

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  • CYCA opens eBay auction for crew spots in the 2016 CYCA SOLAS Big Boat Challenge
    • 05 Dec, 2016 10:00:00 AM

    CYCA opens eBay auction for crew spots in the 2016 CYCA SOLAS Big Boat Challenge

    The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia launched its eBay auction at 4pm yesterday (Sunday 4 December) for the exclusive opportunity of securing places on-board three maxi yachts competing in the CYCA’s SOLAS Big Boat Challenge on Tuesday 13 December.

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  • Dongfeng Race Team partners with UBOX for Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race
    • 02 Dec, 2016 09:35:00 AM

    Dongfeng Race Team partners with UBOX for Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

    Charles Caudrelier and some potential crew members of the new Dongfeng Race Team that will contest the 2017/18 Volvo Ocean Race is to compete in this year's Rolex Sydney Hobart classic in partnership with China's UBOX sailing project.

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  • Eclectic fleet for Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race
    • 30 Nov, 2016 12:00:00 PM

    Eclectic fleet for Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

    Four super maxis, including a radical reshaping of a former line honours winner, head the 93-boat fleet for next month’s Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.

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  • Ludde Ingvall's CQS Finishes Round White Island Race in NZ
    • 26 Nov, 2016 07:00:00 PM

    Ludde Ingvall's CQS Finishes Round White Island Race in NZ

    Ludde Ingvall and his crew on CQS have taken line honours in the Royal Akarana Yacht Club’s Round White Island Race. The eye-catching super-maxi completed the 320 nautical mile race in a few seconds less than 1 day, 4 hours.

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  • Ludde Ingvall’s Super Maxi Emerges
    • 07 Nov, 2016 12:00:00 PM

    Ludde Ingvall’s Super Maxi Emerges

    Ludde Ingvall unveiled major modifications to his former 90 foot yacht when it emerged from the boatbuilder’s shed in Tauranga, New Zealand today. The work has been undertaken with backing from Sir Michael Hintze.

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  • Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race Entries close with 100 yachts
    • 31 Oct, 2016 01:26:00 PM

    Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race Entries close with 100 yachts

    The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia (CYCA) takes great pleasure in announcing that at the close of entries, 100 yachts are signed up to take part in the 2016 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, the 72nd running of the 628 nautical mile race.

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  • Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race entry closes in eight days
    • 20 Oct, 2016 09:30:00 AM

    Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race entry closes in eight days

    Eight days out from entries closing for the 2016 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race on Friday October 28, the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia (CYCA) has received its 82nd entry for the 72nd running of its classic world-famous 628 nautical mile race.

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  • Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race Notice of Race available in Mandarin
    • 20 Jun, 2016 02:00:00 PM

    Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race Notice of Race available in Mandarin

    The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia announced today that for the first time in the history of the race, the Notice of Race for the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race is available on the official website in Mandarin.

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  • 72nd Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race Entries Open
    • 02 Jun, 2016 04:00:00 PM

    72nd 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 2016 and extends and invitation to eligible yacht owners to enter Australia’s most celebrated blue water event.

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