Video: Countdown To Sydney Hobart

The countdown to the 2016 Rolex Sydney Hobart race is on, with just a week to go!

A key event on the world and Australian sporting calendar since 1945, the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race is marked by feats of bravery, extraordinary seamanship, speed and endeavour. This classic offshore race demands the best from every crew on the 628-nautical-mile course between Sydney Harbour and Hobart, Tasmania. Conquered by vessels ranging from 30-foot Corinthian-crewed boats to professionally-sailed 100-foot Maxi yachts, this formidable challenge offers all participants the chance of honours. Adventure, courage, determination, and sportsmanship set the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race apart, and reflect a rigorous sporting ethos with which Rolex is privileged to be associated.