Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race

Race on ‘Merit’


Race onboard the Volvo 60 ‘Merit’ in the world-famous classic Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race.

Be part of the crew on a thoroughbred racer – you’ll be fully involved in sailing the boat.

What an opportunity to bring one or two (or more!) of your clients, or just come and connect with others, and stretch yourself in a completely new direction.

Only 14 Spaces Available

Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race

The Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race is an occasion as much as a race. Each Boxing Day (26th December) a flotilla of sleek yachts races out of Sydney Harbour, following Australia’s east coast down to Tasmania, where the yachts arrive in the city of Hobart in the days leading up to New Year’s Eve. This race is about more than sails and speed – it brings Sydney and Hobart to life as they celebrate one of the country’s great sporting events. 

Don’t be left sitting on the sidelines watching from your armchair. Be part of the spectacle and get in on the action on ‘Merit’.

Your package includes:

  • Race Entry fees
  • 5 days’ training
  • Racing shirt and cap
  • Food, non-alcoholic drinks


The training camp

Five days of intense training covering all the basics of sail handling and yacht racing. This program incorporates a 500 nautical mile qualifying passage which will include 3 days and 2 nights of continuous sailing.


Your Skipper

Owner/Skipper Michael Schwarzel holds a Royal Yachting Association Offshore Yachtmaster Certificate and is a qualified sailing instructor.

Experience? He’s crossed oceans, won trophies, dealt with those moments at sea you’d rather avoid, plus rebuilt ‘Merit’ almost from scratch after Cyclone Debbie. With his ‘plan, prepare, execute’ approach, even novices feel safe and have an excellent time participating on board.


“Wow! … Thank you for the experience of a lifetime.”

Ric Haydock

The Moreton Group

“I’d never been sailing before, much less on a vessel built for speed. What a truly enjoyable experience.”

Matt Giannini

“Don’t miss this great opportunity to experience offshore yacht racing at its best.”

Phil Killian

*** Credit for the images of The Moreton Group on ‘Merit’ goes to the fabulous Lucinda Bartkaitas of LB Designs, who travelled as a guest of The Moreton Group. Lu is one gutsy photographer! ***

experience racing on the Volvo 60 Merit
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