Launceston to Hobart Yacht Race
Sorry, this event’s been and gone
|Thu 27 Dec ’12, 3:00pm||
Where: Constitution Dock, Constitution Dock, Hobart
Australia’s newest and fastest growing ocean race, the Launceston to Hobart Yacht Race around the spectacular east coast of Tasmania, looks certain to attract a record fleet of between 35 and 40 boats this year.
The 280 nautical mile race starts on Monday, 27th December and the fleet will set sail from Inspection Head wharf at Beauty Point, a few miles upstream from Low Head; giving the fleet a testing dash of several nautical miles before clearing Low Head and sailing into the open waters of Bass Strait.
Spectators can see the yachts from the foreshores of the Tamar downstream, while many pleasure craft follow the fleet to Low Head.
From there the course will take the yachts through notorious Banks Strait between the north-east tip of Tasmania and the Furneaux Islands before heading down the Tasmanian east coast sailing through The Mercury Passage between Maria Island and the Tasmanian mainland.
As they sail down the east coast the L2H boats probably will sail in company with those racing from Sydney and Melbourne to the joint finish of all three races off Castray Esplanade below Hobart’s historic maritime suburb of Battery Point.
Constitution Dock, Constitution Dock, Hobart