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Highlights of SailGP in Sydney 2024

Sydney hobart yacht

Get ready for heart-stopping action on the water as SailGP, the world’s most exciting race on-water, returns to Sydney for a record fifth time on the weekend of February 24th and 25th, 2024. Sydney Harbour, with its stunning backdrop, will set the stage for this exhilarating eighth event of the global championship. SailGP takes spectators on a thrilling journey as ten nations battle it out, showcasing their skills and speed on the water. The championship visits iconic cities worldwide, including San Francisco, New York, Auckland, and Los Angeles, making it a must-see event for sailing enthusiasts and thrill-seekers alike. But SailGP is not just about the racing; it offers an unforgettable experience for fans. With various ticketing options, you can choose from a range of on-water and on-land fan experiences. Here’s what you can look forward to: Last season, thousands of fans flocked to Sydney Harbour to witness the intensity and thrill of SailGP racing. This year, even more spectators from across Australia and around the world are expected to support Tom Slingsby’s green and gold team as they defend their title against nine rival nations. The Aussies are aiming for a fourth consecutive victory, and the home crowd’s support will undoubtedly provide an incredible boost for the team. Tom Slingsby, driver and CEO of the Australian team, expressed his excitement for the home event, highlighting the incredible experience of racing in front of a home crowd. He invites all Australians to rally behind the team and be part of this iconic event. It’s an… Read More

Share your Sydney Harbour Bridge story and celebrate its 90th birthday

Sydney Harbour Bridge complete whole ferry

The world renowned Sydney Harbour Bridge is turning 90 on 19 March 2022 and it’s time to celebrate. BridgeClimb Sydney – the company that operates and cares for the monument – is throwing open the doors to celebrate and wants to hear your untold stories of the bridge through it’s iconic life since 1932. Whether you or someone you know worked on the construction or maintenance of the Bridge, own a unique piece of Bridge memorabilia, or hold a special memory involving the Bridge, all submissions are welcome and can be submitted at their dedicated website. Nicknamed ‘the Coathanger’ because of its arched design, the 1,149m-long, 48.8m-wide structure is the world’s tallest steel arch bridge – measuring 134m from the top to the water below. It’s also the sixth longest spanning-arch bridge in the world. Get involved and help celebrate the milestone of one of our country’s most famous, beloved and practical icons! For more, head to the BridgeClimb website

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, NO, it’s the Red Bull Flugtag: in Sydney 10 November

Red Bull Flugtag

The Red Bull Flugtag is on again in Sydney on 10 November, so look skywards (or a bit lower) to see the best minds in aviation really achieve their dreams. The Red Bull Flugtag challenges teams to design, pilot, and build their own unique flying machines off Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair on Sydney Harbour and the result is usually hilarious. And wet. It’s on this Saturday, 10 November after an eight-year hiatus. With over 35 teams complete with craft blueprints the competition will really take-off with Jamie Whincup as the official scrutineer and an aeronautical engineer who will be able to discern if the crafts will take flight or not. The contestants take flight off a 6-metre high platform in the hopes of soaring into the skies, or more often, plunging into the waters below. Red Bull Flugtag, which means Red Bull “flying day” in German, pushes the envelope of human-powered flight, but competitors need more than airtime to reach the podium. Teams are judged on three criteria: flight distance, creativity of the craft and showmanship. See more and plan your day there at the Red Bull Flugtag website.

Sydney is getting it’s own island dedicated to wine this summer

Sydney Wine Island Clark 1

Wine Island is coming to Sydney, transforming Clark Island right in the middle of Sydney Harbour into a wine-sodden haven. For three days from Friday 2 November to Sunday 4 November 2018, the island will transform the stunning island into Australia’s most tropical and unique wine festival. What began as an event encouraging its ‘holiday-makers’ to discover a piece of paradise filled with good wine, food and music has evolved into a 3-day experience offering 3 exceptional packages. Complete with superyacht, serving-up satiable sustenance for the islanders, the delicious menu is jam packed with juicy burgers, loaded fries, Mediterranean pitas, fluffy boa buns by Chur Burger along with cheese platters and oysters galore. A tropical island destination heralding the arrival of our Aussie summer, it doesn’t get much better than that. See more at the Wine Island website.

The boozy and bougie Sydney Brunch Club will serve up bottomless Moet on Sydney Harbour cruises

Sydney Harbour cruise yacht

There’s a new brunch club in Sydney – and it comes with bottomless Moet. The Sydney Brunch Club is casting off for the first time from Woolloomooloo’s Finger Wharf at 10.00am on September 22 and 23, serving-up good times, sunny skies and endless food and champagne for its guests. From the moment you step aboard, you’re flute in-hand as you find a nook on board and be cruised around the Harbour ’til 1pm. After an onslaught of tunes on board by Dan Rowntree and food by The Blonde Butler, you then hop back on dry land for a yet-to-be-revealed party atop one beloved Woollomooloo rooftop nearby. Tickets are $150 a pop from the Sydney Brunch Club website.