Sydney Hobart yacht race by the numbers

Adrian Warren
(Australian Associated Press)

 

SYDNEY TO HOBART YACHT RACE BY THE NUMBERS

* Size of 2018 fleet: 85

* Biggest fleet:- 371 (1994, the 50th race)

* Smallest fleet: 9 (1945, the inaugural race)

*Average size of fleets: 1945-2017 -: 81

* Most line honours wins: Wild Oats XI – Eight

* Most overall wins: Freya, Love & War – Three

* Line honours record time: Comanche – One day 9 hours, 15 minutes, 24 seconds (2017)

* Slowest time: Wayfarer – 11 days, six hours, 20 minutes (1945)

* Closest finish: Condor beat Apollo by seven seconds (1982)

* Most races by any boat: Bacardi – 28

* Most races by an individual: Tony Cable – 51

* Most races by a woman: Adrienne Cahalan – 26

* Most successive races: Lindsay May – 45 (1973-2017)

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