Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Sydney To Hobart Yacht Race - Hobart Campervan Hire

Hobart Campervan HireIf you're travelling through Tasmania around the Christmas to New Year period you might want to check out the festivities surrounding the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race.

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Hobart is well known among the international yachting community as the finishing mark of the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, which starts in Sydney on Boxing Day. The Hobart Summer Festival celebrates the arrival of the yachts with a food and wine festival that begins just after Christmas and ends in mid-January. The Taste of Tasmania is a major part of the festival, where locals and visitors can taste fine local and international food and wine.

The inaugural race in 1945 had nine starters and the winner was Rani, built in New South Wales. She took six days, 14 hours and 22 minutes to complete the race. Times got faster quite rapidly and today's crop of super-fast boats usually complete the course in less than 2 days. The record is held by Wild Oats XI, which won line and handicap honours in 2005 with a time of 1 day, 18hours, 40 minutes, 10 seconds. (Source: Wikipedia)

Video: Sydney To Hobart Yacht Race 2006

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