Form Guide for Rolex Sydney Hobart 2016:
If you want to lose some money, you can always bet on the favourite in the Melbourne Cup, but if you want to maximise your chances of losing money, bet on a yacht to win the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.
With the start on December 26, Australia’s premier yacht race is by far the most tactically challenging of the world’s major ocean races; physically demanding on both yachts and crews, at times exhilarating and frustrating on the same day. It is cold, wet and exhausting and offering any number of opportunities for the afterguard to get it either gloriously right or badly wrong.
Still, if that spare change is burning a hole in your pocket, what are the odds? Let’s sta…
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Record Shattering Prediction for Coville:
(December 16, 2016; Day 39, 22:08 UTC) – With 4017 nm to go, Thomas Coville (FRA) and his 31m maxi trimaran Sodebo Ultim’ had another good day in his attempt to break the solo round the world record. His latest 24 hour run of 543.9 nm has his margin increasing to 1716.86 nm (+236.78 nm) ahead of the current record pace of 57d 13h 34m 6s set by Francis Joyon (FRA) on the 29.8m trimaran IDEC in January 2008.
Looking ahead, straight line and pure speed in the trade winds for Coville should have him cross the equator in the night from Saturday to Sunday, December 16-17, with about 6 days ahead of the solo sailing round the world record.
Currently positioned in the no…
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