27 Jun '17, 10am

73rd Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

73rd Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia (CYCA) today released the Notice of Race for the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2017, inviting eligible yacht owners to enter what is widely regarded to be one of the world’s toughest offshore racing challenges. With a history stretching back to 1945, the 2017 edition will be the 73rd running of Australia’s blue water classic, starting at 1pm AEDT on 26 December 2017 in Sydney’s iconic harbour. The fleet will then race 628 nautical miles to the Tasmanian capital, Hobart, where the first boat to arrive will take the line honours prize, while the race’s most significant trophy, the Tattersalls Cup, will be awarded for handicap honours to the overall winner of the race. Speaking on the day entries were opened for the 2017 race, CYCA Commodore, John Markos, said: “For sailing fans this is a landmark moment as the countdown truly begins to 2...

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