SYDNEY – One photo is from 40 years ago today (Boxing Day in AUS, 26 Dec 1977), and one is from this week. Can you ID the yachts? Modern classics both. The 2017 Rolex Sydney-Hobart Race begins today at 1300 Sydney Time (26 Dec), which is 1800 Pacific / 2100 Eastern in the USA (25 Dec). Everything you need to know about the race is on the official website here, including how to watch the start live on Channel 7 in AUS or online elsewhere, with coverage beginning 30 minutes before the start.