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Upcoming75th Rolex Sydney to Hobart Race 2019

Rolex Sydney Hobart
  • Sydney to Hobart
    December 17, 2019 - December 30, 2019
    9:00 am - 6:00 pm


About the Rolex Sydney to Hobart Race 2019

History is to be made in the historic 75th Rolex Sydney to Hobart Race 2019. 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.

Where?

The Rolex Sydney to Hobart Race 2019 starts in in Sydney Harbour and finishes at Constitution Dock in Hobart

When?

Our Rolex Sydney to Hobart Race 2019 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.

17th December to 23rd December – Race Training

24th & 25th December – Lay days

26th December – Race start

ETA: Hobart 29th/30th December

Yacht 

In 2019 we have an exciting yacht for our crew to get their hands on. We will be racing on ‘Ragamuffin’, a Farr 50 with a established racing pedigree. Ragamuffin is veteran Australian yachtsman Syd Fischer’s race winner before he went up to 100 footers. She is a Farr design built by McConaghy’s and boats a string of great results over the years including a Hobart win and numerous podiums around the circuit in Australia.

Statistics:

  • Boat type: Farr 50
  • Design: Bruce Farr
  • Builder: McConaghy
  • Launch year: 
  • L.O.A.: 50”
  • Beam:  m
  • Draft:  m
  • Weight (empty):  Kg
  • IRC maximum displacement:  Kg
  • Construction:
  • Crew : up to 15 for IRC racing
  • Accommodation:  pipe cots
  • Mainsail : Hoods carbon
  • Jib: Hoods carbon
  • Spinnaker: North spinnakers & Doyle Asymetrics
  • Staysails
  • Storm jib

Details of our Rolex Sydney to Hobart Race 2019 package

You will train on the stunning Sydney Harbour in the run up to the Rolex Sydney to Hobart Race 2019. 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 2019 campaign with the many dockside tasks imperative to a successful offshore yacht race.

Included:

  • Experienced skipper and crew
  • All yacht costs and Rolex Sydney to Hobart Race entry fee and insurance
  • Full provisions on board during racing and lunch whilst training
  • All safety gear including personal EPIRBS
  • Branded team gear – shirt, polo and jacket

Why we love the Rolex Sydney to Hobart 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?!”

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How to Book

Rolex Sydney to Hobart Race 2019 Crew fee is £7,995.00

Please contact us directly to discuss this opportunity and secure your crew place.

Email crew@performanceyachtracing.com

Phone +44 01983 242 033


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