VIDEO: Start of Sydney Hobart Race
Published on December 26th, 2019
Sydney, Australia (December 26, 2019) – First held in 1945, the 75th running of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s Rolex Sydney Hobart Race gets underway.
Background: The 2019 fleet will be chasing line honours and the overall Tattersall Cup win in the 628nm Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race which starts December 26, 2019. From Sydney Harbour, the fleet sails out into the Tasman Sea, down the south-east coast of mainland Australia, across Bass Strait (which divides the mainland from the island State of Tasmania), 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.
Source: Rupert Guinness, RSHYR