Rupert Henry and Greg O'Shea will recount their record-breaking Melbourne to Osaka Race earlier this year at a presentation to the Cruising Division on 28 November.
The Melbourne to Osaka Yacht Race is the longest ocean race in the world, with the exception of the circumnavigation races. Adding to the challenges created by the huge distance of 5500NM are that it is a two-handed race, competitors must endure the hardships of an equator crossing, the Doldrum latitudes and the frontal latitudes of both the Southern and Northern hemispheres. The physical, emotional, navigational and technical challenges are huge, especially when attempting the race in a 62 foot grand prix race yacht that had the potential to either to break the race record or destroy the two men sailing her in the attempt...
Find out how they did it!
Date: Wednesday 28 November
Time: 6pm for 6.20pm start
Cost: There is no cost to attend the presentation, but please RSVP to assist with the setting up.
Dinner reservations essential.