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73rd Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, 2017
Dec 24

73rd Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, 2017

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race organised by Cruising Yacht Club of Australia & Royal Yacht Club of...


Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race organised by Cruising Yacht Club of Australia & Royal Yacht...

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Port Jackson Bay, New South Wales, Australia
  • Over the past 72 years, the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race has become an icon of Australia's summer sport, ranking in public interest with such national events as the Melbourne Cup, the Australian Open tennis and the Boxing Day cricket test. 

    No regular annual yachting event in the world attracts such huge media coverage than does the start on Sydney Harbour.

    The Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race and Cruising Yacht Club of Australia have had a marked influence on international ocean yacht racing. 

    The Club has influenced the world in race communications and sea safety, maintaining the highest standards for race entry. 

    The Club's members have also fared well in major ocean racing events overseas, with victories in the Admiral's Cup, Kenwood Cup, One Ton Cup, the Fastnet Race and the BOC Challenge solo race around the word, not to mention the America's Cup.

    As well as the eclectic on water racing, the Rolex Sydney Hobart provides various activites and events for people of all ages to be a part of.  

    Boxing Day in 2016 was also Family Day in the JANUS et Cie Sydney Race Village, which is a tradition that will continue for the 2017 Rolex Sydney Hobart and into the future. Face painting, popcorn, live streaming of the start and everything in between can be found in the Race Village on Family Day!

    The Hobart Race Village comes alive even before yachts start to finish, with live music, food and drink stalls, interactive information and game screens, and many activities to keep everyone happy! In prime position to view the New Year's Eve fireworks, the Hobart Race Village provides the only outdoor festival on New Years Eve in Hobart! 

    The 628 nautical mile course is often described as the most grueling long ocean race in the world, a challenge to everyone who takes part.

    Save the Date

    27/10/2017 - RSHYR Entries Close

    29/11/2017 - RSHYR Launch Media Conference at CYCA

    08/12/2017 - RSHYR Corporate Luncheon - Sydney Race Village & Freya Room

    12/12/2017 - SOLAS Big Boat Challenge

    16/12/2017 - RSHYR Crew Party at CYCA

    18/12/2017 - RSHYR Commodore's Stella Artois Beer and Prawn Night

    24/12/2017 - RSHYR Media Conference at CYCA

    24/12/2017 - RSHYR Race Briefing at CYCA

    26/12/2017 - Start of the RSHYR and Family Day at Sydney Race Village

    31/12/2017 - RSHYR Prize Giving - Grand Chancellor Hobart

  • Category
    Racing Events (Match, Team, Fleet, Regattas, etc)
  • Date & Time
    Dec 24 2017 at 09:00 - Dec 31 2017 at 17:00
  • Location & full address
    Sydney Harbour, Australia
  • Event Admins
    John Davey