Super Maxi’s pass Kurnell ‘s Cape Baily

Black Jack leads the super Maxi’s past Kurnell ‘s Cape Baily an hour after the start of  the 2017 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.

Over the past 72 years, the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race has become an icon of Australia's summer sport, ranking in public interest with such national events as the Melbourne Cup, the Australian Open tennis and the Boxing Day cricket test.

Owner Peter Harburg named the yacht Black Jack for his friend and Hurstville’s Formula One legend, Sir Jack Brabham, it is a former 2011-2012 Volvo Ocean Race entrant .

No regular annual yachting event in the world attracts such huge media coverage than does the start on Sydney Harbour, with spectators lining the coast hoping to catch a glimpse of the Super Maxi’s (Yachts over 70 ft) leading the 100 strong fleet.