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  Maritimo 11 wins prestigious Heemskerk Perpetual Trophy in 50th Melbourne to Hobart Yacht Race    Maritimo 11 Winners of the Heemskerk Perpetual Trophy Image Jane Austin Maritimo 11 has been through the highs and lows of racing over the last few weeks, but capped 2022 off perfectly by winning line honours and every handicap category in which they were entered, in the...

Skipper of Maritimo anoints Melbourne to Hobart Yacht Race as one of the world’s great ocean races As the 50th anniversary race, hosted by the Ocean Racing Club of Victoria (ORCV), draws to a close and the handful of boats still to finish creep up the River Derwent, sailors are already discussing the success of the anniversary race and the global standing of the race. Michael Spies skipper...

Champagne sailing, storms, repairs and smiles - stories from the 50th Melbourne to Hobart Yacht Race 2022    As the Hobart docks fill with the 50th Melbourne to Hobart fleet and families hug and reunite, stories are beginning to emerge of the importance of crew work, communication and resilience, atop the pure exhilaration of ocean racing. The 50th anniversary race,...

Half of the fleet still at sea in 50th Melbourne to Hobart Yacht Race  While the crew of line honours winner Maritimo 11 is celebrating their win and have their fingers crossed for a clean sweep of all handicap divisions, half of the fleet is still at sea in the 50th anniversary Melbourne to Hobart Yacht Race.    In a race that has delivered stunning summer...

Line honours pending for Maritimo in the 50th Anniversary Melbourne to Hobart Yacht Race Maritimo, the 54-foot Schumacher skippered by veteran sailor Michael Spies, looks set to take line honours in the 50th anniversary Melbourne to Hobart Yacht Race. On current estimates, Maritimo is expected to cross the finish line around 10am on Thursday 29th of December, but with the breeze predicted to...

Smaller boats rising to the challenge in the 50th Anniversary Melbourne to Hobart Yacht Race  The focus of offshore racing is often on the performance of maxi and super maxi yachts, but in the Ocean Racing Club of Victoria’s 50th anniversary Melbourne to Hobart Yacht Race, several of the 35 to 40 footers in the 49-boat fleet are sailing the race of a lifetime.  As at 2pm on...

Glamour Start for Scarlet Runner in the 50th Anniversary Melbourne to Hobart Yacht Race Hundreds of spectators crowded Portsea Pier and Port Phillip Bay today to watch the start of the 50th Anniversary Melbourne to Hobart Yacht Race, hosted by the Ocean Racing Club of Victoria, in magnificent conditions on Port Phillip Bay.  Under iconic Australian sapphire skies, the 49-yacht fleet...

MRV SETS NEW RACE RECORD IN THE COCK OF THE BAY YACHT RACE AND FIRMS AS FAVOURITE FOR THE 50TH MELBOURNE TO HOBART   The city of Melbourne is a sports mecca in summer and fans were treated to a sporting spectacle today with a 100-boat fleet competing in the Ocean Racing Club of Victoria’s Cock of the Bay Yacht Race.  MRV on the way to victory and a...

Ten Boats Set to Smash Race Record in 50th Anniversary Melbourne to Hobart Yacht Race The 50th Anniversary Melbourne to Hobart Yacht Race is set to be one of the most memorable in history with the weather gods sending a late Christmas gift to the fleet, a swift sail to Hobart and potential entry into the race record books. An updated weather forecast is now showing two previously distinct...

Glorious Mixed Weather Forecast for the 50th Anniversary Melbourne to Hobart Yacht Race Weather forecasters predict superb conditions for the start and the first half of the 50th anniversary Melbourne to Hobart Yacht Race, however, the weather models are offering mixed messages to the 50-strong fleet as they approach Macquarie Harbour, before picking up again for a sleigh ride across the...

NEAR RECORD FLEET FOR 2022 COCK OF THE BAY YACHT RACE The Ocean Racing Club of Victoria’s (ORCV) Cock of the Bay Yacht Race, or Boxing Day Dash, is living up to its reputation as a hugely popular 21 nautical mile post-Christmas race with over 100 boats entered in this year’s event, in what could be a near record fleet for the classic race. Port Philip Bay will be awash with colour as the...

Sail the Virtual 50th Westcoaster with Sailonline The above image of Lord Jiminy (the only Class 40 in the fleet) So, you're a family member, a friend, or a supporter of one of the Westcoaster teams, or maybe you are a sailor who just wants to be a part of this amazing event. Thanks to Sailonline (SOL) we we can offer you a brand new (virtual) Class 40 yacht to race in this year's online...

  MARITIMO’S COMPETITIVE SPIRIT OVERCOMES CHALLENGES AND WILL NOW COMPETE IN THE 50TH RUNNING OF THE 50TH MELBOURNE HOBART “WESTCOASTER” RACE Friday 16 December at 7 pm, Maritimo TP52, struck horrific conditions on her journey south, cutting short the delivery trip to Sydney.  Battling these conditions, for a total of 18 hours and they pulled into Coffs Harbour.  Maritimo 11 was...

Melbourne to Hobart Fleet Ready to Set a Cracking Pace to Hobart Skippers and crews from the near 50 boat fleet are counting down the days to the start of the 50th anniversary of the Ocean Racing Club of Victoria’s (ORCV) Melbourne to Hobart Yacht Race and as final preparations are made, several boats are in contention for line honours. One of the top performing boats to watch is Damien King’s...

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