Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2018 – Highlights
Sunny skies and winds of ten-15 knots marked the start out of the 74th Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race as a fleet of eighty five yachts established sail from Sydney Harbour at the regular start out time of 1pm on 26 December. The struggle for line honours was keenly contested by 4 of the 5 participating 30.5-metre (a hundred toes) Maxis, but it was thirteen-calendar year-aged Wild Oats XI, with Mark Richards at the helm, that finally prevailed to declare a history ninth title. In general victory and the Tattersall Cup went to Philip Turner’s twenty-metre (66 toes) “Alive”. It was a maiden get and a aspiration appear true for the Tasmanian operator who as a boy experienced consistently watched the finishers sail into Constitution Dock. The winners have been awarded timepieces from Rolex, the race’s Title Sponsor since 2002.