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To win the Hobart – first you have to ....
Get to Green Cape with Life Raft, Motor, Comms and Crew in good order.
During the aftermath of the 1998 Sydney Hobart race it emerged that a number of boats sailed into Bass Strait blissfully unaware of the 80-90 knot weather bomb ahead, because they had lost radio communications.
From 1999 onwards there has been a Mandatory requirement for a Green Cape declaration, that the vessel had life rafts, engines, HF radio and crew in good condition, to either Eden base or the Radio Relay vessel. Reports to Eden could be made during a sked on another radio frequency.
In 2001 the Volvo 60 Tyco was disqualified for reporting seven minutes late and in the years since many boats have retired on the south coast of NSW knowing they would be unable to comply.
The 44.1A clauses effectively mean that a vessel must remain north of 37 34 (Gabo Island) whilst repairing engines, radio etc.
Having lost a life raft overboard in heavy seas, Titania of Cowes went to Eden during Monday night to drop off five crew so she was able to make her declaration.
We await the International Jury's determinations with interest.
Now the focus moves further back into the fleet, with divisional handicap situations looking very interesting.
More breaking news as it happens..
Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team
Rolex Sydney Hobart - Derwent River up to its old tricks Jim Gale, Investec Loyal barely scraped across the line three and a half hours later after an agonising two knot crawl in virtually no breeze over the final 10 miles of a race that has at times turned on brutal 40 plus knot winds. The story was even worse for Matt Allan's Jones 70, Ichi Ban.... [more] Share this story
Rolex Sydney Hobart Wild Oats XI finish images by Andrea Francolini Andrea Francolini images, Photographer Andrea Francolini was at the finish of this year's Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht race. Andrea sends this gallery of images for your enjoyment.... [more] Share this story
Tight racing at the Over the Moon NS14 Australian Titles Nicole Douglass, In tricky conditions for setting a course, racing proved to be just as tough. The race winning move was made by Sean Edmiston and Anna Lashko in 'Merlin' on the second and third legs. While 'Merlin' was able to hold the lead for the rest of the race to win by 23 seconds with boats closing in at the finish. Craig and Mel Davidson on 'Rubber Chicken Rocket Car' on the finish line.... [more] Share this story
Tradition.....66-years of it Bob Wonders, More than a sailboat race, it's one of the world's great sporting events. Weather permitting, there's no better place to be on Boxing Day than on Sydney Harbour, where, as Captain Arthur Phillip once said, 'where 1000 ships of the line could ride safely at anchor.'... [more] Share this story
Sydney Hobart Radio sked 0735 (AEST) NOW and Radio Relay traffic Sail-World.com, Sail-World.com is streaming the 0735 Sydney Hobart Radio sked and Radio relay traffic on 6516kHz. Last night's sked contain the Protest bombshell, what will we hear this morning?... [more] Share this story
Rolex Sydney Hobart - Investec Loyal's Derwent drift Bruce Montgomery, Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - After being becalmed within sight of the line, Sean Langman and Anthony Bell's 100-foot supermaxi Investec Loyal is the second boat to finish the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, three and a half hours behind the provisional line honours winner Wild Oats XI.... [more] Share this story
Rolex Sydney Hobart - Illingworth Trophy not presented at dock + Video Peter Campbell, It may be an omen of what's to come tomorrow, but the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia tonight abandoned plans to present the prestigious Illingworth Trophy to the skipper of Wild Oats XI, the first yacht to finish the 2010 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.... [more] Share this story
Sydney Hobart - Wild Oats XI first boat home Lisa Ratcliff/Karen Cooper, Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - What has been touted as one of the toughest Rolex Sydney Hobart Races in recent years, saw the first finisher arrive in Hobart early this evening.... [more] Share this story
Rolex Sydney Hobart: Crosbie Lorimer's images of Wild Oats XI finish Crosbie Lorimer, Here are some of Crosbie Lorimer's first cut images of the Wild Oats XI's finish this evening. Her position as Provisional Line Honours winner remains until the International Jury hearing of the Race Committee's protest at 1pm tomorrow.... [more] Share this story
Rolex Sydney Hobart - Wild Oats XI takes line honours under a cloud Peter Campbell, Wild Oats XI, Bob Oatley's 100-footer tonight took line honours for the fifth time in the Rolex Sydney Hobart, but her victory is provisional with the boat facing potential disqualification for breaching, albeit unintentionally, a major safety rule of the ocean classic.... [more] Share this story
Rolex Sydney Hobart - Wild Oats XI first boat to Hobart Lisa Ratcliff, Bob Oatley's champion 100-foot supermaxi Wild Oats XI has reasserted its claim as one of Australia's greatest ocean racing yachts by being first across the Rolex Sydney Hobart finish line.... [more] Share this story
