Sports lovers spoilt

A sum­mer sports smor­gas­bord launches on Box­ing Day. Here are the picks

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THE Rolex Syd­ney to Ho­bart Yacht Race 2011 sets off from Syd­ney Har­bour at 11.30am on Box­ing Day. Chan­nel 7 and re­gional af­fil­i­ate Prime7 broad­cast a 90-minute start spe­cial, also we­b­cast world­wide on Ya­hoo7. Aus­tralia Net­work broad­casts the spe­cial live across 45 coun­tries in Asia, the Pa­cific and the In­dian sub-con­ti­nent, in­clud­ing Aus­tralian troops serv­ing in Afghanistan. Some 88 yachts race 628 nau­ti­cal miles south in one of the world’s most gru­elling ocean races. They go into the Tas­man Sea, along the south­east coast of main­land Aus­tralia, across Bass Strait, then south along the east coast of Tas­ma­nia. At Tas­man Is­land the fleet turns to star­board into Storm Bay for the fi­nal sail up the Der­went River to the fin­ish at the his­toric port city of Ho­bart.

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