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Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race 1993
Cuckoos Nest Nigel Holman Hobart 93
Wild Oats (now Wild Rose), Hobart 1993

LocationSydney to Hobart
StateNSW, Tasmania
CountryAustralia
ClubCruising Yacht Club of Australia
Websitewww.rolexsydneyhobart.com/
Facebook SiteSydney-to-Hobart-Yacht-Race
Length of Race630nm

Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race 1993

1993 Race and Weather: (From 1999 12 Official Program)

The 49th Kodak Sydney-Hobart will be remembered as having one of the highest attrition rates in the history of the event, with only 38 yachts out of 104 starters completing the course. For the first time two yachts sank and the skipper of another spent nearly five hours in the water after being washed overboard. 

Wind strengths were generally more severe than 1984, although the wave conditions appear to have been less severe. The major difference was that in the 1984 race the weather pattern abated after 36 to 48 hours whereas this year the strong to gale force winds continued throughout the four days taken by the leading yachts to complete the course. The exact cause was a low pressure complex which developed off the Australian south-east coast early on the second day of the race (December 27th), creating gale to storm force winds with some hurricane force squalls which persisted into the following day. 

Wind gusts were in excess of 70 knots and 10-minute average wind speeds were around 45-50 knots during the height of the event. Waves of up to 10 m were created as the winds blew against the southward-moving East Australia Current. 

At 2300 hours EDST Monday, December 27th, the low pressure complex had become dominated by one low pressure centre with a central pressure of 986hPa, the lowest over the whole event. This was the last Sydney to Hobart to have an IOR handicap category

Major Winners

Fastest Time: Ninety Seven 4-00-54-11

IMS Division Winners                                

Division A & Kodak Gold Cup: Ninety Seven 

Division B: Bacardi                                    

Division C: Micropay Cuckoos Nest

Division D: Marara

IOR Division Winners

Division A: Solboume Wild Oats

Division B: Impeccable

Results

IMS

1. John Hicky, 2. Nigel Holman, 3. Greg Hyde, 4. David Lyons, 5. Robert McDonald, 6. Andrew Miller, 7. Steve Polkinghorne, 8. Darren Senogles, 9. Hugh Treharne, 10. Peter Walduck (Phil West - not in picture).

104 Starters

O'ALL PLACE YACHT Owner STATE/ C'TRY LHP DIV A B C D ELAPSED TIME CORRECTED TIME 
1.Micropay Cuckoos Nest Nigel Holman NSW 2 1 4-02-54-59 3-18-45-10
2.Ninety Seven A.Strachan NSW 1 1 4-00-54-11 3-21-52-50
3.Marara (1) W.Ratcliff NSW 20 1 5-17-38-58 4-04-33-08
4.Liberator D.Curlewis SA 8 2 4-16-58-55 4-04-55-13
5.Bacardi (2) G.Ainley/lWilliams VIC 5 1 4-22-19-17 4-05-22-14
6.Hartz Mineral Water R.Mulkearns & M.Spies NSW 7 2 4-16-56-34 4-05-26-36
7.Mirrabooka J.Bennetto TAS 9 3 4-17-15-34 4-06-18-22
8.Sword of Orion P.Sajet & C.Mehrmann VIC 8 2 4-10-17-02 4-07-31-08
9.Zeus II J.Dunstan NSW 28 2 6-01-58-32 4-07-46-45
10.Pilgrim D.Quirk NSW 15 4 5-01-34-17 4-11-02-07
11.Mark Twain (3) H.O'Neill NSW 21 3 5-17-46-25 4-14-21-48
12.Nynja Go (4) D.Pomfret NSW 22 4 5-19-04-35 4-16-24-38
13.Boomaroo Morse Fans J.Mclntosh OLD 36 5 6-20-25-39 4-18-05-05
14.Collex Onyx A.Ovendyn NSW 10 3 4-18-46-34 4-18-46-34
15.Tiercel J.Copeland TAS 35 6 6-20-10-07 4-18-57-13
16.Iceberg G.Gibson NSW 16 5 5-06-40-50 4-19-19-16
17.Katinka D.O'Connell NSW 34 7 6-17-26-02 4-19-53-02
18.Take Time G.Smith NSW 31 8 6-07-53-23 4-19-56-22
19.AII That Jazz (5) J.Davem NSW 26 9 5-23-28-10 4-21-23-06
20.She II P.Rodgers NSW 25 6 5-21-16-43 4-22-05-57
21.Courtesan G.Williams SA 24 7 5-20-52-48 4-22-25-00
22.Witchdoctor Rum Consortium NSW 23 8 5-20-48-30 4-23-53-48
23.The Old Lion W.Gryst SA 33 10 6-14-05-00 5-06-22-33
24.Kingurra (6) W.Joubert VIC 38 9 7-05-05-54 6-00-30-16
  

