Finish Sydney Hobart Yacht Race – Wildoats 8th Line Honours

Wild Oats XI is example of major use of carbon fibre in its hull, mast, boom and working sails

Finish Sydney Hobart Yacht Race – Wildoats 8th Line Honours
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Enjoy today’s video update highlighting the arrival of Wild Oat XI into Hobart as the first boat to finish, and making history by taking out her eighth line honours victory.
Over the past 69 years, the Rolex Sydney Hobart has become an icon of Australia’s summer sport, ranking in public interest with such national events as the Melbourne Cup horse race, the Australian Open tennis and the cricket tests between Australia and England. No regular annual yachting event in the world attracts such huge media coverage than does the start on Sydney Harbour.
Over the years, the Rolex Sydney Hobart and Cruising Yacht Club of Australia have had marked influence on international ocean yacht racing. The club has influenced the world in race communications and sea safety, maintaining the highest standards for yacht race entry. The club’s members have also fared well in major ocean racing events overseas, with victories in the Admiral’s Cup, Kenwood Cup, One Ton Cup, the Fastnet Race and the BOC Challenge solo race around the word, not to mention the America’s Cup.
As the then Governor of Tasmania, Sir Guy Green, observed at the prizegiving for the 2001 race, it is indeed an egalitarian event, attracting yachts as small as 30-footers and as big as 98-footers, sailed by crews who range from weekend club sailors to professionals from the America’s Cup and Volvo Ocean Race circuits.
The Rolex Sydney Hobart Race 2014 is a classic long ocean race open to anyone who owns a yacht that qualifies for this challenging event and which meets all the safety requirements of a Category 1 safety race.
In the past few years carbon fibre has been used successfully to build yacht hulls, masts and spars and in the construction of working sails (mainsails and genoas/jibs). The multiple line honours winner Wild Oats XI is the latest example of almost total use of carbon fibre in its hull, mast, boom and working sails
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Finish Sydney Hobart Yacht Race – Wildoats 8th Line Honours

Finish Sydney Hobart Yacht Race – Wildoats 8th Line Honours

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