2009 Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race

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65th Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race
Date 26–31 December 2009
Defender Wild Oats XI
Number of yachts 100
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 (line honours)
Official website http://rolexsydneyhobart.com/default.asp
Alfa Romeo II docked in Hobart on the morning after finishing the race

The 2009 Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race[1] was the 65th annual running of the "blue water classic" Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race. Line honours in the 99-boat event were won by the New Zealand maxi Alfa Romeo II raced by Neville Crichton, recording her 146th consecutive ocean classic victory.[2] Defending line honours champion Wild Oats was attempting to establish a new record of five successive wins, but was second to Alfa Romeo.

As in the past, the race was hosted by the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia in Sydney, New South Wales. Unlike previous Sydney to Hobart Yacht races which traditionally began at noon, the 2009 event began on Sydney Harbour, at 1:00pm (AEDT) on Boxing Day, 26 December, 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. Coverage of the race start was on Channel Seven after a 90 minute launch program.

A view of the deck of Alfa Romeo II on the morning after the 2009 race.

2009 fleet[edit]

99 yachts registered to begin the 2009 Sydney to Hobart Yacht race. They are:

Yacht Nation Owner Skipper Launch year
41 SUD
Adventure of Hornet
AFR Midnight Rambler
Alfa Romeo
Another Fiasco
Archie
Auch
Audi Centre Melbourne
Aurora
Bacardi
Balance
Bear Necessity
Calm
Challenger of Hornet
Chancellor
Charisma
Charlie's Dream
Chutzpah
Colortile
Copernicus
Cougar II
Dekadence
Discoverer of Hornet
Eleni
Etihad Stadium
Evolution Racing
EZ Street
Flying Fish Arctos
Geomatic Joker
Goldfinger
Helsal III
Holy Cow!
ICAP Leopard
Ichi Ban
Imagination
Investec LOYAL
Kioni
Knee Deep
Krakatoa II
Lahana
Limit
Lion New Zealand
Livewire.org.au
Living Doll
Loki
Love & War
Mahligai
Matangi
Menace
Merit
Mondo
More Witchcraft
Namadgi
Next
Ninety Seven
Nips N Tux
One For The Road
Paca
Papillon
Patrice Six
Pelagic Magic
Pinta - M
Pippin
Polaris of Belmont
Pretty Fly III
Quest
Quetzalcoatl
Ragamuffin
Ran
Rapture
Ray White Castle Hill Tartan
Ray White Spirit of Koomooloo
Rush
Sailing Services
Sailors With Disabilities
Salona
Seahold Perie Banou II
Secret Mens Business 3.5
SES Inch by Winch
Shamrock
She
She's The Culprit
Shining Sea
Shogun
Shortwave
St Jude
Strewth
Suesea
Swish
The Subzero Goat
Tow Truck
Two True
Valheru
Wasabi
Wicked
Wild Oats XI
Yendys
YuuZoo
Zephyr Hamilton Elevators
Zora I

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 F1 NZL80 Alfa Romeo NZ Reichel Pugh Maxi 30.48 Neville Crichton 2:09:02:10
2 X1 10001 Wild Oats XI NSW Reichel Pugh RP100 30.48 Mark Richards 2:11:05:34
3 100 GBR1R ICAP Leopard UK Farr Maxi 30.48 Mike Slade 2:16:45:46
4 99 NZL99999 Investec LOYAL TAS Greg Elliot Maxi 30.48 Sean Langman 2:18:34:33
5 72 GBR7236R Ran UK Judel Vrolijk JV 72 21.90 Niklas Zennstrom
Tim Powell
2:20:27:55
6 03 AUS 03 Ichi Ban NSW Don Jones VO70 (ex Brunel) 21.50 Matt Allen 2:21:37:56
7 11 AUS11111 YuuZoo NSW Simonis Voogd Maxi 27.38 Ludde Ingvall 3:00:05:05
8 81 10081 Lahana NSW Bakewell-White 30m Maxi 30.00 Peter Millard 3:03:13:07
9 60 AUS60000 Loki NSW Reichel Pugh 63 19.20 Stephen Ainsworth 3:06:41:37
10 69 6952 Shogun VIC Judel Vrolijk JV 52 15.85 Rob Hanna 3:08:16:03

Handicap results (top 10)[edit]

Position Sail number Yacht State/country Yacht type LOA
(Metres)
Skipper Corrected time
d:hh:mm:ss
1 YC400 Two True SA First 40 12.24 Andrew Saies 4:07:57:43
2 SM4 Wicked VIC First 40 12.24 Mark Welsh 4:08:39:08
3 6081 Next NSW Sydney 38 11.78 Ian Mason 4:09:48:54
4 6073 Swish NSW Sydney 38 11.78 Steven Proud 4:10:17:42
5 360 Patrice Six NSW X41 12.35 Tony Kirby 4:10:24:32
6 GBR7236R Ran UK JV 72 21.90 Niklas Zennstrom
Tim Powell
4:10:48:21
7 8289 Zephyr Hamilton Elevators NSW Farr 1020 10.20 James Connell 4:10:52:27
8 ESP7100 Charisma ESP S&S 57 17.02 Alejandro Perez Calzada 4:10:55:59
9 35 Imagination NSW First 47.7 14.50 Robin Hawthorn 4:11:15:36
10 M6 Tow Truck NSW Ker 11.3 11.44 Anthony Paterson 4:11:16:18

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official Site of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race". Rolex. 2009. Retrieved 2009-12-30. 
  2. ^ "Yachting: Kiwi skipper salutes 'best crew in the world'". New Zealand Herald. 29 December 2009. Retrieved 2009-12-29. 

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