1996 Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race

The 1996 Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, sponsored by Telstra, was the 52nd annual running of the "blue water classic" Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race. As in past editions of the race, it was hosted by the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia based in Sydney, New South Wales. As with previous Sydney to Hobart Yacht Races, the 1996 edition began on Sydney Harbour, at noon on Boxing Day (26 December 1996), before heading south for 630 nautical miles (1,170 km) through the Tasman Sea, past Bass Strait, into Storm Bay and up the River Derwent, to cross the finish line in Hobart, Tasmania.

52nd Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race
Date 26 December 1996 – 3 January 1997
Defender Sayonara
Number of yachts 95
Coordinates 33°51.35′S 151°12.40′E / 33.85583°S 151.20667°E / -33.85583; 151.20667Coordinates: 33°51.35′S 151°12.40′E / 33.85583°S 151.20667°E / -33.85583; 151.20667-
42°52.7′S 147°19.58′E / 42.8783°S 147.32633°E / -42.8783; 147.32633
Winner Morning Glory
Official Website https://web.archive.org/web/20091030152304/http://rolexsydneyhobart.com/default.asp

The 1996 fleet comprised 95 starters of which 78 completed the race and 17 yachts retired.

ResultsEdit

Line Honours results (Top 10)Edit

Position Sail number Yacht State/Country Yacht type LOA
(Metres)
Skipper Elapsed time
d:hh:mm:ss
1 GER 4540 Morning Glory   GER Reichel Pugh 80 Maxi 24.05 Hasso Plattner 2:14:07:10
2 HKG 88 Exile   HKG Reichel Pugh Pocket Maxi 20.00 Warwick Millar 2:16:53:15
3 8888 Foxtel Amazon   NSW Steinman Maxi 20.75 Peter Walker 2:21:31:53
4 6070 Sydney   NSW Sydney 60 18.18 Charles Curran 2:22:56:35
5 KB 80 Condor of Currabubula   NSW Holland Maxi 24.30 Tony Paola 3:01:10:29
6 AUS 545 BZW Challenge   NSW Farr Corel 45 13.80 Ray Roberts 3:01:58:25
7 SM100 Ausmaid   VIC Farr 47 14.24 Giorgio Gjergja 3:02:31:45
8 IR 8000 Atara   NSW Lyons 43 13.00 Roger Hickman 3:05:08:47
9 YC214 Prime Example   SA Davidson-Murray Cruiser Racer 15.90 Graham Williams 3:05:18:40
10 5612 Abracadabra   NSW Tripp 47 14.25 James Mark Anthony 3:07:13:32

Handicap results (Top 10)Edit

Position Sail number Yacht State/Country Yacht type LOA
(Metres)
Skipper Corrected time
d:hh:mm:ss
1 SM100 Ausmaid   VIC Farr 47 14.24 Giorgio Gjergja 2:12:35:59
2 HKG 88 Exile   HKG Reichel Pugh Pocket Maxi 20.00 Warwick Millar 2:12:46:25
3 IR 8000 Atara   NSW Lyons 43 13.00 Roger Hickman 2:12:47:57
4 AUS 545 BZW Challenge   NSW Farr Corel 45 13.80 Ray Roberts 2:13:00:00
5 MK69 Bit O Fluff   QLD Murray ILC 40 12.40 Warren Brooks 2:13:47:41
6 GER 4540 Morning Glory   GER Reichel Pugh 80 Maxi 24.05 Hasso Plattner 2:14:07:10
7 5612 Abracadabra   NSW Tripp 47 14.25 James Mark Anthony 2:15:49:13
8 6070 Sydney   NSW Sydney 60 18.18 Charles Curran 2:15:49:13
9 1996 No Fearr   QLD Farr IMS 40 12.00 Carey Ramm 2:16:10:44
10 YC214 Prime Example   SA Davidson-Murray Cruiser Racer 15.90 Graham Williams 2:17:12:43

ReferencesEdit