22 December 2013

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2013 (2012 video)

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Rough cut video of Lahana flying south in the 2012 Rolex Sydney Hobart.

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2013: "The fleet for the 2013 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race now stands at 94 following the withdrawal of Quiros..." Start: Thursday, December 26, 2013, Sydney, Australia . . . regattanews.com - Home: events, press info, media, high resolution images download: "A fleet comprising 94 yachts, including 22 international entrants, five 100-ft Maxis, seven former winners and the current race..."Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: "The Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race (sometimes referred to as the Bluewater Classic in the Australian media) is an annual event hosted by the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, starting in Sydney on Boxing Day (Thursday, December 26, 2013) and finishing in Hobart, Tasmania. The race distance is approximately 630 nautical miles (1,170 km). The race is run in co-operation with the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania, and is widely considered to be one of the most difficult yacht races in the world. The race was initially planned to be a cruise by Peter Luke and some friends who had formed a club for those who enjoyed cruising as opposed to racing, however when a visiting British Royal Navy Officer, Captain John Illingworth, suggested it be made a race, the event was born. The Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race has grown over the decades, since the inaugural race in 1945, to become one of the top three offshore yacht races in the world, and it now attracts maxi yachts from all around the globe..."

Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Rolex and Yachting: "628 sleepless miles. The crew have no time for rest. The end of each day heralds the same mantra: just make it through the night unscathed. Iron-willed, and hardened by wind and waves, they battle the black, undulating expanse. These men were made for the sea...."

Taylor aims to make thirty three a winner in Rolex Sydney Hobart - Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2013: "At 64 years of age Bruce Taylor, the skipper of Chutzpah, is nearing an era when most would consider retiring, but it’s not work holding the Victorian back from enjoying the red wine and his golden-years; it’s sailing...."

Millionaires and star power add glamour to Sydney to Hobart ocean challenge
Herald Sun
But it has some stars of world sailing, including Australian America's Cup skipper Iain Murray, who has sailed in all six of the yacht's line honours victories and was race director for the America's Cup in San Francisco this year, and six-time around ...

Sydney to Hobart suits Vicky Song, an entrant from a new market
Sydney Morning Herald
Song, 30, and a crew member of the 21-metre Qingdao - named after the Chinese city that hosted the 2008 Olympic Games sailing regatta - loves the high risk of ocean racing that she took up seven years ago and hopes to continue for many years to come.

Jono sets sail on Sydney-Hobart adventure
Illawarra Mercury
Jono is well-experienced and when he sails out of Sydney Harbour on Thursday he will know exactly what is expected of him under the watchful eye of Mr Cornish and alongside Wollongong residents Boudewyn (Boudy) de Haas, Mish Ivaneza and two ...

Sailing: Drama ahead of Sydney to Hobart race
Newstalk ZB
A crew member of Sydney to Hobart yacht Helsal 3 has fractured seven ribs during the boat's delivery. The unnamed person was thrown from the galley on the port side to the starboard side during a southwesterly gust on the way from Hobart to Sydney...

Three countries represented for the first time in the Rolex Sydney Hobart - Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2013: "A Chinese celebrity, a South African who lived the life of a gangster and an engineer from Myanmar are three sailors representing their homeland for the first time in the history of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race...."

A record donation to worthy charity and Rolex Sydney Hobart competitor - Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2013: " . . . . the charity is fielding a team of returned soldiers aboard the Volvo Ocean 60 Spirit of Mateship in this year’s Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. The yacht’s skipper, Russell McCart, who has competed in 12 Sydney Hobart’s, was thrilled to receive the cheque. “They’ve been blown up, some of these guys have been shot, they’ve been in Black Hawk (helicopter) crashes (in Afghanistan),’’ McCart said. “The military’s a reasonably insular place as it is, and when you’re wounded, you tend to withdraw more into that group. “So what we’re trying to do is show there’s another side of life - there’s things outside the military - and introduce them to a broader range of people...."

Diggers on a voyage of discovery and healing
Sydney Morning Herald
When Sydney to Hobart contender Spirit of Mateship unfurls her mighty sails on Sydney Harbour this Boxing Day it will signal the beginning of a voyage of discovery - and, hopefully, healing - for a group of wounded, injured and ill Australian Defence ...

GAES Christmas Race - Excellent sailing on day 4
Sail World
The expected early morning wind did not blow as forecasted due to the clouds and it looked like another day without sailing was on the way. But past midday, skies began to clear up slowly and the wind began to pick up and by 14.00h races were underway ...

Top sailing body honours Notts pair
Nottingham Post
Rennie has been instrumental in Girton SC nearing its long-standing ambition to buy the 100 acre lake which is its home in North Notts, while the club's Sailabiliy group, providing opportunities for disabled people to learn to sail and sail regularly ..

Lacklustre winds test sailing skills on River Avon
Evesham Observer
LACKLUSTRE winds provided testing conditions on Sunday as nine Arden Sailing Club members took to the River Avon in the penultimate race of the Autumn Handicap series at Arden Sailing Club in Defford near Pershore. Officer of the day Julian Taylor ...

ALICE J/24 Women's Sailing Team Report
J/Sailing News (blog)
(Hamburg, Germany)- In early October, the ALICE crew went along with their boat on the 1,700 km long road to the J/24 European Championships in Monaco. Here is the report from the skipper of the six women crew, Katharina Witt from the Hamburger Segel ...

America's Cup | Ex-Wallaby Phil Waugh keen to test... | Stuff.co.nz: "Former Wallabies flanker Phil Waugh wants to contest the America's Cup with Australia's new syndicate a prime target. Waugh, who is sailing his fourth Sydney to Hobart race on Boxing Day, said this year's dramatic Cup final between Oracle and Team New Zealand had stirred his interest...."

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