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May 14, 2016
Time: 7:00 - 17:00
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May 28, 2016 - May 29, 2016
Time: 08:15 am - 05:00 am
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May 31, 2016
Time: 07:00 pm - 09:00 pm
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Jun 5, 2016
Time: 09:00 am - 04:30 pm
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Jun 21, 2016
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Time: 09:00 am - 04:30 pm
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SSS Full and Revalidation Courses in May Have you been in a liferaft before or even tried to get in one with a PFD on? Maybe it is better to try it in a safe controlled environment rather than at night, in a storm, at sea. Similarly using flares. Learn about what you and your fellow crew can do to make your trip off shore safer. Join the pool of SSS sailors! Full and Revalidation courses this [ ... ]

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Melbourne to Osaka interview video - Jazz Player refit

Jazz Player refit interview - Matt Lawrence & Matt Setton Jazz Player, co-skippered by the Matthew Lawrence and Matt Setton is a keen entry in the 2018 Melbourne to Osaka Double handed event. So much so that they were the first team to lodge and entry for the race when they opened a few weeks ago.

ジャズプレイヤーのクルーの2人のマットは2018年のM2Oに出場したいと [ ... ]

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Information night in Hobart 4th May 2016 A Melbourne to Osaka Information night will be held in Hobart Tasmania on the 4th May 2016 at the Derwent Sailing Squadron (23 Marieville Esplanade, Sandy Bay, Hobart) starting at 6.00pm. Come and learn more about the race from past competitors and from the Organising Committee. Dinner will be available afterwards, but pre bookings are necessary. See at [ ... ]

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Port Fairy Race Weather Since yesterday the wind has increased in strength a bit,  the direction at the start will be South West at 6 to 8 knots, then shifting 20 degrees to the west and increasing 10 to 15 knots. By lunch time the wind will be a westerly The boats will be tacking to Cape Otway and the 40 footers should reach the Cape by 3pm on Friday. From there it should be long tack. sho [ ... ]

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What do the weather Gods have to say about this weekend’s Port Fairy race? Looking at the weather maps for weekend there is a very slow moving high pressure that will endure for the weekend. The race will start under south to south easterly winds of 8 to ten knots moving to a westerly and going to the west after that. Looking at the Predictwind models they are in broad agreement that a Benetea [ ... ]

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KING ISLAND RACE PROTEST Soon after the start of the recent King Island race, two boats did not comply with the Sailing Instructions to keep west of the defined Bay Exit course designed to ensure that we do not interfere with any large ships traversing the Heads. AIS data, visible to race management, and also the Port of Melbourne, clearly showed the two boats east of the required course. Race m [ ... ]

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Information night in Brisbane 20th April 2016 A Melbourne to Osaka Information night will be held in Brisbane QLD on the 20th April 2016 at the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron (578 Royal Esplanade, Manly) starting at 6.00pm. Come and learn more about the race from past competitors and from the Organising Committee. Dinner/drinks will be available afterwards in the restaurant/cafe. See attached [ ... ]

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Melbourne to Osaka interview video - George Shaw & Robyn Brooke

2018 Melbourne to Osaka Double Handed Yacht Race Interview video George Shaw and Robyn Brooke
With four to six weeks of food, water and creature comforts to consider, provisions on a boat are an important item when preparing for the Melbourne to Osaka Double handed yacht race. In our latest interview, we catch up with George Shaw and Robyn Brooke, who not only did the race back in 2003 on George [ ... ]

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What will the Weather bring to this year’s King Island Race? I am not sure why the Sydney-siders have been lending us their weather for the last few weeks but it makes it harder to predict what is going to happen. The reason we are having Sydney weather is that the center of the high pressure belt has moved well south of Tasmania, which is unusual for this time of the year. In looking at  [ ... ]

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