Sailing Fans, Mark Your Calendar!
Live start broadcast and webcast details:
December 11, 2008
In addition to Seven Network's live television broadcast in Australia, Seven Network and Yahoo!7 will provide a live 90-minute webcast of the start of the 64th Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race to a global audience.
Anyone, in any country, around the world will be able to watch the start of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race provided they have a computer and broadband internet access from 1230 AEST until 1400 AEST.
In addition to the live 90-minute broadcast and webcast, Seven Network and Yahoo!7 will present up to 4 race updates per day until the overall winner of the 2008 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race is determined.
To see all the action of the start of the 64th Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race tune into the Seven Network or the official race website www.rolexsydneyhobart.com and follow the links to www.yahoo7.com.au/sport from 1230 AEST on 26 December 2008.
A fleet of 105 yachts will compete in this year's race, which starts at 1300 AEDT, 26 December 2008. The Rolex Sydney Hobart fleet will represent the USA, UK, New Zealand, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Russia and New Caledonia as well as every Australian state.
To view the entry list, visit: www.rolexsydneyhobart.com/yachts.asp?key=526
In the lead up to the Boxing Day start will be the Rolex Trophy One Design Series from 12-14 December followed by the SOLAS Big Boat Challenge on Tuesday 16 December and finally, from 18-21 December, the Rolex Trophy Rating Series.
Event website: www.rolexsydneyhobart.com