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SAILING: Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

07. Januar 2013, 21:41

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The 68th edition of the legendary Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race witnessed an array of conditions as the all-conquering Wild Oats XI set a new race record. Mark Richards, skipper of WILD OATS XI keeps to his word and puts "the pedal to the metal" on second day of 2012 Rolex Sydney Hobart XI, WILD OATS XI, Sail No: AUS 10001, Owner: Robert Oatley, Design: Reichel/Pugh 30 Mtr, LOA (m): 30.5, State: NSW - Photo By: Rolex / Carlo Borlenghi.  »

30. Dezember 2012, 11:13


“It would not be the same growing up in Australia not watching the Boxing Day Test [cricket match] followed by the start of the [Rolex] Sydney Hobart, one of the great sailing challenges”, says Phil Waugh, the Australian rugby union star and crewmember of the first boat to finish the 2011 Rolex Sydney Hobart. Wild Oats XI leads fleet out of harbour after start of 68th Rolex Sydney Hobart Race start Photo By: Rolex / Carlo Borlenghi.  »

28. Dezember 2012, 12:25


On the morning of 28 December 2012, Wild Oats XI once again stamped her name in the Rolex Sydney Hobart history books. From the moment the start gun fired on Boxing Day the silver wraith seemed intent on condemning her rivals for line honours to the position of also-rans. Wild Oats XI’s finish time of 1 day 18 hours 23 minutes and 12 seconds sliced 16 minutes 58 seconds off her own record. Another commanding performance in a race she has begun to treat as her own. ICHI BAN sails past Tasman Island 03, ICHI BAN, Sail No: AUS 03, Owner: Matt Allen, Design: Jones 70 Custom, LOA (m): 21.5, State: NSW.Photo By: Rolex / Carlo Borlenghi.  »

27. Dezember 2012, 19:49


Day 2 of the 2012 Rolex Sydney Hobart has so far played out as predicted. The largest yachts have profited hugely from the overnight swing in wind direction to the northeast; one yacht in particular. At 17:30AEDT five-time Rolex Sydney Hobart line honours winner, Wild Oats XI, lay about 40 nautical miles ahead of her own record pace as she closed on Tasmania. In the process, she has brutally exposed the shortcomings of her competitors in straight-line speed sailing, even drawing out a 50nm lead over fellow maxi Ragamuffin Loyal. WILD OATS XI at sunset XI, WILD OATS XI, Sail No: AUS 10001, Owner: Robert Oatley, Design: Reichel/Pugh 30 Mtr, LOA (m): 30.5, State: NSW . Photo By: Rolex / Carlo Borlenghi  »

24. Dezember 2012, 12:11


TRANSITION TIME APPROACHING “Tough, challenging but always exciting,” is how Commodore Howard Piggott, of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, sums up the Rolex Sydney Hobart. The 68th edition promises nothing less with a weather forecast mixing fast running, reaching, beating and moments of calm. A complex puzzle for the skippers and navigators, a demanding test for the crews and, for the eventual overall winner the chance to prove mastery of one of the world’s pre-eminent offshore races. Photo By: Rolex / KPMS.  »