2007 Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race

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63rd Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race

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Date 26–30 December 2007
Defender Wild Oats XI
Number of yachts 82
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 https://web.archive.org/web/20091030152304/http://rolexsydneyhobart.com/default.asp

The 2007 Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, sponsored by Rolex, was the 63rd 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 2007 edition began on Sydney Harbour, at Noon on Boxing Day (26 December 2007), 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 2007 fleet comprised 82 starters, including eight international entries of which 79 completed the race and three yachts retired. It was a notable race for Wild Oats XI equalling Morna/Kurrewa IV's record of three consecutive line honours victories, which Morna achieved in 1946, 1947 and 1948. The American yacht, Rosebud, won the IRC handicap race and, thus, the Tattersalls Cup as the overall winner of the 2007 race.

2007 fleet[edit]

82 yachts registered to begin the 2007 Sydney to Hobart Yacht race. They are:

Yacht Nation Owner Skipper Launch year
AFR Midnight Rambler Australia(NSW) Ed Psaltis Ed Psaltis 2002
Alacrity Australia (QLD) Matthew Percy Matthew Percy 2004
Another Challenge Australia (VIC) Chris Lewin Chris Lewin 2000
Another Fiasco Australia (QLD) Damian Suckling Damian Suckling 1994
Aurora Australia (NSW) Jim Holley Jim Holley 1983
Balance Australia (NSW) Paul Clitheroe Paul Clitheroe 2006
Bear Necessity Australia (NSW) Andrew & Pauline Dally Andrew Dally 2007
Berrimilla Australia (NSW) Alex Whitworth Alex Whitworth 1977
Capriccio of Rhu United Kingdom Michele Colenso Andrew Poole 1987
Challenge Australia (VIC) Lou Abrahams Lou Abrahams 2004
Chutzpah Australia (VIC) Bruce Taylor Bruce Taylor 2007
City Index Leopard United Kingdom Mike Slade Mike Slade 2007
Cougar II Australia (VIC) Alan Whiteley Alan Whiteley 2005
Decosolmarine Sailplane United Kingdom Decosol Marine John Danby/Robert Bottomley 1999
Dehler Magic Australia (QLD) Greg Tobin/Charlie Preen Greg Tobin/Charlie Preen 2000
DHL - The Daily Telegraph Australia (NSW) Kookaburra Challenge P/L Mitch Booth 1997
Eleni Australia (NSW) Tony Levett Tony Levett 2003
Endorfin Australia (NSW) Peter Mooney Peter Mooney 2006
First Light Australia (NSW) Nicolas Ewald & Susan Rice Nicolas Ewald 1981
Flying Fish - Arctos Australia (NSW) Flying Fish Properties Andy Fairclough/James Dobie 2001
George Gregan Foundation Australia (NSW) Peter Goldsworthy David Witt 2001
Georgia Australia (VIC) John Williams/Graeme Ainley John Williams 2000
Getaway Sailing 2 Australia (VIC) Peter Tarimo Jay Pettifer 2000
Global Yacht Racing - Kioni Australia (NSW) Kioni Sailing Services P/L Richard Falk 2001
Goldfinger Australia (VIC) Peter Blake & Kate Mitchell Peter Blake 2002
Helsal IV Australia (TAS) Tony Fisher Rob Fisher 1986
Huckleberry Australia (WA) Steve Humphries Steve Humphries 1982
Hugo Boss II United Kingdom Alex Thomson Racing Ross Daniel 2001
Iataia Mexico Marcos Rodriguez Marc Rosenfeld 2004
Ichi Ban Australia (NSW) Matt Allen Matt Allen 2005
IMAREX Australia (NSW) Marc & Louis Ryckmans Ola Strand Andersen 2000
Impeccable Australia (NSW) John Walker John Walker 1980
Inner Circle Australia (NSW) Ken Robinson/Darren Cooney Ken Robinson 1987
Jazz United Kingdom Chris Bull Chris Bull 2003
Knee Deep Australia (WA) Philip Childs/Frank Van Ruth Philip Childs 1999
Krakatoa II Australia (NSW) Rod Skellet Rod Skellet 2006
Limit Australia (WA) Alan Brierty Roger Hickman 2002
Living Doll Australia (VIC) Michael Hiatt Michael Hiatt 2005
Matangi Australia (TAS) David Stephenson David Stephenson 1989
Morna Australia (NSW) Greg Zyner Greg Zyner 1995
Mr Beaks Ribs Australia (NSW) David Beak David Beak 2004
Mr Kite Australia (NSW) Andrew Buckland/Andrew Hunn Andrew Buckland/Andrew Hunn 2005
Namadgi Australia (ACT) Canberra Ocean Racing Club Rick Scott-Murphy 2003
Noonmark VI United Kingdom Sir Geoffrey Mulcahy Mike Gilburt 1998
Palandri Wines Minds Eye Australia (WA) Brad Skeggs Brad Skeggs 2006
Papillon Australia (NSW) Phil Molony Phil Molony 2005
Patrice Six Australia (NSW) Adrian Dunphy Adrian Dunphy/ Tony Kirby
Phillip's Foote Witchdoctor Australia (NSW) The Rum Consortium Maurie Cameron 1979
Pirelli Australia (NSW) Martin James Les Goodridge 1989
Pisces Australia (TAS) David Taylor David Taylor 1998
Pretty Fly II Australia (NSW) Colin Woods Colin Woods 2003
Pretty Woman Australia (NSW) R. Hudson/M. Lockley/R. Murphy Richard Hudson 1996
Quantum Racing Australia (NSW) Ray Roberts Ray Roberts 2007
Quetzalcoatl Australia (NSW) Bruce/Hampshire/Lee-Warner/Sweetapple Antony Sweetapple 2001
Ragamuffin Australia (NSW) Syd Fischer Syd Fischer 2004
Rosebud United States Roger Sturgeon Roger Sturgeon 2007
Rush Australia (VIC) Ian and John Paterson John Paterson 1997
Sailors With disABILITIES Australia (NSW) David Pescud David Pescud/John Hearne 2000
Salona Australia (NSW) Phillip King Phillip King 2006
Scarlet Runner Australia (VIC) Robert Date Robert Date 2001
Secret Men's Business #1 Australia (NSW) SMB Syndicate Ross Trembath/R Curtis 1996
Sextant Australia (NSW) Denis Doyle Denis Doyle 1999
She Australia (NSW) Peter Rodgers Peter Rodgers 1981
Sheridan Road Rail (Tartan) Australia (NSW) Ian Sanford Ian Sanford 1984
Shogun Australia (VIC) Rob Hanna Rob Hanna 2007
Skandia Australia (VIC) Grant Wharington Grant Wharington 2003
Spirit of Koomooloo Australia (QLD) Mike Freebairn Mike Freebairn 1968
Splash Gordon Australia (QLD) Stephen Ellis Stephen Ellis 1998
Stormy Petrel Australia (NSW) Kevin O'Shea Kevin O'Shea 1970
Swan Song Australia (NSW) Geoffrey Hill Geoffrey Hill 2000
Swish Australia (NSW) Steven Proud Steven Proud 2001
The Bigger Picture Australia (NSW) Mike Roberts/Anthony Hooper Ian Douglas 2002
The Goat Australia (NSW) Foye/Gordon Bruce Foye 2003
Toyota Aurion Australia (NSW) Andrew Short Andrew Short 1993
True North Australia (SA) Andrew Saies Andrew Saies 2000
Wedgetail Australia (QLD) Bill Wild Bill Wild 2005
Wild Oats XI Australia (NSW) Bob Oatley Mark Richards 2005
Wot Yot Australia (NSW) Graeme Wood Graeme Wood 2000
Wot's Next Australia (NSW) Graeme Wood Bill Sykes 2005
Yendys Australia (NSW) Geoff Ross Geoff Ross 2006
Zen Australia (NSW) Gordon Ketelbey Gordon Ketelbey 2004
Zephyr Australia (NSW) James Connell & Alex Brandon James Connell 1984


