Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness is a Sports Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

Think of back-to-back Sydney to Hobart handicap wins at your peril

Rupert Guinness Darryl Hodgkinson knows he would be pushing his luck if he said he expected to win back-to-back Sydney to Hobart handicap honours on his 50-footer Victoire.

Mark Richards rates Syd Fischer as 'dark horse' for Sydney to Hobart line honours

On the warpath: New US maxi Comanche undergoes trials on Sydney Harbour.

Rupert Guinness The first thing Wild Oats XI skipper Mark Richards did after he and the other skippers of the five maxis yachts in the Sydney to Hobart race spoke this week about their campaigns to win line honours...

Wild Oats XI crew in race to repair boom for Sydney to Hobart start

Mark Richards.

Rupert Guinness The crew on Wild Oats XI, the defending and seven times Sydney to Hobart line honours champions, is racing to repair a broken boom before Friday's race start.

Sydney to Hobart amateurs welcome introduction of Corinthian division

Sydney to Hobart 2013

Rupert Guinness For years it has grated on Justin Brennan: seeing professional sailors "step on" the boat they are to sail in the Sydney to Hobart race the day before a start while his crew are busily getting things...

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Sydney to Hobart skipper Sibby Ilzhofer lives for outdoor adventures

Great outdoors: Sibby Ilzhofer, the only female captain in the Sydney to Hobart fleet, is not one for creature comforts.

Rupert Guinness Sibby Ilzhofer openly admits an aversion to hotel rooms and their creature comforts. "I am not a hotel person," says the only female sole owner-skipper in the 628-nautical mile Sydney-to-Hobart race,...

Sydney to Hobart race demands serious approach, says Onesails Racing skipper Ray Roberts

Prepared for almost anything: OneSails Racing.

Rupert Guinness For all the things that can go wrong in a Sydney to Hobart, one thing that Ray Roberts will be able to say when he sets sail from Friday's start line on his Farr 55 named Onesails Racing is that he...

For big and small boats in the Sydney to Hobart fleet ... a rough and tumble first night is forecast

Wild Oats

Rupert Guinness For boats big and small in this year's 70th Sydney to Hobart yacht race the goal on their first night at sea on Friday will be survival rather than to gain any tactical advantages with a southerly...

Cycling star Simon Gerrans breaks collarbone

Injured: Simon Gerrans will miss the summer of cycling.

Rupert Guinness Australian cycling star Simon Gerrans has broken his left collarbone in training, ruining his home season.

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"I'm very lucky to have won it once," says Phil Waugh of the Sydney to Hobart race

Fortunate: Phil Waugh (left) and Danny Green on the ropes in preparation for the Syd-Hobart ocean race on maxi yacht Perpetual Loyal.

Rupert Guinness The more Phil Waugh sails in the Sydney to Hobart yacht race the more he appreciates his one line honours win on Investec Loyal three years ago.

Comanche owner Jim Clark won't bet on his Sydney to Hobart contender ... just yet

Not getting ahead of themselves: The crew of Sydney to Hobart hope Comanche hit the harbour.

Rupert Guinness There may be talk of the brand new US super maxi Comanche possibly ending the dominance of Wild Oats XI in this year's Sydney to Hobart yacht race; but it's not coming from her owner, American...

Wild Oats XI skipper Mark Richards takes zero-tolerance approach on and off the water

Rupert Guinness Ask Mark Richards for the secret to keeping a champion crew's record seemingly as impeccable off the water as it is on it – a feat that top teams in many other sports can struggle with - and...

Richie Porte is in our sights, says Orica-GreenEDGE sports director Matt White

Target: All eyes are on Richie Porte who comes off contract with Sky next year.

Rupert Guinness The Australian Orica-GreenEDGE team has Richie Porte in its sights, but for two reasons – one that could work against the Tasmanian and the other in his favour.

Jack Bobridge to star in Australian cycling extravaganza with world hour record bid

Jack Bobridge

Rupert Guinness Australian cycling is poised to celebrate an unprecedented extravaganza aswith Jack Bobridge✓ tries to to try and achieve one of the sport's most prestigious feats – the hour record...

High-seas experience essential for Sydney to Hobart safety, says skipper Ed Psaltis

Experienced: Skipper Ed Psaltis is preparing for a 35th Sydney to Hobart race.

Rupert Guinness When conditions become worryingly tough in the Sydney to Hobart, skipper Ed Psaltis and his crew need only go below and look at the photo attached near the galley.

Anthony Bell says bring on the American raider Comanche for bluewater classic

Rupert Guinness The entry of the highly fancied American super maxi Comanche in this year's Sydney to Hobart yacht race has excited rather than worried Anthony Bell, the owner and skipper of Australian contender and...

Rohan Dennis keen to send Cadel Evans out as a Tour Down Under winner

Supporting role: Rohan Dennis expects to take a back seat to the retiring Cadel Evans at January's Tour Down Under.

Rupert Guinness Rohan Dennis has the attributes to be a major contender for next year's Tour Down Under.

Simon Gerrans: No gifts to Evans for Tour Down Under adieu

Determined: Simon Gerrans leading in this year’s Tour Down Under.

Rupert Guinness Simon Gerrans is as motivated as ever to try and claim a record fourth victory in the Tour Down Under and become the first back to back winner.

For Cadel Evans, the final tour begins

The end is nigh for Cadel Evans.

Rupert Guinness When Cadel Evans arrived in Melbourne on Tuesday night to begin the Australian leg of his farewell tour, he knew that what awaits him up until his final race on February 1.

Sydney University men beat Melbourne rivals in annual Australian Boat Race

 Southern comfort: Melbourne won the women’s race to retain the Bella Guerin Trophy.

Rupert Guinness Fergus Pragnell accepts that it is rare rowers get to race before a large crowd. So when he and the Sydney University coxed eight did in the Australian Boat Race on Sunday, they made the best of it...

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Wallabies five-eighth Bernard Foley says team will regroup before Bledisloe Cup Test against All Blacks

Love of the game key to rebuilding respect: Bernard Foley (centre) and his Wallabies teammates look dejected after losing to Argentina.

Rupert Guinness The best way for the Wallabies to handle their on and off field crisis – at least for Saturday's Test against the All Blacks in Brisbane - is to draw on their love of the game that led them to...