Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness is a Sports Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

Syd Fischer still takes it up to the big names in Sydney to Hobart

Syd Fischer

Rupert Guinness Syd Fischer may be the oldest competitor in the Sydney to Hobart but he showed he is as sharp as ever as day two at sea drew to an end on Friday.

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Sydney to Hobart yacht race opens with protest

left Wild Oates coming away after pushing Loyal up before the first mark at The start of the Sydney to Hobart yatch ocean race 2014 .
Photography Brendan Esposito
smh,26th December,2013

Rupert Guinness The Sydney to Hobart had barely begun its run south on Thursday before the dreaded prospect of the race being decided by the judiciary emerged.

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Sydney to Hobart: Perpetual Loyal keeps the fight on high seas after ditching protest

Loyal crew during the start of the Sydney to Hobart yatch ocean race 2014 start
Photography Brendan Esposito
smh,26th December,2013

Rupert Guinness The Sydney to Hobart had barely begun its run south on Thursday before the dreaded prospect of the race being decided by the judiciary emerged, when line honours contender Perpetual Loyal had raised...

Crowds flock to Boxing Day sail with none discounting threat of gale force winds

Balance leaves Sydney Harbour just after the start of the Sydney to Hobart yacht race Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013. Race officials are warning the fleet to expect gale-force winds and waves of up to 12 meters (40 feet) during the race that covers 628 nautical miles, or 1,163 kilometers (723 miles). (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

Rupert Guinness Picture perfect crisp, blue skies and a 12- to 15-knot breeze on Sydney Harbour on Thursday belied the rough-and-tumble journey awaiting small boats on their voyage to Hobart.

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Sydney to Hobart 2013: Wild Oats leads fleet out of Sydney Heads

left Wild Oates coming away after pushing Loyal up before the first mark at The start of the Sydney to Hobart yatch ocean race 2014 .
Photography Brendan Esposito
smh,26th December,2013

Rupert Guinness Wild Oats XI won the battle to be first out of the Heads in the 628 nautical mile Sydney to Hobart yacht race got under way in sunny weather at 1pm on Thursday.

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Sydney to Hobart 2013: Massive swell forecast

2013 Sydney to Hobart yacht race.

Rupert Guinness Crews in the Sydney to Hobart yacht race have been warned to expect boat and bone bruising swells by the weekend with some waves reaching 10 metres in height in Bass Strait and 12 metres in southern...

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Sydney to Hobart 2013: Massive swell awaits fleet in Bass Strait

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Rupert Guinness Crews in the Sydney to Hobart yacht race have been warned to expect boat- and bone-bruising swells by the weekend with some waves reaching 10 metres in Bass Strait and 12 metres in southern Tasmania.

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Sydney to Hobart 2013: Perpetual Loyal's crew shrugs off lack of familiarity with rebuilt supermaxi

Phil Waugh

Rupert Guinness Former Wallaby Phil Waugh believes his crew on Perpetual Loyal are stronger than in 2011, when it won Sydney to Hobart line honours.

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Sydney to Hobart 2013: Danger ever present but that's half the fun, says Wild Oats XI skipper

Wild Oats XI

Rupert Guinness Mark Richards says he has never felt afraid in the Sydney to Hobart yacht race, in which he has won line honours on Wild Oats XI as skipper six times. But does he get nervous? ''Of course I do - very.

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Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race: Against all elements

Wild Oats leading the field in the Solas Big Boat Challenge earlier this month

Rupert Guinness Mark Richards says he has never felt afraid in the Sydney to Hobart yacht race in which he has won line honours on Wild Oats XI as her skipper six times, but does he get nervous? ''Of course I do ...

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Sydney to Hobart 2013: Skippers of line honours contenders go head to head

Anthony Bell

Rupert Guinness Mark Richards and Anthony Bell will skipper the two main line honours favourites in this year's Sydney to Hobart.

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Sydney to Hobart 2013: Whatever the weather, it will be exciting

Mark Richards

Rupert Guinness The defending Sydney to Hobart line honours champion, the Mark Richards-skippered Wild Oats XI, should be able to gain some valuable ascendancy over her rivals down the southern NSW coast, says...

Sydney to Hobart: Spinnaker start looks unlikely after change in forecast

AFR.  Pic of the boats racing in the SOLACE big boat race which took place on the Sydney Habour today.  Pic of LOYAL just as it R1 sail had ripped whilst coming a close 2nd to Wild OatsPic by Nic Walker.  Date 10th December 2013.

Rupert Guinness A classic spinnaker start to the Sydney to Hobart on Thursday is unlikely, if a change in the forecast for the big race prevails.

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Giacomo ready to impress in Sydney to Hobart race

On course: Giacomo took off at South Head last week in a 20-knot southerly.

Rupert Guinness Giacomo could prove a threat if the right conditions allow it to unleash its speed.

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Sydney to Hobart: Tasman Island the pass mark, says Ichi Ban owner Matt Allen

Portrait of Matt Allan who is the skipper of the Yacht, Ichiban, which will be racing in the Sydney to Hobart. For Life and Leisure preview piece on the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race. Photographed in Rushcutters Bay on the 13th of December 2013. Photo Nic Walker

Rupert Guinness As uncertainty over the weather conditions for the Sydney to Hobart intensified on Monday, all Matt Allen - owner of handicap contender Ichi Ban - could offer as a firm tip was that any crew hoping...

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Sydney to Hobart 2013: Giacomo firms as a dark horse

Rupert Guinness If you are looking for a dark horse challenger for line honours in this year's Sydney to Hobart, it may be worth noting the name Giacomo.

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Perpetual Loyal skipper confident crew can cover loss of Michael Coxon

Anthony Bell

Rupert Guinness Perpetual Loyal skipper Anthony Bell is confident his crew can shoulder the extra burden of covering the absence of Michael Coxon, after the star tactician was scratched due to illness.

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Sydney to Hobart suits Vicky Song, an entrant from a new market

Vicky Song

Rupert Guinness Two months ago, Vicky Song, the first Chinese woman to race in the Sydney to Hobart and to sail around the world, was told about the tragedy of 1998 race that took the lives of six sailors.

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Guilty or not, Michael Rogers' positive test will cause damage

Fairfax Media writer

Rupert Guinness Whatever fate awaits Australian rider Michael Rogers after he tested positive in an A sample for the banned drug clenbuterol, much damage has already been done to him, Australian cycling and the...

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Perpetual Loyal owner Anthony Bell forges new tradition of charity first

Anthony Bell with his yacht Loyal

Rupert Guinness WHEN Anthony Bell arrived on the ocean racing scene four years ago hoping to win the Sydney to Hobart yacht race, he knew the unconventional pathway he had taken to get there would leave many sailing...