The Rolex Sydney to Hobart is one of the toughest ways to ring in the New Year, covering about 725 miles from Sydney, Australia, to Hobart, Tasmania. After a hiatus in 2020, the annual end-of-year regatta more than lived up to its daunting reputation in 2021 with strong winds and an agitated sea state forcing a third of the 88-boat fleet to retire (112 had entered but, largely due to Covid concerns, 24 did not start). Matt Allen’s 52-foot Ichi Ban was the overall winner on corrected time. Black Jack took Line honors, followed by LawConnect and SHK Scallywag.
Organized in 1945 by the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia in partnership with the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania, the race has been supported by Rolex since 2002.
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