Boxing Day Cruise - Sydney Hobart Start

Boxing Day in Sydney is the start of the world famous Sydney to Hobart yacht race. This is one of the great summer events in Sydney, when Australians take to the harbour in force to witness the spectacle and to cheer on the yachts.

26 December
Thu 26 Dec 2024
5 hours, 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
  • $249.00 incl. GST

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There is no better way to experience the electric atmosphere of this iconic yacht race than to get out on the water amongst it all.

Join us, for a  memorable day, on board a comfortable Beneteau yacht and follow the fleet.

Sailing programme

Our yachts are berthed in a modern walk-on walk-off marina in a beautiful setting at Middle Harbour Yacht Club.

The day begins with a short safety briefing. We explain the basic parts of the yacht as well as the use of winches, halyards and sheets.

Next, we head out towards the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House near the start line for the race.

Sydney to Hobart race start

As the start time approaches the tension builds and the yachts jostle for a starting position. This is a great opportunity to get photos and videos of some of the world's most impressive race yachts

When the gun goes at 1 o'clock the yachts race down the harbour to a marker buoy off Sydney Heads.

Here the fleet turns south for the start of a 628-mile yacht racing adventure.

We usually follow the fleet down the harbour and out through the heads.

Then it's back to the Yacht Club in good time for a few light refreshments in the waterside bar. 

Flying Fish Sydney to Hobart campaign

Flying Fish has successfully completed 17 Rolex Sydney to Hobart yacht races achieving outstanding results including second in class in 2009 and first in class in 2010 and 2017. 

Having been inspired by a day on the water watching it all perhaps you will be ready to join our crew for next year and tick one off the bucket list!

Click here for more information about our Sydney to Hobart campaigns. 

What's included

  • Life jackets are provided and we can loan you wet weather clothing if required.
  • All vessels have an enclosed bathroom on board.
  • Please bring your own lunch and snacks.

Before you start

No previous experience is required.

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