The Rolex Spirit of Yachting film series presents the 73rd Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. The behind-the-scenes footage in this 25-minute documentary covers the peak moments of this 628-nautical-mile offshore adventure from Sydney Harbour to Hobart, Tasmania. After a phenomenal contest between Jim Cooney’s LDV Comanche and the Oatley family’s Wild Oats XI, the line honours title for first to finish was eventually attributed to LDV Comanche. The winners of the coveted Rolex timepieces in honour of excellence on the water were awarded to Jim Cooney, who took home the Illingworth Trophy and set a new race record of 1 day, 9 hours, 15 minutes and 24 seconds, and to Matt Allen, who won the Tattersall Cup for overall win aboard Ichi Ban.
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2017 - Spirit of Yachting film
The Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2017 was captured on film as part of Rolex's Spirit of Yachting series. Watch the full 26 minute episode here.