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Sydney to Hobart race statistics 1945-2000.

Number of yachts to have competed: 4,505 (3,690 completing the race, 815 retiring).

Estimated total crew to have competed: 35,950.

Average size of fleets: 80.44 boats per race.

Largest fleet: 391 starters in the 50th race in 1994 (307 finished).

Smallest fleet: Nine starters in the inaugural race in 1945.

Race records: Notable years for race records have been:

1975: Kialoa (US) - two days, 14 hours, 36 minutes and 56 seconds.

1996: Morning Glory (Germany) - two days, 14 hours, seven minutes and 10 seconds.

1999: Nokia (Denmark/Australia) - one day, 19 hours, 48 minutes and two seconds.

Record Hobarts by yachtsmen: As at the 2000 Telstra Sydney to Hobart race, 49 yachtsmen had been recorded as having sailed in 25 or more races since 1945. Richard Hammond (NSW) and John Bennetto (Tasmania) have each sailed in 40 Sydney to Hobarts, while Lou Abrahams (Victoria) has sailed in 38 races.

Record Hobarts by yachtswomen: As at the 2000 race, five women have sailed in 10 or more Sydney to Hobarts. Amanda Wilmot had raced to Hobart 12 times, Vanessa Dudley 11 times, while Kerry Goudge and Adrienne Cahalan had sailed in 10 races. Audrey Brown had taken part in 10 races, either sailing or aboard the radio relay vessel.

Record Hobarts by yachts: Mark Twain, a Sparkman & Stephens 38, has competed in 23 Sydney to Hobarts. Hogs Breath Witchdoctor, a Davidson 42 sloop, has sailed in 21 races.

Youngest skippers: Warwick Rooklyn (19) in 1976 and Liz Wardley (19) in 1998. In 1976 Ballyhoo and Apollo finished first and second, Ballyhoo skippered by Jack Rooklyn and Apollo by his son, Warwick, then 19. Liz Wardley, from Papua New Guinea, skippered her own yacht, Dixie Chicken, in the 1998 race.

Oldest skipper: Alby Burgin, who skippered his 52-footer Alstar in the 2000 Sydney to Hobart at the age of 84. Alby sailed in 31 Sydney to Hobarts, winning with Rival in 1961.

Youngest sailor ever: Well-known Perth yachtsman Rally Tasker took his wife and daughter, then aged four, to Hobart aboard his maxi yacht Siska back in the 1970s. There have been quite a number of 15 and 16-year-old boys and girls who have sailed with their fathers. A 14-year-old lad sailed aboard Aspect Computing in the 1998 race.

First and 50th Races: Peter Luke and 'Boy' Messenger sailed in the first and 50th races. Luke skippered his own yacht, Wayfarer, in the first Hobart and Messenger sailed aboard Horizon.

First women to compete in the Sydney to Hobart: Jane ('Jenny') Tate, from Hobart, sailed with her husband Horrie aboard Active in the 1946 race. Dagmar O'Brien sailed with her husband, Dr Brian ('Mick') O'Brien, aboard Connella in the same race. Unfortunately Connella was forced to retire in Bass Strait, however Active made it to the finish line. The Jane Tate Memorial Trophy is presented each year to the first female skipper in the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race. There have been several all-female crews in the race's history.
2000 RESULTS

