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  • Two Rolex watches are good – three would be better

    Two Rolex watches are good – three would be better

    Pay attention - it all gets a bit complicated - Bob Steel won the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s Rolex Sydney Hobart in 2008 on his TP52 Quest, and he had already won the race once before, in 2002, on a different boat also named Quest.
  • There are a lot of ways to get to Hobart

    There are a lot of ways to get to Hobart

    Yes, I know you can fly there for starters, but in the last week of the year for a surprising number of people, the only way to get to the Apple Isle of Tasmania is by racing boat, but even then, there are an amazing number of options in the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s 628 nautical mile race.
  • Black Jack wins the 2017 CYCA SOLAS Trusts Big Boat Challenge

    Black Jack wins the 2017 CYCA SOLAS Trusts Big Boat Challenge

    Peter Harburg's Black Jack takes the honours in a close contest with Wild Oats XI, with Karl Kowk's Botin 80 Beau Geste third.
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  • Two Rolex watches are good – three would be better
    • 18 Dec, 2017 03:46:00 PM

    Two Rolex watches are good – three would be better

    Pay attention - it all gets a bit complicated - Bob Steel won the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s Rolex Sydney Hobart in 2008 on his TP52 Quest, and he had already won the race once before, in 2002, on a different boat also named Quest.

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  • Mark Hipgrave - Mister Lucky - or not?
    • 17 Dec, 2017 05:08:00 PM

    Mark Hipgrave - Mister Lucky - or not?

    When the start cannon fires on Boxing Day, Queensland entries headed south will number 11 in the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s 2017 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, but one is a little more unusual than the rest – a boat full of people who stand out because they are known as solo sailors.

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  • A race of second chances
    • 16 Dec, 2017 12:59:00 PM

    A race of second chances

    In 2012, at the age of 58, well known Cruising Yacht Club of Australia offshore racer Warwick Sherman contested his first Sydney Hobart - it was on his bucket list after being diagnosed with non-Hodgkin mantle cell lymphoma in June 2010.

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  • You can win the race at both ends of the fleet
    • 16 Dec, 2017 10:49:00 AM

    You can win the race at both ends of the fleet

    “Line Honours is all that matters,” so declared the man who will steer one of the very last boats to cross the finish line in the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race this year, as he has done six times previously.

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  • There are a lot of ways to get to Hobart
    • 15 Dec, 2017 02:53:00 PM

    There are a lot of ways to get to Hobart

    Yes, I know you can fly there for starters, but in the last week of the year for a surprising number of people, the only way to get to the Apple Isle of Tasmania is by racing boat, but even then, there are an amazing number of options in the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s 628 nautical mile race.

    Read Full Story