Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race in Google Earth

Sydney Hobart Yacht Race in Google EarthThe official site of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race has announced they will be supporting Google Earth as their format of choice for following the race. The race begins on December 26th and the site indicated the position updates wiill be done every ten minutes. The route goes from Sydney, Australia to the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania. This yacht race has been going on for about 60 years and has often been in the news. The weather can be very challenging on this race, and on some years boats have been lost due to the weather.
You can download their Sydney Hobart Yacht Race GE file and learn more about the race right now. Then, save it in your My Places folder so you will be ready to check on the race after Christmas. I like how they have used their placemarks folder to provide details on the race and links back to the web site. I am also looking forward to following this race in near-real time for the first time.

About Frank Taylor

Frank Taylor started the Google Earth Blog in July, 2005 shortly after Google Earth was released. He worked in 3D graphics for many years and was very impressed with this exciting product. Frank left in 2009 to circumnavigate the earth by sailboat as part of the Tahina Expedition.



Comments

  1. Hi
    Do you know who supplies the Inmarsat D+ terminals installed onboard the yachts?

  2. This is looking cool.
    1 minute I was tracking a whale a few thousand miles away from them, now I am tracking 85 yachts :P
    I wonder if they’ll keep it switched and we can follow them on their next trips.

  3. It’s great application of Google Earth. Will be there anything similar also during Dakar 2006?

  4. I can’t see the ships anymore on Google Earth. And it is not possible to go on the Homepage of the Race. Can anybody help me where I can find the standings of the Race?
    Thanks!!!
    hechterbroch@hotmail.de

  5. It’s great application of Google Earth. Will be there anything similar also during Dakar 2006?

  6. I can’t see the ships anymore on Google Earth. And it is not possible to go on the Homepage of the Race. Can anybody help me where I can find the standings of the Race?
    Thanks!!!

  7. Great application of Google earth. Will use it this year for updates.
    cheers

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