We pick our favourite photographs from the 2015 Rolex Sydney Hobart Race

58, COMANCHE (USA), Sail No: 12358, Design: Verdier Yacht Design & Vplp, Owner: Jim Clark Kristy Hinze , Skipper: Ken Read

COMANCHE (USA) leading the charge off Sydney Harbour

Patrick Boutellier, Rolex Australia and Kristy Hinze-Clark 58, COMANCHE (USA), Sail No: 12358, Design: Verdier Yacht Design & Vplp, Owner: Jim Clark and Kristy Hinze-Clark, Skipper: Ken Read

Kirsty Hinze-Clark, co-owner of COMANCHE (USA), receives the Rolex Yacht-Master II for Line Honours win

R88, RAMBLER (USA), Sail No: USA25555, Design: Jk 27m Canting Maxi, Owner: George David, Skipper: George David

George David’s RAMBLER (USA)

O1, ICHI BAN (NSW), Sail No: AUS01, Design: Carkeek 60, Owner: Matt Allen, Skipper: Matt Allen

Bowmen working on the foredick of Matt Allen’s ICHI BAN (AUS)

R88, RAMBLER (USA), Sail No: USA25555, Design: Jk 27m Canting Maxi, Owner: George David, Skipper: George David

George David’s RAMBLER 88 (USA) surfing downwind

80, MASERATI (ITA), Sail No: ITA70, Design: Sloop, Owner: Orca Srl V.Patuzzi, Skipper: Giovanni Soldini

Giovanni Soldini’s MASERATI (ITA) starting her way South off Sydney

77, BLACK JACK (QLD), Sail No: 52570, Design: Volvo 70 Modified, Owner: Mark Bradford, Skipper: Mark Bradford

Bowmen at work on Mark Bradford’s Volvo 70 BLACK JACK (AUS)

XI, WILD OATS XI (NSW), Sail No: AUS10001, Design: Reichel/Pugh 30 Mtr, Owner: Bob Oatley, Skipper: Mark Richards

Bob Oatley’s WILD OATS XI (AUS) leaving Sydney Harbour

58, COMANCHE (USA), Sail No: 12358, Design: Verdier Yacht Design & Vplp, Owner: Jim Clark Kristy Hinze , Skipper: Ken Read

Dolphins escorting COMANCHE (USA) as she approaches Tasmania

100, RAGAMUFFIN 100 (AUS), Sail No: SYD100, Design: Dovell 100, Owner: Syd Fischer, Skipper: David Witt - R88, RAMBLER (USA), Sail No: USA25555, Design: Jk 27m Canting Maxi, Owner: George David, Skipper: George David

RAGAMUFFIN 100 (AUS) and RAMBLER (USA) sailing up the Derwent River towards the finish line in Hobart

43, WILD ROSE (NSW), Sail No: 4343, Design: Farr 43, Owner: Roger Hickman, Skipper: Roger Hickman

Roger Hickman’s Farr 43 WILD ROSE (AUS), sailing to defend her 2014 overall title

O1, ICHI BAN (NSW), Sail No: AUS01, Design: Carkeek 60, Owner: Matt Allen, Skipper: Matt Allen

Matt Allen’s ICHI BAN (AUS) smoking towards Hobart

O1, ICHI BAN (NSW), Sail No: AUS01, Design: Carkeek 60, Owner: Matt Allen, Skipper: Matt Allen

Matt Allen’s ICHI BAN (AUS) leaving a large wake behind

113, CHINESE WHISPER (NSW), Sail No: AUS13, Design: Judel Vroljik 62, Owner: Rupert Henry, Skipper: Rupert Henry

Rupert Henry’s CHINESE WHISPER (AUS) jumping from wave to wave

25, FRANTIC (NSW), Sail No: GBR5211L, Design: Tp52 Donovan, Owner: Michael Martin, Skipper: Michael Martin