IMS OVERALL RESULTS

PL BOAT-OWNER/SKIPPER LINE PL DIV ELAPSED TIME TCF

 1 SAP AUSMAID 8 A 309:44:43 .8224
 Kevan Pearce, SA

 2 QUEST 10 A 312:58:10 .8149
 Chris Bull, GBR

 3 YENDYS 9 A 311:25:30 .8342
 Geoff Ross, NSW

 4 NINETY SEVEN 14 A 317:00:45 .7917
 Graham Gibson, NSW

 5 RAGAMUFFIN 11 A 313:55:26 .8403
 Syd Fischer, NSW

 6 TERRA FIRMA 17 A 322:26:07 .7682
 Peter Bartels, VIC

 7 AFR MIDNIGHT RAMBLER 30 B 409:19:45 .6891
 Ed Psaltis/Bob Thomas, NSW

 8 DOCTOR WHO 16 B 320:27:31 .7862
 Roger Jackman, TAS

 9 CHUTZPAH 24 B 406:28:24 .7240
 Bruce Taylor, VIC

10 INTERUM 18 A 402:34:08 .7644
 Craig King, TAS

11 WHY DO I DO IT 26 B 407:21:04 .7434
 Wayne Banks-Smith, TAS

12 AURORA 33 B 411:47:35 .7155
 Jim Holley, NSW

13 ANOTHER CHALLENGE 32 B 410:55:17 .7304
 Lou Abrahams, VIC

14 SUNSTONE 40 C 504:23:15 .6302
 Tom & Vicky Jackson, GBR

15 BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY 38 C 422:17:50 .6635
 Billing/Porter, VIC

16 SIMPLY RED 34 B 412:33:23 .7287
 Chris Bradbury, VIC

17 MIRRABOOKA 27 B 408:08:45 .7625
 John Bennetto, TAS

18 EUREKA 15 A 317:57:03 .8896
 Bob Robertson/C Mudge, QLD

19 SEA JAY 29 B 408:50:47 .7711
 Scott Wheelhouse, NSW

20 HOT PROPERTY 36 C 419:32:42 .7018
 David Hansen, TAS

21 STARLIGHT EXPRESS 23 A 406:26:48 .8333
 Stewart Hansen, NZL

22 EPSILON 44 C 507:48:59 .6712
 Michael Tromp, SA

23 ZEUS II 56 C 606:02:42 .5764
 Jim Dunstan, NSW

24 B 52 37 B 421:10:10 .7579
 Hughie Lewis, TAS

25 ALEXANDER 45 C 509:24:25 .6944
 Warren Hellwig, ACT

26 NOT NEGOTIABLE 52 C 603:39:32 .6169
 Michael Dolphin, VIC

27 RAFFLES 43 B 507:39:29 .7138
 Paul Roberts, VIC

28 URBAN GUERILLA 50 B 522:43:33 .6470
 Chris Bowling, NSW

29 BREAKAWAY 55 C 604:56:33 .6265
 Martin Power, VIC

30 KOMATSU BLUE LADY 51 C 601:05:22 .6638
 Kearns/Begbie, NSW

31 ANTIPODES 53 A 603:48:25 .7627
 Geoff Hill, NSW

PL BOAT-OWNER/SKIPPER CORRECTED TIME

 1 SAP AUSMAID 219:13:38
 Kevan Pearce, SA

 2 QUEST 221:14:30
 Chris Bull, GBR

 3 YENDYS 221:35:35
 Geoff Ross, NSW

 4 NINETY SEVEN 222:28:16
 Graham Gibson, NSW

 5 RAGAMUFFIN 300:12:07
 Syd Fischer, NSW

 6 TERRA FIRMA 300:32:43
 Peter Bartels, VIC

 7 AFR MIDNIGHT RAMBLER 300:34:56
 Ed Psaltis/Bob Thomas, NSW

 8 DOCTOR WHO 300:41:27
 Roger Jackman, TAS

 9 CHUTZPAH 302:11:26
 Bruce Taylor, VIC

10 INTERUM 303:20:46
 Craig King, TAS

11 WHY DO I DO IT 304:49:52
 Wayne Banks-Smith, TAS

12 AURORA 305:07:33
 Jim Holley, NSW

13 ANOTHER CHALLENGE 306:05:43
 Lou Abrahams, VIC

14 SUNSTONE 306:23:20
 Tom & Vicky Jackson, GBR

15 BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY 306:29:25
 Billing/Porter, VIC

16 SIMPLY RED 307:06:18
 Chris Bradbury, VIC

17 MIRRABOOKA 307:24:40
 John Bennetto, TAS

18 EUREKA 308:01:13
 Bob Robertson/C Mudge, QLD

19 SEA JAY 308:50:49
