Forget Melbourne Cup, the Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race should be recognised as the real race that stops the nation. Your Christmas duties are done, you can pop open a bottle of champers and celebrate the best of the Aussie summer by the sea.
To truly celebrate this great race, head down to Hobart Village at Constitution Dock from 27 December 2019 to hear cannons being fired and cheer on the boats as they cross the finish line. Be sure to congratulate those weary sailors as they emerge from their yachts after completing one of the most challenging open water races in the world. Hobart Village will feature big screen TVs, a merchandise tent and a range of entertainment.
Afterwards, head on down to the nearby Taste of Tasmania food and wine festival to keep that post-Christmas celebration going.
All you need to know about the 2019 Sydney to Hobart Yacht race
Where: Constitution Dock, Hobart
When: From 27 December 2019 onwards