3 sleeps until the start of the West Coaster

In the pictures below it shows which crew members do not have a photo, can I please ask that you send your photos and bios as soon as possible. What I would like is a short bio of your ocean racing career 60 to 100 words and a head and shoulders picture. The picture of Neville below shows what it will look like on the Tracker website.

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Christine 

 

Addiction

Alien

 

Arcadia

BlueChip

Cadibarra

Double Trouble

Jaffa

Lord Jimny

one for the road

Yoko

2018 Melbourne to Hobart and Devonport yacht races - TV News bulletins Pre-Start and Start 27-Dec-18 In case you missed the TV News coverage on the day: Pre-Start and Start of 2018 Melbourne to Hobart WestCoaster and Melbourne to Devonport Rudder Cup ycaht races - TV News bulletins by Channel 7 and Channel Nine.   Channel 7 News   Channel 7 News bulletin on 2018 Melbourne to Hobart WestCoaster and Melbourne to Devonport Rudder Cup Yacht Race Pre-Race and Starts. Great to have Channel 7 News Crew onboard the ORCV Media boat and to have coverage from Channel 7 Chopper. [ ... ]

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2018 Melbourne to Hobart WestCoaster Race: Pre-Race Crew interviews   Annette Hesselmans RED JACKET   Media Officer Jennifer McGuigan speaks to Annette Hesselmans skipper of RED JACKET just prior to leaving Blargowrie for the start of the race Richard McGarvie ADDICTION   Media Officer Jennifer McGuigan speaks to Richard McGarvie skipper of ADDICTION, in his 13th WestCoaster, just prior to leaving Blargowrie for the start of the race  

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2018 Melbourne to Hobart WestCoaster Race: Two onboard videos from OSKANA
Onboard footage from 2018 Melbourne to Hobart ocean yacht race Line Honours Winner OSKANA.
Screeming between South West Cape and South East Cape of Tasmania.
Thanks Michael Pritchard for providing us with the footage    



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Oskana in box seat for Melbourne to Hobart Yacht Race line honours   When the gun fires off Portsea Pier to start the Ocean Racing Club of Victoria’s (ORCV) Melbourne to Hobart Yacht Race, at 1200 hours on Thursday 27 December, all eyes will be on a Tasmanian boat and crew with line honours, overall win and perhaps a new race record on their minds. Hobart orthopaedic surgeon, Michael Pritchard, bought the 2013 Rolex Sydney Hobart winner (then Victoire) last year and has been sailing up a storm with the renamed Oskana in Hobart since, as well as entering her in major interstate rac [ ... ]

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2018 Melbourne to Hobart WestCoaster Race: Post-Race Crew interviews   Michael Pritchard OSKANA Line Honours winner   ABC TV News Hobart speak to Michael Pritchard, skipper of OSKANA who won Line Honour David Aplin and Joanna Breen WHISTLER   ABC TV News Hobart speak to speaks to David Aplin, Skipper and Jo Breen, Navigator WHISTLER, clean sweep winner of all Handicap Divisions AMS, IRC and PHS.  

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Short-handed female crew to line up for Melbourne to Hobart Race

Short-handed female crew to line up for Melbourne to Hobart Race The 5500 nautical mile Sundance Marine Melbourne Osaka Double-Handed Yacht Race and return journey left Annette Hesselmans still champing at the bit, so she solved the problem by forming a short-handed female crew to take part in the Melbourne to Hobart (the Westcoaster) in the new Four + Autohelm division. Both races are run by the progressive Ocean Racing Club of Victoria, which continues to come up with inventive ways to keep backsides on boats in our increasingly busy lives. It means an autohelm and a maximum of four crew [ ... ]

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2018 Melbourne to Hobart WestCoaster and Melbourne to Devonport Races: Drone footage of Start Drone Pilot Steb Fisher. Combined Start for 2018 Melbourne to Hobart WestCoaster and Melbourne to Devenport Rudder Cup Races. Fleet hoists spinnakers shortly after the start. Many thanks to Steb Fisher and Southern Peninsula Rescue Squad for hosting us on their boat.

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Shorthanded racing is here

Shorthanded Racing is here – 4 crew plus Autohelm The ORCV is pleased to announce that it will be introducing short handed racing with autohelm with a maximum of 4 crew as part of the main fleet in all offshore races next season 'Four + Autohelm'. This development reflects the findings of research into race participation conducted by ORCV earlier this year. More details on the research and related initiatives will be released in a future article but the decision on short handed racing reflects two key findings. First, in an open question on “matters considered when deciding whether [ ... ]

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