Sydney to Hobart yacht race tickets 2023
Exclusive spectator cruise on board Silver Spirit for the 2023 race
Boxing Day 2023, 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.
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 2023
King Street Wharf – Darling Harbour Wharf # TBC @ 2.30pm, 26th December 2023
Max 30 guests
Cruise is crewed by her owners; support a small family-run Australian business
Boxing Day 2023 Ticket Price
$295 per person
As of the 20th of March 2023, we have 7 tickets available.
Sydney to Hobart yacht race tickets 2023 Inclusions
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
Menus are subject to change and will be confirmed closer to the date.
Silver Spirit Boxing Day 2023 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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Boxing Day Cruise Tickets
3.5 hour cruise
Max 30 guests
Max 120 guests
Welcome drink and cash bar
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