Please select your home edition
Barton Marine 2019 728x90
Product Feature
Spinlock Performance Safety Lines
Spinlock Performance Safety Lines
Boat Insurance from Noble Marine

Full racing risks
New for old cover

Fleet of 83 boats for Telstra Sydney to Hobart

by Peter Campbell on 29 Nov 2000
The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia announced today that it had received 83 final formal entries for the 2000 Telstra Sydney to
Hobart Yacht Race which starts from Sydney Harbour on Boxing Day, 26 December.

The fleet is down only six from the original 89 applications to enter the 630 nautical mile ocean classic received in early November,
and includes the largest line-up of big boats since the 50th race in 1994.

The fleet ranges from 30-footers through to the Italian Navy’s 90-foot sail training ketch Orsa Maggiore and includes three of the
world’s fastest racing 80-footers as well as five Volvo Ocean 60s built for round-the-world racing.

The first of the 10 overseas yachts entered are already in Sydney, with the Volvo 60 Tyco from Bermuda and the 80-footer Nicorette
from Sweden arriving this week.

The race record-holder, Nokia, the water-ballasted VO60 that sailed the course in a remarkable 1 day 19 hours 48 minutes last year
is due by ship from Denmark early next week.

Last year, fleet of 80 boats headed south in the tough ocean race and the CYCA expects the final line-up on Boxing Day will be
around the same.

“It’s a most exciting fleet, one that will focus worldwide attention on the race, particularly in the lead-up to the 2001-2002 Volvo
Ocean Race, which will include the Sydney to Hobart as a leg of this round the world race,” CYCA Race Director Phil Thompson
said today.

“Here we have three of the world’s fastest 80-footers in Nicorette from Sweden, Shockwave sailing for New Zealand, and the
extended Wild Thing from Melbourne, together with our local flyers Brindabella and Xena.

“We can expect boat-for-boat racing to Hobart between the Volvo 60s from Bermuda, Denmark, Germany, Hong Kong and New

“But right across the fleet, it’s an outstanding line-up of ocean racing yachts with strong overall and division IMS and IRC handicap
contenders from all States of Australia, Britain and New Zealand.”

In the lead-up to the Telstra Sydney to Hobart Race, the CYCA will conduct the Telstra Cup and the Australian championship for Farr 40 One Design yachts from 13-17 December and the spectacular Canon Big Boat Challenge on Friday, 15 December.

Related Articles

2020 GKA Youth Kite World Tour update
Say hello to Dingle elimination There have been some changes to the structure of the elimination process in competitions for both the Kite-Surf and Freestyle disciplines.
Posted today at 10:27 pm
YJA MS Amlin Gala Awards Dinner returns in 2020
You Could Be There! MS Amlin Boat Insurance are delighted to continue as title sponsor of the Yachting Journalists' Association's Yachtsman of the Year, Young Sailor of the Year and Young Blogger of the Year awards for 2020.
Posted today at 7:00 pm
GBR Team all set for SailGP Season 2 in Sydney
British team unveil their new-look F50 Three days out from the eagerly anticipated first event of SailGP Season 2 in Sydney and the Great Britain SailGP Team, presented by INEOS, are ready to race.
Posted today at 6:13 pm
SailGP teams line up in Sydney
First round of practice races All seven SailGP teams were on the start line today in Sydney for the first round of practice races for the second season, including the winner of season one, Australia.
Posted today at 6:00 pm
Royal Yacht Bluebottle to attend Edinburgh Cup
Famous Dragon will be restored to racing condition The British Dragon Association (BDA) is proud to announce that this year's Edinburgh Cup fleet will include the famous International Dragon Bluebottle.
Posted today at 5:51 pm
11 teams already registered for Worrell 1000 Race
1000 miles of offshore sailing for the most daring and capable sailors They said it couldn't happen. They said that the Worrell would never again be the revered event it once was. So - the Organizing Authority, made up of former Worrell Competitors, Race Officials and a few "fans" started planning its comeback for 2019.
Posted today at 5:39 pm
Gabart hands over the helm to Bidégorry
Changes for the driver of the MACIF trimaran Following a tough Brest Atlantique race, François Gabart has momentarily decided to give racing a break this season, despite having learnt a lot from this event.
Posted today at 5:16 pm
20% off Magic Marine Drysuits this week
CoastWaterSports discount lasts until end of February Purchasing the best drysuit can be daunting. Magic Marine drysuits are comfortable and stylish, flexible and now 20% off. Free UK delivery on orders over £20 (some exclusions apply).
Posted today at 5:00 pm
RORC Caribbean 600 day 2
The majority of the fleet experience the first trap of the course Just before sunset on the first day, the wind shadow of Barbuda enveloped the armada. The halt in progress was short-lived and looking on the bright side, Barbuda is a stunning spot to pause to watch the sun go down.
Posted today at 4:19 pm
The Race Around continues to develop
Lalou Roucayrol embarks on a new adventure in the Class 40 It is with great excitement that The Race Around can today confirm the first competitor campaigning to be on the start line of Class40s new around the world race.
Posted today at 3:29 pm