The Seven Network’s summer sport offering is getting hotter, with the 77th running of the iconic Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race setting sail, live and free, this Boxing Day on 7mate and 7plus.
Complete with 120 boats, including four 100-foot Maxis, the historic race will host an international fleet as they sail from Sydney to Hobart for the first time since 2019.
Hosted by acclaimed Seven sports broadcaster Mark Beretta, Seven’s Sydney Hobart commentary team will be bolstered by Peter Shipway, a veteran who boasts more than 30
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Races; Jimmy Spithill, an America’s Cup and Sydney Hobart
Line Honours winning skipper; and Seven’s own Emma Freedman, who will broadcast live from Super Maxi, Andoo Comanche.
The Super Maxis will lead the battle for line honours, with John Winning Jr at the helm for 2019 winner, Andoo Comanche, while Mark Bradford will once again skipper reigning champion, Black Jack.
With Mark Richards at the helm, Hamilton Island Wild Oats – which holds the record for most line honours wins – will look to build on his impressive form in his return to the iconic race. LawConnect, a line honours winner as Perpetual LOYAL in 2016, will be looking to go one better this year, having finished second over the line last year.
Managing Director Seven Melbourne and Head of Network Sport, Lewis Martin said: “We are thrilled to once again broadcast the historic Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, on a day packed with wall-to-wall Australian sport.
“With a live and free broadcast of the entire event on 7mate and 7plus, as well as live coverage during the lunch break of the iconic Boxing Day test between Australia and South Africa, before a BBL double header, Seven is the only place to see it all this summer.”
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race Live and free from 12.30pm AEDT Boxing Day on 7mate and 7plus
TV broadcast times on Seven:
Monday 26 December
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race
Sydney 12.30pm on 7mate and 7plus
Melbourne 12.30pm on 7mate and 7plus
Brisbane 11.30am on 7mate and 7plus
Adelaide 12.00pm on 7mate and 7plus
Perth 9.30am on 7mate and 7plus