Tag: Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

  • 2020 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race cancelled amid COVID-19 concerns

    2020 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race cancelled amid COVID-19 concerns

    It is with great regret that the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia announces that the 76th Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race will not be proceeding in 2020. The impact of COVID-19 that has disrupted sporting events around the globe for so much of the year has added the Great Race to its list. CYCA Commodore, […]

  • Marine Weather University announces a free webinar

    Marine Weather University announces a free webinar

    Marine Weather University has had a big year. Launched just six months ago, veteran meteorologist, Chris Bedford and 2x America’s Cup winning navigator Peter Isler teamed up to provide the best marine weather education on the planet.   Today MWU’s university-level curriculum features over 20 individual classes – all online so students can learn at their […]

  • Strong fleet to set sail in the 2020 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

    Strong fleet to set sail in the 2020 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

    The starting cannon will be fired again on Boxing Day for the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s (CYCA) 2020 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. The prestigious, world-renowned 628-nautical-mile blue water classic will go ahead after a lengthy period of consultation with state governments, health authorities and other key stakeholders. The opening of Tasmania’s borders to […]

  • New horizons for 2020 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

    New horizons for 2020 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

    The Notice of Race for the 2020 Rolex Sydney Hobart, the 76th Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, encouraging entrants in the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s famous blue-ribbon event, has been released. Entries are now open for 2020’s 628-nautical-mile challenge, with the just-launched documentation encouraging the usual brigade of sailors – plus a whole new pool […]

  • Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race: It’s Showtime – we’ve arrived

    Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race: It’s Showtime – we’ve arrived

    A lull in finishers and then the midday rush as a northerly hit the 2019 Rolex Sydney Hobart fleet and yachts kept rolling into Hobart throughout the day and night – they just kept coming and continued to do so into this afternoon, with less than 20 left on the race course. Mark Griffith’s LCE […]

  • Grand veterans show their class in 2019 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

    Grand veterans show their class in 2019 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

    The crew of Kialoa II may lament having seen their understandable hopes of winning the Grand Veterans class in the 2019 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race slip through their grasp. But the 73-footer that won Sydney Hobart line honours in 1971 still made for a majestic sight. The aluminium boat, converted from a sloop into an […]

  • Ichi Ban wins Rolex Sydney Hobart for a second time

    Ichi Ban wins Rolex Sydney Hobart for a second time

    The number one racing boat in Australia has been declared the overall winner of the Rolex Sydney Hobart for a second time, as this morning Matt Allen was advised his TP52, Ichi Ban, was to yet again have its name engraved on the Tattersall Cup. Allen, a member of the Australian Olympic Committee and immediate […]

  • Comanche powers to clear line honours victory in Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

    Comanche powers to clear line honours victory in Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

    Comanche’s line honours win in the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race this morning may not have fully erased the disappointment of her third place last year for co-owner and skipper Jim Cooney. But the super maxi’s win over InfoTrack, Wild Oats XI, SHK Scallywag 100 and Black Jack – the four other super maxis this year – is […]

  • URM emerges as a surprise package in Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

    URM emerges as a surprise package in Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

    The 72-foot URM was barely spoken of when it came to who could figure in the race for line and overall honours in the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race before it began on Thursday afternoon. But as the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s 628-nautical-mile race headed towards its second night on Friday, the Anthony Johnston […]

  • Comanche fights back to take an early lead in Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

    Comanche fights back to take an early lead in Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

    Comanche, the 2017 Rolex Sydney Hobart line honours winner and race record holder, fought back brilliantly from a slow start in this year’s 75th running of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s race by taking the lead soon after exiting Sydney Heads. The super maxi, co-owned by Jim Cooney and Samantha Grant, seemingly laboured for speed […]