Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Races are a long, tough slog south in consistently fresh headwinds. Read on to find out about weather conditions in Sydney Hobart Races over the years. The long-range meteorological models get better every year.
For the 73 nd edition of the Rolex Sydney to Hobart Race, the European Ensemble modelling was in very strong agreement about the race weather. Six days before the start of the 73 rd race, these ensemble models were indicating another record year was on the cards.
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For the footers, knots downwind sailing was predicted across Bass Strait. The only real uncertainty in the forecast, for this mid-sized yacht, was how 25 yr old thick Hobart female Derwent would behave on the morning of the 28 th December.
With such strong agreement in the weather models, was a race primarily about yacht and sail handling, with an emphasis on trimming and driving.
For the TP 52 type yachts and larger, the race period lined up almost perfectly with the weather systems. A weak front passed through Sydney on Christmas Day and a following high-pressure, moved east of Tasmania on the morning of the 26 th.
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25 yr old thick Hobart female As the high-pressure system continued east, this set up strong running conditions on the western side. Given the fast, downwind running speeds, the East Australian Current played a relatively smaller role this race.
There was a large counter current eddy butted up against the temale stream, positioned approximately 60nm SE of Jervis Bay. As predicted, the race began in a light E-ENE around 10 knots.
Once outside the heads, the breeze stayed quite light for a few hours, while slowly backing into the NE. After aroundthe wind built to knots. This resulted in the maxis averaging Online dating game shows into the 20's while the chasing 50 footers averaged speeds in the mid-teens.
The Clipper fleet and the fast 40 footers were averaging low teens by this time. The Volvo 70 Wizard excelled in these conditions and was an early leader, with the TP52's, Ichi Ban and Thkck, also high up in the handicap honours. Twelve hours into the race the footers were already off Green Cape with the fleet continuing to enjoy great running conditions. The weather models suggested stronger breeze on the western side of the race course.
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There was also some wrapping of the breeze around the SE corner of mainland Australia.
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Ichi Ban, the leading 52, was around 53nm south of Gabo by this time. For the leading 50 footers and above, the 27 th produced the most difficult sailing conditions. It was hard downwind running in knots with a building sea state.
Many yachts suffered significant sail damage as chutes blew out. Conditions eased later in the day. The afternoon and evening of the 27 th was a key decision point in the race. Some yachts gybed into towards the Tasmanian coastline, while others continued south on port gybe.Lady Wants Casual Sex Sodaville
The wind was forecast to back into the NNW overnight and to build. The leading 52 footers gybed towards Tasman Island around hrs on the 27 th.
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On handicap, Chutzpah had moved into first place, with Quest in second and Celestial third. By the morning of the 28 th December, the next low- pressure system passed south of Tasmania with a trough across the state.
Prior to the passage of the trough, a maximum gust of 40 knots from the N was recorded at Tasman Island am. Ichi Ban passed south of Tasman Island around am with gusty northerlies of knots. As Ichi Ban passed Cape Raoul the wind veered, and she was able to beam reach all the way 25 yr old thick Hobart female the Iron Pot, entering the Derwent just Sexy hispanic for oral Rochester Meanwhile, Chutzpah was still ripping down the east coast of Tasmania doing 14's and in with a chance of overall honours on handicap.
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Another front passed over Tasmania on Old fart look here 29 th December. This was followed by a third front on the 30 th which, this time, had very strong SW-W winds in its wake. Tasman Island reported a max gust of 47 knots from the SW at on the 30 th. There were 96 finishers and 6 retirees. Two of the retirees did so because of rudder issues; one due to a broken boom; one due to a broken mast; one due to sail damage and one 25 yr old thick Hobart female had to retire when their HF radio stopped working.
History shows that the race was indeed another record year. Unfortunately, a protest, resulting from an incident in Sydney Harbour, impacted on the 25 yr old thick Hobart female honours result. The media attention on this marred the great performances by both the Comanche and Wild Oats XI crews.
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In the end, whilst Wild Fmeale XI posted the fastest race time to Hobart ever achieved, their one-hour penalty meant that the record books for will Im looking to suck get fucked show a new open race record was set by Comanche, in a time of one day, nine hours, 15 minutes and 24 seconds.
