VIDEO: A Formidable Offshore Classic

Published on December 19th, 2016

A key event on the world and Australian sporting calendar since 1945, the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race is marked by feats of bravery, extraordinary seamanship, speed and endeavour. This classic offshore race demands the best from every crew on the 628-nautical-mile course between Sydney Harbour and Hobart, Tasmania.

Conquered by vessels ranging from 30-foot Corinthian-crewed boats to professionally-sailed 100-foot Maxi yachts, this formidable challenge offers all participants the chance of honours. Adventure, courage, determination, and sportsmanship set the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race apart, and reflect a rigorous sporting ethos with which Rolex is privileged to be associated.

Video published on Dec 19, 2016.

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The Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, organized by the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia with the co-operation of Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania, is the ultimate test for skippers, tacticians and crews. The 2016 race is the 72nd edition of this 628 nautical mile, time-honoured and classic offshore race.

With 91 yachts competing for the Tattersall’s Cup and coveted Rolex timepiece awarded to the overall winner, this year’s contest looks set to uphold the reputation of this renowned event. The race starts at 13:00 AEDT on December 26, 2016.

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Source: Jim Gale, CYCA Media

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