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Andoo Comanche sails through Sydney Harbour during the start of the Sydney to Hobart yacht

Dramatic start to Sydney to Hobart yacht race with close calls and wild weather

  • Fleet sets off on Boxing Day in 78th edition of bluewater classic
  • Andoo Comanche takes lead with eye on back-to-back line honours

Line honours favourite Andoo Comanche has taken the lead in the Sydney to Hobart after a dramatic start to the revered yacht race.

Comanche, the 2022 line honours winner, was travelling 28 miles off the coast of Port Kembla, south of Wollongong, when she overtook LawConnect roughly three-and-a-half hours into the race.

LawConnect, last year’s runner-up and a fellow 100-foot supermaxi, had taken an early lead out of the Sydney Heads, and later remained in hot pursuit of leader Comanche as they travelled at roughly 19 knots in northeasterly winds.

The two frontrunners have opened up a gap on third-placed supermaxi SHK Scallywag, which was about four miles behind Comanche when she passed LawConnect.

In-form 72-footer URM Group, along with Moneypenny and 2018 overall winner Alive – all contenders for handicap honours – appeared best-placed of the smaller boats.

Four hours into the race, the fleet remained at 103 boats – the same number that crossed the start line in Sydney Harbour.

Scallywag had earlier completed a 720-degree penalty turn in a bid to avoid a possible time sanction.

Accusing Scallywag of tacking too close, Comanche’s crew could be heard on broadcast coverage yelling to their rivals before formally flying a red protest flag.

The boats appeared to come within metres of each other.

The fact the incident had taken place in Sydney Harbour meant Scallywag had only a limited distance in which to complete the penalty turns, or risk receiving a time sanction on arrival in Hobart.

In 2017, Wild Oats XI opted not to respond to a protest from Comanche early in the race and a subsequent one-hour time penalty cost her a line honours victory.

Race officials confirmed Scallywag completed the turn off the coast of Bondi Beach.

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After a heavy storm cleared just before the 1pm starting gun, LawConnect led the way across the line then made the best of a change in the wind to pass the heads first.

But when a furling line snapped after LawConnect passed the first marker out of the Sydney Heads, she turned towards the spectator fleet in an attempt to correct the issue. The furling line issue has since been fixed.

The fleet is expected to encounter stormy conditions south of Jervis Bay on the NSW south coast.

Sudden and erratic wind changes, hail, rain and reduced visibility are all on the cards across the first two days of racing.

Easterly winds as strong as 35 knots are forecast for the far south coast of NSW on the night of Boxing Day and could impact the bigger boats in the fleet.

Winds are forecast to remain strong across the Bass Strait and southeast Tasmania on the morning of December 28, with storms a chance to continue affecting smaller boats.

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Overall Winner Contenders line up behind the Tattersall Cup | Andrea Francolini

Overall Winner Contenders line up behind the Tattersall Cup | Andrea Francolini

2023 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race Overall Winners Contenders Conference

Sam Haynes dismisses the notion that there is a target on his back as the owner/skipper of the defending overall Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race champion boat  Celestial.   Asked on Wednesday as he sat among a panel of contenders for this year’s race that starts at 1pm Tuesday – Boxing Day – he instead pointed to his right, at the Tattersall Cup.   “The target is there … we’ve got a beautiful trophy,” Haynes said at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia in Sydney today.   “We’ve got the Rolex watch (awarded to both the overall and line honours winner each year). There’s the honour of winning the race … that is the target.   “We’re all trying for the same thing. I don’t think anyone’s going to set up their boat specifically to try and challenge my boat.   “We all know where boats have their strengths and weaknesses. And we all work on trying to improve the weaknesses and maintain strengths at the same time.”

