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Planning Continues For 2020 Sydney-Hobart Race With Two Weeks Until Entries Close

15th October 2020
Howth sailor Gordon Maguire at the helm alongside the crew of Ichi Ban in last year’s Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race Howth sailor Gordon Maguire at the helm alongside the crew of Ichi Ban in last year’s Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race Photo: Rolex/Borlenghi

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race organisers at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia (CYCA) are continuing their planning for the 2020 edition this December.

Two weeks remain for entries to the 76th edition of the Australian summer bluewater classic, which starts the day after Christmas each year.

The CYCA says it is committed to conducting a COVID-safe race for competitors, spectators, volunteers, officials and staff alike.

To this end, the club says it has been working for many months with authorities including the New South Wales and Tasmanian governments in the shared goal of conducting a great race.

“Our aim is to bring Australia and those watching around the world the amazing spectacle that is our annual blue water classic safely,” the CYCA said in a statement. “Fans should expect a number of changes to be made to the shore-side aspect of the race.”

As previously reported on, entries will close on Thursday 29 October for this year’s race, which not only will mark 75 years of women in the great race but will also be the first to include a two-handed division.

Irish sailing has figured strongly in previous editions, with last year’s overall winners Ichi Ban featuring Howth’s Gordon Maguire as sailing master.

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