|Often described as the most gruelling long ocean race in the world, the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2007 is a 628 nautical mile course that starts in Sydney Harbour where the fleet sails out into the Tasman Sea, down the south-east coast of mainland Australia, across Bass Strait (which divides the mainland from the island State of Tasmania), then down the east coast of Tasmania. At Tasman Island the fleet turns right into Storm Bay for the final sail up the Derwent River to the historic port city of Hobart.|
Now in its 63rd year, the Rolex Sydney Hobart ranks in world status with the Rolex Fastnet Race in England and the Newport to Bermuda Race in the USA. Champagne corks are frequently heard to pop and the winner receives two Rolex chronometers.
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race Web Site