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71st Rolex Sydney Hobart Race attended by impressive fleet of 108 yachts

January 05, 2016

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

The 71st edition of the iconic Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race lived up to its name with the most challenging weather and racing conditions the race has seen in over a decade. The 100-foot Comanche took line honours, while the overall winner of the 2015 race was Balance. ... read full story

S/Y COMANCHE Takes Line Honours at 2015 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

December 28, 2015

Written by Eva Belanyiova

Sailing Yacht COMANCHE takes line honours in the prestigious and popular yacht race - the 2015 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, with Kristy Clark becoming the first female owner to take line honours. ... read full story

Sleek 100-foot super maxi yacht COMANCHE arrives in Australia to participate in Rolex Sydney Hobart Race

December 21, 2015

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

The much-anticipated challenger for the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, the high-tech 100-foot sailing yacht COMANCHE has recently arrived in Sydney. It will be her second attempt at winning line honours in the iconic Australian race. ... read full story

Dramatically modified supermaxi yacht Wild Oats XI ready to attend this month’s Rolex Sydney Hobart race

December 14, 2015

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

Following her hull modifications, the new-look 100ft sailing yacht Wild Oats XI is now more buoyant in the forward sections, and the bowsprit is longer and more streamlined. She is hoped to win the Rolex Sydney Hobart race for the ninth time. ... read full story

Record-Breaking Supermaxi Yacht WILD OATS XI to undergo major modifications

August 04, 2015

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

The record-breaking Australian supermaxi yacht Wild Oats XI will undergo major modifications in preparation for this year’s Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. Due to be completed in November 2015, the modifications are expected to give the vessel every chance for taking its ninth line honours in the race. ... read full story

Video: Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2014

April 10, 2015

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

A video from the 2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race to relive all the colour, drama and excitement of the 70th Anniversary race. ... read full story

Sailing yacht COMANCHE with unique custom solutions by KZ Marine Group

February 09, 2015

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

The second place winner at the 2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, the 100-foot maxi yacht Comanche boasts unique custom solutions by KZ Marine Group, including the big custom furlers to ensure a safe working load. ... read full story

A great success of McConaghy-built yachts at 70th Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

January 13, 2015

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

The recently concluded 70th Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race has been marked by a huge success of McConaghy-built vessels. Bob Oatley's Reichel/Pugh 100 sailing yacht Wild Oats XI has won line honours for 8th time, while Farr 43 yacht Wild Rose has become the overall winner of the race on corrected time. ... read full story

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2014: Two yachts with shared history claim main prizes

January 06, 2015

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

The 70th Anniversary Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race has been won by two yachts with a shared history. Bob Oatley’s super yacht Wild Oats XI made history by claiming a record-breaking eighth line honours victory, while Oatley’s former boat, the 43-ft sailing yacht Wild Rose, secured her second overall victory in the race. ... read full story

Farr 43 sailing yacht Wild Rose – The overall corrected time winner of Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2014

December 30, 2014

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

Roger Hickman’s Farr 43 sailing yacht Wild Rose has been confirmed as the overall corrected time winner of Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2014. The boat has completed the 628 nautical mile race in 3 days, 7 hours, 4 minutes and 43 seconds. ... read full story

A Great Success of Reichel/Pugh designed yachts in 2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

December 30, 2014

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

Reichel/Pugh has proudly announced a great success of their yachts at this year's Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. The 100ft Supermaxi yacht Wild Oats XI has claimed her 8th line honours win in 10 years. ... read full story

Supermaxi yacht Wild Oats XI claims eighth line honours at the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

December 29, 2014

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

Supermaxi yacht Wild Oats XI has claimed her eighth line honours at the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2014. She was followed by the recently launched superyacht Comanche. ... read full story

Eighth line honours win for sailing yacht WILD OATS XI at Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

December 28, 2014

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

The majestic 100-foot Maxi yacht Wild Oats XI has claimed her eighth line honours victory at the currently running Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2014. The vessel has completed the race in 2 days, 2 hours, 3 minutes and 26 seconds. ... read full story

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2014: The leading yachts approaching halfway mark

December 27, 2014

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

The yachts taking the leading positions at the currently running 2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race are approaching the halfway mark of the 628-nm race. Supermaxi yacht Wild Oats XI is currently leading the fleet. ... read full story

Supermaxi yacht Wild Oats XI at the start of the 70th Anniversary Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

December 27, 2014

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

The 70th Anniversary Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race kicked off on Friday's Boxing Day, December 26, 2014, with supermaxi yachts Wild Oats XI and Comanche leading the fleet. ... read full story

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2014: 100ft sailing yacht COMANCHE leads the fleet

December 26, 2014

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

Jim Clark’s 100-ft Maxi yacht Comanche (USA) is currently leading the fleet in the 2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, followed by seven-time line honours winner superyacht Wild Oats XI by one nautical mile. ... read full story

Wild Oats XI Yacht ready to participate in the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2014

December 25, 2014

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

The legendary 100ft Supermaxi yacht Wild Oats XI is ready to participate in the 70th anniversary edition of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, set to kick off tomorrow, on December 26, 2014. The greatest challenge is expected to come from the newly launched superyacht Comanche. ... read full story

Preparations for Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2014 in full swing

December 24, 2014

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

Preparations for the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2014, set to start on Friday's Boxing Day, are in full swing. The race will be attended by five 100-foot Maxis, including the all-new superyacht Comanche. ... read full story

Sailing yacht Wild Oats XI suffers boom damage in lead-up to Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

December 24, 2014

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

The majestic 100-foot super yacht Wild Oats XI broke her 13-metre boom as preparing for the upcoming Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. The vessel is going for a historic eighth line honours in this year’s race. ... read full story

A torrid start likely for Supermaxi yacht Wild Oats XI and the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race fleet

December 22, 2014

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

The famous 100ft sailing yacht Wild Oats XI is going for an unprecedented eighth line honours in what is the 70th anniversary edition of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. The final sea trial for the yacht and crew is planned to run on Christmas Eve. ... read full story

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