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The Rolex Sydney Hobart is one of the world’s most famous yacht races – the ultra-challenging 628-nautical-mile journey represents a bucket-list adventure, and one of the greatest tests, for all competitors. In this first podcast, produced by the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia (CYCA), the organising authority behind the race, we explore the stories behind the landmark 75th Sydney Hobart, the 2020 race and COVID-19’s influence on yachting, the addition of two-handed sailing in the Sydney Hobart and at the Olympics, golden moments from “The Vault” and more.

The Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race – Podcast #1, hosted by the legendary Gordon Bray, features a bumper ‘fleet’ of participants (in order of appearance) CYCA Life Member and Channel 7 expert commentator Peter Shipway, CYCA Commodore Paul Billingham, 2019 Line-Honours title-winner Jim Cooney, CYCA Youth Sailing Academy graduate and World Youth Match Racing Champion Louis Schofield, 2019 Tattersall Cup winner Matt Allen, two-handed sailing expert Rupert Henry, the record-breaking Adrienne Cahalan and veteran Tony Ellis.

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