Archive for August, 2009
Some months ago an enterprising West Australian, Bob Williams, ran a survey through Sail-World.com to find out what yachties wanted if he were to organise a Round Australia Ocean Race and Round Australia Rally for Cruisers. He received 550 responses!
From these, he devised a Provisional Notice of Race and Rally and launched the event on 24 June this year. 94 reservations have already been received.
The race starts in Fremantle, WA in July 2011 but competitors may also join the event at one of nine ports of call. The timing is designed to take in the Sydney-Southport Yacht Race and both Airlie Beach and Hamilton Island Race Weeks.
The race will take three months while rally participants may take up to 12 months to complete their circumnavigation.