Boxing Day and the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race

Sydney Harbour 2.5 Hours before the Start

Sydney Harbour 2.5 Hours before the Start

Sydney, Boxing Day

This year’s “Sydney to Hobart” starts at 1pm Australia time, 11 hours ahead of GMT and 16 hours ahead of the U.S. east coast.

There’s an international fleet of competitors, including one from Switzerland and only one from America.  We’re fortunate to be able to see the entrance to Sydney Harbour from our balcony, and will watch as the yachts sail up the Harbour, around South Head, and out to sea heading for Tasmania.

Google Earth Feature

Clive discovered a Google Earth link that has a great view of the Harbour and race starting line.  The link says it will update standings and yacht positions every 10 minutes over the next 2-3 days.

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