1955 Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race

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11th Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race
Date 26 December 1955 – 4 January 1955
Defender Solveig
Number of yachts 17
Coordinates 33°51.35′S 151°12.40′E / 33.85583°S 151.20667°E / -33.85583; 151.20667Coordinates: 33°51.35′S 151°12.40′E / 33.85583°S 151.20667°E / -33.85583; 151.20667-
42°52.7′S 147°19.58′E / 42.8783°S 147.32633°E / -42.8783; 147.32633
Winner Even
Official website https://web.archive.org/web/20091030152304/http://rolexsydneyhobart.com/default.asp

The 1955 Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, was the eleventh 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 1955 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 1955 Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race comprised a fleet of 17 competitors, the same number as in the 1954 race. Line-honours were awarded to Even, which raced out of New South Wales and was owned and skippered by Frederick John Palmer.

1955 fleet[edit]

17 yachts registered to begin the 1953 Sydney to Hobart Yacht race. They are:

Yacht Nation Owner Skipper Launch year
Even Australia (NSW) F.J. Palmer F.J. Palmer
Kurrewa IV F. & J. Livingston F. & J. Livingston
Nell Gwynn R .Hickman R. Hickman
Solo V. Meyer V.'Meyer
Cooroyba C. Haselgrove C. Haselgrove
Moonbi H.S. Evans H.S. Evans
Janzoon W.R. Slade W.R. Slade
Southern Myth N. Howard N. Howard
Carol J J. Halliday J. Halliday
Winston Churchill A.G. Warner A.G. Warner
Lass O'Luss J. Colquhoun J. Colquhoun
Tam O'Shanter RAN College RAN College
Defiance N.D. Rundle N.D. Rundle
Trade Winds M.E. Davey M.E. Davey
Fantasy D. Burridge D. Burridge
Patience A.B. Wilson A.B. Wilson
Wanderer E. Massey E. Massey


Line Honours LH (elapsed) time
Handicap Winner HW (corrected) time
Even 4:18:13:14 Moonbi 3:09:21:05


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