1957 Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race
|13th Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race|
|Date||26 December 1957 – 3 January 1958|
|Number of yachts||20|
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.
20 yachts registered to begin the 1956 Sydney to Hobart Yacht race. They are:
|Kurrewa IV||J. & F.Livingston|
|Caprice of Huon|
|Anitra V||Trgyve & Magnus Halvorsen|
|Line Honours||LH (elapsed) time
|Handicap winner||HW (corrected) time
- "1945-1959 Australia Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race Winners". Alldownunder.com. Retrieved 28 December 2013.