Athlete / Boat :

Event :

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

Location :

Sydney Harbour

About the shot :

Every 26th December, tens of thousands of Australians turn out for the start of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. This photograph shows the spectator flotilla chasing the lead superyachts including Commanche and Wild Oats XI out of Sydney Heads towards Hobart. With three start lines and an exclusion zone for spectating vessels, there is a race to get closer the offshore racing yachts as they leave the harbour where all boats can get closer to the competitors. This image is a unique angle which shows the level of the support for Australia's most famous race.

Camera :

Canon 5d IV, 24mm, 640, f6.3 , 1/1600