Redress in accordance with Rule 69(b), elapsed time reduced by the following:

1)  5 hrs 34 mins

2)  8 hrs 30 mins

3)  3 hrs 30 mins

4)  5 hrs 40 mins

5)  1 hr 11 mins

6)  28 hrs 53 mins 

IMS retirements: Adjuster. Adria. Alexander of Creswell, Amazon, Anitra V. Assassin, Brindabella, Cadibarra 7. Cassiopeia, Clwyd, Cougar, Cub Sangaree, Devil Woman, Dictator NSW, Double Or Nothing, Easy Touch, Elusive, Georgia Express, Hammer of Queensland, Herman Miller, Icarus, Maxi Ragamuffin. Mem, Moming Mist Ill, Myuna, Never A Dull Moment, Once More Dear Friends. Oz Fire, Philips Lightning. Rapaz. Raptor, Second Term, She's Apples II, Silhouette, Surefoot, The Alice. The Regency Heights Gambler, Toxi Waste. Transocean Rockie Ill, Wang.

IOR

Yacht Owner STATE/ C'TRY LHP A B C D ELAPSED TIME CORRECTED TIME 
1.Solbourne Wild Oats Bruce Foye / Roger Hickman NSW 6 1 4-16-48-48 3-20-36-30
2.Team Fujitsu Steve Gunns / Tony Zanelli NSW 11 2 4-21-04-26 4-00-50-37
3.Impeccable John Walker NSW 19 1 5-15-55-32 4-01-26-42
4.Sheraton Hobart (1) I.Smith TAS 17 2 5-07-13-43 4-04-06-12
5.Fly By Night (2) J.Drake VIC 27 3 6-01-03-28 4-09-13-30
6.Telecom Mobilenet (3) - K.Goudge NSW 18 4 5-14-31-54 4-09-26-45
7.Helsal II K.Flint SA 12 3 4-21-43-46 5-00-33-18
8.Seaulater J. Mawer QLD 37 5 7-03-39-01 5-14-59-09

 Redress in accordance with Rule 69(b) elapsed time reduced by the following:

1) 25 mins

2) 60 mins

3) 6 hrs 45 mins

IOR retirements: Amacon Raw Talent, Atara, City Limits, Freight Train, Hall Chadwick Nuzulu, JLW Chutzpah, Kings Cross Sydney, Lindeman's Ultimate Challenge, Maglieri Wines Prime Factor, Ragamuffin, Salamanca Inn, Savage, Star Ferry, Swuzzlebubble VIII

PHS Results

Yacht Owner STATE/ C'TRY LHP ELAPSED TIME CORRECTED TIME 
1.Charisma J.Lawler NSW 29 6-02-59-34 4-16-53-26
2.Bright Morning Star Ian Treharne NSW 14 5-00-22-46 4-17-02-11
3.Wild Thing GrantWharington NSW 3 4-07-44-30 4-18-25-37
4.Scorpio II M.Haller VIC 32 6-10-52-28 4-19-50-46
5.Bobsled Societe Generale Y.Pajot FRAN 5 4-14-33-45 5-10-07-55
6.Utopia J.Fletcher OLD 30 6-05-06-54 6-05-06-54
 

PHS retirements: Advantedge, Alona, Apollo II, Fast Forward, Flying Colours, Innkeeper Petaluma Wines, Magic, Rager, Rising Sun, Shenandoah III, Sir Thomas Sopwith, Telecom Flexi Plans.

Pictures and Articles

Impeccable before leaving for the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race 1993
Cuckoos Nest: Nigel Holman

Articles

Heading for Trouble Fri Dec 31 1993
NSW shares Big Race Spoils - by Andrew Darby 1/1/1994
Gregs night of maydays - Page 1
Gregs night of maydays - Page 2
Manly Daily - Hobart 93
Pilgrims Progress - Page 1
Pilgrims Progress - Page2
Pilgrims Progress -Page 3
Pilgrims Progress - page 4
He was waving and Screaming
How a sailor's life was saved
Peninsula pair set for team honors - Hobart 93
Cuckoos flying finish by Leanne West
Hobart 1993 Report 1
Hobart 1993 Report 1
Hobart 1993 Report 2
Hobart 1993 Report 2
Hobart 1993 Report 3
Hobart 1993 Report 3
Hobart 1993 Report 4
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