The Rolex Sydney Hobart Race is because of set off on boxing day as soon as once more in 2022, with a formidable 111 boats resulting from take to the startline
Sydney sailors are counting down the times – not till December 25, however the 26, for the much-anticipated Rolex Sydney Hobart Race.
The blue riband offshore traditional was cancelled for the primary time in its 76 years in 2020, however bounced again in 2021 and can go forward yet one more this 12 months with a formidable fleet of 111 boats entered for the 2022 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, which begins on Sydney Harbour at 1pm Monday 26 December.
As is commonly the case within the Rolex Sydney Hobart Race, the majority of the fleet is made up of Australian boats and groups, however there are 8 worldwide boats taking part this 12 months, together with entrants from Germany (Orione), Hong Kong (Antipodes), Hungary (Cassiopeia 68), New Caledonia (Eye Sweet and Poulpito), New Zealand (Caro), the UK (Dawn) and the US of America (Warrior Gained).
On the sharp finish of the fleet, 4 100-foot maxis will lead the cost for Line Honours – Andoo Comanche, Black Jack, Hamilton Island Wild Oats and LawConnect. On present type, Andoo Comanche is more likely to be favorite to cross the end line first.
Black Jack gained Line Honours within the 2021 Rolex Sydney Hobart, whereas Andoo Comanche holds the race document (1 day, 9 hours, quarter-hour and 24 seconds) and Hamilton Island Wild Oats (previously Wild Oats XI) has essentially the most Line Honours wins in race historical past, with 9.
Two-handed entrants will for the primary time be eligible to win the Tattersall Cup (the prize given to the winner of the race on handicap). A complete of 21 two-handed boats are making ready to race, together with people who completed second and third respectively within the race’s inaugural Two-Handed Division final 12 months – Crux (Carlos Aydos/Peter Grayson) and Speedwell (Campbell Geeves/Wendy Tuck).
Find out how to comply with the 2022 Rolex Sydney-Hobart Race
• In Australia
Sydney is predicted to ship off the fleet in model when the race begins at 1300hrs (native time) on Saturday, 26 December.
Spectator boats can watch the beginning from the jap channel and comply with the fleet down the Harbour to the Heads. Spectator boats wanting to stay within the Harbour might stay within the western facet. Exclusion zones might be in place from 1200-1400.
• On tv
The race begin might be broadcast dwell by way of the Seven Community, by 7Mate round Australia.
Dwell protection may even be webcast on the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race web site, with replays out there shortly after. See https://rolexsydneyhobart.com/
• On social
Comply with the occasion on twitter for race updates and by way of Facebook
• On race tracker
The dwell race tracker might be viewable at https://rolexsydneyhobart.com/tracker
• Play alongside on Digital Regatta
There may be additionally a Digital Regatta version for the race, permitting you to nearly pit your self towards 1000’s over the identical course, see https://www.virtualregatta.com/en/offshore-game/
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