2005 Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race

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61st Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race
Date 26 December 2005 – 2 January 2006
Defender Nicorette
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 Wild Oats XI
Official Website http://rolexsydneyhobart.com/default.asp

The 2005 Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, sponsored by Rolex, was the 61st 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 2005 edition began on Sydney Harbour, at noon on Boxing Day (26 December 2005), 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 2005 fleet comprised 85 starters of which 80 completed the race and five yachts retired.

Results[edit]

Line Honours results (Top 10)[edit]

Position Race number Sail number Yacht State/country Yacht type LOA
(Metres)
Skipper Elapsed time
d:hh:mm:ss
1 X1 10001 Wild Oats XI NSW Reichel Pugh RP100 30.00 Mark Richards 1:18:40:10
2 F1 NZL80 Alfa Romeo NZ Reichel Pugh Maxi 30.00 Neville Crichton 1:19:56:31
3 10 M10 Skandia VIC Don Jones IRC Maxi 98 30.00 Grant Wharington 2:00:25:57
4 01 NZL10001 Konica Minolta NZ Bakewell-White Maxi 30m 30.00 Stewart Thwaites 2:01:26:41
5 A1 AUS11111 AAPT NSW Simonis Voogd Maxi 27.38 Sean Langman 2:04:22:11
6 08 60000 Loki NSW Reichel Pugh 60 18.29 Stephen Ainsworth 2:11:59:36
7 99 A99 Coogans Stores TAS Open 66 20.03 Duncan Hine 2:12:07:58
8 S10 8844 Seriously 10 NSW Davidson W60 (ex Djuice Dragon's back up boat) 19.46 John Woodruff 2:12:33:10
9 H8 GBR 99 Hugo Boss UK Open 60 18.28 Alex Thompson 2:12:54:50
10 02 NOR2 ABN AMRO NSW Davidson W60 (ex Djuice Dragon) 19.46 Andrew Short 2:13:14:00

Handicap results (Top 10)[edit]

Position Sail number Yacht State/country Yacht type LOA
(Metres)
Skipper Corrected time
d:hh:mm:ss
1 10001 Wild Oats XI NSW Reichel Pugh RP100 30.00 Mark Richards 3:03:54:32
2 NZL80 Alfa Romeo NZ Reichel Pugh Maxi 30.00 Neville Crichton 3:04:43:21
3 NZL10001 Konica Minolta NZ Bakewell-White Maxi 30m 30.00 Stewart Thwaites 3:09:29:06
4 IRL5005 Chieftain IRL Cookson 50 15.00 Gerard O'Rourke 3:10:48:00
5 M10 Skandia VIC Don Jones IRC Maxi 98 30.00 Grant Wharington 3:11:24:03
6 HW42 Wedgetail QLD Welbourn 42 12.80 Bill Wild 3:11:35:44
7 60000 Loki NSW Reichel Pugh 60 18.29 Stephen Ainsworth 3:11:45:02
8 YC3300 Hardys Secret Mens Business SA Reichel Pugh 46 14.21 Geoff Boettcher 3:11:45:51
9 AUS8889 Quantum Racing NSW DK46 14.10 Ray Roberts 3:11:45:58
10 6559 Wot's Next NSW Sydney 47 14.20 Graeme Wood 3:11:50:23

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