2012 Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race

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68th Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race
Date 26 - 31 December 2012
Defender Investec Loyal
Number of yachts 76
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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 (line honours)
Official website http://rolexsydneyhobart.com/default.asp

The 2012 Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, sponsored by Rolex, was the 68th 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 2012 edition began on Sydney Harbour, at 1pm on Boxing Day (26 December 2012), 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 honors were claimed by Wild Oats XI, who broke their own race record, to finish in 1 day, 18 hours 23 minutes and 12 seconds. They defeated their nearest challenger, Ragamuffin Loyal, by around 5 hours[2][3]


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 X1 10001 Wild Oats XI NSW Reichel Pugh RP100 30.48 Mark Richards 1:18:23:12
2 100 SYD 100 Ragamuffin Loyal NSW Greg Elliot 100 Maxi 30.48 Syd Fischer 1:23:08:00
3 81 10081 Lahana NSW Bakewell-White 30m Maxi 30.00 Peter Millard 2:05:57:00
4 66 52566 Black Jack QLD Reichel Pugh 66 20.12 Mark Bradford 2:06:42:00
5 60 AUS60000 Loki NSW Reichel Pugh 63 19.20 Stephen Ainsworth 2:07:53:00
6 03 AUS 03 Ichi Ban NSW Don Jones VO70 (ex Brunel) 21.50 Matt Allen 2:10:04:00
7 25 SM5252 Calm VIC Farr TP55 15.85 Jason Van der Slot 2:17:06:00
8 27 5299 Jazz NSW Farr Cookson 50 15.20 Chris Bull 2:17:25:00
9 02 52002 Quest NSW Farr TP52 15.85 Bob Steel 2:18:35:00
10 17 10000 Brindabella NSW Jutson 79 24.08 Jim Cooney 2:18:35:00

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 X1 10001 Wild Oats XI NSW Reichel Pugh RP100 30.48 Mark Richards 3:10:26:00
2 60 AUS60000 Loki NSW Reichel Pugh 63 19.20 Stephen Ainsworth 3:12:43:00
3 66 52566 Black Jack QLD Reichel Pugh 66 20.12 Mark Bradford 3:14:46:00
4 27 5299 Jazz NSW Farr Cookson 50 15.20 Chris Bull 3:16:19:00
5 25 SM5252 Calm VIC Farr TP55 15.85 Jason Van der Slot 3:16:40:00
6 100 SYD 100 Ragamuffin Loyal NSW Greg Elliot 100 Maxi 30.48 Syd Fischer 3:17:51:00
7 02 52002 Quest NSW Farr TP52 15.85 Bob Steel 3:18:09:00
8 81 10081 Lahana NSW Bakewell-White 30m Maxi 30.00 Peter Millard 3:18:49:00
9 69 6952 Shogun VIC JV 52 15.85 Rob Hanna 3:19:42:00
10 30 YC3300 Holden Secret Men's Business SA Reichel Pugh 51 15.64 Geoff Boettcher 3:20:07:00

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rolex Sydney Hobart Race". Rolex. 28 December 2012. Retrieved 28 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "Rolex Sydney Hobart Standings". Rolex. 28 December 2012. Retrieved 28 December 2012. 
  3. ^ Warren, Adrian (28 December 2012). "Plain sailing: Rolex Sydney Hobart line honours winner Wild Oats XI breaks its own race record". Fox Sports. Retrieved 28 December 2012.