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Perpetual LOYAL leads Sydney to Hobart race

Supermaxi Perpetual LOYAL remained on course yesterday to win the Sydney to Hobart yacht race in record time after inheriting the lead when race favorite Wild Oats XI withdrew due to a hydraulic failure. Perpetual ...

December 28, 2016, Wednesday

4-time Olympic champion dies

PAUL Elvstrom, a yachtsman who won four straight Olympic sailing gold medals between 1948 and 1960, has died, the Danish sports confederation said yesterday. He was 88. Elvstrom, who was named Denmark’s ...

December 9, 2016, Friday

Chinese sailor attempts trans-Pacific bid

Chinese mariner Guo Chuan set sail on his trimaran from the US west coast city of San Francisco on Tuesday, embarking on a solo trans-Pacific voyage to Shanghai....

October 20, 2016, Thursday

Xu disqualified in 2nd race, loses lead

DEFENDING Olympic champion Xu Lijia of China lost top spot in the Laser Radial class standings on Monday after she was disqualified from the second of two races following a right-of-way protest by American ...

August 10, 2016, Wednesday

Wild Ooats Xi owner dies

MULTI-MILLIONAIRE Australian winemaker Bob Oatley, the owner of the most successful yacht in the Sydney to Hobart race, died yesterday aged 87. Oatley and a succession of his yachts named Wild Oats have ...

January 11, 2016, Monday

Comanche wins Sydney-Hobart

American yacht Comanche won line honors in Australia’s gruelling Sydney to Hobart yesterday, staging a stunning recovery from damage which had nearly ended her race....

December 29, 2015, Tuesday

American yachts lead Sydney-Hobart, Wild Oats out

American yachts Comanche and Rambler 88 led the Sydney to Hobart fleet into Bass Strait yesterday in a race with nearly 30 retirements due to bad weather, including eight-time and defending champion Wild...

December 28, 2015, Monday

More boats out of Sydney to Hobart as Americans lead

Strong winds knocked out more Sydney to Hobart competitors Sunday, joining eight-time line honours winners Wild Oats XI, as sailors battled wild weather off Australia's east coast, officials said. Cookson ...

December 27, 2015, Sunday

Sydney to Hobart looking like another 2-yacht race

Defending champion Wild Oats XI and American entry Comanche are again expected to fight out line honors in this year’s Sydney to Hobart race, after last year’s finish when the Australian yacht beat her...

December 26, 2015, Saturday

Rough weather for Australian yacht race

Forecast southerly winds of up to 35 knots (65 kilometers per hour) will create a blustery first night for 109 yachts entered in this year’s Sydney-to-Hobart race which begins tomorrow....

December 25, 2015, Friday


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