1950 Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race

The 1950 Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, was the sixth annual running of the "blue water classic" Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race.

6th Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race
Date 26 December 1950 – 31 December 1950
Defender Waltzing Matilda
Number of yachts 16
Coordinates 33°51.35′S 151°12.40′E / 33.85583°S 151.20667°E / -33.85583; 151.20667Coordinates: 33°51.35′S 151°12.40′E / 33.85583°S 151.20667°E / -33.85583; 151.20667-
42°52.7′S 147°19.58′E / 42.8783°S 147.32633°E / -42.8783; 147.32633
Winner Margaret Rintoul
Official website https://web.archive.org/web/20091030152304/http://rolexsydneyhobart.com/default.asp

Hosted by the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia based in Sydney, New South Wales, the 1950 edition began on Sydney Harbour, at noon on Boxing Day (26 December 1950), before heading south for 630 nautical miles (1,170 km) through the Tasman Sea, past Bass Strait, into Storm Bay and up the River Derwent, to cross the finish line in Hobart, Tasmania.

The 1950 Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race comprised a fleet of 16 competitors. Margaret Rintoul, skippered by AW Edwards won line honours in a time of 5 days, 5 hours and 28 minutes. Colin Haselgrove's Nerida, was awarded handicap honours on adjusted time.

1950 fleetEdit

16 yachts registered to begin the 1950 Sydney to Hobart Yacht race.[1]


Line Honours LH (elapsed) Time
Handicap winner HW (corrected) time
Margaret Rintoul 5:5:28:00 Nerida


  1. ^ "1950 - Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2018". www.rolexsydneyhobart.com. Retrieved 16 January 2019.

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