Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness is a Sports Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald


Hamilton Island Yacht Club challenges for the America's Cup

Rupert Guinness Australia is back as an America's Cup challenger, with holders the Golden Gate Yacht Club confirming on Tuesday the Hamilton Island Yacht Club will contest the 35th incarnation of the race.


Australian cup challenger set to be announced today

Bob Oatley

Rupert Guinness Australia's return as challenger for the America's Cup is expected to be confirmed on Tuesday morning, Sydney time, with current holders Golden Gate Yacht Club due to make the announcement in the US.


Evans crashes out of most dangerous race

Rupert Guinness Cadel Evans was grateful for one important thing - he had escaped without a broken bone.


From a Saturday morning steer to the America's Cup

James Spithill.

Rupert Guinness ARTHUR Spithill drops off his son James for his first big boat sailing race. It is a Saturday morning.


Young riders told future depends on delivering the support for stars

Richie Porte

Rupert Guinness While the ultimate goal of the Australian team in Sunday's men's elite road race at the world championships in Italy is to get one of its two leaders into a title-winning position, younger members of...


Determined young man who sailed to the top

James Spithill

Rupert Guinness James Spithill had great mentors along the journey, writes Rupert Guinness.


Hawke relives cup's glory days when no boss wanted to be labelled a bum

Bob Hawke

Rupert Guinness Thirty years ago Bob Hawke earned his place in the history of Australia II's America's Cup win by saying any employer who sacked a staff member who skipped work on such a day of national festivity...

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Call for Australian team

Australia II skipper John Bertrand.

Rupert Guinness As John Bertrand and his former crewmates of Australia II assembled in Sydney to celebrate the 30th anniversary of their historic 1983 America's Cup victory, they shared one lament about this year's...


Rohan Dennis confident of making an impact in Florence

Australia's Rohan Dennis

Rupert Guinness Rohan Dennis believes he still has plenty in the tank at the end of a first and race filled year as a professional cyclist to leave the imprint he hopes for in the individual time trial of the world...

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Team Oracle 2013 America's Cup win would surpass Australia II in 1983, says Syd Fisher

Oracle Team

Rupert Guinness If Australian James Spithill and his crew on the America's Cup defender, Oracle Team USA, win tomorrow's decider on San Francisco Bay after tying the series this morning (AEST), their comeback would...

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Aussie duo face an uphill battle for medals


Rupert Guinness On paper, Richie Porte and Rohan Dennis face a huge task to break in to the medals of the men's elite time trial race at the world road championships on Wednesday.


Gillow on a roll coming into world road championships

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 29:  (L-R) Chloe Hosking, Shara Gillow and Amanda Spratt of Australia pose ahead of the Women's Road Race Road Cycling on day two of the London 2012 Olympic Games on July 29, 2012 in London, England  (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

Rupert Guinness It has been a breakthrough season for Shara Gillow, with possibly the biggest to come on Tuesday, when she competes in the elite individual time trial at the world road championships in Florence,...


Rich rewards: Porte visualises road to glory

Richie Porte

Rupert Guinness AS Richie Porte cycled in the solitude of the high mountains early this week, he played over in his mind how his dream of winning the men's elite world road race championship might unfold.


Women's time trial team confident of proving sceptics wrong to win gold

Shara Gillow

Rupert Guinness Australia's Orica-AIS squad believes it can defy its sceptics on Sunday, by going one better and winning the women's team time trial to open this year's UCI world road championships in Florence.


Three ruled out, but strong line-up for the elite men's road race

Cadel Evans

Rupert Guinness Three key riders had to rule themselves unavailable for selection in the Australia team to race in the men's elite road race at this month's world championships.


Porte eyes win, but team comes first

Leader of the pack: Richie Porte heads the peloton during the Tour de France, won by Sky teammate Chris Froome.

Rupert Guinness Victory for Australia in the world road race is his priority.


Brilliant career keeps coming up for heir

Jessica Fox.

Rupert Guinness JESSICA Fox is upside down, grasping desperately for her paddle. She is quickly running out of breath as the white water churns around her. She fights the urge to panic. It is July.


Dennis eyes long road ahead after Alberta win

Australia's Rohan Dennis, center, climbs a hill with the rest of the pack during the fourth stage of the Tour of Alberta cycling race, in Black Diamond, Alberta, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jeff McIntosh)

Rupert Guinness Rohan Dennis may be a neo-professional with plenty still to learn, but his chances of being selected in the Australian team for the world road championships in Italy this month have been given a huge...


Doping questions remain for GreenEDGE

Stuart O'Grady

Rupert Guinness IT has been almost two months since Stuart O'Grady confessed to doping just after the Tour de France only to cast a pall over his Orica-GreenEDGE team's success in the race - and the scars are still...

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Single sculler's maiden world title makes her the hunted in lead-up to Rio

Kim Crow

Rupert Guinness After becoming the first Australian to win the women's single scull world championship, Kim Crow knows that she will now have to carry the weight of Olympic gold medal expectation to the 2016 Games...