Sport

Crew safe after C.ex Dolce dismasted in Sydney To Hobart run

C.ex Dolce at sea in the 2015 Sydney To Hobart.
C.ex Dolce at sea in the 2015 Sydney To Hobart. Contributed

THE Sydney to Hobart yacht race's official media centre has reported C.ex Dolce "in port."

Repairs are expected to be carried out at Huskisson Dockyard.

The crew of C.ex Dolce motoring home from Jervis Bay.
The crew of C.ex Dolce motoring home from Jervis Bay.

The C.ex Dolce crew were dropping the spinnaker at about 9pm on Saturday night in preparation for the approaching southerly change when it hit the water stopping the Inglis 47 in her tracks.

The crew was unable was to release the sail before it brought the mast down.

The crew then worked for more than 30 minutes to cut the mast loose in what were then rough conditions after the change had arrived.

"After a lot of time and efoort put into preparing for the race, it is very disappointing for us us to finish this way," C.ex Dolce skipper Pierre Gal said.

"We were going very well at the time and were about to execute tactics for the next stage of the race with the weather change approaching."

ORIGINAL REPORT

THE SYDNEY To Hobart adventure is over for C.ex Dolce.

Skipper Pierre Gal and his crew representing Coffs Harbour Yacht Club became the seventh withdrawal from the race around 6.30pm on Saturday.

The boat was dismasted after running into the same squally winds and rough seas along the South Coast of NSW that shredded the sails of race favourite Wild Oats XI.

There were initial fears that some on board the Coffs Harbour boat may have been injured.

However, crew have since messaged that "no one (is) badly hurt and spirits are okay."

C.ex Dolce arrived in Jervis Bay at 5.34am Sunday and advised the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia all crew members are safe.

The boat is presently back at sea and limping toward Sydney.

Topics:  coffs harbour yacht club sydney to hobart wild oats xi



Jetty views don't come any better than this

Property Camperdown St

The Real Estate Property Guide is online now

Campaign to strengthen Cancer Unit underway

Oncology Nurse Unit Nurse Manager Jill Harrington and Prostate Support Group members Bruce Robertson and Tony Lawlor.

TEN ways to save the lives of cancer patients on the Coffs Coast.

Next step in developing a new cultural precinct

MOMENTUM: The Coffs Harbour Regional Library and Art Gallery have outgrown Rigby House, with planning  advanced on a new site in Gordon St.

Mayor Knight discusses the latest update on a new cultural hub.

Local Partners

Next step in developing a new cultural precinct

Coffs Harbour Mayor Denise Knight discusses the latest update on granting Coffs Harbour a new cultural and entertainment precinct.


What to expect at Birds of Tokyo's Ipswich gig

The band will perform at the Racehorse Hotel on Friday.

BAND member Glen Sarangapany talks music, pub grub and doing shoeys

Petula Clark delighted to sing live for Australian fans

STILL TOURING: English singer Petula Clark is coming to Queensland.

English star Petula Clark still puts on a great show, even at 84.

Do you really know your road rules?

Cars travel around the roundabout at Villiers and Fitzroy Street. Photo Adam Hourigan / The Daily Examiner

List of the top 10 most misunderstood road rules in NSW.

Dreamworld may supersize with 'Disneyland expansion'

OWNERS of icon Gold Coast theme park Dreamworld want to super-size the site with accommodation and entertainment to turn it into Australia’s Disneyland.

World’s strongest man reveals incredible 12,000 calorie diet

Brian Shaw won his 4th World's Strongest Man title. Source: Twitter

World’s strongest man reveals incredible 12,000-calorie diet

ABC2 slammed over football exhibition match coverage

Fans weren't too happy with ABC2's coverage of Wednesday night's game.

ABC2 slammed for coverage of soccer exhibition match

'Bulls--t!' Lisa Wilkinson grilled over Karl's pay packet

Join us for a Great Night as we Proudly present Lisa Wilkinson

“And you believe everything you read?”

Rebel Wilson trial: The secret we never could have known

Rebel Wilson outside court

“Most people wouldn’t know it exists,” she said.

Janet’s back in the ring

Marta Dusseldorp returns in season three of the TV series Janet King.

Season three of ABC's legal drama delves deeper than ever before.

Game of Thrones drops new trailer for season 7

Game of Thrones fans have been given a new trailer for season 7.

Fans are finally getting a full-throttled peak at season seven.

Jetty views don't come any better than this

Property Camperdown St

The Real Estate Property Guide is online now

Kids will love living in this new Coffs Harbour estate

FAMILY FRIENDLY: This children's playground is the latest family-friendly feature of the Elements@Coffs estate.

Local land estate unveils newest family friendly feature

How Toowoomba house prices compare in Australia

For sale sign in front of home.

Here's what $700,000 will buy you in Toowoomba, Brisbane and Sydney

UPDATE: Details revealed on rural land rezoning

REZONING: Large areas of Bonville have been rezoned for residential

Land rezoning will turn farmland into residential living

Bonville to become new housing hub

REZONING: Large areas of Bonville have been rezoned for residential

Land rezoning will turn farmland into housing

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!