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  • History to be made in historic 75th Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

    History to be made in historic 75th Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

    The 2019 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race is going to be extra special
  • Champagne start before a battle of minds

    Champagne start before a battle of minds

    A fast start is expected for the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race this afternoon. However, soon after day turns to night the fight for line and handicap honours is expected become one of strategy and tactics as winds weaken, according to Matt Allen, the owner and skipper of defending Tattersall Cup winner, the 52-footer Ichi Ban.
  • WEATHER BRIEFING | 2018 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

    WEATHER BRIEFING | 2018 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

    Watch the 2018 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race weather briefing
  • Champagne start before a battle of minds
    • 26 Dec, 2018 10:58:00 AM

    Champagne start before a battle of minds

    A fast start is expected for the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race this afternoon. However, soon after day turns to night the fight for line and handicap honours is expected become one of strategy and tactics as winds weaken, according to Matt Allen, the owner and skipper of defending Tattersall Cup winner, the 52-footer Ichi Ban.

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  • WEATHER BRIEFING | 2018 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race
    • 26 Dec, 2018 08:41:00 AM

    WEATHER BRIEFING | 2018 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

    Watch the 2018 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race weather briefing

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  • Don't miss the 2018 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race official merchandise
    • 26 Dec, 2018 07:35:00 AM

    Don't miss the 2018 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race official merchandise

    The official range, produced by our partners, Musto, is on sale now - but stock is strictly limited!

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  • FAQ | What you need to know about the Rolex Sydney Hobart
    • 26 Dec, 2018 06:51:00 AM

    FAQ | What you need to know about the 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.

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  • Gun Runner – the little boat with a lot of heart
    • 25 Dec, 2018 02:20:00 PM

    Gun Runner – the little boat with a lot of heart

    She is the smallest boat with the smallest budget and crew in the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race fleet this year, but according to her skipper, Reece Young, Gun Runner has a lot to offer in the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s 628 nautical mile race.

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  • Women at sea set to make powerful waves
    • 25 Dec, 2018 05:55:00 AM

    Women at sea set to make powerful waves

    When Beth Cain wrote down an ambitious “bucket list of things to do before turning 30,” little did her parents and sister envisage that by listing the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race it would become a family affair.

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  • No ‘Teasing’ – a French dream team
    • 24 Dec, 2018 09:17:00 PM

    No ‘Teasing’ – a French dream team

    Eric de Turckheim, with his La Rochelle and Lorient crew – plus one Italian, came to Australia to achieve a childhood dream – to win the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.

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  • Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race line honours contenders square off
    • 24 Dec, 2018 01:34:00 PM

    Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race line honours contenders square off

    Christian Beck will not get ahead of himself with celebrations at the finish of this year’s Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, no matter where his line honours contender InfoTrack places.

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  • ENTRANT SPOTLIGHT | Rob Aldis
    • 24 Dec, 2018 12:22:00 PM

    ENTRANT SPOTLIGHT | Rob Aldis

    Kayimai is a new boat and, after a respectable finish in the PONANT Sydney Noumea Yacht Race, has a bright future her owner tells OLIVIA PRICE.

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  • A family tradition and passion
    • 24 Dec, 2018 08:28:00 AM

    A family tradition and passion

    Barry Cuneo, the Queensland owner/skipper of the TP52, Envy Scooters, proclaims: “I want to win the 2018 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race for my uncle John,” he says of Australia’s famous 1972 Olympic Games gold medallist in the Dragon class.

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  • NSW boat owner rates his winning chances
    • 23 Dec, 2018 07:48:00 PM

    NSW boat owner rates his winning chances

    Mark Griffith is not shy when it comes to staking his claim as a contender for overall victory in the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.

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  • Captain’s Quarters with Ian Edwards
    • 23 Dec, 2018 04:42:00 PM

    Captain’s Quarters with Ian Edwards

    The owner/skipper of Wings tells of his epic journey to the Rolex Sydney Hobart

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  • Foreign raiders brace for the challenge
    • 23 Dec, 2018 03:13:00 PM

    Foreign raiders brace for the challenge

    The number of international entrants in this year’s Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race is now 11, but delve in to their respective crew lists and a veritable league of nations emerges.

