Published: Tuesday, 07 January 2014

The 69th edition of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race shaped up early to be one of the most exciting editions on record. The iconic 628-nautical mile offshore race is on the bucket list of offshore sailors worldwide, and this year’s race was no exception as it included 22 international entries from Germany, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong and Cyprus.

After six days of racing the final yachts trickled in to Hobart, with tail ender Namadgi, arriving just before 11pm on New Year's Eve – just in time for Hobart’s famous fireworks display.

 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race By Rolex

Hong Kong businessman and Sydney Hobart race regular Karl Kwok finished 5th overall in his new Botin 80 Beau Geste. Read more about the thrills and spills from the latest race in the next issue of Asia-Pacific Boating  magazine.