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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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Meet the Co-skippers of Kraken

  So far we have three entrants in our next race to Osaka who’ll do the trip aboard Jeanneau Sun Fasts. これ迄のところM2Oには3つのチームがジェノー サンファストで参戦する予定です。 Two of the entries are from Perth and in our latest interview, we talk with Todd Giraudo and David “Dubbo” White, the co-skppers of the larger of the two boats, a Sun Fast 3600 called Kraken.  In a chat with George Shaw, we find out about their sailing experience and the reasons why they decided to enter the event aboard this brand new boat. 2チームとも [ ... ]

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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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An interview with David Kenny

Of the thirty confirmed entries in the 2018 event, two of them are from Perth. 2018 M2O 出場確定30チームの内、2人はパースからです。 On his recent trip to Fremantle Yacht Clubfor the M2O Roadshow, George Shaw caught up with both of these competitors for a chat. The first of them is with David Kenny who has one of the smaller boats in the fleet a Sunfast 3200 called The Edge.  Together they explore many of the questions that are facing all of the competitors as they prepare themselves for this challenging event. 彼らがM2O 地方説明会のためにフリ [ ... ]

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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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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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Information night in Auckland 16th Feb 2016 A Melbourne to Osaka information night will be held in Auckland NZ on the 16th February at the Royal Akarana Yacht Club starting at 7.30pm, but an informal meet and greet kicks off at 7pm. Come and learn more about the race from past competitors and from chair of the Organising Committee Martin Vaughan. The bar will be open and dinner available.   See attached flyer for more details.  M2O NZ Roadshow flyer v2

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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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Melbourne to Osaka interview video - Paul Roberts and Martin Vaughan

An interview with Paul Roberts & Martin Vaughan
We are pleased to announce the first in a series of interviews with past competitors of the Melbourne to Osaka Double Handed yacht race. 私たちは メルボルン~大阪ダブルハンドレース(以後M2Oと表記) 出場経験者へのインタビュー動画をシリーズでお送りします。 These video clips are designed to give an insight in to the race for potential competitors and to assist those preparing for the next race in 2018. We'll cover such things as 2 handed boat preparation, partnering & teamwork, navigati [ ... ]

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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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2018 Melbourne to Osaka Race- Decision re Multihull Participation The three organising clubs for the event met on the weekend to discuss preparations for the next race and make some key decisions. One big decision was about whether or not to include multi hulls. After much discussion and consideration a vote was held and a decision made that multi hulls would not be included in the 2018 race but may be included in future races once the Australian ocean racing community becomes more experienced with them. The ORCV will welcome multi hull participation and hopes to learn more from the multi hu [ ... ]

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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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2015 Osaka Hokko Yacht Club Visit- You are all welcome! The Japanese delegation from the Osaka-Hokko Yacht Club will be visiting Melbourne in September.
The Organising Committee for the Melbourne-Osaka Double Handed Race and the Commodore of the Hobsons Bay Yacht Club would like to invite you to join them at a BBQ

DATE: Friday 2nd October 2015
TIME: 3pm
VENUE : Hobsons Bay Yacht Club, Nelson Place, Williamstown. With the recent press release of the Preliminary Notice of Race, it’s time to kick off the 2018 campaign-polish up your party shoes, bring along your tall tales and help us celebra [ ... ]

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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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2018 Melbourne to Osaka Double-Handed Yacht Race Press Release (click here for Japanese translation)
The Organizing Committee for the 2018 Melbourne to Osaka Double-Handed Yacht Race is pleased to announce the publishing of the Preliminary Notice of Race for the next race due to start in Port Philip Bay in March 2018. We have already had a remarkable level of interest in the event, both from Australia and Japan so are confident of a fully subscribed fleet of 25 yachts at the race start. The race is a unique double-handed long distance ocean race, an epic journey of 5,500 nautical miles or a [ ... ]

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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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Osaka Preparation

Melbourne to Osaka Double-Handed Yacht Race Preparation for the Race. The following preparation tips were provided in a recent interview with Martin Vaughan from Cadibarra 8, competitor in the 2013 race. How do you choose a partner ?
Choosing a partner is probably one of the hardest things to do. You are going to spend a heap of time together. One of our greatest achievements was to arrive still friends. In past races many partners have arrived and never spoken again which is sad. For Paul and I that was a real focus. Paul chose me but to some extent I also chose Paul. You both have to  [ ... ]

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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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Melbourne to Osaka Cup 2013 race results

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