sail-world.com Archives - 31 December 2012, Monday

  • Sydney Hobart 2012 - 23 cross the line, 48 still at sea

    sail-world.com 29 Dec '12, 8pm

    In the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, there were no further retirements overnight. Of the original fleet of 76, 23 have now finished, 48 are at sea and five have retired. A further 33 boats are expected to cross the line in Hobart today. They are mustering around Maria and Tasman. WS...

  • Rolex Sydney Hobart 2012 - Storm Bay on Red Bull

    Sydney Hobart 2012 – Storm Bay on Red Bull

    sail-world.com 29 Dec '12, 3pm

    Rolex Sydney Hobart 2012 - Whilst the Weather Gods shut the gate quite early on this year’s race for overall handicap honours for any boat under 60 feet there are some very tight battles in the IRC divisional list. Divisions Zero and One have been ashore for a long time, it’s now ...

  • Rolex Sydney Hobart 2012- Wild Oats XI sailing away - Sail World

    Sydney Hobart 2012- Wild Oats XI sailing away

    sail-world.com 26 Dec '12, 6pm

    Rolex Sydney Hobart Race 2012 - The Mark Richard’s skippered Reichel Pugh 100 Wild Oats XI has been steadily extended her lead over the last 16 hours, at 5am she was 13 miles ahead of Syd Fischer’s Ragamuffin Loyal and sailing two knots faster. At current speed we can expect to he...

  • Rolex Sydney Hobart 2012 - Offshore images from Alex McKinnon: Melbourne yachting photographer Alex McKinnon foc...

    Sydney Hobart 2012 - Offshore images from Alex McKinnon

    sail-world.com 26 Dec '12, 5am

    Melbourne yachting photographer Alex McKinnon focused on the offshore action at the start of the 2012 Rolex Sydney Hobart Race today.

  • Sydney Hobart 2012 - Fast start in strong conditions

    sail-world.com 26 Dec '12, 3am

    The 68th Rolex Sydney to Hobart started at 1300, today Boxing Day, with just 76 boats after the sensational exclusion of Grant Wharington’s Wild Thing, under heavy skies with a 18-20 knot south easterly. Bob Oatley’s Wild Oats XI blasted of the northern end of the line with Black ...

  • Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Wild Thing scratched

    Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Wild Thing scratched

    sail-world.com 26 Dec '12, 12am

    The Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race Committee have scratched Wild Thing for non-compliance with loding of documents from the designer and builder under section 4.1 of the Notice of Race. Commodore, Howard Piggott, made the announcement at 1030hrs local. Specifically, Howard referred to...

  • Rolex Sydney Hobart 2012 - Faster 50's are waiting for their chances

    Sydney Hobart 2012 – Faster 50’s are waiting for their chances

    sail-world.com 25 Dec '12, 7pm

    Rolex Sydney Hobart 2012 - While the 60-70 footers look favoured by this year's weather, there are some very good boats waiting for their chances. Victorian sailor Michael Hiatt has an excellent Sydney Hobart record and is looking to go just a little better this year. Last year his Fa...

  • Rolex Sydney Hobart - Will Wild Oats XI arrive on record pace?

    Sydney Hobart - Will Wild Oats XI arrive on record pace?

    sail-world.com 25 Dec '12, 4pm

    Mark Richards, the skipper of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race record holder, Wild Oats XI, sees the current weather outlook for this year’s big race – which starts on Boxing Day – being more favourable for high speed sailing than what was experienced when the 30-metre long su...

  • Rolex Sydney Hobart 2012 -Are these the Serious Handicap Contenders?

    Sydney Hobart 2012 -Are these the Serious Handicap Contenders?

    sail-world.com 25 Dec '12, 11am

    Former CYCA Commodore Matt Allen, one of Australia's toughest offshore yacht racing campaigners is preparing to sail in his 23rd Sydney Hobart race. He believes that if the current forecast comes to fruition that only a small number of the 77 boat fleet, the bigger boats in the race w...

