Sydney to Hobart Race SPECIAL

SOLD OUT for 2022
Suitable for 12 to 80 year olds.  Available December 28-30 each year.

We are offering a unique opportunity for adventure lovers to experience the thrill of the ocean and the spectacle of one of the greatest yacht races in the world as the competitors turn west around some of the most amazing coastal scenery on the planet.  What a great Christmas present! Join us for this exciting experience and feel the thrill of life on the open sea in a luxury ocean racer/cruiser.  You can participate in sailing the 62-foot maxi; take the helm, work the winches or learn about navigation; the experienced crew love to show you the ropes.  All food and refreshments are included and a selection of fine Tasmanian wines and beer is included with meals.

On the 28th of December we will be sailing to the Tasman Peninsula, home to Port Arthur, The Three Capes and iconic Tasman Island, passing the leading yachts as we cross Storm Bay.  Tasman Peninsula is the southeast corner of Tasmania and the turning point for the Sydney Hobart yachts as they head for home on the final leg of their epic journey.  You will be aboard either Helsal IV or Magic Miles, both 62 foot maxi yachts that have competed in several Sydney Hobart races, and spend the night of the 28th and 29th anchored at either Fortescue Bay on the eastern side, or Port Arthur on the southern side of the peninsula.

On the morning of the 29th we will be up early and head for Tasman Island to view the seals, search for yachts and take more photos. Jimmy Emms, our photographer, will be aboard and you are invited to pick his brains and get the best shots possible.  On our way home we will pass Cape Pillar, Cape Raoul and Shipstern Bluff, before sailing into Storm Bay and finally up the Derwent River and home to Sullivans Cove.

This is a fantastic opportunity to experience Tasmania’s stunning wild coastline and witness some of the best ocean racers competing in one of the truly great open-ocean races of the world.

PRICES (all catering included, no more to pay):​

Double Bed Cabin with ensuite for1-2 passengers - $4200 (two cabins available per yacht)
Double Bunk Cabin for 1-2 passengers - $3600 (one cabin per yacht)

Minimum of 4 passengers 
Maximum of 6 passengers

$11,700 for up to 6 passengers


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Cancellation policy - If we cancel for whatever reason, we provide a full refund.  If you cancel for whatever reason more than 48 days prior to sailing, we provide a full refund.  If you cancel less than 48 days and more than 30 days prior to sailing, we retain a 20% deposit. If you cancel less than 30 days and more than 7 days  prior to sailing we retain 50% of the total cost.  If you cancel less than 7 days prior to sailing we retain 80% of the full amount (we will consider the circumstances of course). Full refunds will be provided at any time if you are unable to come on the trip due to COVID 19 regulations.

  • "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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