Crews ready for Launceston to Hobart

Sarah Courtney,Minister for Small Business, Hospitality and Events

Tasmania is home to some of the best sailing in the world, and this proud tradition continues with tomorrow’s Launceston to Hobart Yacht Race (L2H).

This year’s L2H is the 14th edition of the 285 nautical mile race which trails around the North East and East Coast of Tasmania.

The L2H competition is expected to be fierce again this year, with the race featuring some of Tasmania’s best local sailors and yachts.

Overall, there are 31 boats competing and more than 100 sailors taking part.

Tasmanians love nothing more than getting out and enjoying the best that our spectacular waterways have to offer – whether that is on a boat, in the water, or by dropping a line.

Yacht races over the Christmas and New Years period are a huge part of the Tasmanian way of life, so it is fantastic to see the L2H going ahead and I thank the local yacht clubs and organising committee for their hard work to make it happen.

Tasmania is fortunate to have a number of events taking place over the holidays this year, including the L2H, and I encourage all Tasmanians to get out and about, support your local businesses, and explore what our State has to offer.

Importantly, L2H race organisers have put a COVID Safety Plan in place to ensure a safe event for competitors and those supporting the race.

You can follow the race online at www.l2h-dssinc.org.au.

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