26 Dec 2013

Sydney to Hobart attracts big overseas contingent

11:50 am on 26 December 2013

With 22 of the fleet of 94 boats attached to foreign clubs, the Sydney to Hobart yacht race has attracted the largest percentage of overseas registered boats in the event's 69-year history.

The foreign legion has been boosted by the 12 boats from the Clipper Round the World Race, which for the first time is including the Sydney to Hobart as part of its 40,000 nautical mile, 11-month odyssey.

Representing six continents, the Clipper boats have drawn sailors from 42 nations.