The Sydney to Hobart yacht race is a major Australian event held annually on Boxing Day.
Hosted by the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, the race starts in Sydney on Boxing Day and finishes in Hobart, a distance of 1167km, or 630 nautical miles.
The first race was held on 26 December 1945, and included nine starters.
The inaugural race winner was “Rani”.
Initially intended to be a cruise between the two cities, the race has grown over the years to attract international interest, with maxi-yachts from the US, the UK and Europe competing.