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Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2019


26 - 31 Dec 2019

By Rebecca Bradbury

Close to 100 yachts will set sail on a gruelling 628-nautical-mile-long course when the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race gets underway on 26 December.

Starting in Sydney Harbour, the fleet will depart for the Tasman Sea along the south-east coast of mainland Australia before navigating the Bass Strait and the east coast of Tasmania.

At Tasman Island, competitors will turn right into Storm Bay for the final sail up the Derwent River to the historic port of Hobart. For many sailors, the first and last days are the most exciting with huge crowds of people and spectator craft lining the shore to watch the exciting spectacle.

75th-anniversary celebrations

The upcoming race will be the event’s 75th edition and even more yachts than usual are expected to compete for the Tattersall Cup to mark the milestone anniversary.

More than 1,000 crew members will take part, ranging from weekend club sailors to seasoned professionals with experience of racing in the America’s Cup and Volvo Ocean Race circuits. But renowned as one of the most punishing long ocean races in the world, the regatta is a challenge for all who compete.

Join in the fun with a yacht charter

The four to five-day race usually finishes with yachts arriving into Hobart on 30 and 31 December. To be a part of the action, it is possible to join one of the competing crews as part of a regatta charter.

Alternatively, if you’d prefer to take in the racing from the sideline, it’s possible to organise a Sydney yacht charter on Boxing Day, where you will be able to soak up the electric atmosphere and cheer on the fleet from the comfort of a luxury yacht, enjoying the very best service and amenities.

For more information, talk to your preferred charter broker.

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