Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race starts today


Rolex Sydney Hobart 2010
The traditional boxing day sales hold absolutely no interest for the die-hard yachties among us. We're all scouring the harbor for a view of our favourite contestant in this world-class race.

About the race

Course: From the start on Sydney Harbour, New South Wales, the fleet travels 628 nautical miles south in the Tasman Sea, down the south-east coast of Australia, crossing eastern Bass Strait to sail down the east coast of the island state of Tasmania across Storm Bay and up the Derwent River to the finish line in Hobart.

Start: 1300 hours on Sunday 26 December 2010. A two line simultaneous start will occur with both lines laid just north of Shark Island (near Steele Point).

If you are one of the millions of people around the world who follow this race then here are a few helpful tips and links:

Best Places to view the start south of the Sydney Harbour Bridge:

  • Neilsen Park
  • Steele Point
  • Vaucluse Point
  • South Head
  • Watsons Bay

Best Places to view the start north of the bridge:

  • Bradley’s Head
  • Middle Head
  • North Head

On the internet:


From all at Travel Around Australia we wish the competitors good winds, fair seas and a great, safe race.


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