A lull in finishers and then the midday rush as a northerly hit the 2019 Rolex Sydney Hobart fleet and yachts kept rolling into Hobart throughout the day and night – they just kept coming and continued to do so into this afternoon, with less than 20 left on the race course.
The number one racing boat in Australia has been declared the overall winner of the Rolex Sydney Hobart for a second time, as this morning Matt Allen was advised his TP52, Ichi Ban, was to yet again have its name engraved on the Tattersall Cup.
Comanche, the 2017 Rolex Sydney Hobart line honours winner and race record holder, fought back brilliantly from a slow start in this year’s 75th running of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s race by taking the lead soon after exiting Sydney Heads.
The CYCA is aware of discussion as regards the long standing requirement in the Sailing Instructions for the 2019 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race for yachts to report in by HF (High Frequency) radio at Green Cape.
Entry for the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race has closed and organisers at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia (CYCA) are thrilled to announce 170 yachts from Australia and overseas will take part in their 75th race, making it the largest fleet since the 50th in 1994, and the fourth-largest in the history of the race.
A total of 157 entries have been received one week out from close of entries for the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - and, in addition to a smattering of international entrants, nearly half the field is made up of yachts representing Australian states outside of New South Wales.