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NoR Amendment 1 - Competitor cap lifts to 30 Announcing the exciting news that the competitor cap has been lifted to 30.  Amendment 1 to the Notice of Race contains all the details. Along with the lift in the cap, we also announce that the cap will not include Japanese boats. Another important change is the bringing forward of the date for final payment.  This is designed to give entrants on the waiting list time to prepare should an entrant pull out of the race. For all the details, go to the web site and click on Race Docs.  As always we are happy to discuss details if ent [ ... ]

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Multiple Osaka Cup entrant Jon Sayer (Premier Yachts) has just  entered the M2O 2018 for a record 5th time. Following the Brisbane Roadshow a few weeks ago, Jon said that his aim is to design and build a yacht to his own specification (a Sayer 11), to take on the challenge again. He is in the negotiation stage with a shared owner, who has been talked (hopefully) out of his motor boat build and into a sports yacht. It is likely to be a no frills, fast craft, given past performance.  過去、何度もM2Oに参加しているジョン セイヤー(プライマイヤー ヨット)は [ ... ]

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25 entrants confirmed, plus details of the waiting list

25 entrants confirmed, plus details of the waiting list
Thanks largely to you all, the Osaka race supporter community, the interest in the race has been sensational. We not only have our 25 confirmed (deposit paid) entries, we also have had a number of requests to be put on the waiting list.
The Organising Authority is pleased to announce details of the waiting list. We will use the Osaka Race Topyacht entry system to manage the waiting list, future entries will still require a deposit. The order of the waiting list will be based on the order of which we receive the entry and deposit, a co [ ... ]

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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に出場したいと熱望していたので、数週間前の募集開始とともに最初のエントリーチームになりました。

As early as June last year, work began to improve a number of aspects of the b [ ... ]

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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 attached flyer for more details.  Tasmania Roadshow Flyer

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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 flyer for more details.

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Melbourne to Osaka interview video - George Shaw & Robyn Brooke

An interview with George Shaw & 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's boat "Boots" but since been heavily involved in the organisation and running of subsequent races. They give us an insight into how they prepared for their trip and pass on some valuable tips on double handed racing. 4~6週分の水や食料 [ ... ]

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Information night in Fremantle 21st May 2016 A Melbourne to Osaka Information night will be held in Fremantle WA on the 21st May 2016 at the Fremantle Sailing Club (151 MArine Terrace, Fremantle) starting at 4.00pm. Come and learn more about the race from past competitors and from the Organising Committee. Dinner will be available afterwards. See attached flyer for more details.  M2O WA roadshow flyer

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Melbourne to Osaka interview video - Eric Marsh & Paul Neilson

An interview with Eric Marsh & Paul Neilson Eric Marsh and Paul Neilson were the crew of Turbulence in the 2013 Melbourne to Osaka double handed yacht race. エリックマーシュとポールニールスンは2013 メルボルン-大阪ダブルハンドヨットレースにタービュレンスで参戦。 We chat to them about their experience, why they chose the Adams 11.9 for the race and their future plans for the 2018 event. They reveal a surprise or two and lots of tips for those considering joining the next race. 私達はその時の様子を聞いた。なぜアダムス1 [ ... ]

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Information session in Melbourne 6th Mar 2016
A Melbourne to Osaka information session will be held in Melbourne on Sunday the 6th March at Sandringham Yacht Club in the Harbour View restaurant starting at 4.00pm, followed at 5.00pm by a celebration of the launch of race entries.  Come and learn more about the race from past competitors and from Martin and George from the Organising Committee. See attached flyer for more details.  M2O Melb roadshow flyer v1

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