Photography by Rolex/Andrea Francolini
14 June 2022
The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia (CYCA) is now welcoming entries from eligible yachts for the 2022 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.
The 77th edition of the historic 628 nautical mile race will start in Sydney Harbour on Monday 26 December 2022.
The Rolex Sydney Hobart made a celebrated return in 2021, with 88 boats tackling rough conditions and challenging light breeze in a race that had it all.
The easing of interstate and international border restrictions also promises to entice boats from across Australia and abroad. For the first time in race history, eligible two-handed boats will be able to compete for the Tattersall Cup, awarded to the overall winner on IRC.
“In the face of much adversity, including border restrictions and the ongoing COVID pandemic, it was great to see such a strong fleet for the return of the race in 2021,” said CYCA Commodore, Noel Cornish AM.
“Competitors battled conditions that typified the challenge which makes the Rolex Sydney Hobart one of the world’s greatest offshore races.
“It was a pleasure to welcome competitors to the CYCA ahead of the race start and we look forward to seeing crews from far and wide return to the race.
“I would like to thank our Race Sponsor, Rolex, for their ongoing support as we celebrate our 20th year of partnership in 2022.”
Matt Allen’s Botin 52, Ichi Ban was crowned overall winner of the 2021 Rolex Sydney Hobart, clinching a record-equalling third Tattersall Cup.
Peter Harburg’s Reichel/Pugh 100, Black Jack (skippered by Mark Bradford), won Line Honours, with Disko Trooper-Contender Sailcloth (Jules Hall/Jan Scholten) and Sidewinder (Rob Gough/John Saul) claiming wins on handicap and Line Honours respectively in the inaugural Two-Handed Division.
Entries for the 2022 Rolex Sydney Hobart close at 5pm on Friday 28 October 2022.