Winning of the Sydney to Hobart Ocean Yacht Race 1976Print Page Print this page


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The plaque commemorates the winning of the Sydney to Hobart Ocean Yacht Race by the sloop "Piccolo" in December 1976.

The Sydney Hobart Yacht Race is an annual event hosted by the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, starting in Sydney, New South Wales on Boxing Day and finishing in Hobart, Tasmania. The race distance is approximately 630 nautical miles (1,170 km).The race is run in conjunction with the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania, and is widely considered to be one of the most difficult yacht races in the world.



Address:Ada Street, Lake Macquarie Yacht Club, Belmont, 2280
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.039943
Long: 151.656255
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Culture
Approx. Event Start Date:December-1976
Approx. Event End Date:December-1976


Front Inscription

To Commemorate The Winning
           Of The
Sydney To Hobart Ocean Yacht Race
      December, 1976.
M46 36`-0" sloop "Piccolo" L. M. Y. C.

John Pickles Owner - skipper
          — Crew —
Albert Mitchell Sailing Master.  Bob Brenac Navigator.
David Powys.  Stephen Lamb.  John Rowe,.  Roy Baker.

Source: MA
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