Line Honours results (Top 10)[edit]

Position Race number Sail number Yacht State/country Yacht type LOA
Skipper Elapsed time
1 X1 10001 Wild Oats XI NSW RP100 30.00 Mark Richards 1:21:24:32
2 18 GBR1R City Index Leopard UK Farr Maxi 29.99 Mike Slade 1:21:51:55
3 03 AUS 03 Ichi Ban NSW Don Jones VO70 (ex Brunel) 21.50 Matt Allen 2:05:01:21
4 60 US60065 Rosebud USA Farr STP 65 20.00 Roger Sturgeon 2:06:02:02
5 89 8899 Quantum Racing NSW Farr Cookson 50 15.20 Ray Roberts 2:14:12:47
6 36 1836 Yendys NSW Reichel Pugh 55 16.80 Geoff Ross 2:14:12:49
7 70 AUS 70 Ragamuffin NSW TP 52 15.85 Syd Fischer 2:14:19:41
8 72 10000 Toyota Aurion V6 NSW Jutson 79 (ex Brindabella, mod.) 24.08 Andrew Short 2:14:23:16
9 69 6952 Wot Yot NSW TP 52 15.85 Graeme Wood 2:17:01:05
10 10 M10 Skandia VIC IRC Maxi 98 30.00 Grant Wharington 2:17:23:33

Handicap results (Top 10)[edit]

Position Sail number Yacht State/country Yacht type LOA
Skipper Corrected time
1 US60065 Rosebud USA Farr STP 65 20.00 Roger Sturgeon 3:09:32:14
2 AUS 70 Ragamuffin NSW TP 52 15.85 Syd Fischer 3:10:53:47
3 8899 Quantum Racing NSW Farr Cookson 50 15.20 Ray Roberts 3:11:29:24
4 R33 Chutzpah VIC IRC 40 12.35 Bruce Taylor 3:12:07:43
5 AUS 03 Ichi Ban NSW Don Jones VO70 (ex Brunel) 21.50 Matt Allen 3:12:53:20
6 GBR1R City Index Leopard UK Farr Maxi 29.99 Mike Slade 2:13:04:48
7 1836 Yendys NSW Reichel Pugh 55 16.80 Geoff Ross 3:13:40:05
8 10001 Wild Oats XI NSW RP100 30.00 Mark Richards 3:14:24:47
9 6952 Wot Yot NSW TP 52 15.85 Graeme Wood 3:15:07:27
10 HW42 Wedgetail QLD Welbourn 42 12.80 Bill Wild 3:17:08:49