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Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race Cruise

Sydney to Hobart yacht race tickets 2022

Boxing Day 2022, is the day millions of eyes turn to Sydney Harbour for the start of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race – one of the world’s greatest ocean races. While the skippers have their sights set on Hobart, the spectators on our Boxing Day cruises eagerly anticipate all the amazing action as the massive fleet competes for the perfect starting position.

The Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race is an annual event hosted by the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, starting in Sydney, New South Wales, on Boxing Day and finishing in Hobart, Tasmania. The race distance is approximately 630 nautical miles (1,170 km). The race is run in conjunction with the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania and is widely considered to be one of the most difficult yacht races in the world.

Silver Spirit is our beautiful timber cruiser, a classic yacht full of charm, she offers exclusive cruises for small groups. For her Boxing Day Sydney to Hobart yacht race tickets 2022, she has a maximum guest capacity of just 30. This is to allow those lucky few the space to enjoy the boat crowd free with uninterrupted viewing of the Rolex Sydney to Hobart yacht race. View more details on Silver Spirit; here.

The Details

Boxing Day Cruise Schedule

10.45-11.00 Guests arrive at King Street Wharf

11.00-11.14 boarding, briefing and welcome drinks

11.15 – 12.45 substantial canapés served and bar service, watch the yachts warm-up

12.45-12.59 Yachts in position

13.00 Canons – The race starts

13.00-13.30 Follow alongside yachts towards heads

13.30-14.15 Cruise back to the city

14.15-14.30 return to King Street Wharf and disembark


King Street Wharf – Darling Harbour Wharf # TBC @ 11am, 26th December 2022


King Street Wharf – Darling Harbour Wharf # TBC @ 2.30pm, 26th December 2022

Max 30 guests


Cruise is crewed by her owners; support a small family-run Australian business

Boxing Day 2022 Ticket Price

$295 per person

Our 2022 Boxing Day Cruise is SOLD OUT. Enquire now for 2023.

Sydney to Hobart yacht race tickets 2022 Inclusions

Wine list

De Bortoli Prosecco,VIC 

McGuigan Zero Sparkling, SA

Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough NZ
Houghton Margaret River Chardonnay, WA

Rose D’Amelie AOC Luberon Rose, France

Devils Corner Pinot Noir, Tas
Taylors Estate Shiraz, SA
Penfolds Koonunga Hill Cabernet Sauvignon, SA


Smirnoff vodka, Gordons Gin, Jack Daniels, Johnny Walker Red, Bundaberg, Malibu, Napoleon Brandy, Bacardi, Captain Morgans, Bombay Sapphire

Pure Blonde, Coopers Pale Ale, Tooheys New, Great Northern, Apple Cider,

Selection of soft drinks, teas and coffees

Silver Spirit Boxing Day 2022 Cruise Menu

Vegetable spring rolls with edamame and sweet chilli sauce [VGN] [V]
Falafel bites [VGN] [V] served with tzatziki dip on side
Tempura prawns with sweet chilli sauce [S]

Arancini balls; mix of pesto [V] and beef
Mini tarts with caramelised onion and goats cheese [V]

Mini cheese burgers with tomato relish

Moroccan lamb kofta with tzatziki

Selection of gourmet pies; lamb and rosemary, peppered steak

Selection of petite desserts; filled & dipped profiteroles, vanilla slices, eclairs[V] 

Menus are subject to change and will be confirmed closer to the date. Please advise of dietaries in advance.

Pictures taken on Silver Spirits Sydney to Hobart yacht race tickets in previous years

The race was initially planned to be a cruise by Peter Luke and some friends who had formed a club for those who enjoyed cruising as opposed to racing, however, when a visiting British Royal Navy Officer, Captain John Illingworth, suggested it be made a race, the event was born. The Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race has grown over the decades, since the inaugural race in 1945, to become one of the top three offshore yacht races in the world, and it now attracts maxi yachts from all around the globe. 

Boxing Day Cruise Tickets

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Silver Spirit


3.5 hour cruise

Max 30 guests

Open bar

Catering included

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4-hour cruise

Max 120 guests

Welcome drink and cash bar

Catering included

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