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ALL EYES WERE ON SYDNEY HARBOUR FOR BOXING DAY START

157 Boats Set Off on the 628-Mile Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht

📸 ROLEX / Carlo Borlenghi

The Rolex Sydney Hobart Race 2019 saw a fleet of 157 boats set off from Sydney and out to sea for the 628 nm trek to Hobart. It was picture perfect start conditions on Boxing Day as spectators lined the shores and watched online as the 2019 fleet made its way out of Sydney Harbour.

Amongst the fleet are the big five supermaxis as well as Corinthian teams, made up of family and friends who may be checking an item off their bucket list. Considered one of the most difficult offshore races in the sport of sailing, simply crossing the finish line is an accomplishment; winning is the ultimate honor.

We’ll be keeping an eye on the race tracker over the next few days, and waiting in anticipation to see who collects line honors and then the overall winner in the 75th edition of this historic race.

📸 ROLEX / Carlo Borlenghi
📸 ROLEX / Carlo Borlenghi
View the race tracker to follow the 157 boat fleet as they make their journey from Sydney to Hobart.