In winning the 75th edition of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race and lifting the Tattersall Cup for a second time in three years, Matt Allen and the crew of Ichi Ban, overall winners of the 2019 race, have joined an elite group; those whose dedication and passion are as enduring as this great race itself. Prevailing from an international fleet of 157 yachts is a remarkable achievement. The Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race is one of the world’s legendary contests. In winning it twice, the Ichi Ban crew has comprehensively affirmed that the preparedness, determination, endurance and skill required to succeed in the discipline of offshore racing are deep-seated characteristics.
See also the #RolexSydneyHobart overall-honours battle livestream (replay).
Maxi yacht Comanche - Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2019 Line Honours
For a second time in three years, Jim Cooney and the crew of the 30.5-metre (100-foot) Maxi yacht Comanche won the Line Honours trophy at the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. After an intense battle, eventually resolved during the final night, a precision-led move to sail well east of the rhumb line in the Bass Strait placed Comanche in a commanding lead ahead of the last leg up the notoriously fickle Derwent River. Comanche missed out on bettering her own race record, set in 2017, by some six hours, but by finishing the 628nm course in one day, 18 hours, 30 minutes, Comanche finished ahead of four similar-sized rivals.
See also LIVE Replay video of the 2019 Rolex Sydney Hobart line-honours finish. The 2019 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race is the 75th edition of this historic offshore race!
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2019 Live Broadcast Replay
Live broadcast of the start of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2019. See also the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2019 Preview video. Over the past three-quarters of a century, the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race has developed a rich heritage and a revered status as one of the world’s toughest ocean racing contests. Organized by the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, in conjunction with the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania, the race has started from Sydney Harbour on 26 December each and every year since the very first in 1944.
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race starts 1:00 pm, December 26 (Boxing Day) in Sydney, Australia, which is December 25, 9pm EST in the U.S. The start of the race will be broadcast live on the official race website – rolexsydneyhobart.com.
- Race Briefing (video)
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