People taking holidays to Sydney over Christmas may be looking for something to do on Boxing Day, in which case, watching the Sydney Hobart Yacht Race could be the perfect way to spend the day.

The Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, which takes place on Boxing Day, is a great way to spend some time with family and friends after Christmas.

Spectators can get excellent views of the harbour and the start line from some of the hills, such as Point Piper and Vaucluse, surrounding the city or can even watch from the water on one of the ferries that leaves Circular Quay.

Competitors take to the water at 13:00 local time for the start and will then take to the ocean, sailing across into the Tasman Sea and across the Bass Strait to reach Tasmania and the finishing line in Hobart.

Described by What’s On When as “one of the world’s most famous, thrilling and dramatic ocean races”, it’s a great event to watch on the holiday after Christmas.

The course covers approximately 628 nautical miles, with last year’s winners spotting the chequered flag after one day, 20 hours and 34 minutes.

Written by Erin Marshall

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