Melbourne to Devonport (Rudder Cup) Ocean Race

Supporters

Race Organising Authority

The Ocean Racing Club of Victoria Inc is the Organising Authority for the race.

Race Finishing Club

Mersey Yacht Club (MYC) is the host club in Devonport, Tasmania, the destination of the race.  MYC is also the Organising Authority for the MYC Top of the Island yacht race, the third race in the ORCV Bass Strait Series.

Sponsors

  • Chirpring Bird wine provide bottles of their award winning wines as prizes for Line Honours and Division podium place winners at results presentation in Devonport. 
  • Tasmania Bakeries will be providing hot National Pies to our race crews, volunteers and support staff at the finish of the Melbourne to Devonport ocean yacht race.
  • North Sails Melbourne are providing merchandise for ORCV and Mersey Yacht Club (MYC) to raffle as part of the fundraising campaign to get the club financial support after the recent floods.

Yacht Trackers

As part of the ORCV's ongoing continuing improvements, Satellite Yacht Trackers are being used for all major events. The Trackers obtain a position using the GPS satellites and are set to transmit position updates at an interval that makes sense for the duration of the race. Yacht positions are then plotted on the race Yacht Tracker map. The Yacht Tracker map will automatically update whenever a new position report is received.

The new ORCV inReach Satellite Trackers from Delorme and the web interface Yacht Tracker map, developed by ORCV Member Grant Dunoon from TryBooking.com, was first tested during the 2015 Melbourne to Stanley yacht race. Further development and improvements to the Yacht Tracker have been made for each event since and are continuing.

Marine Radio

Weather Forecasting

Start and Course laying boats

Berthing in Hobart

Mersey Yacht Club provide dockside facilities in Hobart

Refreshments provided to yachts as they dock in Devonport

Host Club Before the Start

Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron host the yachts overnight after the completion of the Cock of the Bay race and host the pre-race Weather Briefing.

Host Club for Pre-Race Briefing

Royal Brighton Yacht Club host the pre-race Briefing.

Photographers and Media

Yachting Associations