31 Oct '16, 4pm

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race – The race that creates legends https://t.co/Z5RgwChF8G

The famous 628-nm racecourse takes the fleet south along the New South Wales coast of the Tasman Sea before crossing the eastern edge of Bass Strait, and continuing down the east coast of Tasmania before the final, sometimes frustratingly slow, leg up the Derwent River to the historic port of Hobart. Competitors must be prepared for all kinds of conditions, often within the same race. This is a punishing contest where the elements can escalate dramatically and, on occasions, be unforgiving. The 1998 edition of the race witnessed severe storms, the sinking of five yachts and the loss of six lives in Bass Strait. The organizers’ response was pro-active: new safety measures and regulations were introduced immediately after the disaster and given their global resonance were adopted around the world. FACT: Six yachts – Rani (1945), American Eagle (1972), Kialoa II (1977), New Z...

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