19 December 2014

Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 50 Golden Years Documentary (videos)

The Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 50 Golden Years Documentary Part 1 -
50 Golden Years of the Sydney Hobart Yacht Race produced to celebrate the 50th race in 1994.
Parts 2 and 3 of the sailing videos series below--

The Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 50 Golden Years Documentary Part 2 -

The Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 50 Golden Years Documentary Part 3 -
50 Golden Years of the Sydney Hobart Yacht Race produced to celebrate the 50th race in 1994.
This episode runs for 15 minutes and features some of the controversy the race has experienced since its establishment. The episode begins with the disqualification of Nirvana relating to the incident that saw Condor run aground in the Derwent River and later awarded Line Honours title in the 1983 Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. Features in the episode include a run down of how the race record has been reduced over the years and the introduction of multiple start lines in 1986 as a result of the growing popularity and fleet sizes in the race. The episode also features some of the rough weather years, particularly the 1984 race which saw only 46 of the 152 starters make it to Hobart, and the tragedy that came in that year when Wal Russel, a crewman on Yahoo 2 paid the ultimate sacrifice, and became the first fatality recorded in our great race. It also features the rough race of 1993 when 76 of the 105 starters sort refuge along the NSW and Tasmanian coast, and only 38 yachts reached Hobart. In that race the miracle of John Quinn being rescued after falling overboard is documented.
The episode finishes with a great video montage set to a terrific electric guitar riff.

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