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  • Celestial wins 2022 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

    Celestial wins 2022 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race




    Celestial has been declared the overall winner of the 2022 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.








    It was never going to be anything but emotionally charged when Sam Haynes and his Celestial crew were crowned overall winners of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.

    Haynes and some of the same crew lost the race win last year after being penalised for an infraction of the rules, but accepted second place gracef...
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  • Race on for the Tattersall Cup

    Race on for the Tattersall Cup



    With Line Honours done and dusted, the focus of the 2022 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race turns to contenders for the Tattersall Cup, awarded to the overall winner, and since the race began on Monday, four TP52s have lit up the top four places.

    The TP52s have taken control of the race, with CYCA Vice Commodore Sam Haynes’ Celestial (NSW) constantly at the top of the standings, trying to keep all comers at bay.

    Celestial has battled the US entry, Warrior Won,...
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  • Andoo Comanche Claims Line Honors

    Andoo Comanche Claims Line Honors

    Andoo Comanche has taken Line Honours in the 2022 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.


    ANDOO COMANCHE, Sail No: CAY007, Owner: , Skipper: John Winning Jr, State: NSW, Design: VPLP 100, LOA: 30,5 Protected by copyright

    The 100-ft maxi, skippered by John Winning Jr, crossed the line in 1 day, 11 hours, 56 minutes and 48 seconds.

    This is a fourth Line Honours win for the boat, a Verdier/VPLP design, under a third different owner.



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  • A Legendary Start For The 2022 Rolex Sydney Hobart

    A Legendary Start For The 2022 Rolex Sydney Hobart

    Fast and dramatic start to 2022 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race



    The 2022 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race got off to a fast and dramatic start today.

    The assisting downwind conditions once the boats turned right at the Heads could see the first boat cross the finish line as early as tomorrow night.

    The 1pm start on Sydney Harbour got underway in north to north easterly 10-15 knot winds, under glorious sun and blue skies, belying the thick fog that...
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  • Sydney Hobart Record Ready For The Taking

    Sydney Hobart Record Ready For The Taking

    Race record may be for the taking in 2022 Rolex Sydney Hobart



    Start Wind


    The Line Honours race record is there for the taking in this year’s Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, so long as the forecast of downwind conditions prevail through to the finish.

    That is the view of Mark Richards, skipper of the nine-time Line Honours-winning maxi, Hamilton Island Wild Oats.

    Richards made the declaration today after Gabrielle Woodhouse
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  • A Sigh Of Relief For Gryphon Solo Crew

    A Sigh Of Relief For Gryphon Solo Crew



    Hello Friends-

    I am writing to report that Joe, Roger and GS2 made it around the infamous Cape Horn on December 18, 2022 (see photos below). I have been thinking about this for a very long time, really since I went around Cape Horn the first time in March 2016. That was a very rough and difficult passage, with winds and seas in excess of 60k/feet, and I was forced to round outside Diego Ramirez Island and could not get near Cape Horn rock for the classic photos. This time,
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  • A Flying Start Forecast For Sydney Hobart

    A Flying Start Forecast For Sydney Hobart




    2022 Rolex Sydney Hobart fleet set for downwind start

    The maxi yachts should get off to a flying start in this year’s Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, based on the NSW Bureau of Meteorology [BOM]’s long range weather forecast.



    Northerly winds are expected for Monday's start, according to the forecast presented today at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, organisers of the 628 nautical mile race.

    Gabrielle Woodhouse, forecaster
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  • Getting Fresh On Sydney Harbor

    Getting Fresh On Sydney Harbor

    SYDNEY’S SOUTHERLY TURNS ON FOR QUARTER-FINALS


    Sydney, Australia (16 December, 2022) –

    The southerly breeze increased again today on Sydney’s iconic Harbour for Day 3 of the World Match Racing Tour Final 2022 at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia. Completing the repechage round, the top eight teams now advance to the first-to-three point quarter-final stage.

    As the forecasted southerly breeze built to a fresh 18-25 knots ion Sydney Harbour
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  • Bouwe Back On Board Volvo 65 Dutch Entry

    Bouwe Back On Board Volvo 65 Dutch Entry

    Dutch around-the-world veteran Bouwe Bekking joins Team JAJO for The Ocean Race VO65 Sprint
    Race legend joins young Dutch effort in the VO65s


    Team JAJO – the Netherlands VO65 entry in The Ocean Race VO65 Sprint – has announced the addition of the legendary Dutch around-the-world racer Bouwe Bekking as watch captain.