 Scott Wheelhouse, NSW

20 HOT PROPERTY 309:05:22
 David Hansen, TAS

21 STARLIGHT EXPRESS 313:22:08
 Stewart Hansen, NZL

22 EPSILON 313:47:25
 Michael Tromp, SA

23 ZEUS II 314:29:09
 Jim Dunstan, NSW

24 B 52 316:48:10
 Hughie Lewis, TAS

25 ALEXANDER 317:51:27
 Warren Hellwig, ACT

26 NOT NEGOTIABLE 319:05:37
 Michael Dolphin, VIC

27 RAFFLES 319:07:20
 Paul Roberts, VIC


28 URBAN GUERILLA 320:20:37
 Chris Bowling, NSW

29 BREAKAWAY 321:18:45
 Martin Power, VIC

30 KOMATSU BLUE LADY 400:18:37
 Kearns/Begbie, NSW

31 ANTIPODES 416:43:56
 Geoff Hill, NSW
IRC OVERALL RESULTS

PL BOAT-OWNER/SKIPPER LINE PL DIV ELAPSED TIME TCF

 1 NICORETTE 1 1 214:02:09 1.600
 Ludde Ingvall, SWE

 2 POLARIS OF BELMONT 25 2 406:40:34 0.986
 John Quinn, NSW

 3 LOKI 12 2 316:33:16 1.145
 Stephen Ainsworth, NSW

 4 SUMMIT BACARDI 22 2 403:31:27 1.046
 Ainley/Williams, VIC

 5 ILLBRUCK 3 1 220:03:47 1.546
 Mark Christensen, GER

 6 TYCO 4 1 220:49:46 1.529
 Kevin Shoebridge, BER

 7 AERA 19 2 402:59:26 1.065
 Nick Lyklardopulo, GBR

 8 WILD THING 2 1 219:23:41 1.458
 Grant Wharington, VIC

 9 ASSA ABLOY 6 1 303:58:12 1.600
 Richard Brisius, SWE

10 KAOS 20 2 403:06:51 1.140
 Peter Blake, VIC

11 NEWSCORP 5 1 301:35:35 1.543
 Ross Field, NZL

12 PIPPIN 35 2 418:06:46 1.011
 David Taylor, NSW

13 IMPECCABLE 39 2 502:11:23 0.967
 John Walker, NSW

14 NOKIA 7 1 308:46:59 1.466
 Morten Lorenzen, DEN

15 FRONTIER ECONOMICS 31 2 409:19:45 1.145
 Brian Graves, QLD

16 MARK TWAIN 47 2 515:13:32 0.986
 Hugh O'Neill, NSW

17 SANTANA 48 2 516:48:44 1.032
 Mike Kelaher, NSW

PL BOAT-OWNER/SKIPPER CORRECTED TIME

 1 NICORETTE 403:15:26
 Ludde Ingvall, SWE

 2 POLARIS OF BELMONT 405:14:19
 John Quinn, NSW

 3 LOKI 405:23:41
 Stephen Ainsworth, NSW

 4 SUMMIT BACARDI 408:06:08
 Ainley/Williams, VIC

 5 ILLBRUCK 409:13:32
 Mark Christensen, GER

 6 TYCO 409:14:25
 Kevin Shoebridge, BER

 7 AERA 409:25:30
 Nick Lyklardopulo, GBR

 8 WILD THING 411:49:54
 Grant Wharington, VIC

 9 ASSA ABLOY 414:45:51
 Richard Brisius, SWE

10 KAOS 416:59:25
 Peter Blake, VIC

11 NEWSCORP 417:33:15
 Ross Field, NZL

12 PIPPIN 419:22:05
 David Taylor, NSW

13 IMPECCABLE 422:09:27
 John Walker, NSW

14 NOKIA 422:25:41
 Morten Lorenzen, DEN

15 FRONTIER ECONOMICS 500:36:07
 Brian Graves, QLD

16 MARK TWAIN 513:19:57
 Hugh O'Neill, NSW

17 SANTANA 521:11:25
 Mike Kelaher, NSW
PHS OVERALL RESULTS

PL BOAT-OWNER/SKIPPER LINE PL DIV ELAPSED TIME TCF

 1 CRUZ CONTROL 13 1 316:58:46 1.250
 Maynard Smith, QLD

 2 SHE II 42 1 507:00:00 0.965
 Peter Rogers, NSW

 3 SORBENT HELSAL 21 1 403:09:03 1.250
 Bill Rawson, VIC

 4 SPIRIT OF SYDNEY 28 1 408:30:00 1.200
 David Pryce, NSW

 5 BERRIMILLA 54 1 604:09:27 0.867
 Alex Whitworth, NSW

 6 HOGSBREATH WITCHDOCTOR 46 1 509:49:56 0.990
