Experience the Thrill of the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race

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 and toughest 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.

    Group man watching the Sydney to Hobart Boxing Day yacht race from Sydney 2000 non-ccc dnsw special event

    11.00am Boxing Day Picnic Cruise

    Tuesday, 26 December 2023

    Bring your own picnic and get front row seats to all the action on our Boxing Day Cruise. See the fleet jostle for position in the lead up to the 1.00pm gun before following them out to 'the Heads'.

    • See the start of the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race
    • Cruise aboard premium vessels
    • 3 hour cruise on spectacular Sydney Harbour
    • BYO Picnic | Licensed Bar

    $99.00 per person

    Boxing Day sailing boats racing towards the heads

    11:30am Sydney to Hobart Race towards Bondi

    Tuesday, 26 December 2023

    Front row seats to all the thrills of the start of the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race 2023. 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 rocket catamarans
    • Bring your own drinks and snacks and we'll provide the action
    • Indoor and outdoor ferry seating

    $119.00 per person

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 history.

Nothing stops these highly skilled sailors that battle it out in one of the world's toughest Ocean Races. The 2022 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race will be the 77th edition with an expected fleet of over 100 yachts. Tens of thousands of spectators will line the Sydney Harbour foreshore and millions more will tune into the live television broadcast before the 1.00pm start gun.

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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