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RMS Cole Walker win the Rudder Cup - Read all about it

Congratulations to all those that entered and participated in this year's Rudder Cup.  A big thank you also to all those you volunteered their time to support getting the race up and onto the water so quickly after we came out of lockdown and thank you to Mersey Yacht Club and all their volunteers for hosting us on arrival.

Results can be found here https://www.orcv.org.au/results/2020-21/2020M2D/series.htm?ty=21625

Congradulations to RMS Cole Walker who won the Rudder Cup (based on 1st on AMS)

AMS 1. RMS Cole Walker, 2. Patriot. 3.Joker on Tourer
IRC 1. RMS Cole Walker  2. Patriot  3. How Bizarre
PHS 1 Summer's Lease 2 RMS Cole Walker. 3 Patriot
4+ Autohelm 1 Summer's Lease 2. Lord Jiminy
Double Handed 1. Joker of Tourer
ORCc 1. RMS Cole Walker

For interest, read The Australian account of the race here https://www.theaustralian.com.au/sport/smallest-yacht-the-biggest-winner-in-melbourne-to-devonport-yacht-race/news-story/93460d9f52519ecca1c509f65d334cc4

RMS crossing the finish Photo Richard Colbeck

RMS Crossing the Line Photo Senator Richard Colbeck

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