No Simple Winner in Sydney Hobart:
In most sports working out who has won is dead easy, the winner breaks the tape first, scores more points or runs in a limited time or wins more sets than their opponent, even in most handicap races, because of staggered starts and different weights, the first across the line is the winner.
But it just isn’t that simple in ocean racing, and especially in big ocean racing events like the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s Rolex Sydney Hobart. Nor should it be. Because the Hobart isn’t just a yacht race, it is a crew race, and the competing crews are on vastly different platforms.
Imagine a horse race where some of the jockeys were on thoroughbreds, some on hacks, some on Shetla…
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VIDEO: Admiral’s Cup 50th Regatta:
Published on Dec 22, 2017
Springing from an informal suggestion by the Classic Yacht Association of Australia, the Regatta was a joint venture between the Sydney Amateur Sailing Club, the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron and the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia. It attracted 21 entrants for a three-race series raced on Sydney Harbour and offshore.
The event had three co-patrons, each with special connections to the Admiral’s Cup: Syd Fischer, who competed eight times in his various Ragamuffins and captained the Australian team on six occasions; Gordon Ingate, skipper of Caprice of Huon for her incredible three-in-a-row wins in 1965; and Sir James Hardy, who contested the Cup in his…
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