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Timeless classics return for Sydney Hobart Classic Yacht Regatta

Timeless classics return for Sydney Hobart Classic Yacht Regatta
SAILING - Sydney to Hobart Classic Yacht Race regatta 2020 Cruising Yacht Club of Australia. 12/12/2020 (Photo by Andrea Francolini) KIALOA II Andrea Francolini

Timeless classics return for Sydney Hobart Classic Yacht Regatta

Some of the most historic boats from the Sydney Hobart Yacht Race will gather for the 2021 Sydney Hobart Classic Yacht Regatta from 10-12 December.

The annual regatta, organised by the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, is open to any yacht launched prior to 1976 that has completed in at least one Sydney Hobart.

29 classic offshore yachts are entered for the 2021 edition, including Love & War, Anitra V, Fidelis, Mister Christian, Kialoa II, Caprice of Huon and Margaret Rintoul.

A non-pointscore invitational race has been added for this year’s Sydney Hobart Classic Yacht Regatta, with the weekend’s pursuit race and scratch race determining the winners of all three divisions.

The scratch race starts from a line off Cannae Point, the original starting line for the first Sydney Hobart Yacht Race in 1945.

The three divisional trophies honour champion Australian offshore racing boats – The Koomooloo Trophy, The Balandra Plate and The Solo Trophy.

CYCA Commodore, Noel Cornish, said: “I think it’s just great to have something like this that brings together so many of the boats and sailors who’ve made the Sydney Hobart such a special race.”

Stay tuned to the CYCA social media channels and for photos and results from what is always a wonderful celebration of the history of the Sydney Hobart.

The Sydney Hobart Classic Yacht Regatta is proudly supported by The Luxury Collection, hotels that define the destination.


  • Defiance (Nicole Shrimpton)
  • Electra (Bradshaw Kellett)
  • Eve (Steve Capell)
  • Fair Winds (Mark Chew)
  • Fidelis (Nigel Stoke)
  • Josephine (Peter McCorquodale)
  • Kialoa II (Patrick Broughton)
  • Love & War (Simon Kurts)
  • Vittoria (Alan Reece)


  • Anitra V (Philip Brown)
  • Barbarian (Nicole Butcher)
  • Boongown (Eddy Vinks)
  • Camille (Peter Charles Moran)
  • Jasnar (Gordon Ingate)
  • Malohi (Maurie Evans)
  • Mister Christian (David Salter)
  • Nike (Samuel Hunt)
  • Zara (John Griffin)


  • Archina (Bill Ferris)
  • Caprice of Huon (David Champtaloup)
  • Cardinal Puff (Martin French)
  • Eos (Malcolm Lambe)
  • Lolita (Nick Cassim)
  • Malveena (Gabe Kemeny)
  • Margaret Rintoul (Bruce Gould)
  • Maris (Tiare Tomaszewski)
  • Nirvana 1 (John Newcomb)
  • Suraya (Carl Sriber)
  • Valhalla (Tony Burgess)