Sam Haynes of Celestial | Andrea Francolini

The Tattersall Cup is one of the most coveted trophies in the world of ocean racing. Every skipper in the Sydney Hobart fleet dreams of holding it. Celestial,  a TP52, is one of a number of previous overall winners in this year’s race. Others include  Alive, Bumblebee V, Love & War  and the Farr 43  Wild Oats . In a race riddled with so much uncertainty, pinpointing an outright favourite for the overall win is fraught with risk. No skipper will embrace the title as favourite. That is certainly the case this year, with the long range weather forecast more uncertain than usual. This year’s 628 nautical mile race could see any number of boats win. Celestial  is a real contender: “We have had a lot of expectation from the last two years. To back that up is a massive challenge,” Haynes admitted. “Since last year we have made some modifications to the rigging that could help in upwind conditions, but we do prefer hard downwind running,” he said.

One of  Celestial ’s big challengers is the Botin 52,  Caro . It is a world class offshore campaigner that placed third to  Celestial  last year in its Sydney Hobart debut. Skippered by Max Klink,  Caro  has won the Rolex Fastnet Race this year. On the Sydney Hobart, he said, “Maybe the forecast will show a bit more of a mix. That might be better for us.” Hoping for tougher conditions is Anthony Johnston, owner of the Reichel/Pugh 72  URM Group , which has raced superbly this season. “If it’s light conditions, it will favour the smaller boats and TP52s, but if it’s heavy, we will be in a very good position [to contend for the win] ,” Johnston said.

Owner and skipper of Atomic Blonde, Simon Torvaldsen | Andrea Francolini

Given the right conditions, the small boats could also be in with a chance of challenging.   Simon Torvaldsen, owner/skipper of the newly built JPK 11.80, At omic Blonde , said limited time on the water since its October launch may be its biggest threat.   “Under the right circumstances, if all goes well, it’s in with a chance,” Torvaldsen said. “But I have to admit … we just cannot be as well prepared as the guys who’ve been spending the last year or two tuning and testing their boats.”   Marc Michel, owner of the Kiwi two-handed Dehler 30OD,  Niksen , said their boat is as well prepared as it can be. He and co-skipper, Logan Fraser, sailed it from New Zealand to Sydney for the race.   Launched two years ago and now with 5,0000 sea miles of racing to its record,  Niksen  also sailed in the CYCA’s recent Cabbage Tree Island Race.   Michel, as with most skippers, said the priority will be to finish first in the Two-Handed division and then see how they place overall in that division before assessing their overall prospects in the open fleet.   “We have to focus first on the two-handed division. For anyone who finishes, let alone place, that is an enormous achievement,” Michel said.

Written by Rupert Guinness | RSHYR Media

Internationally, the race will be available through YouTube on  CYCATV  or on Facebook  Rolex Sydney Hobart page .  For the full list of entries and more information about the race, visit  rolexsydneyhobart.com .

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Experience the excitement at the start of the race on Sydney Harbour aboard the wonderful Coral Discoverer . Watch the fleet sail past, listen to expert commentary, soak up the incredible atmosphere and yachting spirit before sailing the south coast and Bass Strait with the trailing fleet.

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At the Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, Women Are Making Their Mark

The event is attracting more female skippers than in previous years, and many own the boats.

Two women, both wearing black T-shirts with the word "Katana1," adjust ropes on a boat docked at a marina.

By David Schmidt

The skippers competing in the annual Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race dream of winning a top trophy in this challenging offshore race. This year, 10 of them will be women.

While a female-skippered team has not won the Tattersall Cup, which is awarded to the race’s overall winner, more women have been competing in the race as skippers the last few years. It reflects the expanding ranks in sailing of experienced women, the creation of the race’s two-handed class and an uptick in the number of female boat owners.

Women have been participating in the Sydney Hobart race since 1946, with Jane Tate aboard the Active and Dagmar O’Brien on the Connella. The first all-women’s team, skippered by Vicki Willman, raced in 1975 aboard Barbarian, a 38-foot yacht.

This year, 10 women plan to compete as skippers and co-skippers. This follows an upward trend: nine women raced in 2022 as skippers and co-skippers, and seven competed in 2021. In 2019, this number was six, while three competed in the 2017 and 2018 events.