Rolex Sydney Hobart - Wild Oats XI finishes + Video Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team, Rolex Sydney Hobart - Bob Oatley's 30 metre super max Wild Oats XI crossed the Derwent River finish line in Hobart tonight at 20:37:20 almost 13 hours outside her 2005 race record. It was last light as the race leader powered past John Garrow Shoal, with full main and a number one headsail, at 16-17 knots, then as her heading changed, her asymmetric spinnaker popped... [more] Share this story
Predictwind charts show sea breeze bringing Hobart leaders home Richard Gladwell, A series of four charts from PredictWind covering the area around Tasman Island and Hobart, show how a breeze change has helped the race leaders get though what had earlier looked to be light airs for the final stages of the offshore classic.... [more] Share this story
Rolex Sydney Hobart - Wild Oats XI nears the home stretch Rob Mundle, The crew of Bob Oatley's record holding supermaxi Wild Oats XI has seen conditions go from one extreme to the other in the past 24 hours in the Rolex Sydney Hobart race.... [more] Share this story
Sydney Hobart Sensation- Wild Oats XI, RAN protested by Race Committee Sail-World.com, At the beginning of this afternoon sked, the Rolex Sydney Hobart Radio Relay vessel's David Kellett announced to the fleet that the race committee was protesting both Wild Oats XI and Ran under Sailing Instructions 44.1A and 44.2 which pertain to the Mandatory Report of Declaration of ability to continue at Green Cape.... [more] Share this story
Rolex Sydney Hobart - It's not about luck, it's about preparation Jim Gale, Husband and wife team Jim and Mary Holley are competing in the Rolex Sydney Hobart aboard their Newcastle based modified Farr 40 Aurora for the 13th consecutive year. Aurora is currently 57th in the fleet sailing east of Green Cape, which marks the beginning of the journey across Bass Strait.... [more] Share this story
Rolex Sydney Hobart - Fleet regroups after miserable night Jim Gale, Modern maxi yachts need very little wind to reach incredible speeds. But in big seas and gale force winds the order of business quickly shifts to boat preservation. 'It was a tough day, bloody miserable and cold. This particular boat spent a fair amount of time in the air, slamming off waves which made life pretty uncomfortable.'... [more] Share this story
Rolex Sydney Hobart: Calming Images for the Wave-Weary Crosbie Lorimer, For those followers of the race who have no friends or family aboard any of the participating yachts to worry about, the images of the fleet front runners in Bass Strait over the last twenty four hours have been little short of spectacular. But spare a thought for the thousands of friends and relations of crew who would rather not have their loved ones subjected to quite such a going-over, much... [more] Share this story
Sydney to Hobart: Secret Men's Business - Water skiing in Bass Strait Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team, Rolex Sydney to Hobart Update - Secret Mens Business 3.5 sailor Caillin Howard went waterskiing last night but did not tell his crewmates he was going.... [more] Share this story
Tassie Trio - Start line images from e-marineworld.com.au e-marineworld.com.au, e-marineworld.com.au, your online boating superstore, brings you this gallery of images from yesterday's Melboune to Hobarts and Melbourne to Launceston starts... [more] Share this story
Rolex Sydney Hobart - Wild Oats XI maintains her lead Rob Mundle, Wild Oats XI has emerged from a rugged crossing of Bass Strait virtually unscathed. The yacht's co-navigator, Adrienne Cahalan, has just reported the 30-metre long supermaxi was located about 100 nautical miles east of St Helens on Tasmania's northeast coast.... [more] Share this story
Rolex Sydney Hobart - One minute roof, the next sky Bruce Montgomery, Rolex Sydney Hobart update from the yacht Bacardi who lost her rig yesterday. When the Victorian Peterson 44 lost its mast off the southern NSW coast yesterday afternoon, the force was so great it ripped the two chainplates from the starboard side of the deck, the fittings through which the side stays, or shrouds, are secured.... [more] Share this story
Sydney Hobart 2010 - Investec Loyal's charging at race leader Danielle McKay and Lisa Ratcliff, Serious star power, both sailing and celebrity wise, aboard Investec Loyal is driving the 100-footer toward a drag race down Tasmania's East Coast as they attempt to haul in Bob Oatley's Rolex Sydney Hobart race leader Wild Oats XI.... [more] Share this story
Sydney Hobart 2009 winner retires from 2010 race Sail-World.com, Sydney Hobart and this morning's radio sked has just been completed. Last years handicap winner Two True has retired from the race. She had engine problems and would have been unable to make the Green Cape declaration and is currently in Twofold Bay Eden.... [more] Share this story
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - More overnight retirements Bruce Montgomery, There was a further three retirements overnight in the 66th Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race among the small to mid size boats,... [more] Share this story
2010 Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race 26/12/10 The iconic blue water event, the most reported and followed annual ocean yacht race in the world.... For more details and news for this event, go to: http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?SEid=1269