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.

Legends prepare at Rivergate

Ahead of what promises to be a stellar season of sailing, five iconic sailing yachts have berthed at Rivergate Marina & Shipyard, Brisbane in an impressive line-up seldom seen on our shores.