24 Dec '12, 6pm

Rolex Sydney to Hobart 2012 - Christmas is just day before Boxing Day

Rolex Sydney to Hobart 2012 - Christmas is just day before Boxing Day

For thousands of Australia's offshore sailors Christmas Day is really just the day before Boxing Day and for every year since 1945 that has been the day that the Sydney to Hobart yacht race starts. This morning (It's Christmas Day already in Sydney) will be family time for many sailors, although some of the Sail-World team will be Sydney Harbour today with practicing crews and this afternoon the flights coming into Sydney will have lots of sailing bags on the carousels. Late this afternoon for many of the boats there will be dockside crew briefings then a quiet dinner, before the final weather briefing, the media scrums and the dockside family farewells Come tomorrow, December 26th 2012, (Boxing Day) 1pm local time (UTC+11 hours) - 77 boats will face the starter in two rows just off Sydney Harbour's Shark Island for the 68th annual race. Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2011...

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