Entries open for Sydney Hobart Race
Published on May 28th, 2018
The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia (CYCA) has released the Notice of Race for the 2018 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race – and already 10 yachts have registered to enter what is arguably the world’s toughest offshore racing challenge.
The 2018 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race expects more than 90 yachts to line up at the start on iconic Sydney Harbour on Boxing Day. With many super-maxi yachts including Comanche, Wild Oats XI, Scallywag, InfoTrack and Black Jack expected to enter, the race for Line Honours will be fierce.
The 2017 edition saw Jim Cooney and Samantha Grant’s 100-foot LDV Comanche claim the Line Honours title in a record time of one day, nine hours, 15 minutes and 24 seconds.
Yachts not possessing the speed to contend for the Line Honours title can still take out the coveted Tattersall Cup, reserved for the boat and crew winning the race on corrected time.
The Sydney Hobart Yacht Race was first conducted in 1945, with the 74th edition in 2018, and is a genuine blue water classic. The race takes competitors 628 nautical miles down the east Australian coast, through the unpredictable and potentially treacherous Bass Strait, up the Derwent River and finishing in the Tasmanian capital of Hobart at Constitution Dock.
Entries for the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race close at 1700 hours on October 26 2018, with the Notice of Race and entry forms available from the official Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race website: www.rolexsydneyhobart.com