The one-year-to-go BBQ was held last Saturday at SYC and was well attended by competitors and supporters alike. Special thanks to our major sponsor Sundance Marine and event sponsors Gill, Sitro Group, Rainbow Meats, Chirping Bird Wines, Lion Nathan, and Baker Boys. Gill has offered some great prizes for this race worth about $450 so it's really worth giving it a go, see their web site for their gear range.
1st Deck shoes ($200)
2nd Race dry bag ($130)
3rd Sun shirt ($80)
There was a lot of interest in the upcoming virtual race. In the M2O virtual race last year we had 320 entrants f [ ... ]
One year to go BBQ highlights
Saturday night's Sundance Melbourne to Osaka Cup "One Year to Go" event was a great success. Following a fantastic meal, George Shaw introduced the Double Handed crews who were attending, sought out past competitors (many of whom are acting as mentors on the upcoming event) and introduced members off the organising committee who will put the 2018 event together.
A big thanks to a number of generous sponsors who contributed the following:
Raffle prizes –
GILL – OS1 offshore jacket
Sitro Group – (Phil Simphandorfer) Gas mate BBQ & 3 wet bag [ ... ]
One year to go - lets celebrate
We made some errors previously when quoting dates for the BBQ. It is definitely Saturday 25th March 2017 at 6pm at SYC in the off the beach area. Sorry for the confusion.
The BBQ catering is covered by some valued sponsors we will recognise in person at the event. We are also running a raffle, hence the $10 ticket when you register.
There are over $2,000 worth of prizes on offer in the raffle draw including:
A Gill OS1 jacket – donated by GILL Two Gas mate portable BBQs – donated by SITRO Group [ ... ]
Stability Index Test
In all yacht racing a ‘Notice of Race’ is issued inviting entrants who have a qualifying yacht to participate, a document which includes the eligibility requirements. As a Cat1+ event, the NoR for the Melbourne Osaka Cup states as a requirement, that each yacht must have “a Stability Index of not less than 115 degrees as verified through an inclination test”. This must be conducted by a suitably qualified person.
Recently a test was carried to out to establish a Stability Index for one of our race entrants Meltimi, co-skippered by couple Ian Howath and Lynn Bou [ ... ]
There is only one year to go until the first boats depart for Osaka and to celebrate your progress so far, we’ve organised a BBQ on Saturday March 25th. If you’re in Melbourne or can make it down here, you’ll enjoy great food, drink and hospitality like nowhere else but Hokko Yacht Club! We’ll gather at the SYC Off the Beach Centre and there’ll be a display of many of the Melbourne entries who’ll be moored nearby.
Some very generous sponsors have provided everything we need for the night including some amazing prizes that will be drawn in a raffle. All we ask is that each [ ... ]
Principal Event Sponsor announced for the 2018 Sundance Marine Melbourne to Osaka yacht race.
Sundance Marine has been confirmed as the Principle Event and Naming Rights sponsor for the 2018 Sundance Marine Melbourne to Osaka Yacht Race.
It is fantastic news for the race, which through partnerships such as the one with Sundance, continues to go from strength to strength.
Press release - Major sponsor announcement
For more about Sundance Marine http://sundancemarine.com.au/