We are offering a place to compete on this exciting yacht during the Sydney Hobart race! Challenge yourself on this year's yacht race with 600 miles of tough ocean racing on this fantastic yacht.
We are offering a place to compete on this exciting yacht during the Sydney to Hobart yacht race!
The annual Sydney Hobart Race is our toughest racing challenge, leaving Sydney on 26 December and arriving in Hobart, Tasmania, in time for huge New Year celebrations.
The race is a great test of seamanship, tactics, skill and endurance. The key to success in an event like this is preparation - and we have designed a campaign for individual crew members that ensures that everyone is well prepared for the challenge. This year we are racing ARCTOS, a cutter rigged McIntyre 55. ARCTOS was built for sailing the Southern Ocean.
Our programme starts with three days of skills and drills on Sydney harbour. This focuses on yacht preparation, spinnaker handling and race role allocation. Then you'll take part in a 24 hour offshore qualifying passage, stipulated by race organisers, the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia. Training for the event is based at Sydney's Middle Harbour Yacht Club in Mosman.
You take two days off for Christmas, then it's up early on Boxing Day for the spectacular start on Sydney Harbour.
When the big day arrives you sail out into the Tasman Sea, searching for the warm current that will carry you south along the Australia coast. You head out across the Bass Strait and down the east coast of Tasmania.
At Tasman Island the course takes a right turn into Storm Bay for the final leg, sailing up the Derwent River to the finish line at Constitution Dock - and a magnificent welcome in the historic port of Hobart. We expect to arrive in Hobart in good time for the New Year's Eve celebrations, Tasmania's best party of the year.
Join a skilled and experienced Sydney to Hobart crew for the adventure of a lifetime!
Safety and Sea Survival
Under special race regulations for the Rolex Sydney to Hobart Race, 50% of the Sydney to Hobart crew are required to have completed the Yachting Australia SSSC course. This includes theoretical aspects of survival, hands on live flare demonstrations and a life raft wet drill. Every member of the crew should have this Certificate.
Rushcutters Bay (Sydney)