It’s that time of year again, just after the Christmas pud’ has settled and the yachts are off in the the 2006 Sydney to Hobart yacht race. This race lends itself to being watched from the comfort of your computer
The Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2006 will start on 26 December and will be conducted on the waters of Sydney Harbour, the Tasman Sea, Storm Bay and the Derwent River.
Over the past 61 years, the Rolex Sydney Hobart has become an icon of Australia’s summer sport, ranking in public interest with such national events as the Melbourne Cup horse race, the Davis Cup tennis and the cricket tests between Australia and England. No yachting event in the world attracts such huge media coverage – except, of course, the America’s Cup and the Whitbread Round the World Race – than does the start on Sydney Harbour. And the others only happen every four or five years.
So how do you track the location of the yachts? The following tools let you follow the race and get access to details on the yachts and their telemetry.
The Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2006.. Yacht Tracker (Adobe Flash)
A Google Earth feed is also available