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  • Captain’s Quarters with Antony Sweetapple
    • 23 Dec, 2018 01:04:00 PM

    Captain’s Quarters with Antony Sweetapple

    The co-owner and skipper of possibly the most instantly-recognizable boat in the fleet shares all

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  • Tasmanians ahead of the game 
    • 23 Dec, 2018 10:37:00 AM

    Tasmanians ahead of the game 

    Tasmanian boats in the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race have a bit of an advantage over their NSW rivals – their boats have to be prepared before they leave for Sydney – and then their crews get to test the boats and crew out on the delivery to Sydney – a reverse Sydney Hobart.

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  • White ghosts poised to sink rivals' hopes
    • 22 Dec, 2018 07:00:00 PM

    White ghosts poised to sink rivals' hopes

    Matthew Donald laughs when the scenario of his Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race entrant, Gweilo, appearing from her shroud of relative anonymity as a newcomer to the Australian racing scene to win the event overall is put to him.

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  • A long way to come for some Anger Management
    • 22 Dec, 2018 10:12:00 AM

    A long way to come for some Anger Management

    Tim Stewart has brought his Salona 44, Anger Management, all the way from Esperance in Western Australia to challenge the Tattersall Cup in the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s annual Rolex Sydney Hobart.

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  • Captain’s Quarters with Jason Close
    • 21 Dec, 2018 05:02:00 PM

    Captain’s Quarters with Jason Close

    The Owner/Skipper of Patriot gives the inside scoop on his team's aspirations

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  • Contenders ready for Tattersall Cup battle
    • 21 Dec, 2018 01:47:00 PM

    Contenders ready for Tattersall Cup battle

    Five very different overall contenders for the Rolex Sydney Hobart’s prized Tattersall Cup rated their chances for winning the 628 nautical mile race at a press conference at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia today.

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  • Under starter's orders
    • 21 Dec, 2018 10:29:00 AM

    Under starter's orders

    You may not see them – and in some cases you may not know them - but when the cannons are fired signalling 10 minutes to the start of the Rolex Sydney Hobart, five minutes to the start and then the start in Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s (CYCA) famous race, the people chosen for these duties are chosen for a reason.

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  • FRENCH | Les prévisions météorologiques offrent des opportunités au plus grand nombre
    • 20 Dec, 2018 04:19:00 PM

    FRENCH | Les prévisions météorologiques offrent des opportunités au plus grand nombre

    Ce matin à la conférence de presse du Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, Simon Louis, du Bureau de Météorologie, a donné quelques avant-premières prévisions du temps pour la course Rolex Sydney Hobart. Les navigateurs présents ont ainsi appris que l’on pouvait s’attendre à un peu de tout aux premiers stades de la course nautique de 628 miles.

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  • Forecast offers something for everyone
    • 20 Dec, 2018 02:27:00 PM

    Forecast offers something for everyone

    In an early forecast prediction, the Bureau of Meteorology’s Simon Louis told a selection of navigators at a Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race press conference at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia today to expect a little of everything in the early stages of the 628 nautical mile race.

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  • Wax Lyrical in equal measure
    • 20 Dec, 2018 11:11:00 AM

    Wax Lyrical in equal measure

    Les Goodridge likes sharing his passion of sailing and racing the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race with a crew where women and men are in balance

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  • Virtual Regatta back for a second year
    • 20 Dec, 2018 08:54:00 AM

    Virtual Regatta back for a second year

    With less than a week until the Boxing Day start of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, registrations are open for what will be the blue water classic’s second year of partnership with Virtual Regatta, the world's leader in cutting edge sailing simulation games.

