For a few sailors the Rolex Sydney Hobart is all about getting there first, but for the bulk of the fleet it is the pursuit of the Tattersall’s Cup – awarded to the overall winner.
The Cup may be Australia’s premier yachting trophy, and it really is one of Australian sport’s most damnably difficult pieces of silverware to win. Currently, 109 entrants will seek to claim it when the 628nm race starts Saturday, December 26.
Victoria’s Bruce Taylor is often called one of the best sailors never to win a Hobart. He and his loyal crew come back with the Reichel/Pugh 40 Chutzpah. They have come so close, and each year is Bruce’s last, but never is.