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Irish Navigator Adrienne Cahalan
Sydney to Hobart
Irish Navigator Adrienne Cahalan who is, one of Australia's most celebrated yachtswoman, arrived in Hobart aboard the Brenton Fischer skippered TP52 Ragamuffin this week, to cement her place as the first woman ever to compete in 25 Sydney Hobart Yacht…
New Zealander Jim Delagat’s Volvo 70 Giacomo is currently overall winner of the Sydney-Hobart Race, and highly likely to hold her place.
Sydney to Hobart
While Ireland basks in unusual January sunshine, in the alleged Southern Hemisphere summer the normally picturesque approaches to Hobart in Tasmania have seen dull, damp and drifting conditions for the groups of legendary Australian and international racing machines struggling to…
ICHI BAN Matt Allen's Judel Vrolijk 52 with Gordon Maguire onboard
Sydney to Hobart
Arriving in Hobart at 02:31.20 on Wednesday 28 December, Anthony Bell’s 100-ft Maxi Perpetual LOYAL has set a new race record of 1 day, 13 hours, 31 minutes, 20 seconds at the Rolex Sydney Hobart and in the process secured…
Anthony Bell’s hundred-footer Perpetual LOYAL has chopped nearly five hours off the course record for the Rolex Sydney-Hobart Race
Sydney to Hobart
As records tumble in this fastest-ever Rolex Sydney-Hobart Race with Anthony Bell’s line honours-winning hundred footer Perpetual LOYAL taking four hours and fifty-one minutes off the previous best time set by the late Bob Oatley’s Wild Oats XI, Matt Allen’s…
 Matt Allen’s JV52 Ichi Ban, with Ireland’s Gordon Maguire as Sailing Master, is currently leading overall on IRC in the fast-moving Rolex Sydney-Hobart race. She is seen here shortly after clearing the entrance to Sydney Harbour yesterday, sorting herself for the sprint south.
Sydney to Hobart
Former Howth sailor Gordon Maguire, who began a long and successful relationship with Australian sailing in 1991 when the Irish team won the Southern Cross series, is currently leading overall on IRC in the Rolex Sydney-Hobart Race 2016, playing the…
Wild Oats XI had recovered from a slow start to lead the race and was seeking to extend her record of eight line honours victories. It is the second year in a row that the Mark Richards-skippered yacht has failed to finish, further proof of the punishing and unpredictable nature of this 628-nm offshore classic.
Sydney to Hobart
Records are set to be broken at the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. The frontrunners, having negotiated the infamous Bass Strait, are making rapid progress down the east coast of Tasmania on route to the finish in Hobart. At 15:30…
Triton and Chinese Whisper (with Shane Diviney of Howth onboard) making good progress shortly after the 2016 Rolex Sydney Hobart race start
Sydney to Hobart
The 2016 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, featuring an international fleet of 88 yachts – with several key Irish crew involved – commenced at 13:00 local time on a perfect Sydney summer’s day. The combination of excellent weather conditions, the…
Battered but unbowed. Enda O Coineen has a rough and ready dry-off in the cramped cabin of Kilcullen Voyager.
W M Nixon
The 72nd Rolex-Sydney-Hobart gets under way on Monday. The Australian ocean classic is rightly regarded as a tough event. Yet in terms of the sailing challenges its poses, it seems to pale into insignificance when set against the Everest of…
 The 2016 race race begins in six day's time on Boxing Day from Sydney Harbour.
Sydney to Hobart
Eight days out from the start of the Rolex Sydney Hobart race, a race in which a number of Irish sailors are participating, and there is no solid indication as to what weather pattern the 91–yacht fleet will experience.  The…
Sydney to Hobart

Bob Oatley

13th January 2016
Australian skipper Robert Ian "Bob" Oatley has passed away. Best known for owning the eight-time Sydney-Hobart-winning yacht Wild Oats XI, Oatley passed away on 10 January 2016 aged 87. He was married with three children. The Australian pioneered winemaking in the Hunter…
Sydney to Hobart
Overnight, light winds brought a steady stream of competitors up the Derwent River to the finish line, filling the Rolex Sydney Hobart race village in time for the New Year’s Eve celebration. An Irish chance of an overall victory fizzled…
Sydney to Hobart
Day five of the Rolex Sydney Hobart sees the lion’s share of the fleet fast approaching the finish line and a defining battle for IRC 0 between Ichi Ban (AUS) and Chinese Whisper (AUS).  Comanche may have taken taken Sydney-Hobart line…
Sydney to Hobart
Jim Clark and Kristy Hinze-Clark’s maxi Comanche (USA) pulled off an incredible feat last night taking line honours in the 71st edition of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race and winning the Illingworth trophy. As dawn broke, Syd Fisher’s Ragamuffin…
Sydney to Hobart
Jim Clark and Kristy Hinze-Clark’s super maxi Comanche pulled off an incredible feat tonight, taking line honours in the 71st edition of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, winning the Illingsworth trophy and a Rolex Yacht Master II timepiece. This…
Sydney to Hobart
The crippled American supermaxi Comanche has extended her lead over the similarly damaged Rambler in the closing stages of the Sydney–Hobart Yacht Race. In the middle of the race's wild first night southerly bashathon Ken Read was considering going home?…
Sydney to Hobart
Saturday night proved a harrowing one for the crews competing in the 71st edition of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. Exactly 24 hours after the majestic start in Sydney Harbour, a quarter of the fleet has retired due to…
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