2003 Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race

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59th Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race
Date 26 December 2003 – 1 January 2004
Defender Alfa Romeo
Number of yachts 56
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 Skandia
Official website http://rolexsydneyhobart.com/default.asp

The 2003 Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, sponsored by Rolex, was the 59th 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 2003 edition began on Sydney Harbour, at Noon on Boxing Day (26 December 2003), 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 2003 fleet comprised 56 starters of which 52 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 M10 Skandia VIC IRC Maxi 98 30.00 Grant Wharington 2:15:14:06
2 NZL10001 Zana NZ Bakewell-White Maxi 30m 30.00 Stewart Thwaites 2:15:28:30
3 A99 Grundig AAPT NSW Open 66 20.00 Sean Langman 2:20:19:39
4 C1 Brindabella NSW Jutson 79 24.08 George Snow 2:21:30:08
5 NOR2 Andrew Short NSW Davidson W60 (ex Djuice Dragon) 19.46 Andrew Short 2:22:10:50
6 8844 Seriously TEN NSW Davidson W60 (ex Djuice Dragon's back up boat) 19.50 John Woodruff 2:22:53:56
7 USA16 Zaraffa USA Reichel Pugh 65 20.49 Skip Sheldon 2:23:56:36
8 8880 Ichi Ban NSW Farr 52 15.79 Matt Allen 3:03:33:44
9 MH 888 Nokia 2UE NSW Farr W60 (ex EF Language) 19.44 Peter Sorenson 3:04:42:28
10 1836 Yendys NSW Beneteau 53f5 15.75 Geoff Ross 3:07:40:23

Handicap results (top 10)[edit]

Position Sail Number Yacht State/Country Yacht Type LOA
(Metres)
Skipper Corrected Time
d:hh:mm:ss
1 9407 First National NSW Beneteau 40.7 11.92 Michael Spies
Peter Johnson
3:14:14:17
2 SM117 Tilting at Windmills VIC MOD J. Dory 41 12.83 Thorry Gunnersen 3:15:43:19
3 5995 Nips-N-Tux NSW IMX 40 12.10 Howard De Torres 3:15:48:13
4 R33 Chutzpah VIC Sydney 38 11.60 Bruce Taylor 3:15:58:45
5 MH106 Impeccable NSW Peterson 3/4 Tonner IOR 10.20 John Walker 3:16:40:31
6 SM2 Another Challenge VIC Sydney 38 11.78 Lou Abrahams 3:16:45:00
7 533 Pippin TAS Farr 37 11.40 David Taylor 3:16:51:48
8 6565 Team Lexus NSW Sydney 38 11.78 Rupert Henry 3:17:28:27
9 R 1111 Toecutter VIC Hick 31 9.45 Robert Hick 3:19:55:27
10 HI8 Asylum QLD Sydney 38 11.78 Wayne Kirkpatrick 3:17:44:49

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