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  • What you need to know about the 2017 Rolex Sydney Hobart

    What you need to know about the 2017 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.
  • Bureau forecast favours the big fast boats

    Bureau forecast favours the big fast boats

    Could we see all four 100 foot yachts fighting each other up a sulky Derwent River on Wednesday night? That tantalising climax of the race for line honours has been more than hinted at by the weather patterns taking shape in the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race over the next few days.
  • Homework versus local knowledge

    Homework versus local knowledge

    The docks of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia are awash with Americans - we always get some for the Rolex Sydney Hobart - but this year there are five American yachts: Christopher Dragon, Dorade, Wizard, Triple Lindy and Warrior Won, not to mention the North American stowaways on Sir Robin Knox Johnston’s 11- strong Clipper Fleet.
  • Tom Slingsby counts down to Hobart
    • 24 Dec, 2017 08:05:00 AM

    Tom Slingsby counts down to Hobart

    Olympic gold medallist, America's Cup competitor and former Rolex Sydney Hobart winner Tom Slingsby counts down to this year's big race

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  • Black Jack Skipper Mark Bradford pre-race
    • 22 Dec, 2017 07:54:00 AM

    Black Jack Skipper Mark Bradford pre-race

    Black Jack's Mark Bradford gives us his view on the race to come as the big day fast approaches

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  • Ichi Ban navigator Will Oxley pre-race
    • 22 Dec, 2017 07:54:00 AM

    Ichi Ban navigator Will Oxley pre-race

    Ichi Ban navigator Will Oxley gives his thoughts on the challenge ahead

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  • A new race record in 2017? We ask James Spithill
    • 07 Dec, 2017 12:19:00 PM

    A new race record in 2017? We ask James Spithill

    Former America's Cup-winning skipper James Spithill has his sights on a race record with LDV Comanche in this year's Rolex Sydney Hobart.

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  • Dorade readies with penultimate Blue Water test
    • 01 Dec, 2017 11:26:00 AM

    Dorade readies with penultimate Blue Water test

    The penultimate race of the CYCA's Blue Water Pointscore is the Bird Island with the Rolex Sydney Hobart the final test. Back in for Race 5 is the famous American classic wooden boat Dorade. With her deep keel, narrow beam and generous sail plan, the yawl took the yachting world by storm and made headlines around the world after scoring an upset victory in the 1931 Transatlantic Race from Newport, Rhode Island to Plymouth, competing against much larger boats. Dorade went on to score famous victories in some of the world's most famous races- now she takes on the Rolex Sydney Hobart with Adrienne Cahalan, the first woman to sail 25 Hobarts, navigating.

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