Rolex Sydney Hobart 2012 - Alex McKinnon's dockside pictures

PFDs lined up and ready to go for the safety inspection. - Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race
2012 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. Photographer Alex McKinnon was out and about on the quay at the CYCA to capture the day's dockside action.

Lovely weather of late has been a function of the Sydney cycle. - Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

A diver takes a moment's respite from the rigours of hull cleaning at the CYCA. - Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

Always a good read to be had. - Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

Sign on and receive your plaque for being in the great race. - Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

Goggles for those really bad waves that we hope you do not get to experience. - Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

Loading the mainsail into her cars on Dekadence. - Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

Working away up the mast on Brindabella. - Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

The all important sponsors decals go on the bow of Cougar II. - Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

Sewing in the battens for the mainsail on Southern Excellence. - Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race