“It is a changed world for the better,” said Adrienne Cahalan , a two-time Tattersall Cup-winning navigator. She plans to start her 31st race — a record for women — as navigator aboard the 66-foot yacht Alive this year.

“Women are accepted as equal players and leaders,” Cahalan said of the race, noting that women are underrepresented in the Sydney Hobart only among the professional and big-boat crews.

The race, which starts on Tuesday, began in 1945 and is a serious affair. Six sailors died and five yachts sank in the 1998 event. Veterans call it one of the world’s greatest, and hardest , offshore races.

The 628-nautical-mile course begins in Sydney Harbor . After exiting protected waters, teams turn south-southwest and race down the New South Wales coastline, before crossing Bass Strait. This shallow-water swath separates Australia from Tasmania and can sometimes create boat-breaking waves.

Then, navigators approach Tasman Island before the boats make the final 40-mile push across Storm Bay and up the River Derwent to Hobart.

For women, a big part of their overall increase as skippers, sailors said, was because of an inclusive and welcoming community that helped create opportunities.

“There’s a women’s sailing network in Sydney where there’s a lot of engagement from females,” said Lt. Tori Costello, who plans to co-skipper the Royal Australian Navy’s 40-foot Navy One this year. “There’s been so many more females just being involved, being given opportunities to get out there and race.”

Sailors said this change was helped by the creation of women’s sailing events, including the Australian Women’s Keelboat Regatta and the Sydney Harbour Women’s Keelboat Series. They also cite SheSails, an Australian organization that encourages female participation in sailing, and several active women’s-sailing Facebook groups and clubs, as contributing factors.

Internationally, they point to the Magenta Project, which works to create better equity and inclusion within sailing, as another important element.

“Just about every sailing club I know of has a women’s group actively educating and providing opportunities for women” said Kathy Veel, the owner and a skipper of the 30-foot Currawong and a three-time race veteran. “There are now many very skilled, experienced yachtswomen who seek the challenge of being in charge.”

Another catalyst, sailors say, was the creation of the race’s two-handed class, which debuted in 2021. While most boats racing to Hobart have a full crew, two-handed teams race with just two people.

“Even if you don’t own the boat, the second person in most cases is a co-skipper,” said Wendy Tuck, the first woman to win an around-the-world race as skipper and a two-time two-handed class veteran. “It is a great opportunity.”

While two-handed sailing doubles the number of skipper roles, it requires, and breeds, a high level of competency and trust.

“Two-handed racing is a great format for fast-tracking skills in all aspects of sailing and seamanship,” Veel said.

After all, one skipper often sleeps while the other stands watch.

Many yachts that compete in the two-handed class are about 30 to 40 feet long. This matters, as their smaller sails generate less load than the bigger yachts.

“The smaller size of most two-handed boats makes them very manageable for female sailors,” Bridget Canham said. In 2022, she and Veel became the first all-women’s two-handed team to complete the race; they plan to compete together again this year.

Annika Thomson, skipper and an owner of the 52-foot Ocean Crusaders J-Bird, said that it was not as daunting to race two-handed aboard the smaller boats. She would know: In 2022, Thomson and her husband, Ian, raced their 52-footer two-handed to Hobart.

She was skipper.

“It’s not recommended,” she said as a joke, of racing a big, powerful boat double-handed to Hobart. “We did it, now we forgot all about it.”

This year, Thomson plans to skipper her boat with a crew of 11, including her husband, who will navigate.

While professionally-run yachts often hire professional skippers, many amateur teams are led by owner-skippers.

“Sometimes to take on a leadership role a person needs to create their own opportunities,” Cahalan said. “For example, by buying or chartering your own boat and putting your own team together.”

She isn’t alone in this thinking: Seven of the nine female-led boats are racing with full crews.

“My thought is always, and always has been, if I want to skipper a yacht, I probably need to own it,” Thomson said. “The more women that own yachts, the more women who are encouraged to buy their own yachts.”

Case in point: Of the nine female-led yachts, seven are owned or co-owned by women. These include Thomson’s 52-footer, Hilary Arthure’s 35-foot Wyuna, and Jiang Lin’s 34-foot Min River.

