VIDEO: Sydney Hobart 2017 Preview
Published on November 20th, 2017
The 73rd Rolex Sydney Hobart promises much, with 107 yachts currently scheduled to cross the start line in Sydney Harbour at 13.00 (AEDT) on December 26.
Some 30 international entrants will participate, with a high-profile battle for line honours and fierce contest for the overall win expected.
The 628-nautical mile race has never yet failed to deliver intense drama and great spectacle – the 2017 edition looks set to be no exception.
First held in 1945, the Rolex Sydney Hobart is organized by the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia with the cooperation of the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania. Rolex has been title sponsor since 2002.
An unquestionably iconic sporting challenge, the race sits alongside the other offshore classics, such as the Rolex Fastnet Race and Rolex Middle Sea Race, that underpin the Swiss watchmaker’s association with the sport.