VIDEO: Start of Sydney Hobart Race:
Sydney, Australia (December 26, 2019) – First held in 1945, the 75th running of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s Rolex Sydney Hobart Race gets underway.
Sydney Hobart: Why HF radio is required:
Sydney, Australia (December 26, 2019) – The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia is aware of discussion as regards the long standing requirement in the Sailing Instructions for the 2019 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race for yachts to report in by HF (High Frequency) radio at Green Cape.
The Sailing Instructions go on to state that if a yacht is unable to demonstrate it has a working HF radio at that time, it is unable to continue to race. The CYCA notes Australian Sailing’s (AS), the national sailing body, mandatory requirement for a working HF radio to be carried.
To clarify the position of the Race Committee, the main reason why HF functionality is required before a yacht enters …
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