There’s more than pride in vessel ownership at stake. The Sydney Hobart race can award dozens of trophies. Of these, three are specifically reserved for women

For some skippers, these aren’t enough.

“While these trophies are great in that they acknowledge the women who were pioneers and role models in the sport, the prize women really want to win now is the Tattersall Cup,” Veel said.

“I think it’s much more likely a female two-handed boat could win a division,” she said, pointing to the costs and complexities of campaigning a competitive yacht. “But I don’t want to rule anything out.”

Thomson was more optimistic. “It would be really cool if someone took it up this year,” she said, referring to the Tattersall Cup.

Still, she was realistic.

“How long is a piece of string?” she asked, using an Australian phrase meaning that something is only finished when it’s finished.

Trophies aside, sailors said the real rewards of skippering a yacht in this race were camaraderie, teamwork and the chance to lead a team through a demanding test.

Half of the race is “not the best times, and you’re questioning why you’re doing it,” said Costello of the often-rough conditions. “It comes back down to those moments where you’re wide-eyed and it’s a bit crazy out there, and everyone has that knowing look like, ‘OK, we’re going to get through this.’”

And, with more women taking on this leadership challenge, sailors said the race’s future had never looked more inclusive.

“Women are a big part of the population, so we aren’t going anywhere,” said Tuck, who plans to start her 16th race this year as a watch captain aboard Disko Trooper, a 32-footer. “Well, yes,” she corrected, “we are going to Hobart.”

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2024

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No Limit retired last year when a crew member was injured. David Gotze bought this RP63 in 2019 and took it to a great seventh overall for second in Division 2 in the 75 th race that year. No Limit placed 10 th in the 2022 Noakes Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race, a good start to this year’s campaign. On board with Gotze again is Tony Ellis, who will sail his 54 th Sydney Hobart, a remarkable achievement. This is an excellent all-round boat, and a near sistership to the 2011 Hobart winner, Loki. Launched as Limit by Alan Brierty three weeks prior to the 2008 Rolex Sydney Hobart, she finished seventh, but retired from the 2009 race, then placed 14 th in 2010. The Reichel/Pugh 63 was sold and renamed Aszhou and Voodoo . As Voodoo , she finished the 2018 Sydney Hobart third overall to win Division 1, after Hugh Ellis bought the boat out of the US. 

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Vivid Sydney: Everything you need to know about this year's festival

Soon the lights of Vivid will be switched on, bathing Sydney in a rush of colour, sound and flavour.

This year, trains trundling around the City Circle will be transformed into rave caves, the city's underground tunnels will glow with light installations, and alleyways will be your ticket to cuisines from all over the world.

fireworks over the opera house sails lit up with images for the opening of vivid 2024

Over 23 nights, the festival of "pure joy" will revolve around the theme of humanity, and a universal search for meaning and purpose.

"When I came up with the theme 12 months ago I had no idea how relevant and important it would be today," festival director Gill Minervini said.

"Vivid Sydney is an event we always need but I think no more than this year, it is wonderful to be able to create some joy in the city and literally be able to bring some light in what has been a pretty dark time."

Organisers are expecting crowds of about 3.5 million people — more than half of Sydney's population.

It is being trumped as a 'cost of living buster of a party' for families looking for a cheap night out.

A curtain of blue lights hang in a circle creating a curtain of colour in a sydney park at night.

How long does Vivid Sydney go for?

In its 14th year, Vivid 2024 will run for 23 days and nights from Friday, May 24 to June 15.

It will start on Friday night with a celebration of First Nations culture against the backdrop of the Opera House.

For three weeks, the city's architecture will act as a canvas for a dynamic series of lasers, search lights and light art installations stretching from Sydney Harbour to Tumbalong Park.

For those looking to eat, The Goods Line park and pedestrian pathway in Ultimo will play host to flame-seared food from around the world.

There is also a stacked event line up in venues across the city, canvassing art, culinary creations and live music.

How much does it cost to go to Vivid Sydney, and what is happening?

