Sydney Hobart Yacht Race By The Numbers

Facts and figures behind the Sydney to Hobart yacht race which is into its 75th edition…

SYDNEY TO HOBART YACHT RACE BY THE NUMBERS

  • Size of 2019 fleet: 157
  • Biggest fleet:- 371 (1994, the 50th race)
  • Smallest fleet: 9 (1945, the inaugural race)
  • Most line honours wins: Wild Oats XI – Nine
  • Most overall wins: Freya, Love & War – Three
  • Line honours record time: Comanche – One day 9 hours, 15 minutes, 24 seconds (2017)
  • Slowest time: Wayfarer – 11 days, six hours, 20 minutes (1945)
  • Closest finish: Condor beat Apollo by seven seconds (1982)
  • Most races by any boat: Bacardi – 28
  • Most races by an individual: Tony Ellis – 51
  • Most races by a woman: Adrienne Cahalan – 27
  • Most successive races: Lindsay May – 46 (1973-2018)