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  • ENTRANT SPOTLIGHT | Ed Psaltis
    • 19 Dec, 2018 03:56:00 PM

    ENTRANT SPOTLIGHT | Ed Psaltis

    Midnight Rambler has been a feature of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race for many years and this year her skipper will keep a tradition going

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  • No more carbon coffins for me
    • 19 Dec, 2018 11:38:00 AM

    No more carbon coffins for me

    Your modern ocean racer is a pretty wild beast. It accommodates humans grudgingly, but mostly they are big hollow carbon shells with a huge sail locker in the front and a basic head (toilet) with a curtain around it (if the skipper isn’t too weight conscious).

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  • Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race covered from all angles
    • 18 Dec, 2018 05:43:00 PM

    Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race covered from all angles

    The 2018 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race is going to be arguably the closest race in history – and sports fans can catch the start of the race no matter where they live around the world.

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  • German family affair
    • 18 Dec, 2018 04:19:00 PM

    German family affair

    German yachtsman Freddy Boehnert has sailed over 18,000 nautical miles on his X-50 Lunatix, just to contest the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s (CYCA) 2018 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race – unusual – as European owners normally ship their boats to Australia for the race.

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  • Intense preparation with nine days to go
    • 17 Dec, 2018 09:31:00 PM

    Intense preparation with nine days to go

    Intense preparation is the name of the game as realisation dawns on owners and crews that only nine days remain before the start of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s (CYCA) 2018 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.

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  • FAQs | Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race – Hobart Village
    • 17 Dec, 2018 05:07:00 PM

    FAQs | Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race – Hobart Village

    Everything you need to know about the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race – Hobart Village at Constitution Dock

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  • FAQs | Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race – Sydney Village
    • 17 Dec, 2018 04:44:00 PM

    FAQs | Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race – Sydney Village

    Everything you need to know about the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race – Sydney Village at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia

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  • James Spithill out of the race
    • 13 Dec, 2018 12:02:00 PM

    James Spithill out of the race

    Spithill has incurred an elbow tendon injury while preparing for Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race on Comanche 100

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  • Wild Oats XI reclaims Line Honours crown in Grinders Coffee SOLAS Big Boat Challenge
    • 11 Dec, 2018 06:11:00 PM

    Wild Oats XI reclaims Line Honours crown in Grinders Coffee SOLAS Big Boat Challenge

    Mark Richards' crew takes Line Honours; Winning Appliances claims Overall Win

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  • TODAY | Grinders Coffee SOLAS Big Boat Challenge
    • 11 Dec, 2018 07:30:00 AM

    TODAY | Grinders Coffee SOLAS Big Boat Challenge

    All you need to know about the Grinders Coffee SOLAS Big Boat Challenge, including how to watch it live or on a delayed basis on this site or our facebook channel. See Wild Oats XI, Wild Oats X, InfoTrack, Black Jack, Naval Group, Scallywag and Winning Appliances in action.

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  • BID NOW: SOLAS Big Boat Challenge positions
    • 05 Dec, 2018 09:23:00 PM

    BID NOW: SOLAS Big Boat Challenge positions

    Auction on now - be part of history and help raise fund for SOLAS

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  • Classy fleet for 2018 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race
    • 28 Nov, 2018 02:24:00 PM

    Classy fleet for 2018 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

    The 2018 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race promises to be another pot boiler, with one of the strongest-ever fleets chasing line honours and the overall win to secure the Tattersall Cup.

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  • All-female professional crew announced
    • 22 Nov, 2018 05:34:00 PM

    All-female professional crew announced

    In a bid to encourage stronger female representation in Australian sailing and to promote ocean health and sustainability, an all-female professional crew to enter the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race has announced their campaign to lift the Tattersall Cup in Hobart.

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  • LAST CHANCE | Spectator vessel
    • 06 Nov, 2018 01:13:00 PM

    LAST CHANCE | Spectator vessel

    Rolex Sydney Hobart 2018 Spectator Vessel Matilda III

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  • Ninety two yachts entered for 2018 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race
    • 29 Oct, 2018 02:59:00 PM

    Ninety two yachts entered for 2018 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

    The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s (CYCA) is pleased to announce 92 yachts have entered the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.

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  • Ichi Ban goes back to back
    • 15 Oct, 2018 09:22:00 AM

    Ichi Ban goes back to back

    Matt Allen’s Botin-designed TP52 has again proven its dominance

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  • "Bring it on!"
    • 15 Oct, 2018 08:43:00 AM

    "Bring it on!"

