Sydney to Hobart Race

Today we were up early for a drive into Sydney.

For our Christmas present Alice had bought us tickets on a picnic cruise to watch the start of the Sydney to Hobart yacht race.  We were part of a massive flotilla of all kinds of boats out in the harbour that followed the yachts for a while after the start.  We had over two hours on the boat watching all the yachts jostling and maneuvering on the water trying to get the best position for the start. It was amazing to watch, how on earth they never collide is just mind boggling.

The record for the race is 1 day 18 hours and with the weather forecast to be very favorable for the race they are expecting the record to be broken this year.