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The 2018 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race will once again capture the attention of the sailing world. © Daniel Forster / Rolex
The 2018 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race will once again capture the attention of the sailing world. © Daniel Forster / Rolex

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

The 2018 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race is going to be arguably the closest race in history and sports fans can catch the start of the race no matter where they live around the world.

The race commences on Boxing Day (26 December 2018) at 1pm AEDT, and Australians can watch the broadcast from 12:30pm AEDT on Channel 7’s 7Mate channel, as well as 7Plus, across the country. 7Mate’s coverage will include commentary from CYCA Member and sailing expert Peter Shipway and injured America’s Cup-winning skipper Jimmy Spithill, with the broadcast hosted by Matt Carmichael.

The race start will also be live streamed to a vast international audience via the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race website www.rolexsydneyhobart.com

In addition to a broadcast of the race start via 7Mate this year and the Rolex Sydney Hobart website, coverage throughout the race will arguably be more thorough than ever before.

Joining the seasoned race media team of Di Pearson and Nicole Browne this year are London Olympics silver medallist Olivia Price and highly experienced sports writer Rupert Guinness. Popular social media personality Nic Douglass, from ‘Adventures of a Sailor Girl’, will also feature in the team throughout the event.

Coverage of this year’s Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race will include video boat tours, interviews, feature articles, news stories, regular race updates and a daily chat show from 26 to 31 December on the race Facebook page and website.

In addition to regular reports on the¬†www.rolexsydneyhobart.com¬†website, sports fans will also be able to get their yachting fix on Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race’s¬†Facebook,¬†Twitter¬†and¬†Instagram¬†channels.

“This year’s Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race is going to be one of the closest in history and fans will be able to engage with the race on our channels like never before,” CYCA Commodore Paul Billingham said.

“I look forward to a great race, broadcast to Australians via 7Mate and to those around the world on¬†www.rolexsydneyhobart.com, and reading and watching the great stories of the competitors across all the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race channels.”

For all the latest on the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, visit www.rolexsydneyhobart.com, like the official Facebook race page, follow us on Twitter and engage on Instagram.

by Cruising Yacht Club of Australia

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