While today marks the day after Christmas for many of us, for others it is the start of the 68th Rolex Sydney Hobart yacht race in Sydney, Australia. With a southerly breeze providing the perfect angle for a spinnaker start and run down the harbor, it proved less kind as the
yachts exited the Sydney Heads and made their turn towards Hobart, finding the 20 – 25 knots firmly on the nose. It is going to prove to be an exciting race. Making it even more interesting for sailing fans and watch enthusiasts: Rolex is the title sponsor. In fact, Rolex has long enjoyed a privileged relationship with the sea and sailing, and has been sponsoring yacht races for more than half a century. It also offers a host of really great water watches in its Submariner and Yacht-Master II collections that embody the brand’s sporting spirit.