Dry run

Sailors will have the opportunity to try their hand at competing on the new course for the Rolex Fastnet Race in the online game created by Virtual Regatta.

Rite of passage

From humble beginnings, the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race has evolved over the last 75 years into a truly iconic sporting event. The start, on the world’s finest natural harbour, is beamed live around the globe: something no other annual offshore race can boast. Indeed, the undefinable appeal of ocean racing that brings out the best in human nature – resilience, teamwork, courage and dedication – continues: “It just gets into your blood,” says veteran of twenty-three Hobart race starts, Vanessa Dudley.