The Sydney-Hobart route has never changed, but journey times have gradually decreased.
Crews and statistics from the first regatta till now
- The Line Honours, which rewards the first boat to physically reach the finish line;
- A virtual ranking called Handicap, with times corrected according to coefficients that take into account the type of boat used and its speed.
The course, however, has never changed and, while the number of participants has grown exponentially reaching the record of 371 boats in 1994, travel times have gradually decreased.
Bluewater Classic, a regatta full of anecdotes
The race remains among the most prestigious and difficult in the world because of the intense ocean currents and strong winds that characterise the area.
Winning the challenge against the sea is priceless.