 Rum Consortium, NSW

 7 SIMSION BOWLES 41 1 505:33:14 1.025
 Wayne Reynolds, VlC

 8 KEMENYS 57 1 608:36:43 0.880
 Gabor Kemeny, NSW

 9 DELTA WING 58 1 700:40:24 0.801
 William Koppe, NSW

10 AMAYA 49 1 519:52:44 1.030
 David Bingham, VIC

PL BOAT-OWNER/SKIPPER CORRECTED TIME

 1 CRUZ CONTROL 415:13:28
 Maynard Smith, QLD

 2 SHE II 502:33:18
 Peter Rogers, NSW

 3 SORBENT HELSAL 503:56:19
 Bill Rawson, VIC

 4 SPIRIT OF SYDNEY 505:24:00
 David Pryce, NSW

 5 BERRIMILLA 508:27:09
 Alex Whitworth, NSW

 6 HOGSBREATH WITCHDOCTOR 508:32:02
 Rum Consortium, NSW

 7 SIMSION BOWLES 508:41:34
 Wayne Reynolds. VlC

 8 KEMENYS 514:17:55
 Gabor Kemeny, NSW

 9 DELTA WING 515:06:26
 William Koppe, NSW

10 AMAYA 600:04:31
 David Bingham, VIC
PREVIOUS WINNERS

SYDNEY TO HOBART WINNERS 1945-2000

YEAR LINE HONOURS WINNER ELAPSED TIME

1945 (*) RANI -- UK 6-14-22-00

1946 (*) MORNA -- NSW 5-02-53-33

1947 MORNA -- NSW 5-03-03-54

1948 (*) MORNA -- NSW 4-05-01-21

1949 WALTZING MATILDA -- NSW 5-10-33-10

1950 MARGARET RINTOUL -- NSW 5-05-28-35

1951 MARGARET RINTOUL -- NSW 4-02-29-01

1952 NOCTURINE -- NSW 6-02-34-47

1953 SOLVEIG -- NSW 5-07-12-50

1954 KURREWA IV -- NSW/VIC 5-06-09-47

1955 EVEN -- NSW 4-18-13-14

1956 KURREWA IV -- NSW 4-04-31-44

1957 (*) KURREWA IV -- NSW 3-18-30-39

1958 SOLO -- NSW 5-02-32-52

1959 SOLO -- NSW 4-13-33-12

1960 KURREWA IV -- NSW 4-08-11-15

1961 ASTOR -- NSW 4-04-42-11

1962 (*) ONDINE -- US 3-03-49-16

1963 ASTRO -- NSW 4-10-53-00

1964 ASTRO -- NSW 3-20-05-05

1965 STORMVOGEL -- SOUTH AFRICA 3-20-30-09

1966 FIDELIS -- NZ 4-08-39-43

1967 PEN DUICK 111 -- FRANCE 4-04-10-31

1968 ONDINE 11 -- US 4-03-20-02

1969 CRUSADE -- UK 3-15-07-40

1970 BUCCANEER -- NZ 3-14-06-12

1971 KIALOA -- US 3-12-46-21

1972 AMERICAN EAGLE -- US 3-04-42-39

1973 (*) HELSAL -- NSW 3-01-32-09

1974 ONDINE 111 -- US 3-13-51-56

1975 (*) KIALOA -- US 2-14-36-56

1976 BALLYHOO -- NSW 3-07-59-26

1977 KIALOA 11 -- US 3-10-14-09

1978 APOLLO -- NSW 4-02-23-24

1979 BUMBLEBEE IV -- NSW 3-01-45-52

1980 NEW ZEALAND -- NZ 2-18-45-41

1981 VENGEANCE -- NSW 3-22-30-00

1982 CONDOR -- BERMUDA 3-00-59-17

1983 CONDOR -- BENMUDA 3-00-50-29

1984 NEW ZEALAND -- NZ 3-11-31-21

1985 APOLLO -- NSW 3-04-32-28

1986 CONDOR -- BERMUDA 2-23-26-25

1987 SOVEREIGN -- NSW 2-21-58-08

1988 RAGAMUFFIN -- NSW 3-15-29-07

1989 DRUMBEAT -- WA 3-06-21-34

1990 RAGAMUFFIN -- NSW (#) 2-21-05-33

1991 BRINDABELLA -- ACT 3-01-14-09

1992 NZ ENDEAVOUR -- NZ 2-19-19-18


1993 NINETY SEVEN -- NSW 4-00-54-11


1994 TASMANIA -- TAS 2-16-48-04

1995 SAYONARA -- US 3-00-53-35

1996 MORNING GLORY -- GER 2-14-07-10

1997 BRINDABELLA -- NSW 2-23-37-12

1998 SAYONARA -- US 2-19-03-32

1999 (*) NOKIA -- DEN/AUS 1-19-48-02

2000 NICORETTE -- SWE 2-14-02-09

YEAR OVERALL WINNER

