30 December 2013

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, Gale-force winds, Dismasting


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Gale-force winds hit Sydney Hobart yacht race fleet | The Australian: "Dismasted yacht Wedgetail is limping to Hobart under motor after losing her mast and rigging at about 4 am in 40-knot gale force winds and even stronger gusts south of Tasman Island. The 16.8 metre yacht formerly raced as Yendys took shelter behind the Tasman peninsula overnight to cut away the tangled rigging and broken 20-metre high mast, before heading into the strong south-westerly winds and turning north into Storm Bay..."

Rolex Sydney Hobart: Wedgetail’s dismasting - Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2013: "As it always does, the dismasting of an ocean-going yacht happens in an instant. And as it often is, the reason for the dismasting can only be a matter of speculation...."

An Overall Winner (A)waits - Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2013: "With all of the “big” boats in this year’s Rolex Sydney Hobart Race safely dockside in Hobart by the early hours this morning (Dec 29), attention turned to the fleet still racing on Day 4 of the 628 nautical mile offshore classic...."

Gale force winds continue to take their toll - Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2013: "The Victorian yacht Rush is sailing to Coles Bay where an ambulance will be waiting for injured crew member Ben Renshaw, who broke a leg while the boat was sailing south of Freycinet Peninsula on the Tasmanian east coast...."

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