VIDEO: A Formidable Offshore Classic:
A key event on the world and Australian sporting calendar since 1945, the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race is marked by feats of bravery, extraordinary seamanship, speed and endeavour. This classic offshore race demands the best from every crew on the 628-nautical-mile course between Sydney Harbour and Hobart, Tasmania.
Conquered by vessels ranging from 30-foot Corinthian-crewed boats to professionally-sailed 100-foot Maxi yachts, this formidable challenge offers all participants the chance of honours. Adventure, courage, determination, and sportsmanship set the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race apart, and reflect a rigorous sporting ethos with which Rolex is privileged to be associate…
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Dangerous Collision in Vendée Globe:
(December 19, 2016; Day 44) – Following the collision with an unidentified floating object late yesterday afternoon, the French skipper Thomas Ruyant (Le Souffle du Nord pour Le Projet Imagine) competing in the Vendée Globe is in serious difficulty.
The 35 year-old skipper is in good health, but his boat is on the point of splitting in half. As a good sailor, after spending the night hove to, Thomas Ruyant is attempting to motor to Bluff in New Zealand, which is 260 miles away from his seriously damaged boat.
“I have lowered the mainsail and am now motoring,” reports Ruyant. “I spent a few hours hove to. The damage at the front of the boat is spreading. The hull is …
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