In Australia, the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race is a big athletic event that happened every year. The race, which attracts some of the best sailing teams in the world, proceeds from Sydney, 630 nautical miles (1100 kilometers) south to Tasmania.
What is Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race?
The Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race is regarded as one of the most demanding sailing competitions in the world. It takes around 1.5 days to finish. Surprisingly, there is no monetary incentive for winning the race; rather, players compete for the honor of completing such a difficult race. Wild Oats is one of the most well-known yachts to have won the race seven times in a row.
The race record is around 1 day, 9 hours, and 15 minutes. They adjust the time for each boat based on its size and predicted speed, using a handicap method. The most essential aspect of speed is the power to weight ratio. And the majority of the boats racing in the race are ‘sloops’ — single mast sailboats.
How can I watch it?
Visitors who want to watch the race while in Sydney should go to Sydney Harbour. That’s where the fleet sails out to the Tasman Sea before proceeding south down the coast and over the Bass Strait. Head to Nielsen Park, where the cannons will sound to herald the start of the race, which is normally at 1 pm. Head to Middle Head Lookout or Headland Park if you want to get up close and personal with the action.
The Seven Network, via 7Mate, will once again broadcast the race’s start live throughout Australia. ABC TV will also follow the fleet along the east coast. They make sure to provide all of the in-race news videos utilized by the various Australian and international news networks.
Seven West Media will live stream the program for anyone who is unable to watch the live broadcast of the Race’s commencement on the Seven Network across Australia. On the front page of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race website, you may also watch a webcast of the live broadcast.
Viewers can track the entire fleet or a specific boat from start to finish using the Yacht Tracker page. Yacht Tracker has a specially created technology. It calculates the projected outcomes for each boat in the fleet, allowing you to see how each yacht is performing. Each yacht will be outfitted with a tracker. It will use the GPS satellite network to establish a position and then broadcast that position back to HQ.
Other information about Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race
According to Wikipedia, the race was initially planned to be a cruise by Peter Luke and some friends. They had formed a club for those who enjoyed cruising as opposed to racing. However, Captain John Illingworth suggested making it a race when visiting British Royal Navy Officer. Therefore the event was born. The Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race has grown over the decades. Since the inaugural race in 1945, to become one of the top three offshore yacht races in the world. And it now attracts maxi yachts from all around the globe. The 2019 race was the 75th edition.