Posts Tagged "Sailing"

It’s already been labelled sailing on steroids and it’s now been confirmed that the world’s best will be tested in the inaugural SuperFoiler Grand Prix (SFGP).

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I’m going to nail my colours to the mast. I couldn’t care less about the Sydney to Hobart yacht race. And I’ll go out on a limb and say not many other folks do either.

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The nervous wait is almost over for Jim Delegat and the crew of Giacomo who will soon be named overall winners of the Sydney to Hobart.

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The 72nd edition of the Sydney to Hobart yacht race has been run and won with Perpetual Loyal cruising to the finish for the win at around 2:30am (AEDT) this morning, smashing the race record by almost five hours.

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Anthony Bell won’t defend Perpetual LOYAL’s record-breaking Sydney to Hobart race title, with the owner-skipper instead pointing toward a “new and hot” sailing challenge.

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A dejected Mark Richards wants Wild Oats XI to again contest the Sydney to Hobart after a mechanical failure ended the boat’s latest campaign.

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Supermaxi Wild Oats XI remains on record pace while maintaining her lead at the front of the Sydney to Hobart fleet.

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At 1pm AEDT on Boxing Day, as lunch is taken at the MCG, the gun will fire to signal the start of the 72nd Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race. Join The Roar for live updates from the race.

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Wild Oats XI are favourites to take out yet another Sydney to Hobart yacht race, the 72nd edition when it gets underway at 1pm (AEDT) on Boxing Day – Monday, December 26 on the beautiful Sydney Harbour. This is The Roar‘s ultimate guide to streaming and watching the race.

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It has been a luckless few days for Australia on the medal front, but the green and gold finally have their seventh with Tom Burton sailing to gold in the men’s laser event.

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Some of the most difficult sailing conditions of Mat Belcher’s trophy-laden career greeted the 470 gold medal hope in his first Rio race.

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Leicester has a population of 329,839, and around 250,000 of them turned out to salute their football team defying the 5000-1 pre-season odds to win the English Premier League for the first time in 132 years.

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Followers of the Sydney to Hobart yacht race will be aware every few years the fleet is bolstered by the inclusion of the Clipper Fleet as part of their racing circumnavigation of the globe.

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Nearly three years ago, in late 2013, Bob and Sandy Oatley of Wild Oats XI fame became the official challengers of record for the 35th Americas Cup to be held in 2017.

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New South Wales boat Balance is the overall winner of the 2015 Sydney to Hobart yacht race.

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Money man Paul Clitheroe has received a good return from his latest Sydney to Hobart investment with his boat Balance in the box seat to take handicap race honours.

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Australian boat Ragamuffin has made a late move to finish second in the Sydney to Hobart, holding out eager American entry Rambler by a matter of seconds.

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American supermaxi Comanche has taken line honours in the Sydney to Hobart yacht race.

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American entry Comanche has stretched her overnight lead in the Sydney to Hobart as three more yachts withdrew from the blue water classic.

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Bruised but not broken. That’s the tale of Sydney to Hobart front runners Comanche and Rambler who are fighting hard to the finish line with boat damage while more than a quarter of the race’s starting fleet has withdrawn.

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