Events in Hobart & beyond | Southern Tasmania Activities

Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race

26 December 2016 onwards 

The Rolex Sydney to Hobart has a 70 year history and arguably an icon of Australia's summer sport, ranking in public interest with such national events as the Melbourne Cup horse race, the Australian Open tennis and the cricket tests between Australia and England.

No other yacht race in the world attracts such huge media coverage. Participants start on Sydney Harbour then head south towards Hobart the home of Wrest Point Casino.

Over the years, the race is run in conjunction with The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia and as a result world-wide influence is played out in the international ocean yacht racing arena.

The club has influenced the world in race communications and sea safety, maintaining the highest standards for yacht race entry. The club's members have also fared well in major ocean racing events overseas, with victories in the Admiral's Cup, Kenwood Cup, One Ton Cup, the Fastnet Race and the BOC Challenge solo race around the word, not to mention the America's Cup.

Keep up to date with our Wrest Point offerings inclusive of accommodation and entertainment packages as they are released closer to the event.