Match Racing

Two identical 62 foot luxury ocean racer/cruisers slug it out on the Derwent River following the last leg of the Sydney to Hobart yacht race.  Join the crew of these Sydney to Hobart race veterans, Helsal IV and Magic Miles. Take a turn on the winches or sit back and enjoy the thrill of the race.  The rivalry between the two boats is contagious! There is even a perpetual trophy that the last winner gets to keep onboard.

These two maxi yachts can accommodate 20 passengers each (ie. maximum total of 40).  Highly experienced and qualified skippers and crew ensure that you get the most out of your day with clear instructions on how to participate fully and safely. The race takes around 1.5 to 2 hours, but you can choose how long you want.  

Sailing on the Derwent River, the race  follows the Sydney to Hobart race back across the finish line at Battery Point.  At the end of the race we typically retire to a nearby hotel or wine bar and 'debrief' over some nibbles (can be included in the price) and a drink or two (paid for on the day).  

Extras can include a professional photographer to capture the race at close quarters from a power boat, spray jackets, polo shirts and caps etc. with company logos. We can also organise a good deal on meals to follow the post-race drinks if you like.

Cost –  From $3900.


  • "THANX Mark and Luke!! Had the BEST DAY of our lives ever. And now even more convinced that sailing is something we need to take up, if not just for the pleasure of being on the ocean working with such beautiful beasts these boats are! Already spreading the word and will continue upon our return to the UK :D Simply Amazing."
    – Jenny H, Birmingham, UK
  • “I really had the time of my life on the Helsal IV. This is something you have to do in your lifetime. If you are in Hobart don’t miss this amazing experience.”
    – John Y, Hampshire, UK
  • "Relaxing in timeless Port Davey with Mark, Marcia and Luke was a worldclass experience not to be missed. Cruising calm, sunny waters of untouched beauty in superyacht style and comfort with an expert guide. Attentive crew combining safe sailing with friendly fun and fabulous food. Chance of a lifetime - grab it if you can."
    – Bob F, London, UK
  • "Lazily sailing around in a very handsome yacht, friendly, knowledgable and baby friendly crew, delicious assortment of food and drinks throughout the day, we had a wonderful day with all the elements working together perfectly."
    – Siegrists, Melbourne, Australia
  • "Thanks for such a great day out on the Derwent! What better way to spend a 39 degree summer afternoon than onboard such a beautiful vessel. Everything was perfect!"
    – Reny R, Hobart, Tasmania
  • "Where to begin!  In a nutshell the whole thing was great!  Beautiful food. Friendly, skilled crew. Comfortable beds.  What a treat. ... Mark and his partner Marcia were the consummate hosts.  The whole journey was a pleasure.  Many thanks M&M."
    – Pip C, Kingscliff, Australia
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