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Monthly Archives: December 2015

Cockburn Sound Regatta 2015

2015 Cockburn Sound Regatta - Overall report

Cockburn Sound Regatta 2015 – The reward for getting your entry to the Cockburn Sound Regatta in on time is a ticket in a draw for a Dhu West rigid inflatable tender. Veteran yachtsman Ole Otness, who has campaigned his Adams designed The Longboat since the regatta was re-vitalised five years ago, was pulled from the barrel and returned home ...

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Jules Verne Trophy

Jules Verne Trophy - New Year's Eve on the equator

Jules Verne Trophy – We know what to wish Spindrift 2 for the start of 2016: good weather in the North Atlantic for a faster, more direct route than the large detour west that the current Jules Verne Trophy record holder had to take. A day before crossing the equator for the second time as she sails back up the ...

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Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2015

2015 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2015 – Overnight, light winds brought a steady stream of competitors up the Derwent River to the finish line, filling the Rolex Sydney Hobart race village in time for the New Year’s Eve celebration. All eyes were on Quikpoint Azzurro, the dark horse and smallest boat in the fleet, and for most of Wednesday afternoon ...

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Club Marine Pittwater to Coffs Race

Club Marine Pittwater to Coffs Race – Hobart retirees join the race

Two Rolex Sydney Hobart retirees are the latest Club Marine Pittwater to Coffs Yacht Race additions bringing the fleet to 42 boats as close to 450 sailors set up for the favourable forecast suggesting a quick trip north after the 1pm start this Saturday. Sailing master on Karl Kwok’s 80-foot line honours defender Beau Geste, Gavin Brady, would prefer the ...

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Resolute Cup

Resolute Cup: List of Interested Clubs Tops 20

Nearly two dozen yacht clubs from across the country have requested an invitation to the 2016 Resolute Cup, a Corinthian Championship for U.S. Yacht Clubs. The regatta, which is an evolution of the U.S. Qualifying Series for the Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup (USQS), will be held September 12 to 17, 2016, out of the New York Yacht ...

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Spindrift ~ Headed to Sympathetic Doldrums

Spindrift: Headed to Sympathetic Doldrums

After a turbulent start to the South Atlantic; bouncing between being becalmed, squalls, headwinds and very messy seas, with the boat banging, slamming and vibrating; the 40m maxi-trimaran Spindrift 2, on her quest for the Jules Verne Trophy, has finally managed to extricate itself from the clutches of this anticyclone, which has offered no respite. Now, driven by south-east trade ...

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RSHYR 2015

RSHYR 2015; Clubhouse Leader, It’s All in the Balance

There is the usual banter in the Hobart Media Office today that always starts at about this time in the race, as we all try to make an early call on the probable overall handicap winner for the Tattersall’s Trophy. The Clubhouse leader is presently Paul Clitheroe’s Balance and the forecasts for the next twenty-four hours tend to favour them ...

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Rolex Sydney Hobart

Rolex Sydney Hobart – Ragamuffin, Rambler and Wild Oats XI interviews

Rolex Sydney Hobart – More from Constitution Dock. Nic Douglass, the Sailor Girl caught up with Rags and Rambler following their battle up the Derwent to take second and third on line honours earlier today (within four minutes of each other), and also Wild Oats XI on their reasons for retiring. David Witt, from Team Ragamuffin spoke to the Sailor ...

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First Female Owner to Win prestigious Australian race

Victoria's Secret model and wife of Texan billionaire makes sailing history as she becomes first female owner to win prestigious Australian race

Kristy Hinze-Clark became the first female owner to win the prestigious Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race on Monday The yacht Comanche that she launched with her husband, billionaire Netscape founder Jim Clark, beat the field of over 100 boats Hinze-Clark also raced with the crew for the entire trip, which took 2days, 9hours and 58min 30sec  The Comanche, which was ...

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Comanche in the Derwent-Rolex Sydney Hobart

Rolex Sydney Hobart - Comanche in the Derwent

Rolex Sydney Hobart 2015 – Race leader Jim and Kristy Clark’s super maxi Comanche is making fast progress in a southerly breeze as she heads up Storm Bay, she is nine nautical south east of Iron Pot doing 14 knots. So far so good, with a rudder and a daggerboard less than standard, watching her course changes will be interesting. ...

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