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Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race Cruise

Sydney to Hobart yacht race tickets 2024

Boxing Day 2024, 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 2023, 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 2024


King Street Wharf – Darling Harbour Wharf # TBC @ 2.30pm, 26th December 2024

Max 30 guests


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

Boxing Day 2024

2024 ticket price $375pp

Sydney to Hobart yacht race tickets 2024 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

Australian Beer and Cider

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


Selection of soft drinks, teas and coffees

Menus are subject to change and will be confirmed closer to the date.

Silver Spirit Boxing Day 2024 Cruise Menu

Vegetable spring rolls with edamame and sweet chilli sauce [VGN] [V]
Fresh king prawns with seafood sauce [S]
Arancini balls [V]
Vermicelli rice noodle boxes [GF]

Salt and Pepper Squid bowls with tartare sauce and lemon wedge


Cream filled profiteroles

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

Pictures were 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. 

Past Sydney to Hobart Cruise Guest’s Reviews

An amazing day onboard Silver Spirit.
We were in Sydney to tick off a bucket list wish.
We had read the reviews but were dubious as to how close we would be to the start of the Sydney Hobart.
If we were any closer, we would have been taking part.
Totally blown away with the skipper and his knowledge and ability to get us right on the line.
Thomasin and her helper produced amazing canapes, open bar.
Huge amount of room to be able to move around.
Thank you, thank you.

Sydney to Hobart Cruise 2022

Perfect size boat with a cosy family feel and plenty of room on board.
Excellent day, food and wine delicious and served with care.
As for the exhilarating chase as the race got going….wow just wow
This is a top 10 life experience, if you are lucky enough to get on board, you will not regret it!

Hayley – Sydney to Hobart Cruise 2022

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