just a few days before the Newport Bermuda race - the first 2010 newsletter about the Sydney to Hobart

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This is the first of 22 newsletters about the 2010 Sydney Hobart Race, which starts on 26th December 2010  If you don't want to receive this news,     A single click here and you won't  (this will not affect other news you receive from us)



This and the following 21 Sail-World Sydney Hobart newsletters will be going to a newsletter audience of 100,000 readers world-wide. Sail-World covers the Hobart race in much more detail than any other media, both in the lead up and of course during the event.

Rolex Sydney to Hobart 2009,
McConaghy built Reichel Pugh 100 Wild Oats XI   
Today we bring you Peter Campbell's wide ranging interview, in two parts, with Matt Allen the Commodore of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia. It covers everything from a change in the start day, to handicapping, to Jessica Watson.

In the coming months we will give you an insight into 2010 lead up campaigns, new boats and new equipment. It's already shaping as a great year.

A few days ago we talked to Mark Richards, skipper of Bob Oatley's Wild Oats XI - the 100 footer has won four Sydney to Hobarts on line honours, but was beaten in 2009.

Ricko said ‘We will be doing many more offshore races and regattas from now to December. Last year we didn't put nearly enough effort in. You saw the result of that; we were beaten by Alfa Romeo. This year we expect Wild Oats XI will be facing Grant Wharington's Wild Thing, Sean Langman's Loyal team and Lahana, come Boxing Day.
ICAP Leopard seconds from the finish - Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2009  Crosbie Lorimer


The 2007 Hobart winner, Roger Sturgeon's US campaigned Rosebud will be on the start line in 2010, this time with one of the Asia Pacific‘s top campaigners Ray Roberts on the helm.

One of the most valuable offshore weather tools is PredictWind. We hardly know of a serious offshore campaign that does not use it. Tomorrow our Sail-World Predict Wind competition ends. There are TEN prizes of a year's subscription to PredictWind Professional. Enter NOW!!

In this newsletter we bring you a retrospective view of the 2009 race, with results, and images and stories about what happened on the water and some of the winning equipment used for the 64th annual blue water classic.

If there are particular elements of this classic race you'd like to know more about, please email us at editor(at)sail-world.com

HOLY COW!, Sail Number: 6797, Skipper: John & Kim Clinton, State: NSW, Division: Cruising, Design: Oceanis 50, LOA (m): 15.1, Draft: 2.1 - 2009 Rolex Sydney to Hobart  © Rolex/Daniel Forster


