Experience the magic and excitement aboard an EastSail boat for the start of the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race on Boxing Day.
Want to be close to the action for the start of the world famous Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race. The race starts in Sydney harbour on Boxing Day. You will be just metres from the racing fleet including iconic maxi yachts like Loyal and Wild Oats XI.
Private Charter on Boxing Day
Charter your own private sailing yacht or motor boat from us to experience the start of the exciting Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race on Boxing Day. If you prefer you can hire a skipper to guide you around the Harbour on this exciting day. After the race start you can anchor for lunch and a swim off one of Sydney’s beautiful beaches, We suggest arriving to the marina a little earlier and to soak up the atmosphere, we are adjacent to the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, the club that hosts the race so you can take a walk along the dock and see the yachts doing their final preparations. You and your guests are also able to visit the yacht club after your charter for post sailing refreshments and to see the updated results. You are welcome to bring your own food or drinks or we can organise this for you.
Luxury Cruise Aboard MV Yarranabbe
Come aboard EastSail’s flagship motor cruiser, the MV Yarranabbe for an unforgettable Boxing Day afternoon. This 18m luxury cruiser has space for 49 guests, so bring your friends to witness the start of the Sydney to Hobart yacht race in comfort and style. Our expert skipper will manoeuvre the vessel to ensure a prime view as the yachts get underway. Following the start, enjoy a seafood buffet lunch (with vegetarian options) and unlimited beer and wine as we pull into one the harbour’s quiet coves or beaches for a swim or to relax in the summer afternoon sunshine. $250 per person.
Sailing School Cruise Aboard Racing Yacht Checkmate
Hop aboard Checkmate, EastSail’s 15m racing yacht and experience the speed and excitement of the Sydney to Hobart. A maximum of 12 lucky crew will witness the world’s most famous yacht race start with full commentary by a qualified Australian Sailing instructor. Checkmate departs at 11am and returns at 4pm. The 2018 rate is $199 per person with byo food and drinks.
Share Charters on Boxing Day
See the racing yachts doing their final preparation at the adjacent Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, then watch as they rehearse their racing manoeuvres as the count down to the 1pm Sydney to Hobart race start approaches. Our experienced EastSail skipper can tell you everything you need to know about the competitors, and ensure a prime position on the starting line as this iconic race gets underway. Our Sailing Yacht spectator boats depart at 11am and return at 4pm. The 2018 rate for the Boxing Day spectator sail is $165 per person with byo food and drinks.