Proving ground

Every Rolex Sydney Hobart is different. After the glamour runs of the past two years many sailors are bracing for a ‘traditional’ Bass Strait welcome. Kevin Green analyses the main contenders and why the race continues to attract those with a thirst for adventure.

The Sean identity

Sean Langman’s competitive spirit and raw sailing ability in everything from dinghies to maxis has seen him chart an extraordinary career. We spent time with him as he prepared his latest Rolex Sydney Hobart contender, Naval Group.

Fresh faces

With a mix of confidence and trepidation, a fresh crop of sailors has signed up for their first trip south. We finds out what drove these four to face the challenges only offshore racing can bring.

Stow away

The Reverso is an innovation, a super simple portable dinghy which aims to make sailing more accessible to all.

Leadership model

For the skippers, in a sense the race is the easy part. There is so much involved in putting a team together and ensuring the boat and safety equipment is ready for the rigours ahead. We spoke to three skippers about taking on one of yachting’s greatest challenges.