A huge number of venues across Sydney are taking part in the festival.

The Vivid light walk is an eight-kilometre stretch of installations, projections and experiences from the Sydney Opera House to the Goods Line in Ultimo.

An outdoor park at night with human silhouettes lit up holding hands.

It is completely free to access, though families are with young children or prams are being encouraged to visit mid-week to avoid large crowds.

"If people want to, all they need to spend money is their bus fare or train fare and have a fabulous night with their family friends, in what can be a very affordable experience," Ms Minervini said.

The walk includes an installation called Nest at Barangaroo reserve by bird photographer Leila Jeffreys, which features brolgas projected onto a huge transparent surface, where they appear to float in the air.

Iconic Australian artist Reg Mombassa, who famously designed for surf brand Mambo, has taken over Custom House with projections described as a "cheeky, beautiful" journey into his imagination.

A large building at night is lit up by a colourful work of art projection.

A ticket on the Tekno train by composer Paul Mac — which will do a lap on Sydney's rail network — cost between $19 and $27.

The commuter train will leave from Sydney Central Station and reimagines the daily commute as a symphony of music and light, inspired by the natural rhythms and movements of trains.

The Machine Hall is to be the home of music for the festival with a huge number of acts rolling through, including a late-night dance party in the 100-year-old heritage substation by Sydney record labels Trackwork and SUMAC.

There is also a 'Supper Club' series hosted by comedians Rhys Nicholson and Georgia Mooney which delves into stories as told by a line-up of familiar faces including Annabel Crabb and Julia Zemiro.

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Getting to Vivid, getting home and road closures

During the festival there will be some major road closures and parking restrictions in the CBD from 3pm to 1am.

Transport NSW is putting on more than 2,000 extra bus, train and ferry services to cope with demand.

Services will operate on a special timetable on Friday nights and weekends.

People worried about large crowds are being encouraged to attend mid-week.

Looking back over the harbour the city of Sydney is lit up with a number of colourful lights.

Is Vivid safe?

Organisers have stressed there are no extraordinary safety concerns but have urged the public to remain safety aware, particularly of pickpocketers who they have described as being "very active" during the festival.

Police arrested five people last year for pickpocketing.

Police will be monitoring a series of live feeds across the city and emergency services will be on stand-by.

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  13. Sydney to Hobart yacht race 2023

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  14. Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2024

    Yacht Tracker - Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race Year 2024 2023 2022 2021 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988 1987 1986 1985 1984 1983 1982 1981 1980 1979 1978 1977 1976 1975 1974 1973 1972 1971 1970 1969 1968 1967 1966 1965 ...

  15. 2022 Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race

    The 2022 Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, sponsored by Rolex and hosted by the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia in Sydney, was the 77th annual running of the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race.It began on Sydney Harbour at 1 pm on Boxing Day (26 December 2022), before heading south for 628 nautical miles (1,163 km) through the Tasman Sea, Bass Strait, Storm Bay and up the River Derwent, to cross the ...

  16. Two more boats pull out of Sydney to Hobart as storms hit

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  18. Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2024

    Race Organiser Notes. Enterprise Next Generation - redress of 2 hours granted by the International Jury to Enterprise Next Generation for standing by Koa when that boat lost her rudder. Eye Candy - Retired - forestay damage. Huntress - Retired - loss of rudder.

  19. Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race 2024

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  22. Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2024

    The Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race will again start in accordance with tradition with the firing of a starting cannon. The start will be at 1.00pm on Boxing Day, 26 December. The fleet will start from start lines off Nielsen Park with boats on the northern line rounding "Victor Mark" and boats on the southern lines rounding "X-Ray Mark", at the ...

  23. Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2024

    No Limit placed 10 th in the 2022 Noakes Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race, a good start to this year's campaign. On board with Gotze again is Tony Ellis, who will sail his 54 th Sydney Hobart, a remarkable achievement. This is an excellent all-round boat, and a near sistership to the 2011 Hobart winner, Loki. Launched as Limit by Alan Brierty ...

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