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Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2018

Christian Beck's 100-ft maxi Infotrack claimed 2018 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race line honours in her previous guise as Perpetual Loyal in 2016 - photo © Rolex / Studio Borlenghi

The 2018 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, contested by a hugely diverse and competitive 85-strong fleet, crewed by experienced and talented sailors, provided a reminder of the race’s relentless and changeable manner. For the two winners of the 74th edition’s ...

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Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2018

Phillip Turner's 66-ft Alive sailing off Tasman Island - 2018 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - photo © Rolex / Carlo Borlenghi

With all boats still racing now outside their handicap times Phillip Turner’s¬†Alive Yachting¬†representing Derwent Sailing Squadron Inc has won the double for the 2018¬†Rolex Sydney Hobart; the George Adams Tattersall Cup for Overall Winner on IRC and the Charleston Trophy ...

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RSHYR 2018

30/12/18 © Crosbie Lorimer

In this interview with Tommy Spithill we hear about Winning Appliances race to Hobart, the purpose of their race ‚Äď to commemorate the loss of John Dean in the 1998 race, whose son Peter raced aboard Winning Appliances ‚Äď the ...

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Wayfarer Class Racing Review 2018

60th Anniversary Wayfarer Nationals at Castle Cove - photo © Richard White

2018 has seen another good year of racing for the Wayfarer Class. The programme included class racing at several large and well established summer regattas as well as a wide ranging schedule of domestic championships and open meetings headlined by ...

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Bembridge Illusion Icebreaker Trophy

Bembridge Illusion Icebreaker Trophy ©Mike Samuelson

Breaking the ice off the boats before launching for the oldest trophy of the Illusion Class – the Icebreaker – has often been necessary, however this year, conditions were reasonably warm with lots of sunshine and only light N/NNE breezes. ...

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Rolex Sydney Hobart

Wild Oats X - Finish 2018 Rolex Sydney Hobart Race - photo © Rolex

“It was a super easy race. We hardly had any water over the deck. You’ve got to sail hard, sail well and tactically keep yourself in the game, and be there when going around Tasman Island. You never know what ...

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Melges World League 2018

2018 Melges World League - Year in Review © Melges

MELGES WORLD LEAGUE As the year comes to a close, we reflect on a highly competitive and super fun year racing in the Melges World League. Congratulations to our new champions and everyone involved in the big fun throughout these twenty ...

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Brass Monkey Trophy Race

Leigh-on-Sea SC Brass Monkey Trophy Race © Carole Charles

The 2018 Leigh-on-Sea Sailing Club Brass Monkey race took place on Boxing Day as is the tradition. The trophy, with its three brass monkeys, had at some time unfortunately lost the engraved plaque with the winners’ names which extended back ...

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Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2018

he competition for line honours is just heating up in the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race © Rolex / Studio Borlenghi

At 19:00 AEDT, 30 hours into the 2018 edition of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, Jim Cooney and Samantha Grant’s Comanche, travelling at a little over 15 knots, was leading the fleet some 195-nm from the finish line in ...

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Rolex Sydney Hobart

Wild Oats XI and Comanche - 2018 Grinders Coffee SOLAS Big Boat Challenge © Carlo Borlenghi / Rolex

“It’s shaping up to be an interesting race with a lot of VMG sailing downwind”, Wild Oats XI crew member Mattie Mason told Sail-World.com/nz this morning just over three hours before the start of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Race. “It’s ...

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