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  • LDV Comanche docks in Hobart

    LDV Comanche docks in Hobart

    For Jim Cooney, this race is not over yet.
  • Broken boom fails to stop Kialoa II

    Broken boom fails to stop Kialoa II

    At 1730hrs on Wednesday Kialoa II gybed in 30kts of northerly breeze and 2 metre seas. As the main came over the boom snapped just aft of the vang. The broken boom was strapped to the stanchions and the boat secured before the storm trysail was hoisted, allowing Kialoa II to continue.
  • Wild Oats XI first across the line in battle on Derwent

    Wild Oats XI first across the line in battle on Derwent

    Mark Richards has steered the Oatley family’s Wild Oats XI to her ninth Rolex Sydney Hobart line honours victory after a protracted battle with Jim Cooney’s LDV Comanche on Tasmania’s River Derwent this evening, reclaiming the race record Anthony Bell’s Perpetual LOYAL took from her last year.
  • RSHYR News: fun in hindsight
    • 28 Dec, 2017 03:11:00 AM

    RSHYR News: fun in hindsight

    No-one else has ever done their first Rolex Sydney Hobart, their first proper ocean race really, on board their very own 100-foot super-maxi. And done it inside the record time set by that very same boat a year ago. Christian Beck has done both now, riding InfoTrack into 4th place across the line, around an hour inside the record time set by what was then called Perpetual Loyal.

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  • Black Jack just didn’t get the hand she needed
    • 28 Dec, 2017 02:03:00 AM

    Black Jack just didn’t get the hand she needed

    “We‘re the best light air boat and this race was anything but. We really needed a two-night race,” was how Black Jack skipper Mark Bradford summed up their race after finishing third across the line and an hour inside the old race record set by Perpetual Loyal last year.

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  • RSHYR News: The Agony and the Ecstasy
    • 28 Dec, 2017 12:59:00 AM

    RSHYR News: The Agony and the Ecstasy

    “The first win was sweet, but this was sweeter,” an ecstatic Sandy Oatley declared on the Hobart dockside as the Oatley family’s Wild Oats XI eased into King’s Pier at the end of her remarkable come-from-behind provisional Rolex Sydney Hobart line honours victory.

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  • LDV Comanche docks in Hobart
    • 27 Dec, 2017 11:39:00 PM

    LDV Comanche docks in Hobart

    For Jim Cooney, this race is not over yet.

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  • Broken boom fails to stop Kialoa II
    • 27 Dec, 2017 10:54:00 PM

    Broken boom fails to stop Kialoa II

    At 1730hrs on Wednesday Kialoa II gybed in 30kts of northerly breeze and 2 metre seas. As the main came over the boom snapped just aft of the vang. The broken boom was strapped to the stanchions and the boat secured before the storm trysail was hoisted, allowing Kialoa II to continue.

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  • Wild Oats XI first across the line in battle on Derwent
    • 27 Dec, 2017 10:25:00 PM

    Wild Oats XI first across the line in battle on Derwent

    Mark Richards has steered the Oatley family’s Wild Oats XI to her ninth Rolex Sydney Hobart line honours victory after a protracted battle with Jim Cooney’s LDV Comanche on Tasmania’s River Derwent this evening, reclaiming the race record Anthony Bell’s Perpetual LOYAL took from her last year.

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  • Three yachts out today
    • 27 Dec, 2017 05:12:00 PM

    Three yachts out today

    There have now been three retirements in the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, with the Sydney yacht Wots Next the latest out, with broken rudder bearings. She is abeam of Mallacoota on the Victorian coast. There are no further details.

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  • Hobart Race Village now open!
    • 27 Dec, 2017 01:50:00 PM

    Hobart Race Village now open!

    The Hobart Race Village continues to grow in stature with its position firmly cemented as the ultimate celebration location for the conclusion of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.

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  • Record on the cards, but …
    • 27 Dec, 2017 12:51:00 PM

    Record on the cards, but …

    In the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, the two leading supermaxis LDV Comanche and Wild Oats XI are heading to a race record finish in the Derwent tonight.

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  • German boat Rockall the first retirement
    • 27 Dec, 2017 10:32:00 AM

    German boat Rockall the first retirement

    The 2017 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race has its first retirement, the German TP52 Rockall, which suffered a broken rudder 60 nm south of Eden this morning and is making for Eden, apparently with police assistance.

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  • LDV Comanche leads tight pack into Bass Strait
    • 27 Dec, 2017 07:02:00 AM

    LDV Comanche leads tight pack into Bass Strait

    As expected, Jim Cooney’s LDV Comanche is leading the line honours race on the first morning of the 2017 Rolex Sydney Hobart, making the most of a strong north-easterly wind in Bass Strait and well ahead of the race record set by Perpetual LOYAL (now racing as InfoTrack) last year.

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