The Sail-World Team



Just ONE day left to win a PredictWind Professional subscription
Richard Gladwell,
Just ONE day left for Sail-World readers to enter for a chance to win a PredictWind Professional forecasting package for one year, valued at almost $1,000 each. This is your last chance - ENTER NOW!! There are ten annual subscriptions of the just released new version of PredictWind's Professional Forecast Package top be won in Sail-World's competition.... [more]
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Jessica Watson – too young for 2010 Sydney to Hobart race?
Sail-World.com,
On arrival in Sydney back in Sydney on Saturday Jessica Watson stated her desire to do some ocean racing. Don McIntyre the owner of the S&S 34, Ella's Pink Lady, which Jessica Watson just sailed into Sydney Harbour after 210 days at sea, has proposed that the boat should be sailed in the 2010 Sydney Hobart race by an all girl crew.... [more]
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Sydney to Hobart - Handicapping,Tracking and Sponsorship
Peter Campbell,
There have been changes to the Sydney to Hobart race format over the years, but almost all of a technical, design or construction nature or, most importantly, by improving safety at sea, something which the CYCA has been a world leader; certainly a club to act swiftly in upgrading safety if considered necessary.... [more]
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Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race: Battle of the Beneteau First 40s
Jennifer Crooks,
Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race - Last year's Rolex Sydney Hobart overall winner Andrew Saies' Two True will make the long trek to the start line from his home town of Adelaide, where he will be met by two other recently launched Beneteau F40s Flying Cloud (CYCA Vice Commodore Howard Piggott) and Closed Halled (Graeme Hall).... [more]
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Gosford to Lord Howe Island Yacht Race - Hobart qualifier
Peter Campbell,
With entries officially closing this Thursday, 10 June, Gosford Sailing Club has received 19 expressions of interest from yacht owners in contesting this year's Hempel Paints Gosford to Lord Howe Island Yacht Race, an important qualifier for the Sydney to Hobart race.... [more]
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Sydney Hobart - Matt Allen talks about Jessica Watson, Date Change
Peter Campbell,
When Matt Allen stands down after three years as Commodore of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia he can look back on a job well done for the Club and its premier ocean race, the Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. Significantly, he and his fellow Flag Officers and Directors have laid a strong foundation for the enduring future of the ‘Great Race South'.... [more]
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ORCi Rating in 2010 – a Fresh Option for Racing Yachts
Yachting Australia,
The ORCi rating system has become increasingly popular in Australia over the last few years. This was recognised by the inclusion of an ORCi division in the 2009 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. This trend is set to continue in 2010 with the CYCA's announcement that it will include an ORCi division in the 2010/11 Bluewater Pointscore.... [more]
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Skype - key event communication tool for Sydney Hobart race
TetraMedia's IT Team,
Two Swedish techno-nerds Niklas Zennström and Janus Friis spent the noughties revolutionizing music distribution and telephony in the 21st century.... [more]
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Sydney Hobart 2010 - Ray Roberts to campaign 2007 winner Rosebud
Rob Mundle/Sail-World.com,
CYCA sailor Ray Roberts will be campaigning one the most successful yachts on the international offshore scene, the STP 65 Rosebud in the 2010 Sydney Hobart.... [more]
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CYCA releases Internal Inquiry Report of Flinders Islet Race Incident
Jennifer Crooks,
The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia has released the internal inquiry report commissioned by the Club following the incident which occurred early morning 10 October 2009 in the vicinity of Flinders Islet off the coast of Port Kembla, resulting in the deaths of Andrew Short and Sally Gordon.... [more]
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Surpassing success-Beneteau replaces the 40.7 with an absolute winner
John Curnow,
When two, virtually identical Beneteau First 40s took first and second overall in the last Rolex Sydney Hobart, it raised more than a few eyebrows. Two True from South Australia and Wicked, from Victoria, completed the 628 nautical mile classic in 3 days, 23 hours and some change. On corrected time, these two relatively new boats were a full two hours ahead of the next craft. Read on to see why it... [more]
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2009 Rolex Sydney Hobart Sydney 38 One Design Full Results
Sail-World.com,
Full Results for the Sydney 38 One Design Division of the Rolex Sydney Hobart 2009 Race.... [more]
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Sydney Hobart 2009 - IRC Division Full Results
Sail-World.com,
Two True (Andrew Saies) took the IRC honours in the 2009 Rolex Sydney Hobart.... [more]
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2009 Rolex Sydney Hobart Performance Handicap and Cruising Results
www.sail-world.com,
2009 Rolex Sydney Hobart Performance Handicap Division Full Results. Also for the Cruising Division.... [more]
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Sydney Hobart 2009 Line Honours Results
Sail-World.com,
Sydney Hobart 2009 - The full line honours finishing results... [more]
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Sydney Hobart 2009 ORCi - Full results
www.sail-world.com,
Two True (Andrew Saies), Beneteau First 40 won the 2009 Rolex Sydney Hobart on ORCi as well as on IRC. Second was and Steven Prouds Sydney 48 Swish The ORCi division was introduced into the race for the first time this year in response to a growing push among Australian owners for a more measurement-based, transparent rule than IRC.... [more]
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By any Quantum, these sails have measured up with an overall win
John Curnow,
