The 2018 Rolex Sydney Hobart race might have been recently concluded but many are already looking forward to the 2019 version that will commence in December. It is considered to be a tough race, especially in the water conditions that this race is held. It usually starts on Boxing Day and the race course spans 600 miles across the Bass Strait. It then reaches the finishing line in Hobart, Tasmania. The race sees the fierce battle that ensues between monohulls, some of the fastest and biggest in the world and those of the super maxi category.
The 2019 edition will see the 75th race being inaugurated and that makes it a landmark event for regular participants and organizers. The race started ever since John H Illingworth had suggested the idea. Since then it has been a large scale global event and this year it promises to be even bigger than how the 50th edition was celebrated. Those who usually participate in the consecutive years usually would not miss out in being part of the 75th edition. Special celebrations are already being planned by the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia that is the main organizer of the event.
Details of the race would be officially released in the month of February. There would be a fleet of 135 to 140 vessels that are expected to take part in the anniversary race. Those who are keen to be part of the event need to get themselves familiar with the entry requirements unless they have participated in the previous editions. Most of the terms of 2019 would be as per the Notice of Race that was issued in 2018. The Sailing office has its official website and support forums for receiving any queries and to assist those who wish to know how to comply with the terms.