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Ocean giants may hit speeds of 70km/h down east coast of Tasmania in Rolex Sydney Hobart: "Big is best this year...

Ocean giants may hit speeds of 70km/h down east coast of Tasmania in Rolex Sydney Hobart: "Big is best this year...

Video Image Please install the latest Flash player [To view Flash please enable JavaScript and Flash.] Mark Richards ... 'We could hit speeds of 38 knots out there. That's fast.' Source: News Limited Ocean racers Wild Oats, Ragamuffin Loyal and Wild Thing are on course to hit speeds in excess of 70km per hour on a rollicking ride south in the Rolex Sydney Hobart. Size will matter in this year's race south with the biggest yachts expected to claim both the line and handicap honours in the fleet while the smaller, slower yachts battle through two southerly fronts. Please install the latest Flash player [To view Flash please enable JavaScript and Flash.] A new race record was a potential "bonus'' for the first yacht to finish the 628 nautical mile race with weather expert Roger Badham's claiming the 2012 race could be a record run. Badham also expects a yacht 60 foot or bigge...

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