2002 Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race

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58th Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race
Date 26 - 30 December 2002
Defender Assa Abloy
Number of yachts 57
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 Alfa Romeo
Official website http://rolexsydneyhobart.com/default.asp

The 2002 Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, sponsored by Rolex, was the 58th 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 2002 edition began on Sydney Harbour, at noon on Boxing Day (26 December 2002), 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 2002 fleet comprised 57 starters of which 53 completed the race and 4 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 NZL80 Alfa Romeo NZ Reichel Pugh 90 27.43 Neville Crichton 2:04:58:00
2 A99 Grundig NSW Open 66 20.00 Sean Langman 2:06:42:00
3 GBR1R Canon UK Reichel Pugh 96 29.26 Jeff Stagg 2:07:55:00
4 M10 Australian Skandia VIC Murray Burns Dovell MBD 83 25.20 Grant Wharington 2:09:33:00
5 SWE11111 Nicorette SWE Simonis-Voogd 79 IRM Maxi 24.07 Ludde Ingvall 2:10:15:00
6 C1 Brindabella NSW Jutson 79 24.08 George Snow 2:13:24:00
7 MH888 Magnavox 2UE NSW Farr W60 (ex EF Language) 19.44 Peter Sorenson 2:14:49:00
8 8848 Broomstick NSW Modified Open 66 20.00 Michael Cranitch 2:14:49:00
9 8889 Hollywood Boulevard NSW DK Yachts DK46 15.79 Ray Roberts 2:14:50:00
10 8679 Merit Navigator NSW Farr W60 (ex Merit Cup; ex Line 7) 19.29 Ian Treleaven 2:14:53:00

Handicap results (Top 10)[edit]

Position Sail number Yacht State/country Yacht type LOA
(Metres)
Skipper Corrected time
d:hh:mm:ss
1 AUS6606 Quest NSW Nelson Marek 46 14.19 Robert Steel 2:04:46:46
2 327 Zeus II NSW Joubert 30 9.25 James Dunstan 2:04:51:48
3 SM2 Another Challenge VIC Sydney 38 11.78 Lou Abrahams 2:04:59:42
4 NZL6006 Starlight Express NZ Davidson 55 16.76 Stewart Thwaites 2:05:15:47
5 R33 Chutzpah VIC Sydney 38 11.80 Bruce Taylor 2:05:38:59
6 8833 Fitness First Sting NSW Farr 49 15.28 Terry Mullens 2:05:46:27
7 6037 formulaonesailing.com UK MBD Sydney 60 18.15 Alex Thompson 2:05:49:02
8 AUS70 Ragamuffin NSW Farr 50 15.50 Syd Fisher 2:05:58:54
9 533 Pippin NSW Farr 37 11.40 David Taylor 2:05:59:10
10 8333 Redrock Communications NSW Hick 30 8.99 Chris Bowling 2:06:14:51

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