Experience the thrill of the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race

26 DECEMBER 2021

Boxing Day is the day millions of eyes turn to Sydney Harbour for the start of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - one of the world’s greatest ocean races. While the skippers have their sights set on Hobart, the spectators on our Boxing Day cruises eagerly anticipate all the amazing action as the massive fleet jockeys for the perfect starting position.

Double your sailing thrills and save with tickets to both the Sydney to Hobart 26 December and Australia Sail Grand Prix I Sydney 17-18 December. More info.

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  • Boxing Day sailing boats racing towards the heads

    Sydney to Hobart Race to Bondi

    Sunday, 26 December 2021

    Front row seats to all the thrills of the start of the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race 2021. Watch the fleet jockey for line position, then follow the maxi's as they vie to be the first out of the Heads. All your Boxing Day action to Bondi, plus you can bring your own drinks and snacks!

    • Follow the race outside Sydney Heads towards Bondi
    • 2 ½ hours onboard twin-deck red-rocket catamarans
    • BYO drinks and picnic - no large eskies
    • Indoor and outdoor ferry seating
  • Group man watching the Sydney to Hobart Boxing Day yacht race from Sydney 2000 non-ccc dnsw special event

    Boxing Day Picnic Cruise

    Sunday, 26 December 2021

    Pack up your Christmas Day feast left-overs and BYO picnic on this classic Boxing Day cruise. See the Sydney to Hobart fleet jostle for position in the lead up to the 1.00pm gun before following them out to the Heads.

    • Follow the start of the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race
    • Cruise aboard premium vessels to the Heads
    • Up to 3 hours of relaxed cruising & live commentary
    • BYO picnic

About the Sydney to Hobart

The Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race is held on Boxing Day, 26 December, each year. For many that means packing a picnic with left-overs from their Christmas Day feast, for others it’s a way to chill back with champagne and seafood and enjoy a spectacular summer’s day on the Harbour. The 628 nautical mile race has only been cancelled once in its 76-year history. Within a few weeks of opening, over 50 vessels had already registered for the 2021 Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, including Overall Winner 2019 Inchi Ban. The current race record was set by LDV Comanche in 2017 in 1-day, 9-hours, 15-minutes and 24-seconds. The largest fleet was set in 2019 with 157 yachts ranging in size from a 9.2 metre Jarken to supermaxis over 30 metres in length.

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