  • Sydney Hobart Yacht Race – Christmas cheer

    sail-world.com 25 Dec '12, 3am

    Santa Claus and his Christmas cheer arrived at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia to spread happiness amongst the four international crews competing in the 2012 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. And they needed some cheer for it was a pretty dreary day in old Sydney town, as the thund...

  • Sydney Hobart Yacht Race – Christmas cheer

    sail-world.com 25 Dec '12, 3am

    Santa Claus and his Christmas cheer arrived at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia to spread happiness amongst the four international crews competing in the 2012 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. And they needed some cheer for it was a pretty dreary day in old Sydney town, as the thund...

  • Rolex Sydney to Hobart 2012 - Christmas is just day before Boxing Day

    Sydney to Hobart - Christmas is just the day before Boxing Day

    sail-world.com 24 Dec '12, 6pm

    For thousands of Australia's offshore sailors Christmas Day is really just the day before Boxing Day and for every year since 1945 that has been the day that the Sydney to Hobart yacht race starts. This morning (It's Christmas Day already in Sydney) will be family time for many sailor...

  • Sydney Hobart 2012 - Onboard Wild Oats XI

    sail-world.com 24 Dec '12, 9am

    25 Dec 2012 Celestial Assistance Dogs set sail in the Sydney to Hobart 24 Dec 2012 Ben the Kids' Cancer Bear checks out 18 foot skiff sailing 24 Dec 2012 Rolex Sydney Hobart 2012 - Alex McKinnon's dockside pictures 24 Dec 2012 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race – conjecture is the curre...

  • Sydney Hobart 2012 - Onboard Wild Oats XI

    sail-world.com 24 Dec '12, 8am

    25 Dec 2012 Celestial Assistance Dogs set sail in the Sydney to Hobart 24 Dec 2012 Ben the Kids' Cancer Bear checks out 18 foot skiff sailing 24 Dec 2012 Rolex Sydney Hobart 2012 - Alex McKinnon's dockside pictures 24 Dec 2012 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race – conjecture is the curre...

  • Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - conjecture is the current winner

    Sydney Hobart Yacht Race – conjecture is the current winner

    sail-world.com 24 Dec '12, 2am

    Indeed, conjecture itself really does appear to be on target for both Line Honours and the Overall Winner at present. One thing that has settled down a little in to recognisable pattern is the weather. Boxing Day should be the favoured Southerly start with the accordant spinnakers. It...

  • The Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race is like Neapolitan Icecream

    The Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race is like Neapolitan Icecream

    sail-world.com 22 Dec '12, 5am

    Yes. In a lot of ways, this classic of ocean races can be likened to a tub of Australia's famous Peters Neapolitan ice cream. You get three flavours inside the one experience, you see. There’s the start to the turning mark of South Head, the run down to Tasman Island and then the re...

  • Great news for winning Clipper sailor @LisaBlairSails in Sydney Hobart after winning last-minute place

    Sydney Hobart - Lisa Blair wins last-minute crew spot

    sail-world.com 20 Dec '12, 10pm

    The prestigious Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race is set to get underway next week and a Queensland shop assistant turned round-the-world yachtswoman will take part after winning a last-minute crew place in the ultra-competitive event. Lisa Blair (27) will join Wave Sweeper and the Corpo...

  • Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Wild Oats XI set to fly

    sail-world.com 17 Dec '12, 7am

    The Wild Oats XI officially unveiled on Sunday the three key changes in her armoury in an attempt to win line honours for Boxing Day’s Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race and even shatter the record of 1 day, 18 hours, 40 minutes, and 10 seconds the supermaxi booked seven years ago. Bob ...

  • Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Wild Oats XI set to fly

    sail-world.com 17 Dec '12, 7am

    The Wild Oats XI officially unveiled on Sunday the three key changes in her armoury in an attempt to win line honours for Boxing Day’s Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race and even shatter the record of 1 day, 18 hours, 40 minutes, and 10 seconds the supermaxi booked seven years ago. Bob ...

  • Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Helsal to pay respect for Joe Adams

    sail-world.com 12 Dec '12, 6am

    Rob Fisher and the Helsal III crew will pay homage to renowned Australia Yacht designer Joe Adams in the coming Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race by putting decals on each side of its hull. The 81-year-old Adams, the man behind three of Fisher family’s four Helsals and the Adams 10s an...

  • Competitors already pumped up for 2012 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

    sail-world.com 27 Nov '12, 7am

    The 2012 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race is expected to provide the action and drama every sailing enthusiast craves for as Australia’s living legend Syd Fischer banners a field of world class competitors slugging it out for glory in one of the most popular sailing events in the worl...

  • Watch U.S.A. extends support of US Sailing

    sail-world.com 26 Nov '12, 9pm

    US Sailing and Rolex Watch U.S.A. have announced that the iconic watch brand will extend its support of sailing’s national governing body through the renewal of its long-standing sponsorship. While continuing its position as the organization’s official timepiece and title sponsor ...

  • ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year award winners announced + Video #sailing #sailworld

    ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year award winners announced + Video

    sail-world.com 07 Nov '12, 4am

    ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards were held at Mansion House, Dublin, Ireland yesterday evening (Tuesday 6th November) where Ben Ainslie (GBR) and Lijia Xu (CHN) were named the male and female winners of 2012. Four-time Olympic Gold medallist Ben Ainslie commented: 'Winning t...

  • Sydney Hobart Yacht Race preview - NSW versus Queensland

    sail-world.com 02 Nov '12, 4am

    Among the 82 entries into the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race received by the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia there were four super maxis and six previous overall winners, including defending champion, Loki, at the close of entries at 5.00pm last evening. While the 100 footers from NS...

  • Middle Sea Race - Courage and spirit abound in 33rd edition

    sail-world.com 29 Oct '12, 7pm

    The 2012 Rolex Middle Sea Race captured a certain spirit of offshore sailing. A race characterized by an exasperating search for a fickle breeze tested crews’ resolve, patience and determination. This was not split second, cut and thrust racing but rather tactically strenuous, menta...

  • Middle Sea Race - Fleet endure slow and punishing journey

    sail-world.com 26 Oct '12, 5pm

    In the Rolex Middle Sea Race, the pontoons have rapidly filled at the Royal Malta Yacht Club throughout the past two days. With the line honours winner of the 2012 edition, Esimit Europa 2, arriving on Wednesday and the overall race winner, Hi Fidelity, confirmed yesterday evening, th...

  • Middle Sea Race - Hi Fidelity emerges victorious

    sail-world.com 25 Oct '12, 6pm

    In the 2012 Rolex Middle Sea Race, South African entry Hi Fidelity has been confirmed as the overall winner. Arriving at 04:18.15 CEST this morning, Eddie De Villiers’ Welbourne 46, established a corrected time benchmark that has proved impossible for the remainder of the fleet to b...

  • Middle Sea Race - Esimit Europa 2 claims line honours

    sail-world.com 24 Oct '12, 1pm

    In the 2012 Rolex Middle Sea Race, Esimit Europa 2 (SLO) has claimed line honours. The 30.48m/100-ft Maxi crossed the finish line in Marsamxett Harbour, Malta on Wednesday 24th October at 01:13.15 CEST, sealing a third straight line honours win. Igor Simcic’s crew completed the 606-...

  • Middle Sea Race - Esimit Europa 2 continues to lead

    sail-world.com 22 Oct '12, 4pm

    The 33rd Rolex Middle Sea Race continues to be characterized by a crawling pace as one of the slowest races in recent years unfolds. The bulk of the 83-strong international fleet has passed the volcanic island of Stromboli, and is engaged in a search for breeze to propel them across t...