BY APB STAFF on 6 Jan 2022

Images from the 76th edition of the legendary race

Photos from the 2021 Rolex Sydney Hobart Race showed the tough start faced by sailors and fleet, along with the startling scenery of the Tasmanian coastline. The overall winner was Ichi Ban, owned and skippered by Matt Allen, while Black Jack took line honours after a three-way battle with LawConnect and SHK Scallywag from Hong Kong.

The race conditions were tough at the beginning and roughly one-third of the 88-strong fleet retired. The second half consisted of tactical racing in lighter conditions.

Photos courtesy Rolex/Andrea Francolini

Read: Ichi Ban overall winner of 2021 Rolex Sydney Hobart Race


The start of the 76th Rolex Sydney Hobart Race












The three supermaxis quickly sprint out of Sydney Harbour on their 628nm three-way contest for line honours

One-third of the fleet was forced to retire due to adverse conditions in the first half of the race

SHK Scallywag of Hong Kong just after the start

SHK Scallywag, skippered by David Witt, takes an early lead in the supermaxi fight

Christian Beck’s LawConnect traded the lead with Black Jack and SHK Scallywag

Black Jack would go on to take line honours

Black Jack approaches Tasman Island, marking the start of the final leg up the Derwent River to Hobart

Cape Raoul of Tasmania, sometimes referred to as “the Organ Pipes”, is the final turn before entering Storm Bay and the Derwent

SHK Scallywag off the east coast of Tasmania

The view from Cape Raoul, Tasmania

Black Jack claims line honours, crossing the finish line in Hobart at 1:37am December 29

Overall winner Ichi Ban off the coast of Tasmania nearing the final turn