2011 Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race

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67th Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race
Date 26 - 31 December 2011
Defender Wild Oats XI
Number of yachts 88
Image Investec Loyal about to win the 2011 Sydney to Hobart
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 Loki
Investec Loyal (line honours)
Official website http://rolexsydneyhobart.com/default.asp
The Sydney to Hobart route for 2011
Wild Oats XI in second place

The 2011 Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, sponsored by Rolex, was the 67th 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 2011 edition began on Sydney Harbour, at 1pm on Boxing Day (26 December 2011), 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.[1]

Line honours were claimed by Investec Loyal in a time of two days, six hours, 14 minutes and 18 seconds after taking the lead from race favourite and defending champion Wild Oats XI after striking light winds just outside Storm Bay, losing a 20 knot lead. The two boats engaged in a tacking duel up the Derwent River with Investec Loyal stretching its lead slightly to cross the line just three minutes and twelve second ahead of Wild Oats XI.[2][3]

A protest was lodged against Investec Loyal by the race committee after a crew member from Loyal enquired via radio to a helicopter from media network ABC concerning the sails that were set on Wild Oats, but was dismissed by the international jury which ratified Loyal's race position.[4]

News South Wales RP63 yacht Loki was declared the race winner on 30 December with a corrected time of three days 22 minutes 34.32 seconds.[5]

Results[edit]

Line honours (first 10)[edit]

Position Race number Sail number Yacht State/country Yacht type LOA
(Metres)
Skipper Elapsed time
d:hh:mm:ss
1 100 SYD 100 Investec Loyal NSW Greg Elliot Maxi 30.48 Anthony Bell 2:06:14:38
2 X1 10001 Wild Oats XI NSW Reichel Pugh RP100 30.48 Mark Richards 2:06:17:26
3 81 10081 Lahana NSW Bakewell-White 30m Maxi 30.00 Peter Millard 2:12:34:26
4 60 AUS60000 Loki NSW Reichel Pugh 63 19.20 Stephen Ainsworth 2:14:20:38
5 8055 GBR8055 Hugo Boss UK Open 60 18.18 Alex Thomson 2:16:38:38
6 57 R55 Living Doll VIC Cookson Farr 55 16.76 Michael Hiatt 2:19:46:05
7 03 AUS 03 Ichi Ban NSW Don Jones VO70 (ex Brunel) 21.50 Matt Allen 2:19:58:00
8 25 SM5252 Calm VIC Farr TP55 15.85 Jason Van der Slot 2:23:42:55
9 94 5299 Jazz NSW Farr Cookson 50 15.20 Chris Bull 2:23:53:56
10 70 AUS 70 Ragamuffin NSW Farr TP52 15.85 Syd Fischer 3:00:04:42

Handicap results (Top 10)[edit]

Position Race number Sail number Yacht State/country Yacht type LOA
(Metres)
Skipper Corrected time
d:hh:mm:ss
1 60 AUS60000 Loki NSW Reichel Pugh 63 19.20 Stephen Ainsworth 3:22:34:32
2 57 R55 Living Doll VIC Cookson Farr 55 16.76 Michael Hiatt 3:23:25:03
3 70 AUS 70 Ragamuffin NSW Farr TP52 15.85 Syd Fischer 4:01:22:40
4 94 5299 Jazz NSW Farr Cookson 50 15.20 Chris Bull 4:01:29:42
5 25 SM5252 Calm VIC Farr TP55 15.85 Jason Van der Slot 4:01:31:58
6 81 10081 Lahana NSW Bakewell-White 30m Maxi 30.00 Peter Millard 4:05:56:45
7 43 4343 Wild Rose NSW Farr 43 13.11 R Hickman 4:06:05:00
8 11 SM11 Scarlet Runner VIC Reichel Pugh 52 15.99 Robert Date 4:06:28:08
9 100 SYD 100 Investec Loyal NSW Greg Elliot Maxi 30.48 Anthony Bell 4:07:38:58
10 77 L77 Whistler TAS Andy Dowell MBD36 11.00 David Rees 4:09:00:34

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rolex Sydney Hobart Race". Rolex. 28 December 2011. Retrieved 28 December 2011. 
  2. ^ "Investec Loyal". Official Site of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. 28 December 2011. Retrieved 28 December 2011. 
  3. ^ "Wild Oats XI". Official Site of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. 28 December 2011. Retrieved 28 December 2011. 
  4. ^ "Sydney-Hobart race protest dismissed". ABC News. 29 December 2011. Retrieved 29 December 2011. 
  5. ^ "Loki declared overall winner of Rolex Sydney Hobart". Official Site of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. 30 December 2011. Retrieved 30 December 2011. 

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