Sydney Hobart open

Entries for the 77th Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race are now officially been opened.

16 June 2021


The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia (CYCA) has this week launched the Notice of Race for this year’s Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, currently scheduled to commence at Sydney Harbour on Boxing Day, 26 December.

This will be the first Rolex Sydney Harbour Yacht Race since 2019 with last year’s edition being cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions.

The 2021 Rolex Sydney Hobart will also signal the first Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race to feature two-handed crews – a decision initially intended for the 2020 race – and act as the final leg of the 2021/22 Audi Centre Sydney Blue Water Pointscore.

“It is my great pleasure to announce the 2021 Notice of Race as the first step in our build-up to the 77th Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race,” said CYCA Commodore Noel Cornish AM is looking forward to the Great Race.


“It is our hope that the Great Race will once again bring together a large group of dedicated and passionate sailors from across Australia and around the world.

“We look forward to working with our many long-term partners to bring the Race to life this year and extend special thanks to our close friends at Rolex and The Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania in particular for their extraordinary contributions.

“Thank you to everyone who supported the CYCA during 2020.”

First hosted by the CYCA in Rushcutters Bay in 1945, the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race has become the pinnacle icon for sailing in Australia. Since 2002, Swiss luxury watch manufacturer Rolex has been the naming rights sponsor.

The Notice of Race and online entry can be found here.

Entries close Thursday, 28 October 2021.

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