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Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2017

26 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018

By Oliver Pearson

Sure to capture the imagination of racers and sailors, the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2017 is the perfect way to round off the superyacht calendar.

Now in its 73rd year, the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race has earned quite the reputation since its inception back in the forties and is now a staple in the Sydney diary.

From the spectacular start in Sydney Harbour, the fleet sails out into the Tasman Sea, down the southeast coast of mainland Australia, across Bass Strait then down the east coast of Tasmania.  At Tasman Island the fleet turns right into Storm Bay for the final sail up the Derwent River to the historic port city of Hobart.

The race start on Sydney Harbour attracts hundreds of spectator craft and hundreds of thousands of people lining the shore. There are also numerous social events taking place in conjunction with the racing, from live music concerts to family oriented activities.

Perfect for those after an authentic taste of Australian life, the Hobart Village, which serves as the base, is also the perfect place to take in the iconic firework demonstration which takes place on New Year's Eve from the comfort of a luxury charter yacht.

To find out about attending the event as part of a yacht charter, speak to your preferred charter broker.

Promising to be an unmissable spectacle, the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2017 is sure to inspire enthusiasts and amateurs alike

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