Monday, 26 December 2011

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2011

  Yes it is here already, Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2011 and I have been a little slow across the line since the race started today.  Check out the official website http://rolexsydneyhobart.com/default.asp to track specific yachts and get the latest news.
Wild Oats XI was first through the Sydney Heads despite the mainsail winch failing eleven minutes before the start.  Talk about pressure and stress !!! put obviously a great crew on board pulled it all together.   At time of writing Wild Oats XI was leading the fleet with Investec Loyal second and Loki third.  Loki being the handicap leader at the present moment.
The race started out with a nice gentle 18 knot northerly breeze but a change tonight will bring a Southerly change with 30 knots gusting 40 Knots predicted on the edge of the easterly moving tough.  So this will make for an interesting night of racing.

Check out the yacht tracker to know where your favourite yacht is
http://rolexsydneyhobart.com/yacht_tracker.asp?key=522

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