1945 (*) RANI -- UK

1946 (*) CHRISTINA -- NSW

1947 WESTWARD -- TAS

1948 (*) WESTWARD -- TAS

1949 TRADEWINDS -- NSW

1950 NERIDA -- SA

1951 STRUEN MARIE -- NSW

1952 INGRID -- SA

1953 RIPPLE -- NSW

1954 SOLVEIG -- NSW

1955 MOONBI -- NSW

1956 SOLO -- NSW

1957 (*) ANITRA V -- NSW

1958 SIANDRA -- NSW

1959 CHERANA -- NSW

1960 SIANDRA -- NSW

1961 RIVAL -- NSW

1962 (*) SOLO -- NSW

1963 FREYA -- NSW

1964 FREYA -- NSW

1965 FREYA -- NSW

1966 CADENCE -- NSW

1967 RAINBOW II -- NZ

1968 KOOMOOLOO -- NSW

1969 MORNING CLOUD -- UK

1970 PACHA -- NSW

1971 PATHFINDER -- NZ

1972 AMERICAN EAGLE -- US

1973 (*) CEIL III -- HONG KONG

1974 LOVE & WAR -- NSW

1975 (*) RAMPAGE -- WA

1976 PICCOLO -- NSW

1977 KIALOA II -- US

1978 LOVE & WAR -- NSW

1979 SCREW LOOSE -- TAS

1980 NEW ZEALAND -- NZ

1981 ZEUS II -- NSW

1982 SCALLYWAG -- NSW

1983 CHALLENGE III -- VIC

1984 INDIAN PACIFIC -- NSW

1985 SAGACIOUS -- NSW

1986 EXTENSION -- NSW

1987 SOVEREIGN -- NSW

1988 ILLUSION -- VIC

1989 ULTIMATE CHALLENGE -- VIC

1990 SAGACIOUS V -- NSW

1991 ATARA -- IRELAND (IOR)
 SHE'S APPLES II -- NSW (IMS)
1992 RAGAMUFFIN -- NSW (IOR)
 ASSASSIN -- NSW (IMS)

1993 SOLBOURNE WILD OATS -- NSW (IOR)
 MICROPAY CUCKOOS NEST -- NSW (IMS)

1994 RAPTOR -- GERMANY (IMS)

1995 TERRA FIRMA --VIC (IMS)

1996 AUSMAID -- VIC (IMS)

1997 BEAU GESTE-HONG KONG -- CHINA (IMS)

1998 AFR MIDNIGHT RAMBLER -- NSW (IMS)

1999 (*) YENDYS -- NSW (IMS)

2000 SAP AUSMAID -- SA (IMS)

(*)Race Record

(#)Fastest elapsed time in 1990 was recorded by Rothmans (UK)
2-19-07-02, but she was penalised for breaching Rule 26(advertising).


RELATED ATRICLES: RETIRED

Aspect, Icefire, Orsa Maggiore, Shockwave. Xena, Swifty, Brindabella, Crane Metals, Galatea, More Witchcraft, Valtair, Loco, Sagacious 5, Southerly. Ocean Designs, Convergence Telecommunications, Kickatinalong. Bumblebee 5, Shipping Central, Doctel Rager, Lady Penrhyn, Boomaroo Morse Fans. Midnight Rambler II, Liberator.

WEATHER 2000

The 2000 Telstra Sydney to Hobart Race was a long, tough slog south in consistently fresh headwinds. The winds and waves never reached dangerous levels, but there was little let-up from the pounding. Many crews thought this was their hardest Hobart. The 25 to 35-knot south-westerlies and southerlies that lasted through most of the race were bitingly cold. There was snow falling on the Tasmanian mountains, and Mt Wellington, towering behind Hobart, was receiving a dusting as Nicorette crossed Storm Bay on her way to taking line honours. The tough conditions suited the Farr 47, SAP Ausmaid, scoring her second overall IMS win. Of the 82 starters, 24 yachts (29 per cent) retired but the damage bill was light considering the conditions.
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