Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness is a Sports Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

Cycling

Endless cycle of highs and lows

Rupert Guinness The curtain is about to fall on the international road cycling season, with only a handful of events left - including Sunday's Paris-Tours classic in France and next week's Tour of Beijing World Tour...

Winemaker on quest for an expensive mug

Bob Oatley with his son Sandy Oatley.

Rupert Guinness, Andrew Hornery Billionaire Bob Oatley can't believe how quickly the America's Cup has returned as an event of interest in Australia in the aftermath of this year's 34th edition.

Sailing

Oatleys bank on wave of cup fever

Cup challenger Bob Oatley.

Rupert Guinness Winemaker Bob Oatley cannot believe how quickly America's Cup has returned as event of interest.

Sailing

Australia challenges for America's Cup and a share of the venue

Holding the America's Cup trophy, Oracle Team USA celebrates its victory over Emirates Team New Zealand in the 34th America's Cup on September 25, 2013, in San Francisco.  AFP PHOTO/NOAH BERGER

Rupert Guinness, Andrew Hornery Australia is back in the hunt for the America's Cup - and the yacht race could be back in Australian waters.

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Hamilton Island Yacht Club challenges for the America's Cup

Bob Oatley

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.

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Australian cup challenger set to be announced today

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.

Cycling

Evans crashes out of most dangerous race

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

Sailing

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.

Cycling

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...

Sailing

Determined young man who sailed to the top

James Spithill

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

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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...

Cycling

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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Cycling

Aussie duo face an uphill battle for medals

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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.

Cycling

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,...

Cycling

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.

Cycling

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.

Cycling

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.

Cycling

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.