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Daily Archives: 01/01/2018

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht

Kialoa heads south © Crosbie Lorimer

In 1971 Jim Kilroy’s Kialoa II – the second in a string of successful racing yachts bearing that name – came to Australia to compete in the Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. Some 46 years later the restored Kialoa II has returned to the race under the ownership of Paddy and Keith Broughton and – despite breaking her boom barely halfway ...

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VORace Leg 4

Leg Zero, Prologue start on-board Dongfeng. Dongfeng has a bad start and sails in the back of the fleet - 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race © Jeremie Lecaudey / Volvo Ocean Race

For the first time in history, the Volvo Ocean Race fleet is racing to Hong Kong. Leg 4 gets underway on Tuesday afternoon in Melbourne… Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race from Melbourne, Australia to Hong Kong, is a 6,000 nautical mile race north, up the east coast of Australia, with the navigational challenge of dodging islands as well ...

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Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

2017 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race start, Sydney Australia - photo © Carlo Borlenghi

The 2017 Rolex Sydney Hobart will be remembered for many things: an astonishingly quick pace, a new record and a reversal of fortune in the contest for line honours. The race has served up a myriad of narratives that testify to the passion, commitment and pursuit of excellence typifying the participants. The overall victory of Matt Allen and the crew ...

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