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  • LDV Comanche secures line honours and the race record

    LDV Comanche secures line honours and the race record

    Sport is often determined by fine margins and yachting is no exception. After a phenomenal contest between Jim Cooney’s LDV Comanche and the Oatley family’s Wild Oats XI over the full 628nm of the Rolex Sydney Hobart concluded yesterday in the Derwent River, the line honours title for first to finish was eventually decided today in the protest room. An incident between the two 100-footers, shortly after the start, was adjudged in favour of LDV Comanche.
  • LDV Comanche awarded line honours after protest

    LDV Comanche awarded line honours after protest

    LDV Comanche has been awarded Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race line honours after its protest against Wild Oats XI was heard by the international jury late this afternoon.
  • This was a crew busting race, pay respect

    This was a crew busting race, pay respect

    Though overall honours in the Rolex Sydney Hobart Race may have eluded them this time, there is a mutual respect among the skippers of the gun fleet of 50-footers for the battle in which they engaged. For it is in this group, each yacht perhaps half the size of a supermaxi, that the reward for excellence and seamanship finds its reward.
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  • LDV Comanche secures line honours and the race record
    • 28 Dec, 2017 07:47:00 PM

    LDV Comanche secures line honours and the race record

    Sport is often determined by fine margins and yachting is no exception. After a phenomenal contest between Jim Cooney’s LDV Comanche and the Oatley family’s Wild Oats XI over the full 628nm of the Rolex Sydney Hobart concluded yesterday in the Derwent River, the line honours title for first to finish was eventually decided today in the protest room. An incident between the two 100-footers, shortly after the start, was adjudged in favour of LDV Comanche.

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  • Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2017 - Line Honours
    • 28 Dec, 2017 07:18:00 PM

    Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2017 - Line Honours

    Jim Cooney and LDV Comanche secured the line honours victory at the 2017 Rolex Sydney Hobart in a record time of one day, nine hours, 15 minutes and 24 seconds, bettering by 4 hours 15 minutes, 56 seconds the previous benchmark set in 2016. Cooney and his crew were rewarded for their success in the southern hemisphere’s pre-eminent offshore race with the J.H. Illingworth Trophy and a Rolex timepiece.

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  • LDV Comanche awarded line honours after protest
    • 28 Dec, 2017 07:08:00 PM

    LDV Comanche awarded line honours after protest

    LDV Comanche has been awarded Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race line honours after its protest against Wild Oats XI was heard by the international jury late this afternoon.

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  • This was a crew busting race, pay respect
    • 28 Dec, 2017 03:11:00 PM

    This was a crew busting race, pay respect

    Though overall honours in the Rolex Sydney Hobart Race may have eluded them this time, there is a mutual respect among the skippers of the gun fleet of 50-footers for the battle in which they engaged. For it is in this group, each yacht perhaps half the size of a supermaxi, that the reward for excellence and seamanship finds its reward.

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  • Photographs from Day 3 of the 2017 Rolex Sydney Hobart
    • 28 Dec, 2017 12:13:00 PM

    Photographs from Day 3 of the 2017 Rolex Sydney Hobart

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  • Matt Allen waits to see if he is No. 1
    • 28 Dec, 2017 09:59:00 AM

    Matt Allen waits to see if he is No. 1

    Matt Allen docked his brand new TP52 at Kings Pier at 9.00am this morning, acknowledging he will now have to play the waiting game to see if his Ichi Ban (No 1 in Japanese) is indeed No. 1 in the 2017 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.

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  • Matt Allen of Ichi Ban at the finish of Rolex Sydney Hobart
    • 28 Dec, 2017 09:47:00 AM

    Matt Allen of Ichi Ban at the finish of Rolex Sydney Hobart

    Ichi Ban is the first TP52 across the line. It could be an interesting but tense morning as they wait to hear of the other yachts’ progress in the battle for overall winner.

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  • Seven home – five inside record time
    • 28 Dec, 2017 07:37:00 AM

    Seven home – five inside record time

    All was quiet this morning at Hobart’s famous Constitution Dock, seven big boats home, five inside last year’s Rolex Sydney Hobart race record, last year’s overall winner, Wizard (then sailing as Giacomo) and Wild Oats X, the little sister of Wild Oats XI the latest two arrivals in the early hours of this morning.

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