On behalf of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, it is my pleasure to advise that 2014 will mark the 70th edition of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.
The Rolex Sydney Hobart is renowned as one of the most significant and toughest ocean races in the world. It is an icon in the Australian sporting calendar. Each year the race throws out new challenges to participants. Two things are constant - the excitement and adrenalin rush on the start line on Boxing Day on Sydney Harbour (an experience not to be missed), and the warmth of the welcome at the finish in Hobart.
Whilst the Notice of Race will not be available until early 2014 we wanted to give international owners of eligible boats adequate time to consider scheduling this significant milestone race into your [IRC] racing calendar for 2014.
Below is a link to a personal invitation from the CYCA. After watching it, I hope it whets your appetite to want to participate in our great race in 2014 or beyond.
I look forward to welcoming you to Sydney.
Commodore, Cruising Yacht Club of Australia