Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Ocean Race Around Australia, 38 weeks till start open to Category1 multihull yachts over 10 metres in length.


 Ocean Race Around Australia – 38 weeks to start
 There are just 38 weeks until the start of the longest and the toughest coastal yacht race on the planet – the inaugural ‘Ocean Race Around Australia – 2014.

“People are busy at the ‘Ocean Race Around Australia’ headquarters preparing for the inaugural event due to start in Fremantle in first week of August in 2014,” said event chairman, Bob Williams, from Perth today.

There are four ports from which boats, monohull and multihulls, can start and finish the event; Fremantle, Port Lincoln, Melbourne and Sydney. International entrants can choose either Fremantle or Sydney as their ‘home port’ in the race.

Other race stopover ports are Airlie Beach in the Whitsundays, Darwin in the Northern Territory, Dampier in the Pilbara of Western Australia and Esperance in the Goldfields of WA.

The race is for monohull and multihull boats, Category 1, with a minimum length overall of 10 metres. There is no upper limit. There is also division for double-handed monohull entries.

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