Offshore

Doug Smith and his good friend Hiro Iwamoto are scheduled to sail across the Pacific non-stop from San Diego to Fukushima, Japan.

Pretty Woman crew members’ Liam Bennett, James Farquharson and Michael Lockley all just finished in the SydneyHobart and flew straight back to compete in the Pittwater to Paradise, which has turned into an endurance race.

Inspired by the AIS controversy in the recent Sydney Hobart, Jon Bourke tells how skippers tried to con their rivals in the days before trackers and AIS made them visible "at all times".

Race leader Jean-Luc Van Den Heede has extended his lead to 900nm over Mark Slats, despite nursing a damaged rig and being unable to use either of his sextants.

Soon after passing monohull leader Pretty Woman, Shaun Carroll’s Lombard Tri Morticia was the first boat to get on to port tack and head east, chasing more favourable winds.

A combined fleet of 15 Queensland and New South Wales boats is due to line up to the north of Palm Beach Headland for the annual 370 nautical mile run up the coast.

The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia congratulated all winners and each and every competitor in the 2018 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.

Gun Runner and Chancellor were vying for the ‘last to finish’ title and the Army Sailing Club’s 9.2-metre Jarkan 925, skippered by Reece Young, made a late run to overtake their rival.

The owner decided to race only four months ago and put a late call out for friends and family to help clean, repair and outfit the boat in readiness for ocean racing

Alive was formally declared the overall winner of this year’s race and Philip Turner received the Tattersall Cup from the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s Commodore, Paul Billingham.

Skipper Michael Pritchard and crew overcame wild weather and technical problems on their Cookson 50 to reach Hobart in 2 days 12 hours 52 minutes and 04 seconds.

The Race Committee shouldn't make rules it can't or won't enforce. And if a competitor feels disadvantaged by another boat breaking the rules, they should protest.

Robbie Johnston alternated between sail changes in sometimes horrendous conditions and preparing three meals a day for the hungry crew.

Had Ichi Ban won the Tattersall Cup, she would have been the first to win it two years in a row since Freya between 1963-65.

Her performance reinforced John Newbold's belief the Victorian boat still has it to win the Sydney Hobart in the right conditions.