The Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race is an icon of Australia’s summer sport and so much more than a yacht race; it’s a festival celebrating the sport and there’s something for everyone to enjoy! Since the inaugural race in 1945, the race has grown over time to become one of the top three offshore yacht races in the world.
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race is widely considered to be one of the most difficult yacht races in the world. Bass Strait and Pacific Ocean waters make for high winds and difficult seas, and it is typical for a considerable number of yachts to retire because of the cold and challenging “southerly buster” storms.
In 2017, the race will mark the 73rd running of the annual event.
Hobart Race Village
At Constitution Dock from 27 Dec 2017 to 31 Dec 2017
The Hobart Race Village kicks in much before the yachts start to finish, as revelers and fans join in the euphoria of the race and cheer the brave competitors returning to dry land. You can watch boats coming in and welcome the crew members arriving in at the marina. The whole atmosphere is ecstatic, and you just wouldn’t want to miss it.
The local food trucks and vendors have tons of tasty food options available – tacos, pizza and gozleme – to name a few and there is plenty of green area to sit and enjoy the meals. Live entertainment features various daily performances and competitions and big outdoor screens showcase live footage of the race and Village highlights.
For the younger audiences, there is a Nippers-to-Skippers kids area with different activities each day, including a DIY Cupcake Bar and collaborative Art Mural. Kids can also enjoy a social circus, or stack big Jenga blocks. Adults can enjoy ‘meet-the-maker’ tastings from local producers and distilleries.
Rolex Sydney to Hobart Tracker and Results
The Official site has a live tracker where you can track your favorite yachts, compare multiple boat routes and look at boats only within your division etc. Their results page start displaying standings information approximately three hours after the start of the race.