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ID: 656 Title: SYDNEY HOBART YACHT RACE 2013 Replis: 4 Read: 1796 Author: 1
Name: OCEAN SAILOR  Posts: 171  **  Vancouver Time: 2013-12-5_22:17:27 Quote    Reply

Preparations are in full swing with the start of the Sydney Hobart race just 3 weeks away today, and the all important SOLAS Big Boat Challenge on Tuesday.

Wild Oats XI has had her new mast re stepped today following major repairs. With a new lightweight mast, new sails and a new horizontal lift generating board that was installed by McConaghy boats earlier this year Wild Oats XI should be performing better than ever.

The biggest threat to Wild Oats dominance of the classic will potentially come from Anthony Bell’s Perpetual LOYAL. McConaghy Boats Sydney team have been working overtime assisting the crew of LOYAL, and the 30m maxi Wild Thing with some last minute modifications and optimisation just prior to the Hobart race as the dead line looms.

McConaghy Boats to watch competing in this years Sydney Hobart race include:

• Patrice, Ker 46, launched 2013

• Kerumba, Ker 50 C/R, launched 2012

• AFR Midnight Rambler, Ker 40, launched 2011

• Wedgetail, Reichel Pugh 55, launched 2006

• Wild Oats XI, Reichel Pugh 30m, launched 2005

• Wild Rose, Farr 43, launched 1985

• Helsal 3, Adams / Barrett 20m, launched 1984


Name: OCEAN SAILOR  Posts: 171  **  Vancouver Time: 2013-12-23_16:3:34 Quote    Reply

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Name: OCEAN SAILOR  Posts: 171  **  Vancouver Time: 2013-12-23_16:29:20 Quote    Reply

Sydney Hobart Race:::

But what yachties really value, what brings them back year after year after year is the elusive Tattersall’s Cup,

First across the line is easy to follow, and a great deal of time, money and effort goes into winning that particular prize.

But what yachties really value, what brings them back year after year after year is the elusive Tattersall’s Cup, awarded to the overall winner on IRC handicap in the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.

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Name: OCEAN SAILOR  Posts: 171  **  Vancouver Time: 2013-12-23_16:35:43 Quote    Reply

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Name: OCEAN SAILOR  Posts: 171  **  Vancouver Time: 2013-12-26_17:4:16 Quote    Reply

Lastest From Aljazeera News.
Super maxis lead yacht race charge, as defending champion Wild Oats trails Perpetual Loyal by three nautical miles.

Perpetual Loyal is gaining speed and advancing towards Hobart faster and faster with distance in front on the rest of the fleet.

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Aljazeera Sports News 08 hrs - 27 mins 27-12-2013