Please select your home edition
Edition
Musto 2017 728x90 Surefooted

112 boats entered for 2021 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

by Cruising Yacht Club of Australia 29 Oct 10:07 BST 26 December 2021
Matt Allen's Botin 52 Ichi Ban won the Tattersall Cup in 2019 © Rolex / Carlo Borlenghi

The stage is set for the return of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, with a fleet of 112 boats confirmed for the 2021 edition of the prestigious race.

Among them is Matt Allen's Botin 52 Ichi Ban, the 2017 and 2019 winner of the Tattersall Cup, which honours the overall winner on handicap.

Three super maxis are tipped to battle for the John H Illingworth Challenge Cup as line honours winner, with Peter Harburg's RP100 Black Jack, Seng Huang Lee's Dovell 100 SHK Scallywag and Christian Beck's Juan-K 100 which will soon be rebranded (formerly Infotrack and winner of line honours in 2016 as Perpetual Loyal) part of the line-up.

The introduction of shorthanded racing for the 2021 race has proved popular as 24 crews of two look to be crowned as the inaugural winner of the Two-Handed Division.

Noel Cornish AM, Commodore of race organiser Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, said: "We are delighted to see such a strong fleet entered for the 2021 Rolex Sydney Hobart.

"I commend competitors and race supporters for their cooperation and support, which will ensure we can run a CovidSafe race.

"The Rolex Sydney Hobart is a hallmark of the Summer sporting calendar in Australia. "The CYCA is in ongoing discussions with the NSW and Tasmanian Governments, and will comply with any Covid restrictions put in place for the safety of competitors and spectators.

"I would especially like to thank Race Sponsor, Rolex, and Race Finishing Partner, the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania, for their unwavering support."

Media accreditation will open in mid-late November. More information will be provided in due course.

Visit the official race website for more information.

Related Articles

Diverse fleet set to make waves in 2021 RSHYR
Headlined by the battle for the Tattersall Cup A diverse and competitive fleet will chase history in the 2021 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, headlined by the battle for the Tattersall Cup and the introduction of the Two-Handed Division. Posted on 24 Nov
CYCA provides update on 2021 RSHYR
100 days to go 2021 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, home of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, remains hopeful the 'Great Race' will return in 2021. Posted on 17 Sep
2021 RSHYR surpasses 50th entry milestone
A growing fleet for the return of the great race The 2021 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race has reached its first major milestone, with more than 50 boats already part of a growing fleet for the return of the Great Race. Posted on 30 Jul
Entries open for Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race
The 77th edition of ocean racing's 'Everest' Excitement is building for the return of the historic Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, with entries now open for the 77th edition of ocean racing's 'Everest'. Posted on 15 Jun
First female doublehander enters Sydney to Hobart
Two women are out to break records in the first Farr X2 built The average team competing in the infamous Sydney to Hobart race has 10 crew members or more. But two Sydney women are ready to push the limits of what's possible by preparing to compete in the 2021 race as the first ever all-female crew of just two. Posted on 6 Jun
Virtual Rolex Sydney Hobart victors
166,000 competitors register and take part in the 628-nautical-mile race The 2020 online Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race conducted by Virtual Regatta was one for the record book. Posted on 4 Jan
Boxing Kangaroos win the Virtual Sydney Hobart
International team of virtual racers beat 549 teams In a tightly fought race The Boxing Kangaroos, an international team of virtual yacht racers, beat 549 teams in the Virtual Rolex Sydney Hobart late Monday night claiming first place in the Team standings. Posted on 29 Dec 2020
Rolex Sydney Hobart Flashback Montage
17 years of the Bow Caddy Team's coverage In the context of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race's unbroken record of 75 consecutive races, the 17 years of the Bow Caddy Team's coverage of the event makes us relative rookies on scene still! Posted on 27 Dec 2020
2020 RSHYR continues in Virtual Regatta
Sailors can still take part in the great race online Whilst the 2020 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race has unfortunately been cancelled, sailors and fans alike can still take part in the Great Race through Virtual Regatta. Posted on 23 Dec 2020
Sydney Hobart: Rupert Henry on 2-handed sailing
Prior to the race's cancellation due to Covid-19, this video gives a detailed look into this class Filmed before the event's cancellation, Rupert Henry, an experienced two-handed sailor gives some insights into what it takes to campaign a short handed off-shore race, in preparing the for the 76th Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. Posted on 20 Dec 2020