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Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

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Australian National Maritime Museum

2 Murray Street

Sydney

Sydney, NSW 2000

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Join bestselling author, Rob Mundle as he talks about his new book, The Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. A compelling and fascinating look at one of the world's greatest sporting events, an event where men and women from all walks of life are inspired and challenged by the beauty and power of nature.

The 628-nautical mile course is often described as the most gruelling long ocean race in the world, a challenge to everyone who takes part. A team effort as much as a personal challenge where one mistake can lead to defeat, while success can deliver national and international acclaim.

Rob Mundle has competed in the race on three occasions and reported on it for both newspapers and television for more than fifty years. The pinnacle of his many writing achievements is the international bestselling book Fatal Storm, the powerful story of the tragic 1998 Sydney Hobart race.

The talk will also include the opportunity to see the opening of a new exhibition:

Challenging, Thrilling Racing.

Charting the history of the blue water classic, with stunning photography by acclaimed photographers Andrea Francolini, Carlo Borlenghi and Richard Bennett, this exhibition is an expansive visual timeline, including film and evocative objects.

Highlighting the excitement, comradery, risk and danger of this great yacht race, Challenging, Thrilling, Racing - Sydney to Hobart 75 Years includes material from significant years such as the tragic events of 1998's race. You'll gain an insight into the character of the race that began in 1945 with only nine contestants. In this, its 75th year, the Sydney to Hobart race fields 170 local and international teams.





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