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75th Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race (2019)

The Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race has grown over the decades to become one of the top offshore yacht races in the world, as well as an icon in Australian summer sporting events for the general public. Thousands line the Sydney Harbour foreshores or take to the water in spectator vessels to watch the start at 1 pm on Boxing Day

The 2019 race was an historic 75th start. CYCA Commodore, Paul Billingham says: "The 2019 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, the 75th race to Hobart, is going to be one of the most memorable in the history of our great race. As of mid-July, we are ecstatic to have 100 entrants at such an early stage and are thrilled to have such a strong fleet from across the country and around the world."

"When the start cannon is fired on 26 December at 1300hrs local time, one of the largest and most competitive fleets from around the globe will be on show. Each will take home a piece of history, having taken part in the 75th Sydney Hobart."

Above: Kayle competing in the 2009 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

... and SWD was part of this historic race start!

Congratulations SWD Kayle on being the 66th yacht across the finish line in Hobart!

Our Yacht

Kayle is a 54ft Lyons grand prix offshore racing yacht. She was designed and built in 2000 to be an ocean racer and currently holds the record for the fastest circumnavigation of Australia. Kayle has competed in some 15 Sydney to Hobart races, with divisional wins and places. The boat meets all the safety standards for Category 1 ocean racing.

You can read more about Kayle on our website by CLICKING HERE

Kayle was entered in the Race as SWD Kayle

Above: Kayle finishing the 2009 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race
   

Our Crew

SWD Kayle had a crew of 16 who were brought together by their 'can do' attitude and their enthusiasm for ocean racing and challenging themselves. The varied backgrounds of the crew resulted in an energetic team dynamic and friendly atmosphere.

CLICK HERE to meet the crew members

 

SWD Race Media Content
Media Coverage including SWD Kayle
ABC 7:30 Report Vision Australia Radio
9NEWS Sydney



How to Follow Us

 

The best way to keep up-to-date with SWD Kayle's progress is via our FACEBOOK PAGE. We are aiming to bring you some different types of content from the boat - if technology decides to cooperate with life at sea!

If you don't use Facebook, that's okay. Our Facebook feed is shown towards the bottom of our website's home page.

We also use Instagram - @swdaus

Our main hashtag to follow is #swdkayle

During the race, SWD Kayle's position can be viewed on both the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Tracker and our personal yacht tracker on our website.

SWD Kayle's standing in  the race, along with statistics, can be viewed on the Rolex Sydney Hobart Race website.

 
 WEB PAGE IS STILL BEING BUILT