Melbourne to Devonport Yacht Race

Tuesday, 29 December 2020 16:54

Onboard White Spirit Step onboard and be part of the crew of White Spirit and re-live it as they prepare, sail the Cock of the Bay, work out tactics and race across Bass Strait to Devonport to try and win the Rudder Cup. Gear on, radio check done, let's go. White Spirit - over and out. Thanks Aaron Hudon for your video

Tuesday, 29 December 2020 11:27

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 Congradulations to RMS Cole Walker who won the Rudder Cup (based on 1st on AMS) AMS 1. RMS Cole Walker, 2....

Sunday, 27 December 2020 16:39

Extasea on record pace in Melbourne to Devonport Yacht Race Perfect wind conditions over choppy seas greeted the 19 starters in the Ocean Racing Club of Victoria’s “Rudder Cup” Melbourne to Devonport Yacht Race this morning. Northerlies blowing 25 to 35 knots allowed for a fast reach from Portsea to Port Phillip Heads under cloudy skies with a threat of rain. Here the fleet turned south, awaiting the forecast south-westerly of up to 30 knots to propel them very quickly towards their destination on the northern coast of Tasmania. Paul Buchholz’s Cookson 50 Extasea started towards the back...

Friday, 25 December 2020 10:34

Forecast is still for a fast record breaking run The prediction is still fast and possibly a record breaker race with a northerly wind at the start swinging around 2pm to come from the West. What a race and yes you can watch the fleet here but be quick as it could be all over in 24 hours.  

Thursday, 24 December 2020 13:02

Important Steps after Arriving in Devonport We need all crew onboard yachts in the Melbourne to Devonport race to take note of these special instructions from Bio-Security in Tasmania.  We ask that one member on each boat, collate all the crew QR codes from your Tasmanian Entry Permit which will be completed prior to the start and have it ready to supply within an hour of finishing.  It's important for us all to comply with these instructions provided by BioSecurity Tasmania. 2020 MELBOURNE TO DEVONPORT RACE (RUDDER CUP)Notice to Competitors – Instructions for Registering Your...