• CYCA Marina on Boxing Day morning 2016 CYCA Marina on Boxing Day morning 2016
  • 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

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

Race Finishing Partner

Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania

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


Event Supporters

JBW and Appliances Online - The Radio Relay Vessel MV JBW, a spacious 70-foot motor cruiser, 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.


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. 


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.


Events Tasmania - Events Tasmania offers a range of funding and development opportunities to encourage event organisers to stage their next event in Tasmania.
Their programs build and sustain a strong events sector, promote investment and support, grow regional skills and capacity, and maximise the value and return on investment for events.
The 2021 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race is supported by the Tasmanian Government through Events Tasmania. Visit the Events Tasmania and Discover Tasmania websites. 



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.


The Luxury Collection - For the global explorer, The Luxury Collection offers a gateway to the world's most exciting and desirable destinations. Each hotel and resort is a unique and cherished expression of its location; a portal to the destination's indigenous charms and treasures. Originating in 1906 as a collection of Europe's most celebrated and iconic properties, today The Luxury Collection brand is a glittering ensemble, recently surpassing 100 of the world's finest hotels and resorts in more than 30 countries and territories.


 The Tasman - The Tasman, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Hobart will be the new centrepiece of the Tasmanian capital, layering timeless history with a new level of refined luxury accommodation for those seeking to explore the unchartered wild of Tasmania. The Tasman brings the local character of Hobart to life, connecting the pioneering past to contemporary culture and captivating scenery, where guests are emboldened to explore the epicurean highlights of the city and wilderness of the island beyond.


Virtual Regatta - Get involved in the annual online race as you virtually sail the 628 nautical mile Rolex Sydney Hobart in real time, using current weather data and your navigational skills to compete in the race from the comfort of your home.


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. 


General sailing links

World Sailing
Australian Sailing