Sydney is a fantastic place to spend Christmas, with the big day itself falling right in the middle of summer on the southern hemisphere. You’ll be able to enjoy blistering sunshine even while you’re listening to ‘White Christmas’!
It’s not until the day after Christmas, however, that the city’s famous harbour really comes to life. Boxing day sees the launch of one of the most gruelling events on the sailing calendar – a 630-nautical-mile race from Sydney to the capital of Tasmania, Hobart. The event has been held every year since the end of the Second World War, and reliably attracts some of the biggest names in the sport.
If you’re a fan of sailing, then you should consider seeing the race’s spectacular launch an absolute must. And if you’d like the best seats in the house, then you’ll want to charter a luxury boat. Take it out into the Pacific, and you’ll be able to view the competition as it moves further from the harbour. With the help of an experienced skipper, you’ll be able to keep well out of the way of the race while still being able to take in the action up-close.
Just because you’re floating out on the Pacific needn’t mean that you need compromise on creature comforts. Sydney is home to some of the best bars and restaurants anywhere in the country – and you’ll be able to bring the best food and drink the city has to offer out onto the water with you by chartering a yacht with an onboard bar and catering staff.
Another key component of a boat trip here is music. The boats you’ll find in the harbour come with on-board speaker systems, through which you’ll be able to play your choice of tunes via a standard 3.5mm jack cable. If you opt for a larger vessel, then you’ll have access to an onboard PA system, along with other amenities like onboard televisions and air conditioning systems. You’ll even have the opportunity to go swimming in the Pacific Ocean!
If you’d prefer to charter a smaller vessel, you’ll be able to cook your own food on deck with a built-in barbeque. What more Australian accompaniment to a boat race could there be than some freshly-grilled seafood atop the Pacific? For sailing enthusiasts, there could be few better ways to spend a Boxing day – but even if you’re unfamiliar with the sport, you’re sure to have the time of your life out on the water.
With so many different sorts of boat available here, you might not know which is quite right for your circumstances. If you’d like a recommendation, then be sure to get in touch; boat charters in Sydney are in high demand on Boxing Day, and so booking the right vessel as early as possible is key. Having done so, you’ll be able to take in the Boxing Day spectacle from the best possible vantage point – and enjoy a fantastic day out on the water at the same time.