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  • What you need to know about the 2017 Rolex Sydney Hobart

    What you need to know about the 2017 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.
  • Bureau forecast favours the big fast boats

    Bureau forecast favours the big fast boats

    Could we see all four 100 foot yachts fighting each other up a sulky Derwent River on Wednesday night? That tantalising climax of the race for line honours has been more than hinted at by the weather patterns taking shape in the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race over the next few days.
  • Homework versus local knowledge

    Homework versus local knowledge

    The docks of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia are awash with Americans - we always get some for the Rolex Sydney Hobart - but this year there are five American yachts: Christopher Dragon, Dorade, Wizard, Triple Lindy and Warrior Won, not to mention the North American stowaways on Sir Robin Knox Johnston’s 11- strong Clipper Fleet.
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  • Wax Lyrical leaving the dock for the start of the 2017 Rolex Sydney Hobart
    • 26 Dec, 2017 11:16:00 AM

    Wax Lyrical leaving the dock for the start of the 2017 Rolex Sydney Hobart

    Les Goodridge's X50 Wax Lyrical leaving the dock for the start of the 2017 Rolex Sydney Hobart

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  • Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race Race Briefing 2017
    • 24 Dec, 2017 01:14:00 PM

    Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race Race Briefing 2017

    View the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race competitors race briefing, held at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia on Sunday, 24 December 2017.

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  • ‘A Portrait of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race’ by Mark Richards
    • 19 Dec, 2017 05:31:00 PM

    ‘A Portrait of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race’ by Mark Richards

    Wild Oats XI is a maxi yacht most famous for being eight-time line honours winner of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. The yacht’s success is renowned, thanks in part to its skipper, Australian Mark Richards, who has been at the helm for over ten years and knows this offshore classic well. High seas and powerful winds make the 628-nautical mile course from Sydney to Hobart a formidable challenge for any sailor. For Richards, there is no place in the world he would rather be. The crew that wins overall takes home the coveted Tattersall’s Cup, with its many years of history, and a Rolex Oyster Perpetual timepiece, engraved with the race name, the year and the words “Overall Winner”.

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  • Black Jack wins the 2017 CYCA SOLAS Trusts Big Boat Challenge
    • 12 Dec, 2017 08:53:00 PM

    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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  • Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2017 Preview Video
    • 22 Nov, 2017 09:19:00 AM

    Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2017 Preview Video

    Watch the preview video to this year's race as we countdown to the main event...

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