Is the Sydney to Hobart yacht race on TV?

On Television The Seven Network, through 7Mate, will once again broadcast the start of the race live around Australia. ABC TV will also be following the fleet down the eastern seaboard and provide all the in-race news footage that is used by the various Australian and International news networks.

Is the Sydney Hobart yacht race on this year?

The first edition of the new regatta, introduced by Australian Sailing, will take place from 3-7 December 2021.

Which yacht is leading the Sydney to Hobart?

Sydney to Hobart: Comanche claims slender lead in race across Bass Strait. Comanche has snatched the narrowest of Sydney to Hobart leads, with all five supermaxis locked in a tight cat-and-mouse battle across Bass Strait.

How long does the Sydney to Hobart yacht race take?

The race traditionally begins on Boxing Day and proceeds over the following 3 to 4 days. Winners of the race usually cross the finish line (in Hobart, Tasmania) in less than 48 hours. The race starts in Sydney Harbour and ends in Hobart’s Constitution Dock.

Where can I watch the Sydney Hobart Yacht Race?

From the South – The Gap and South Head Many suggest that the trek up to the lighthouse is THE best Sydney to Hobart view. You can watch the yachts race up the harbour and view them as they move out of the heads and along the coast.

How much does it cost to enter the Sydney to Hobart?

Many owners had urged such a move at meeting of boat owners and senior crewmembers held at the CYCA before the announcement of the Rolex sponsorship. GST) plus $50 (plus GST) for each crewmember. For last year’s 57th Race, the basic entry fee was $1,100 (GST included) plus $75 (GST included) for each crewmember.

Where does the Sydney Hobart race start from?

Nielsen Park
The fleet will start from start lines off Nielsen Park with boats on the northern line rounding “Victor Mark” and boats on the southern lines rounding “X-Ray Mark”, at the Heads, and all boats heading out to sea and rounding “Mark Zulu”, one nautical mile east of the Heads.

Is the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race still going?

Whilst the 2020 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race has unfortunately been cancelled, sailors and fans alike can still take part in the Great Race through Virtual Regatta. It is with great regret that the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia announces that the 76th Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race will not be proceeding in 2020.

Where to watch the yacht race in Sydney?

To get the full dose of race atmosphere you need to grab a spot on North or South Head, or even join the action on the water among the colourful spectator fleet (which includes craft of all shapes and sizes from ferries to kayaks and even the odd water taxi).

How does a yacht tracker work in a yacht race?

Yacht Tracker uses a specially designed tool that calculates the predicted results for each and every boat in the fleet, so you can see how each boat is performing. Each yacht will be fitted with a tracker that will obtain a position using the GPS satellite network, and then transmit that position back to HQ using the Iridium satellite network.