    Bekking – a veteran of eight editions of The Ocean Race – joins Team JAJO’s core crew of five Dutch under-30 sailors
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  • Mirpuri Foundation Racing Team returns for The Ocean Race VO65 Sprint

    Mirpuri Foundation Racing Team returns for The Ocean Race VO65 Sprint

    Portuguese team will highlight Racing for the Planet campaign



    The Mirpuri Foundation will play a part in The Ocean Race for the third consecutive time, as its Mirpuri Foundation Racing Team competes for The Ocean Race VO65 Sprint Cup.

    Following the foundation’s support of Turn the Tide on Plastic in the 2017-18 edition of the Race and its winning campaign in The Ocean Race Europe last year, the Mirpuri Foundation will now enter a fully Portuguese team
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  • The Southward Progress Continues
    by Photoboy
    Cat and mouse towards the doldrums
    It's a game of inches as the fleet works southwest towards the equator




    Lighter conditions don't mean easier conditions as the IMOCA fleet finds itself constantly shifting gears, making sail changes and gybing as the teams zig-zag southwest towards the equator and the doldrums.

    Every change in the breeze brings the potential for a sail change. Each move by the opposition brings a decision on whether to match or
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    01-27-2023, 01:04 PM
  • Alex Barrier Launches All Woman Jules Verne Trophy Team
    by Photoboy
    Jules Verne Trophy: sailor Alexia Barrier embarks on a round-the-world sailing trip with an all-female crew


    Sailor Alexia Barrier is embarking on an unprecedented project: to seek the record for sailing around the world with a 100% female crew. A "dream" she explains and a mission to show that anything is possible.

    Jerome Val/https://www.francetvinfo.fr/




    Alexia Barrier already has a Route du Rhum and a Vend?e Globe behind
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    01-27-2023, 11:18 AM
  • Slip Sliding Slowly South
    by Photoboy
    The Ocean Race, Leg 2: Slowly sliding south

    The fleet had a slow night, gybing south from Cabo Verde



    25 January 2023, The Ocean Race, Start of Leg 2 in Cabo Verde ? Anne Beaug? / Biotherm
    It's been a tense first night as the IMOCA fleet has sailed south, away from Mindelo and towards the uncertainty of the Doldrums.



    It was an exciting start, despite the light conditions, with close quarters action as the fleet leaves Cabo Verde
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    01-26-2023, 11:23 AM
  • A Mild Start For Leg 2 Of The 2023 Ocean Race
    by Photoboy


    After being buffeted by strong trade winds for the duration of the short stopover, the waters off Mindelo, Cabo Verde were relatively calm on Wednesday for the start of Leg 2 of The Ocean Race.

    The short stopover marked the first time The Ocean Race has visited west Africa and this island chain despite it featuring in the race course for all 14 editions as a tactical consideration on the leg from Europe down to the south Atlantic Ocean.


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    01-25-2023, 01:20 PM
  • A New Permanent Mark For Yellow Bluff Honoring Sailing Legend Hank Easom
    by Photoboy



    A surprise for local sailing legend, Hank Easom was unveiled recently at Brickyard Cove in Point Richmond a short time ago!








    A little piece of Bay sailing history was made with the unveiling of the new Hank Easom Yellow Bluff permanent buoy.




    1,000 lb bottom tackle will hold the buoy in position, combating the extremely strong currents along the Yellow Bluff shoreline.

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    01-25-2023, 10:57 AM
  • Pineapple Cup Line Honors For Pyewacket
    by Photoboy
    Pyewacket70 captures line honors in the 35th Pineapple Cup - Montego Bay Race


    Pyewacket70 finishes with an elapsed time of 2 days 18 hours 15 minutes and 19 seconds having sailed a distance of 895 miles

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    The race record for monohulls last set in 2005 by Tom Hill's Titan 12 at 2 days, 10 hours, 24 minutes and 42 seconds.)



    Images Julianna Barbieri/Manuka SEM


    January 25, 2023 Montego Bay, Jamaica - Pyewacket70, the modified
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    01-25-2023, 10:19 AM
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