To achieve an overall win in a race like the Rolex Sydney Hobart, you have to have a good boat, great crew and the right sails. Whenever Mother Nature is involved, a certain amount of luck, with things like the weather, will always assist you too. Quantum Sails were an integral component in Two True's win, read on to find out how and why.... [more]
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Sydney Hobart 2009 - Won and Lost on First Night
Penny Haire,
Post race analysis shows that it didn't matter if you were sailing a Maxi or a Sydney 38 - the eventual winners reaped rich rewards from strong currents by making smart tactical decisions on the first night.... [more]
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Richard Bennett clicks with the Sydney Hobart Race
Peter Campbell,
When award-winning Tasmanian photographer Richard Bennett flew out of Hobart's Cambridge airport early on the morning of 28 December 2009 he was on his way to cover the annual Sydney Hobart Yacht Race for the 35th consecutive year... [more]
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Rolex Sydney Hobart - To the victors go the spoils
KPMS,
Owners and crews, friends and family, gathered on the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania lawn in warm sunshine today for the presentation of trophies for the 2009 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.... [more]
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Rolex Sydney Hobart prizes presented
Di Pearson,
The Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race came to a close today when the prizes were presented to all the winners of the 628 nautical mile race at the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania, in Sandy Point, Hobart.... [more]
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CYCA SOLAS Trusts pledges $20,000 to St Helens Marine Rescue
Jennifer Crooks,
In its 10th anniversary year, the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia Sydney Hobart Yacht Race Safety of Life at Sea Trusts (SOLAS) has made a pledge to St Helens Marine Rescue Association Inc (TAS) of $20,000 as seed funding for the purchase of a new RIB.... [more]
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Two True – she's won the Rolex Sydney Hobart
Di Pearson,
Andrew Saies' new boat Two True this afternoon became just the fourth South Australian yacht to win the Rolex Sydney Yacht Race overall, but the win did not come without a long wait and plenty of angst. In relation to Two True, the International Jury dismissed the protest against the boat relating to an incident in Sydney Harbour after the start.... [more]
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Listen to Andrew Saies winner of the Rolex Sydney Hobart 2009
Sail-World.com,
Andrew Saies winner of the Rolex Sydney Hobart - the audio... [more]
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Two True wins 2009 Sydney Hobart - protests dismissed
Sail-World.com,
Dr Andrew Saies and his Two True team have won the 2009 Rolex Sydney Tattersalls Cup. Kioni was disqualified for Sydney Harbour incident. Protests against Colortile, She's the Culprit and Two True were dismissed. Two True (Andrew Saies), Cruising Yacht Club of South Australia and Wicked (Mike Welsh) from Sandringham Yacht Club were first and second. Here are the overall results after the Prote... [more]
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1,2,3,4,5....... is reward for Southern Spars in Rolex Sydney Hobart
David Glen,
The performances of Alfa Romeo, Wild Oats XI, ICAP Leopard, Investec Loyal and RAN confirm the status of Southern Spars rigs at the forefront of the world's leading offshore yachting events. Southern Spars achieved a notable feat with the fully rigged Ericsson Racing Team and PUMA leading home in the 2008-2009 Volvo Ocean Race... [more]
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Sydney Hobart: Images of More Finishers in Hobart
Crosbie Lorimer,
Sydney Hobart. Investec Loyal arrived mid morning with her elite sportmen/novice sailors looking in good form. The entire crew got stuck into meat pies on their arrival, after a lengthy and frustrating motor around in the river with problems lowering their mainsail. Niklas Zennstrom's Ran arrived shortly after, spending some time trying to amnoeuvre into a suitable berth in the high winds that... [more]
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Sydney Hobart - Dockside arrival images
Sail-World.com and Andrea Francolini,
Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht images by Andrea Francolini of the Hobart arrivals of Alfa Romeo and Wild Oats XI.... [more]
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Sydney Hobart - Images of ICAP Leopard finish
Crosbie Lorimer,
Sydney Hobart. Mike Slade's ICAP Leopard crossed the finish line at 5.45am this morning. Slade was his usual positive self as the boat docked in Hobart. 'We took a big gamble and got really punished for it' he said with his characteristic laugh, referring to his 'round the outside' move yesterday afternoon. 'But you've got to try these things' he added resignedly.... [more]
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Sydney Hobart: More Images of Winners Dockside from Crosbie Lorimer
Crosbie Lorimer,
Here are some more of Crosbie Lorimer's images of the Alfa Romeo win as she berthed in Hobart, where the skipper and crew were handed the trophy and medallions. Wild Oats XI arrived a little over two hours later. Owner Bob Oatley and skipper Mark Richards were gracious in defeat and Bob Oatley vowed they would be back next year.... [more]
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Sydney Hobart - Images of Alfa Romeo finish by Crosbie Lorimer
Crosbie Lorimer,
Alfa Romeo has taken line honours in the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, crossing the line at 10.02pm. Here are some of Crosbie Lorimer's photos os Alfa Romeo sailing uop the Derwent River as dusk turned to darkness and moonlight.... [more]
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Images from the start of the 2009 Rolex Sydney Hobart Race
Kurt Arrigo and Daniel Forster,
Top yachting photographers Daniel Forster and Kurt Arrigo provided these images from the start of the 2009 Rolex Sydney Hobart Race... [more]
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2010 Sydney to Hobart race

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