TP52 FRANTIC (AUS) cutting a track through the Tasman Sea

47, INDIAN (WA), Sail No: AUS47, Design: Carkeek 47, Owner: Craig Carter, Skipper: Craig Carter

INDIAN (AUS) flying downwind after the start

R88, RAMBLER (USA), Sail No: USA25555, Design: Jk 27m Canting Maxi, Owner: George David, Skipper: George David

RAMBLER 88 (USA) chasing COMANCHE (USA)

96, VICTOIRE (NSW), Sail No: AUS5299, Design: Cookson 50, Owner: Darryl Hodgkinson, Skipper: Daryl Hodgkinson

Darryl Hodgkinson’s VICTOIRE (AUS), 2013 overall winner

408, PERPETUAL LOYAL (QLD), Sail No: SYD1000, Design: Juan-K 100, Owner: Anthony Bell, Skipper: Anthony Bell

Anthony Bell’s PERPETUAL LOYAL (AUS) sailing off Sydney

51, PRIMITIVE COOL (VIC), Sail No: S777, Design: Reichel Pugh 51, Owner: John Newbold, Skipper: John Newbold

PRIMITIVE COOL (AUS) passing the Organ Pipes

70, RAGAMUFFIN 52 (NSW), Sail No: AUS70, Design: Farr Tp52, Owner: Syd Fischer, Skipper: Brenton Fischer

Great sailing conditions for Brenton Fischer’s RAGAMUFFIN 52 (AUS) in the final approach to Tasmania

69, CELESTIAL (NSW), Sail No: 6952, Design: Jv Tp52, Owner: Sam Haynes, Skipper: Sam Haynes

Sam Haynes’ CELESTIAL (AUS) passing the Organ Pipes at sunset

51, PRIMITIVE COOL (AUS), Sail No: S777, Design: Reichel Pugh 51, Owner: John Newbold, Skipper: John Newbold

PRIMITIVE COOL (AUS) on the breeze to Tasmania

70, RAGAMUFFIN 52 (AUS), Sail No: AUS70, Design: Farr Tp52, Owner: Syd Fischer, Skipper: Brenton Fischer

RAGAMUFFIN 52 (AUS) approaching Tasmania

34, QUIKPOINT AZZURRO (AUS), Sail No: 3430, Design: S & S 34, Owner: Shane Kearns, Skipper: Shane Kearns

Shane Kearns’ S&S 34 QUIKPOINT AZZURRO (AUS), ORCi Division winner

26, HELSAL3 (TAS), Sail No: 262, Design: Adams/Barrett, Owner: Rob Fisher Paul Mara, Skipper: Rob Fisher

Rob Fisher’s HELSAL3 (AUS), PHS 1 Division winner

37, COURRIER LEON (FRA), Sail No: FRA39337, Design: Valer /Jpk 10,80, Owner: Gery Trentesaux, Skipper: M Quinton

Gery Trentesaux’s COURRIER LEON (FRA), IRC 4 Division winner

84, RUSH (VIC), Sail No: B45, Design: Farr 45, Owner: John Paterson, Skipper: John Paterson

John Paterson’s RUSH (AUS), IRC 2 Division winner

113, CHINESE WHISPER (NSW), Sail No: AUS13, Design: Judel Vroljik 62, Owner: Rupert Henry, Skipper: Rupert Henry

Rupert Henry’s JV62 CHINESE WHISPER (AUS), IRC0 Division winner

58, COMANCHE (USA), Sail No: 12358, Design: Verdier Yacht Design & Vplp, Owner: Jim Clark Kristy Hinze , Skipper: Ken Read

Return of Jim Clark’s powerful COMANCHE (USA)

71, BALANCE (NSW), Sail No: 7771, Design: Tp52, Owner: Paul Clitheroe, Skipper: Paul Clitheroe

Paul Clitheroe’s TP52 BALANCE (AUS), overall winner of the Rolex Sydney Hobart 2015

New Years Eve fireworks in Hobart

New Years Eve fireworks in Hobart

 

  • mike

    awesome.