Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race

Short Sport, December 30, 2012

A penalty scored by captain Yin Hongbo in injury-time gave Guangdong a 1-0 victory in the first leg of the 35th Guangdong-Hong Kong Cup soccer tournament in Huizhou yesterday.

Sunday, 30 December, 2012, 4:58am

Wild Oats XI wins Sydney-to-Hobart yacht race in record time

Wild Oats XI about to cross the finishing line yesterday. Photo: AP

Supermaxi Wild Oats XI smashed its own record time by nearly 17 minutes in Australia's Sydney to Hobart ocean yacht race yesterday, taking line honours ahead of Ragamuffin-Loyal.

29 Dec 2012 - 3:35am

Controversy hits Sydney to Hobart yacht race as Wind Thing banned

Supermaxi Wild Oats XI heads south shortly after leaving Sydney Harbour at the start of the annual 628-nautical-mile race down the southeast coast of Australia. Photo: AFP

The Sydney to Hobart yacht race got off to a controversial start yesterday with fancied supermaxi Wild Thing ruled out at the last minute due to paperwork issues.

27 Dec 2012 - 4:30am

Talking points

The Beijing-Guangzhou high-speed railway opens on Boxing Day. Photo: Xinhua

Boxing Day launch for high-speed railway

24 Dec 2012 - 3:58am

Sydney-Hobart beckons China Sea Race winner

On Boxing Day, Geoff Hill will be at the helm of Genuine Risk and lined up with the rest of a large fleet for the start of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. He will be hoping it is a case of lucky 13 for him.

22 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

26 boats to celebrate 50th year of China Sea Race

The spirit of yachting is alive and kicking in the city with 26 boats set to take the rum line from Hong Kong to Subic Bay in the Philippines tomorrow to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Rolex China Sea Race.

3 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

A good week for ...

Henry Tang Ying-yen

1 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Ingvall seen as threat to Wharington record

Grant Wharington's seven-year-old record will be at risk when the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club's VinaCapital Hong Kong to Vietnam Race gets under way today.

The Singapore-based raider, Audi Ultra, is expected to take line honours and smash Wharington's old time of 42 hours 45 minutes and 41 seconds under two-time world champion Ludde Ingvall.

19 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Pryde braced for tough challenge in dash to Vietnam

Top Australian sailor Ludde Ingvall could give leading Hong Kong counterpart Neil Pryde a run for his money when the China Coast Race Week gets underway tomorrow off the south of Hong Kong Island.

13 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Stewart's Cloud team win Four Peaks race

Cloud, skippered by Tristan Stewart, won the Aberdeen Boat Club's Four Peaks race in 19 hours and 17 minutes yesterday. The race, which combines sailing and running, was one of the fastest in years as northeasterly winds aided the 15 yachts in dry but cold conditions.

28 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Racing against the elements

Charles Dickens said the wind can sound like a distant giant whistling for his dog. On a small sailing vessel in the midst of a vast empty ocean, with the winds blasting through the rigging at more than 50 knots, giants no longer whistle - they shriek.

21 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Fleet transforms harbour into a sea of colour

The China Sea Race got off to a clean start in light winds yesterday, with most of the fleet some 40 to 50 nautical miles offshore by dinnertime.

Yachts put up their spinnakers as they pulled away from the start line, adding a dash of colour to a smoggy Victoria harbour.

14 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Skandia sets early pace

Grant Wharington's Skandia took the early lead in the VinaCapital Hong Kong to Vietnam Race, which started without incident yesterday at Hong Kong Harbour.

The winner of last year's Sydney to Hobart race dashed straight into the lead in the early going, chased by a pack which included race record-holder Ffree Fire with Sam Chan at the helm.

27 Oct 2004 - 12:00am

Skandia tipped for honours

Recent performances make Grant Wharington's Skandia the strong choice to grab line honours in the VinaCapital Hong Kong to Vietnam Race starting today.

26 Oct 2004 - 12:00am

Skandia delivers classy display

Grant Wharington's Skandia grabbed the overall lead on day two of the China Coast Regatta with two wins and a second place to show its class in the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club-organised event yesterday.

24 Oct 2004 - 12:00am