1957 Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race

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13th Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race
Date 26 December 1957 – 3 January 1958
Number of yachts 20
Winner Kurrewa IV
Official website http://rolexsydneyhobart.com/default.asp

The 1957 Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, was the 13th annual running of the "blue water classic" Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race.

Hosted by the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia based in Sydney, New South Wales, the 1957 edition began on Sydney Harbour, at noon on Boxing Day (26 December 1955), before heading south for 630 nautical miles (1,170 km) through the Tasman Sea, past Bass Strait, into Storm Bay and up the River Derwent, to cross the finish line in Hobart, Tasmania.

The 1957 Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race comprised a fleet of 20 competitors, an decrease of 8 yachts compared to the number in the 1956 race. Line-honours were awarded to Kurrewa IV, which raced out of New South Wales and was owned and skippered by brother's J. & F. Livingston.

1957 fleet[edit]

20 yachts registered to begin the 1956 Sydney to Hobart Yacht race. They are:

Yacht Owner
Kurrewa IV J. & F.Livingston
Bintang
Caprice of Huon
Catriona D.M. Brown
Defiance
Eos
Four Winds
Janzoon
Kismet
Anitra V Trgyve & Magnus Halvorsen
Lolita
Metung
Nirvana
Patience
Samuel Pepys
Solo
Southern Myth
Tahuna
Trade Winds
Winston Churchill

Results[1][edit]

Line Honours LH (elapsed) time
d:hh:mm:ss
Handicap winner HW (corrected) time
d:hh:mm:ss
Kurrewa IV 3:18:30 Anitra 3:00:55:37

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1945-1959 Australia Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race Winners". Alldownunder.com. Retrieved 28 December 2013. 

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