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12-27-2012 03:59 PM
Re: Sydney to Hobart 2012

WoXi finished at 0723 to break her own record by 15 odd minutes and gave her six line honours victories, possibly her second handicap and her second treble of (LH/Overall/RR).

I think that makes her disputably the greatest ever Syd-Hob boat. Only Morna aka Kurewa IV with seven line honours could also claim that title. I don't know if Morna ever set a race record, she most certainly never won on handicap.

During the night Living Doll (rudder) and Primitive Cool (mainsail) withdrew.

Current handicap leader is Jazz..
12-27-2012 09:51 AM
Re: Sydney to Hobart 2012

As I am waking up, looks like WOXI is smashing her old record for least time. Maybe I am looking at the tracker wrong.

12-26-2012 09:32 PM
Re: Sydney to Hobart 2012

Forgot about this race, usually follow it from about mid day xmas on. Then again, i am about 3 hrs from the end of the day before for most places. or is that 3 hrs fromt he start of the day............

Need to go see what is going on if anything....

12-26-2012 09:28 PM
Re: Sydney to Hobart 2012

Fast and Mark knew it straight off but declined to ID ... DG got it in the end.
12-26-2012 07:48 PM
Re: Sydney to Hobart 2012

They did not yet found the place?

That's a very beautiful spot and the picture is great.
12-26-2012 07:09 PM
Re: Sydney to Hobart 2012

Crikey ... don't show that video to anyone in the contest thread .....
12-26-2012 03:49 PM
Re: Sydney to Hobart 2012

Originally Posted by tdw View Post
Thanks for the clarification. I musty be getting old

I cannot see the video on the link.

Have a nice one about a :Sporting Nation

12-26-2012 03:34 PM
Re: Sydney to Hobart 2012

Day One in Review - Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2012

Start highlights.
12-26-2012 02:39 PM
Re: Sydney to Hobart 2012

Paulo ..... Wild Oats Xi (owner R Oatley) ... Wild Thing (owner G Warrington) .... two different boats hence your confusion.

Other than that I can but agree with you. Why the poor coverage ? I don't know. When I looked yesterday evening there was no internet download, not even a replay, of the start and during the live television coverage they completely failed to show the smaller boats start. They simply ignored it.

WoXi is creaming it.

btw ... Sail-World has a pretty good coverage.
12-26-2012 10:52 AM
Re: Sydney to Hobart 2012

It seems an easy one to Wild Oats provided the boat is racing. I did not understood nothing about that story (see interesting sailboat thread).

Is it racing or not? conditionally or not?

I am more interested on the performance cruisers race and in what regards that the boat that is being outstanding is the new Sidney 43 GTS. The boat is going to be made in Europe by Salona and a result like that one would worth some commands

Regarding coverage it is a shame. I guess the guys that organize the event does not really understand how this business works, or better treat it not like a business, like an amateur friendly race and that's what the race is going to become is they don't change the approach fast.

A race do not becomes great or stay great only by the racers involved but most of all by the audience he gets. The audience is directly connected with the possibility of sponsorship and those linked with the number and quality of the boats and crews. They do nothing to make this a spectacular race to an audience and this is a spectacular race with a great history. How dumb can they be?


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