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Seven to broadcast Sydney Hobart Yacht Race this Boxing Day

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Over 90 boats, including four super maxis, will make a stunning Boxing Day sight on Sydney Harbour as they set off to contest the 72nd Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.

This year’s fleet includes 12 international entries and multiple former winners and line honours winners.

Scandinavian Ludde Ingvall has completely redesigned his 2004 line honours winner super maxi Nicorette and rebadged it CQS, in order to challenge eight-time honours winner Wild Oats XI.

This year’s race will also mark a milestone as Adrienne Cahalan will become the first woman to sail in 25 Sydney to Hobart races, as she navigates the TP52 Ragamuffin.

International entries will come from Germany, China, Hong Kong, UK, Sweden, Japan, New Zealand, Russia, the USA and Korea.

Germany’s Jens Kellinghusen returns to the race following his successful Division 1 win in 2013. His latest boat, Varuna VI will feature a canting keel, double rudders and daggerboards.

Hosted by Mark Beretta with expert commentary from a veteran of 31 Sydney to Hobart Yacht races Peter Shipway.

2016 Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Monday December 26

Sydney 12.30pm LIVE on Channel 7
Melbourne 12.30pm LIVE on Channel 7
Brisbane 11.30pm LIVE on Channel 7
Adelaide 12pm LIVE on Channel 7
Perth 9.30am LIVE on Channel