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Tour legendary maxi yacht Wild Oats XI this Australia Day weekend at the National Maritime Museum

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  The Australia National Maritime Museum is offering visitors the opportunity to climb on board Wild Oats XI as it visits the museum this Australia Day weekend. From 26 – 28 January visitors can discover what life on a high-seas racer is like by speaking to representatives of Wild Oats XI who will be conducting tours of the vessel. Guided tours will run from 10am – 12pm and 1 – 4pm. Numbers will be limited to 10 people on board at a time and for safety Wild Oats XI will only be open to visitors 10 years old and above. Entry is included with the museum’s Big Ticket which allows unlimited access to everything the museum has open on the…

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A GRANDSTAND FINISH LOOMS IN THE ROLEX SYDNEY TO HOBART YACHT RACE

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A grandstand finish is looming as the two leading contenders for line honours in the Rolex Sydney to Hobart yacht race do battle off the east coast of Tasmania. And, the signs are that the yacht that leads the fleet of 102 to the finish line on the Derwent River might lop an amazing four hours or more off the current record time. The mark of 1 day, 13 hours 31 minutes for the 628 nautical mile course was set last year by Perpetual Loyal, which is racing this year as Infotrack under the ownership of Christian Beck. It is suggested that the first yacht could arrive as early as 8pm tonight. But that time will only be seen if…

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Wild Oats XI and supermaxi rivals set for a record run in the Rolex Sydney to Hobart yacht race

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Wild Oats XI and supermaxi rivals set for a record run in the Rolex Sydney to Hobart yacht race The four supermaxis racing for line honours in the Rolex Sydney Hobart yacht race, which starts tomorrow, are destined to enjoy a belated Christmas present – a sleigh ride to Hobart, and probably a race record time for the first yacht to finish. Australia’s internationally recognised yachting meteorologist, Roger Badham, says that if the current outlook remains stable then the first yacht could reach the finish line, on Hobart’s Derwent River, in around one day, nine hours,more than four hours inside the record time set by Perpetual Loyal last year. Ironically, when that amazing time was set, it was tipped by…

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