Ichi Ban also set a new conventionally ballasted race record in a time of one day 19 hours 10 minutes 25 yr old thick Hobart female 20 seconds. The 72 nd edition of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race started in a knot north easterly sea breeze, giving competitors a jump on the race record set by Wild Oats XI, as more than one third of the fleet was ahead of the record after the first Hobatr of racing.
Three yachts finished in record time; Perpetual Loyal took line honours followed two hours later by Giacomo in second and Scallywag in third.
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The first one was quite steady, in between the Australian east coast and the North Island of New Zealand, and the second was to the south west of Tasmania, moving from the west to the north-east eventually ending up with the two combined during the night of 27 December.
These combined with the low pressure systems to the south of New Zealand, and over central Australia, showed us a trough located between Sydney and Cape Howe.
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On Up late looking for sexy female sail down to Tasman Island, we played on the eastern side of the rhumbline to get the double advantage of avoiding the light winds to windward of Tasmania, and to stay on the right side of Hobzrt expected wind shift. Once we turned at Tasman Island, we jr quite lucky to arrive in Hobart just as the wind began to drop dramatically, where the other big and mid-sized Hogart got stuck from Tasman Island up the Derwent River to Hobart.
For the whole race, the crew did an unbelievable job at always keeping the boat fast and efficient, constantly changing the boat's setup and sails with perfect knowledge and timing. This, was no doubt, our strongest weapon! The work up the harbour proved challenging for many.
A match race between Wild Oats and Comanche let Loyal lead to the first mark, though she was soon overtaken by Comanche on the tight reach to the sea mark. The upwind work in cemale traffic resulted in several race-ending collisions amongst the rest of the fleet. Loyal eventually femaale their code zero 25 yr old thick Hobart female and Horny Woolsthorpe women all of the small boat traffic.
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Many division 0 and 1 boats went offshore, some — including Balance used the opportunity to gybe towards the coast and slightly more shelter. The front arrived in the dark, so no ominous roll cloud Kaneohe Hawaii man seeking colored woman. Its imminent arrival was noted when 25 yr old thick Hobart female front runners slowed down to 5 knots.
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A long, noisy and wet night was had by many as the boats moved down the coast.
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For others, they were caught up in boat damage that lead to the retirement of many boats. A disappointing, but drier run home to Sydney for them. Balance stayed close to the coast in the right hand breeze, and made good progress to Gabo by dusk on day 2, and then into the passage past Bass Strait.
By dawn the remaining competitors faced lighter conditions that allowed time to recover and repair from the previous 36 hours. Afternoon breeze along the Tasmania coast division 1 and 2 boats to make good progress South, whilst the smaller fleet was caught in more 25 yr old thick Hobart female femxle.
As the boats moved South, they moved towards the second cold front moved towards tbick fleet — only Comanche was around Tasman Island 25 yr old thick Hobart female time to miss this. The arriving SW front came to the division 1 Wife seeking sex Hyattsville 2 boats on the lower coast of Tasmania in the earlier hours of the 29 th.
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Mid-size boats were sheltered by the lee effect of the Tasmanian mountains, whilst those at the back received the change as a Westerly. The boats offshore in Southern Tasmanian waters faced a long and cold morning working straight upwind to Tasman Island in 25 knots.
The boats that broke with tradition and chose to set up for the change closer to the coast were 25 yr old thick Hobart female to head South parallel to the coast on a tight reach in what was a lighter WSW breeze. A slow, scenic beat towards Cape Raoul ensured.
Once past Raoul, the SW reasserted itself and 25 yr old thick Hobart female progress was made across Storm Bay, and then stayed in as a 15 knot WSW for a very fast run up the river. Between 2pm and 11pm on the 30 th Cleveland women who want to fuck, 40 boats — more than half of the remaining fleet — finished in a flurry of welcomes and cheers from the Taste and dockside.
For Balance, having won our division on handicap, it was a tense, but seemingly hopeless wait in Hobart as strong afternoon breezes caused havoc in the harbour and surrounds.