2004 Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race

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60th Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race
Date 26 December 2004 – 3 January 2005
Defender Skandia
Number of yachts 85
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 Nicorette
Official website http://rolexsydneyhobart.com/default.asp

The 2004 Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, sponsored by Rolex, was the 60th 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 2004 edition began on Sydney Harbour, at Noon on Boxing Day (26 December 2004), 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 2004 fleet comprised 116 starters of which 59 completed the race and 57 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 AUS11111 Nicorette NSW Simonis Voogd Maxi 27.38 Ludde Ingvall 2:16:00:44
2 A99 AAPT NSW Open 66 20.03 Sean Langman 2:22:30:42
3 C1 Brindabella NSW Jutson 79 24.08 George Snow 3:00:46:50
4 GRE55 Aera UK Ker 55 16.57 Jez Fanstone 3:02:33:43
5 8844 Seriously TEN NSW Davidson W60 (ex Djuice Dragon's back up boat) 19.46 John Woodruff
Eric Robinson
3:04:06:38
6 8880 Ichi Ban NSW Farr 52 15.79 Matt Allen 3:07:39:33
7 MH888 Nokia NSW Farr W60 (ex EF Language) 19.44 Steve McConaghy 3:07:44:42
8 5474 Maserati NSW Farr 65 (ex Infinity 3) 19.72 Ian Potter 3:12:44:17
9 YC3300 Hardys Secret Mens Business SA Reichel Pugh 46 14.22 Geoff Boettcher 3:23:07:38
10 SM46 Dekadence VIC DK46 14.10 Philip Coombs 4:00:41:32

Handicap results (Top 10)[edit]

Position Sail number Yacht State/country Yacht type LOA
(Metres)
Skipper Corrected time
d:hh:mm:ss
1 GRE55 Aera UK Ker 55 16.57 Jez Fanstone 4:02:52:09
2 AUS11111 Nicorette NSW Simonis Voogd Maxi 27.38 Ludde Ingvall 4:07:18:57
3 8880 Ichi Ban NSW Farr 52 15.79 Matt Allen 4:08:54:40
4 A99 AAPT NSW Open 66 20.03 Sean Langman 4:13:26:03
5 C1 Brindabella NSW Jutson 79 24.08 George Snow 4:14:11:23
6 8448 Loki NSW Swan 48 14.83 Stephen Ainsworth 4:14:47:38
7 294 Love & War NSW S&S 47 14.22 Peter Kurts 4:15:35:26
8 5995 Nips-N-Tux NSW IMX 40 12.10 Howard De Torres 4:15:44:16
9 8447 First National NSW Beneteau First 44.7 13.68 Michael Spies 4:16:18:32
10 R33 Chutzpah VIC Sydney 38 11.80 Bruce Taylor 4:16:37:32

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