2020 will see the 76th Rolex Sydney to Hobart Race. This epic event that starts on Boxing Day in Sydney Harbour. It is well known in the yacht racing world as a really tough event where huge seas and strong winds are often a feature and where completing the race is a real achievement. It comprises six hundred miles of offshore racing across the Bass Straits to Hobart in Tasmania an Island off the South Coast of Australia.
Global Yacht Racing offer a full race package that ensures crew train together and have the minimum experience requirement of 500 nautical miles of RORC offshore racing, on the boat entered into the race. This results in our teams being not only ready to tackle this unique event but also able to be competitive in their class.
Our Rolex Sydney to Hobart Race 2020 campaign includes a week of race training in the week before Christmas and the race starts on Boxing Day, You should be finished in Hobart in time for New Year’s Eve. All in all it is an incredible way to spend this holiday period.
Race training: 18th to 23rd December 2020
Lay days: 24th to 25th December 2020
Race start: 26th December 2020
ETA Hobart: 29th/30th December 2020
The Rolex Sydney to Hobart Race 2020 starts in in Sydney Harbour and finishes at Constitution Dock in Hobart
You will train on the stunning Sydney Harbour in the run up to the Rolex Sydney to Hobart Race. You will practice all aspects of offshore yacht racing and learn your roles and how to handle the yacht in tough offshore conditions. During the training period you will spend time offshore on a Sydney to Hobart Race qualifying passage, and also help get the yacht ready for its Rolex Sydney to Hobart Race 2020 campaign with the many dockside tasks imperative to a successful offshore yacht race.
This race is an absolute must! We have competed in the Rolex Sydney to Hobart Race on many different yachts and have experienced such varied conditions that it is the one race where we want to go back year after year just to “get stuck in and have another go!” Because the race takes part over the festive period it also has such a great feeling of occasion and celebration attached to it. Upon arrival in Tasmania you can wind down with sampling some truly fabulous food and wine in the Taste of Tasmania festival which showcases delicious produce from all over Tasmania and then cap it all off watching the spectacular New Year’s Eve fireworks displays. You may even make it back in time to return to Sydney for their world famous fireworks. The Rolex Sydney to Hobart Race is a bit of a rite of passage for all serious offshore sailors, to quote a rather tiddled Aussie in the famous Customs House bar “how many Hobaaaaarts have yoooou done?!”