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NOTICE OF
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RECORD

Goldfinger in 2010 @2:00:59:26.

 

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SPONSOR

A very big thanks to our major sponsors, the global miner, Heemskirk Consolidated.

Heemskirk

 

MELBOURNE TO HOBART - EASTCOASTER

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Eastcoaster

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ocean Race: 460 nm

Race Start: 1255hrs@ Portsea Pier, 27th December 2012

Category: 2

 

It may be young in yacht race terms, but it sure is popular!

In 2007, to honour the 100th anniversary of the first sailing of the Rudder Cup (see Melbourne to Launceston Race), the ORCV broke with tradition and redirected the course of the famous Melbourne to Hobart Westcoaster to follow the Melbourne to Launceston fleet to their finish line at Low Head near the mouth of the Tamar River and thence on to Hobart via the East coast of Tasmania.

This proved to be a great race in its own right, with many unique navigational challenges. Unlike other races, the course took competitors close in around the coastline, which made for a spectacular and interesting race. So much so, that many competitors called for the race to be repeated and thus the Eastcoaster was born.

Whilst this race doesn’t exactly follow the original course now, it does still follow the coast and provide for those very interesting navigational challenges that the first Eastcoaster was so famous for.

In the end, it also sets up a magnificent battle to see who will be first in from either coast, with the Eastcoaster fleet having to travel a further 20nm than their Westcoaster cousins.

 

T3-Eastcoaster

 

Heemskirk

 

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