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Rolex Sydney Hobart Race

December 26 - December 31

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The Rolex Sydney Hobart Race is widely considered to be one of the most challenging yacht races in the world and is on most offshore sailor’s bucket list.

2020 will see the 76th Rolex Sydney to Hobart Race and will attract between 100 – 130 yachts. Starting in Sydney on Boxing Day the 630nm course takes the fleet south towards the Southern Ocean, across the shallow waters of the Bass Strait and finally up the Derwent River, to the finish line in Hobart, Tasmania.

The race is a superb test of seamanship, skill, tactics and endurance as huge seas and strong winds are often a feature of infamous offshore race arguably the most prestigious and toughest ocean yacht race in the world. Completing the race bring an immense sense of achievement!

The Sydney Hobart Yacht Race is an occasion as much as it is a race with the start being broadcast live on Australian television and 1000’s of spectator boats in Sydney Harbour. The race brings Sydney and Hobart to life as they celebrate one of the country’s great sporting events. On arrival in Tasmania’s you will be warmly created at Constitution Dock with a carnival atmosphere as Hobart hosts Tasmania’s biggest food and wine festival.

Rolex Sydney Hobart Map Course


  • 21st Dec – Crew Party
  • 26th Dec – Race Start
  • 31st Dec – Prizegiving, NYE Fireworks & Live Music

Charter Options

Qualification Requirements: Boat & Crew

  • A qualifying race or a non-stop ocean passage of not less than 150 nautical miles and of a duration of not less than 24 hours
  • 50% of the crew shall have completed a Cat 0 or Cat 1 Race
  • 50% of the crew completed World Sailing Sea Survival and Sea Safety Course
  • At least 2 crew to have a current First Aid Qualification
  • At least 2 crew to hold Long-Range Marine Radio Operators Certificate of Proficiency