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  • BOM's Jane Golding giving the final compulsory race briefing on race morning BOM's Jane Golding giving the final compulsory race briefing on race morning
  • 2015 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race Presentation 2015 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race Presentation

Race Sponsor


Race Organiser

Cruising Yacht Club of Australia

The CYCA is the race organiser.  The CYCA is based in Sydney, New South Wales.

Race Finishing Club

Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania

The RYCT is the host club in Hobart, Tasmania, the destination of the race

Event Supporters


Mumm Champagne - With its distinguished heritage dating back to 1827, Mumm is the leading international champagne House in France and third worldwide. Mumm Grand Cordon pays tribute to the iconic red sash – indented in the glass as part of a whole series of innovations. The revolutionary bottle is the perfect embodiment of the spirit of the House associated with audacious challenges and ground-breaking endeavours. As such it provides a fitting celebration for the winners and competitors in the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.

JBW and Appliances Online - The Radio Relay Vessel MV JBW, a spacious 70-foot motor cruise, is generously donated to the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia by CYCA member and owner of Appliances Online, Mr John Winning.  MV JBW is available for charter service when not on RRV duties. Please visit  to learn more about this luxurious motor cruiser or make a charter booking.  If you are in the market for whitegoods  or other appliances we ask you to support Appliances Online where possible.  The CYCA Board of Directors thanks John Winning for his ongoing support and generosity to the CYCA.

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Roads and Maritime Services - CYCA acknowledges the support provided by Roads and Maritime Services in the preparation, planning and delivery of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. 

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TasPorts - The Tasmanian Ports Corporation (Tasports) is a proud supporter of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. Since the very first race, the Hobart waterfront and its supporting infrastructure have been critical to the delivery of this iconic event. Tasports not only provides the premier location but also enables the berthing of up to 100 additional yachts in the harbour. This year we are once again looking forward to the delivery of a safe, exciting and memorable race.



Tourism Tasmania - The state’s tourism marketing agency has recently launched its new brand campaign, TasmaniaCome Down for Air. It’s an invitation to travellers to take a break from the stress and routine of life, and find time, space and freedom in Tasmania to reconnect with self, others and nature. To feel more human. Come Down for Air at


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JANUS et Cie - JANUS et Cie, an international, luxury lifestyle brand of design-driven indoor and outdoor furnishings, is proud to be the official furniture sponsor of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s race village and support Australia’s world-famous Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.

Grinders Coffee Roasters

Grinders Coffee - Grinders Coffee through our Master Roasters, is dedicated to sourcing, roasting and delivering the best single origin and blended coffees in Australia. They have partnered with the CYCA as name sponsor of the Grinders Coffee SOLAS Big Boat Challenge. 



7HOFM - 7HOFM is extremely proud of our long association with the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.  Live reports and updates provided by Steve Barker each year keeps Hobart on top of all the action as it happens.  This will continue this year and beyond with an additional onsite live broadcast from the Hobart Race Village on Hobart's historic waterfront where 7HOFM's team of presenters will broadcast daily from the village between 10 am and 6 pm including interviews with Skippers, crew, officials, local identities and VIP's, helping to bring a 100% Hobart feel to the event.


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Hobart City Council - HCC is a valued supporter of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, providing vital facilities and equipment for the international and domestic media who cover the race while in Hobart. HCC are also the organisers of the famous Taste of Tasmania which runs at the same time the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race Competitors arrive into Hobart.




Other links

Bureau of Meteorology - The BOM provides weather reports for the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.  The BOM is responsible for providing meteorological, hydrological and oceanographic services in Australia.  Link here to a specialised marine page on the BOM website.

CSIRO - The CSIRO has for many years provided Rolex Sydney Hobart boats with information regarding the oceanographic conditions likely to be encountered on the race course.

Marine Rescue NSW - Marine Rescue NSW have showed continued support by kindly assisting the CYCA and competitors, by conducting pre-race radio checks for all boats on the race frequencies. During the race they also assist the CYCA race management team by providing communication channels through Marine Rescue Lake Macquarie. It is a great service and the CYCA would like to thank all the volunteers for their continued service over the years. 

KORDIA - owns and operates Australia's Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) HF network on behalf of the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) and Bureau of Meteorology (BOM). Kordia will play a supporting role for the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race by monitoring the HF race frequencies used by the fleet during the iconic yachting event, and by making available a stream of the periodic skeds conducted with competing boats, which can be listened to through the website.

Yellowbrick Tracking -  The Yellowbrick tracker is a rugged and fully self-contained battery operated tracker which works anywhere on Earth. The tracker will obtain a position using the GPS satellite network, and then transmit that position back to Yellowbrick HQ using the Iridium satellite network. The positions are then visualised on both our race trackers, the race Yacht Tracker map embedded in this site and our Google Earth based tracker.  Iridium is the only satellite network that allows transmission of information from any point on Earth. Iridium is the only satellite network that allows transmission of information from any point on Earth. Iridium has 66 satellites in orbit around the Earth, allowing coverage anywhere on Earth 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Messages sent via Iridium take just seconds to reach Yellowbrick HQ and the race website server.

General sailing links

World Sailing
Australian Sailing