Have you ever seen any yacht race event? If ‘no’ then here in the following you will come to know about an exciting cruiser race event that happens every year in Australia. Scores of travellers from far distance countries go there to experience it live. Sydney to Hobart Yacht race is a widely famous annual hosted race event organised by the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia. It is also recognised in the name of Bluewater Classic event by the Australian media personnel.
About Bluewater Classic Event
Beginning on Boxing Day (26 December) each year, the Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht competition is an Australian summertime event with an approximate race distance of 630 nautical miles. The starting point of this yacht contest is Sydney and ending point is Hobart. This race is organised with the cooperation of Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania. It is debatably the world’s greatest oceanic competition that was introduced by a marine artist, named Jack Earl. He premeditated a sail journey from Sidney to Hobart on the family dinghy and started his expedition on 26 December 1945. All his friends decided to accompany him but in the form of a race and in this way this Bluewater Classic event started. Peter Luke was the highest existing skipper of this competition and contributed a lot for the development of the Australian Cruising Yacht Club.
In the year 1946, women were the first to partake in this contest. Presently, the visitors can see that more than thousand numbers of participants are female. This yacht race is performed under the racing regulations of sailing. The flotilla encompasses predominantly canoes that are cruisers with a solitary flagpole. The foremost attraction of this event is that even the handicapped players can also participate in this game. The winner of 2013 handicapped team is Victoire.
Rules of Sidney to Rolex Hobart Yacht Race Event
2014 is marked as the 70th bicentenary of Bluewater Classic event. Recently, the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia (CYCA) announced the criterion for the yacht event and invites the desired yacht owners to register their team names for the race. The yachts should enter not only the divisions of Corinthian but also the other three parts that are IRC, ORCi or PHS. According to the prediction of CYCA, this year more than 120 yachts will sail on the ocean. The boat time is adjusted in accordance with the speed and the size of the yacht. The successful sail journey by the yachts counts on the ratio of the power-to-weight. Most of the time, the trophy is captured by the Australian team Kurrewa IV.
Accommodations in Hobart
Loads of hotels are there in Hobart that proffers luxurious services to the Bluewater Classic event visitors in a reasonable price. Amongst them, some of the famous are Salamanca Inn All Suit Hotel, Grand Chancellor Hotel Hobart, Wrest Point Tasmania, The Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel Hobart. The tourists can also stay in the comfortable taverns of Sydney like Blakehurst Motor Inn Sydney, Captain Cook etc.