The master yachtsman will explain “to finish first, first, you must finish”
True North Adventure Cruises has announced that master yachtsman Skip Lissiman will join the TRUE NORTH’s annual Sydney Rocks Blue Water Classic. This 4-night cruise embarks in Sydney Harbour on Christmas Night and features the start of the infamous Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race.
Considered one of the world’s most gruelling yacht races – the Sydney to Hobart gets underway on Boxing Day and the TRUE NORTH will be in prime position to watch the spectacular start and, the ‘race within a race’ to be the first yacht to sail out of Sydney Harbour.
The start is always chaotic but this year guests on the TRUE NORTH will be navigated through the pandemonium by Lissiman.
Lissiman was a crew member on AUSTRALIA II when that yacht won America’s Cup in 1983 – the first time a challenger had won America’s Cup in 132 years! He has also competed in no less than six Sydney to Hobarts including a line honours win aboard the maxi-yacht DRUMBEAT in 1989.
Before the start, Lissiman will escort guests around Rushcutters Bay where the yacht crews will be making final preparations. Lissiman will then explain the strategic positioning as contenders vie for the confidence boost that comes with rounding into open water ahead of the rest of the field and, he will also provide continuous updates on race progress as everyone on-board the TRUE NORTH indulges in their very own Sydney Cruises. The itinerary includes heli-flights to the Hunter Valley wine region, bush-walks, indigenous culture, revered onboard dining and live entertainment.