    Comanche boat captain issues a challenge to other 100-footers

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  • Comanche takes Line Honours
    • 14 Oct, 2018 08:45:00 AM

    Comanche takes Line Honours

    Red-hot form for Jim Cooney and Samantha Grant's super-maxi continues

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  • Newcastle Bass Island: Race on after clean start
    • 12 Oct, 2018 09:36:00 PM

    Newcastle Bass Island: Race on after clean start

    All boats started well, now heading north for first leg of 215-nautical-mile race

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  • 100 days to go!
    • 26 Sep, 2018 10:00:00 AM

    100 days to go!

    The countdown to the 2018 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race is on!

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  • Hobart Veterans celebrated in lead-up to 75th Rolex Sydney Hobart
    • 21 Sep, 2018 11:10:00 AM

    Hobart Veterans celebrated in lead-up to 75th Rolex Sydney Hobart

    The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia is planning a unique celebration of Sydney Hobart Yacht Race heritage

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  • See the 75th Rolex Sydney Hobart in style!
    • 21 Sep, 2018 01:44:00 AM

    See the 75th Rolex Sydney Hobart in style!

    Cruise the historic 75th Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race route in style with Ponant - don't miss out

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  • Comanche smashes the Flinders Islet Race record in stunning Line Honours triumph
    • 15 Sep, 2018 08:31:00 PM

    Comanche smashes the Flinders Islet Race record in stunning Line Honours triumph

    The 100-foot super-maxi has sailed the fastest Flinders Islet Race in history

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  • Records on the line for Audi Centre Sydney Blue Water Pointscore Flinders Islet Race
    • 14 Sep, 2018 02:47:00 PM

    Records on the line for Audi Centre Sydney Blue Water Pointscore Flinders Islet Race

    The ultra-competitive fleet looks set to make this the fastest Flinders Islet Race in history

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  • In their own words: Richard Bennett
    • 31 Aug, 2018 05:01:00 PM

    In their own words: Richard Bennett

    Tasmanian-based Richard Bennett has photographed the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race since 1974.

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  • Bookings for the Spectator boat are OPEN!
    • 24 Aug, 2018 02:30:00 PM

    Bookings for the Spectator boat are OPEN!

    Join us on the CYCA official spectator vessel for the 74th Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race on Sydney Harbour.

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  • Birth of a classic: the "Quiet Little Drink"
    • 17 Aug, 2018 11:21:00 AM

    Birth of a classic: the "Quiet Little Drink"

    How CYCA Life Member Tony Cable and friends' gathering became a roaring, thriving party

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  • Mr. Huey Long requests the pleasure of your company
    • 20 Jul, 2018 02:55:00 PM

    Mr. Huey Long requests the pleasure of your company

    When Americans take line honours but don’t throw a party, Rupert Murdoch and Co. will throw it for them!

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  • A Boxing Day tradition is born
    • 06 Jul, 2018 03:51:00 PM

    A Boxing Day tradition is born

    The welcome the ‘first fleet’ received in Hobart was so overwhelming it became an annual event

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  • Why don't we make a race of it?
    • 29 Jun, 2018 04:38:00 PM

    Why don't we make a race of it?

    With a little under six months to go before the 74th Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, we're taking a look back at the moments that have made the great race what it is today. Join us on this journey, starting with the amazing story of the inaugural Race in 1945...

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  • Vale Rowan Johnston
    • 25 Jun, 2018 01:58:00 PM

    Vale Rowan Johnston

    Rowan Johnston, one of the great stalwarts of Tasmanian yachting, as a competitor and honorary administrator with the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania and the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, passed away last week after a brief illness.

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  • History to be made in 2018 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race
    • 27 May, 2018 01:49:00 PM

    History to be made in 2018 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

    The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia (CYCA) has released the Notice of Race for the 2018 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race – and already 8 yachts have registered to enter what is arguably the world’s toughest offshore racing challenge.

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