9 Results for month: 12/2017

Ichi Ban is No. 1  in Rolex Sydney Hobart

Matt Allen’s new TP52 Ichi Ban has been declared the overall winner of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2017 – and Allen, the president of Australian Sailing, can hardly believe it. “It hasn’t sunk in yet. It’s been 34 years since we won on Challenge II with Lou Abrahams,” said Allen, who was Abrahams’ ... More

Wild Oats XI claims line honours in battle on Derwent

Mark Richards has steered the Oatley family’s Wild Oats XI to her ninth Rolex Sydney Hobart line honours victory after a protracted battle with Jim Cooney’s LDV Comanche on Tasmania’s River Derwent on Wednesday evening, reclaiming the race record Anthony Bell’s Perpetual LOYAL took from her last year. Wild Oats XI smashed last year’s record of ... More

RSHYR: Bureau forecast favours the big fast boats

Could we see all four 100 foot yachts fighting each other up a sulky Derwent River on Wednesday night? That tantalising climax of the race for line honours has been more than hinted at by the weather patterns taking shape in the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race over the next few days. The Bureau of Meteorology’s Jane Golding told the skippers and ... More

Now for the SB20 Worlds in January

In just on a month’s time Hobart yachtsman Brett Cooper and his talented crew of the SB20 Aeolus will be lining up on the River Derwent as one of the local favourites for the World championship in this spectacular one-design sports boat class. Cooper and his crew of Darren ‘’Twirler’’ Jones and Nick Corkhill yesterday underlined their World ... More

Cooper versus Cooper in SB20 Nationals

Brett Cooper versus Michael Cooper – that’s the scenario for today’s final two races in the SB20 one-design sports boat Australian championship on the Derwent. Both have crack international sailors in their crews, calling tactics in this intense lead-up regatta to the World championship here on the Derwent in early January. In yesterday’s ... More

One point the difference in SB20 sailing

Three straight wins on a day when the wind ranged from 0 to 25 knots have put Brett Cooper to within one point of overall leader Rob Gough at the end of day two of the SB20 Australian championship on the River Derwent. Steering Aeolus, Cooper, with his crew of international champion yachtsman Darren “Twirler” Jones and Nick Corkhill, showed their ... More

Frustrating start to SB20 Nationals on the Derwent

Crews of the 35 SB20 sports boats contesting day one of their Australian championships today spent around six hours on the water for eight attempts to start a race – and just two affirmative outcomes. It was a most frustrating day for all concerned, the sailors, the race officers and the volunteers who manned the start, finish and mark boats, except ... More

Sons versus parents in SB20 Nationals

Three students from The Hutchins School, Jack Allison, Hugo Allison and William Cooper, will be racing against their parents in this weekend’s Australian championship for the SB20 one-design sports boats. Jack will skipper Warwick Dean, one of two SB20s owned by the Hutchins School Sailing Association, while his mother Felicity Allison will be on the ... More

Record 30 internationals for 73rd Rolex Sydney Hobart

The Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2017 promises to be yet another blockbuster. The 73rd running of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s 628 nautical mile blue water classic has attracted 107 yachts, including a record 30 internationals, four super maxis and some of the greatest names associated with ocean racing. On top of entries from New South ... More