The 60th Anniversary Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht race looks set to be firmly in the tradition of its predecessors. The Hobart has a well-earned reputation as one of the toughest ocean races in the world, and early indications are that 2004 will test the crews and their boats thoroughly. Barry Hanstrum, the Regional Director (NSW) of the Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology has issued a preliminary outlook that is full of southerly winds. Spectators should see a spectacular spinnaker start in light to moderate southeast winds, and these will turn northeast during the afternoon allowing the yachts to rehoist their chutes for a downhill run along the New South Wales coast. It will be a wonderful day for sailing.
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May turn ugly!
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