27 December 2013

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2013 (video)

The start of the Rolex Sydney Hobart on a sparkling Sydney Harbour was very fast. A reach down the habour was led by Wild Oats XI from Perpetual LOYAL and Beau Geste. The first two maxis (100 footers) were chased by and nearly caught by Karl Kwok's new 80 footer. A real drag race that saw them exit the harbour in a very fast time. (Dec 26, 2013)

69th Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2013: "A fleet comprising 94 yachts, including 22 international entrants, set off on the 69th Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht, with 15-18 knot southeasterly, sunshine and blue skies..."

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Super maxis dominate leaders early in Sydney to Hobart yacht race
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SYDNEY — Super maxis held three of the top five positions in the Sydney to Hobart yacht race Thursday with defending champion Wild Oats XI trailing Perpetual Loyal by three nautical miles late on the first day. Wild Oats XI, attempting to win the ...

Wild Oats XI leads at start of Sydney to Hobart yacht race
Sydney — Wild Oats XI was leading the Sydney to Hobart yacht race Thursday, after a neck-and-neck race out of Sydney harbour against rival supermaxi Perpetual Loyal which threatened a protest. Sunny conditions prevailed as the 94 boats took off on the ...

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A U.S. Comeback Lifts a Yacht Club - NYTimes.com: "...Those at the club gleefully witnessed the culmination of one of the greatest comebacks in sports. Oracle Team USA had trailed Emirates Team New Zealand, 8-1, in the first-to-nine competition. It needed to win eight races in a row to keep the trophy. And it did. Only one thing was missing: Bajurin. During the party, he was attending to official duties at the finish line. But in the chaos of the celebration at the club he helped save, a text message from Bajurin reached the phone of one of his deputies. The trophy was on its way home. On television, you could see him smiling."

America's Cup regatta may return to San Francisco in 2017 | Reuters: "The event's victor wins the right to choose the venue. Coutts wants to return the regatta to the Northern California city's waterfront, and hopes to convince civic leaders to agree to host the event a second time. San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee on Monday sent a letter to Coutts opening negotiations. The city and Oracle have a number of details to sort out and the board of supervisors must approve any deal."

Coastguard Sailing Cup from Jan 15
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The Coast Guard Region (East) in association with the Royal Madras Yacht Club will be organising a three-day Coast Guard Sailing Cup 2013 from January 15 to January 17. A notification from the Royal Madras Yacht Club said the event was open to all ...

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Team USA comes back in America's Cup winOracle Team USA was in a nearly impossible position before the first leg of the 2013 America's Cup. After a rough start, and two decreed losses for cheating, the Americans trailed Emirates Team New Zealand 8-1 ...

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