Entry list open
One skipper who has already indicated his interest in contesting the 64th edition is Syd Fischer. He is currently vying for his record tenth CYCA Blue Water Championship and is looking to have his name added to the elite ‘40 race’ honours board sailing his current Ragamuffin, a TP52.
Applications are expected from Geoff Boettcher’s brand new Reichel/Pugh 47 Secret Mens Business III from Adelaide, Nicholas Bartels’ Victorian Sydney 47 Terra Firma and the historic 50 year old Tasman Seabird Sanyo Maris, which will make its event comeback once again skippered by Ian Kiernan AO, founder of Clean Up Australia Day.
The CYCA also anticipates an application for entry for the Bob Oatley owned and Mark Richards skippered 30m maxi Wild Oats XI which is aiming to rewrite the history books by taking line honours for the fourth consecutive year. Last year Wild Oats XI equaled Freya’s line honours trifecta.
The Rolex Sydney Hobart NOR will be available in the skipper’s packs at this year’s Audi Hamilton Island Race Week and is available online at www.rolexsydneyhobart.com or through the CYCA Sailing Office.
The closing date for applications for entry is 1700hrs, Monday 3 November 2008.
The Rolex Sydney Hobart 2008 will start from Sydney Harbour at 1pm Boxing Day, 26 December, and take the fleet 628 nautical miles south across the Tasman Sea to Hobart, Tasmania.
Notice of Race web link: http://www.cyca.com.au/sysfile/downloads/RSHYR08_NoR.pdf
Application for Entry web link: http://www.cyca.com.au/sysfile/downloads/RSHYR08_EF.pdf