2001 Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race

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57th Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race
Date 26 - 30 December 2001
Defender Nicorette
Number of yachts 75
Coordinates 33°51.35′S 151°12.40′E / 33.85583°S 151.20667°E / -33.85583; 151.20667Coordinates: 33°51.35′S 151°12.40′E / 33.85583°S 151.20667°E / -33.85583; 151.20667-
42°52.7′S 147°19.58′E / 42.8783°S 147.32633°E / -42.8783; 147.32633
Winner Assa Abloy
Official website http://rolexsydneyhobart.com/default.asp

The 2001 Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, was the 57th annual running of the "blue water classic" Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race. As in past editions of the race, it was hosted by the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia based in Sydney, New South Wales. As with previous Sydney to Hobart Yacht Races, the 2001 edition began on Sydney Harbour, at noon on Boxing Day (26 December 2001), before heading south for 630 nautical miles (1,170 km) through the Tasman Sea, past Bass Strait, into Storm Bay and up the River Derwent, to cross the finish line in Hobart, Tasmania.

The 2001 Race was also part of Leg 3 of the 2001-02 Volvo Ocean Race which started in Sydney and finished in Auckland.

The 2001 fleet comprised 75 starters of which 57 completed the race and 18 yachts retired.

Results[edit]

Line Honours results (Top 10)[edit]

Position Sail number Yacht State/country Yacht type LOA
(Metres)
Skipper Elapsed time
d:hh:mm:ss
1 SWE1645 Assa Abloy SWE Volvo Ocean 60 19.44 Neal McDonald 2:20:46:43
2 SWE11111 Nicorette SWE Simonis-Voogd 79 IRM Maxi 24.07 Ludde Ingvall 2:21:01:17
3 EUR 1 Amer Sports One ITA Volvo Ocean 60 19.44 Grant Dalton 2:21:10:31
4 NOR2 Djuice Dragons NOR Volvo Ocean 60 19.44 Knut Frostad 2:21:27:55
5 AUS9011 Team News Corp AUS Volvo Ocean 60 19.44 Ross Field 2:21:32:26
6 GER4014 Illbruck GER Volvo Ocean 60 19.44 John Kostecki 2:21:33:31
7 C1 Brindabella NSW Jutson 79 24.08 George Snow 2:23:26:00
8 8679 Line 7 NSW Farr 63 19.27 Ian Treleaven 2:23:31:42
9 7441 Bumblebee 5 NSW Murray Burns Dowell MBD 66 20.00 John Kahlbetzer 2:23:46:16
10 POL 7470 Lodka Bols POL Frers 79 24.00 Gordon Kay 3:00:04:41

Handicap results (Top 10)[edit]

Position Sail number Yacht State/country Yacht type LOA
(Metres)
Skipper Corrected time
d:hh:mm:ss
1 7441 Bumblebee 5 NSW Murray Burns Dowell MBD 66 20.00 John Kahlbetzer 2:15:16:24
2 9797 Ninety Seven NSW Farr 47 14.30 Graham Gibson 2:18:15:49
3 AUS70 Ragamuffin NSW Farr 50 15.50 Syd Fischer 2:19:08:50
4 9407 Shipping Central NSW Beneteau 40.7 11.92 Ashley Reed
Michael Spies
2:19:32:39
5 6037 Eureka QLD Murray Burns Dovell MBD 60 18.20 Leon Christianakis
Bob Robertson
2:20:10:20
6 R33 Chutzpah VIC Murray Burns Dovell MBD 36 11.00 Bruce Taylor 2:20:47:18
7 NZL6006 Starlight Express NZ Davidson 55 16.87 Stewart Thwaites 2:20:48:49
8 8338 AFR Mignight Rambler NSW Hick 35 10.53 Ed Psaltis
Bob Thomas
2:21:03:50
9 SM2 Another Challenge VIC Sydney 38 11.78 Lou Abrahams 2:21:08:41
10 6081 Next Prosail NSW Sydney 38 11.95 Richard Holstein
Craig Malouf
2:21:13:55

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