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  2007 Melbourne Osaka Cup
 
  Date 29 Mar - 29 May
  Description The Melbourne/Osaka Double Hand Yacht Race, was first held in 1987 to commemorate the 120th anniversary of the opening of the Port of Osaka. Melbourne and Osaka hold the race every four years, to celebrate the sister city and sister port relationship between the two cities.

  Event Type Regatta
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sail-world.com -- News - 2007 Melbourne Osaka Cup Thu, 29 Mar 2007 to Tue, 29 May 2007



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Esoterica’s finish heralds end of race By Di Pearson, 8:28 PM Mon 7 May 2007
Campbell Reynolds/David Best (Esoterica) this afternoon AEST crossed the finish line of the double handed 2007 Melbourne Osaka yacht race, bringing the event to an end. Esoterica, a comfortable Martz 46, finished in 12th place on line at 17 hours 16 minutes 35 seconds (AEST) on May 7 (07h 16m 35s May 7 UTC) with an elapsed time of 43 days 04h 16m 35s. ...
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Esoterica crew face gales today By Di Pearson, 11:40 AM Sun 6 May 2007
At 8.00am AEST this morning, Esoterica, a comfortable Martz 46, was 129 from the Osaka finish line. Today they were expected to face gale force sou-east and sou-westerly winds of 35-40 knots as predicted by meteorologist Roger Badham. ...
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Ingenue and Wild Boar finish – one to go! By Di Pearson, 1:56 PM Sat 5 May 2007
David James and Rosie Colahan’s Ingenue, a well appointed Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 40, crossed the line in 10th place, finishing at 01 hours 31m 44s May 5 AEST, (15h 31m 44s May 4, UTC) with an elapsed time of 40 days 12h 31m 44s. ...
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Ingenue due to finish Melbourne Osaka race tonight By Di Pearson, 1:56 PM Fri 4 May 2007
Victorian yacht Ingenue sailed by David James and Rosie Colahan should make it into Osaka tonight, but as has been well documented with previous finishers, wind and its direction will play a major role into what time the two finish. ...
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Asadori home after completing Melbourne Osaka race By Di Pearson, 12:26 AM Thu 3 May 2007
Arriving at 14 hours 54m 51s AEST on May 2 (04h 51m 59s UTC) in the elapsed time of 38 days 01h 54m 51s, was the Japanese crew on the Iain Murray 13.1m Asadori. The Japanese pair, did very well in the race, having only once raced together before, in the Toba Peal Race in the double handed division and went well. ...
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Hullabaloo completes Melbourne Osaka race By Di Pearson, 3:40 PM Wed 2 May 2007
Sailing Hullabaloo, their Adams 13 metre, the 57 year old skipper and his 20 year old son finished just over 11 hours behind Southern Light which, along with Asadori, they had sailed in a group with for a good part of the race after dropping off an earlier group with Dekadence and Tamagomalu. ...
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Southern Light seventh boat to finish Osaka race By Di Pearson, 12:20 PM Wed 2 May 2007
With a finish time at 01H 43m 41s AEST (15H 43m 41s UTC) on May 2, and an elapsed time of 37 Days 12h 43m 41s on Southern Light, both Crabb, from Adelaide and Justice from Brisbane are 28 years old, their combined ages making them the youngest crew in the race. ...
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Melbourne Osaka fleet hit by gales By Di Pearson, 12:53 PM Tue 1 May 2007
The six remaining at sea and the top three, have been hit by gale force winds which are expected to continue through the week, giving no let up to the yachts which will have been at sea for 37 days come 1.00pm AEST today. ...
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Tamagomalu finishes Melbourne Osaka By Di Pearson, 9:17 PM Mon 30 Apr 2007
Makoto Hisamatsu and his Queensland co-skipper Jimmi ‘The Magician' Doherty finished the race at 16 hours 16 minutes 12 seconds (AEST) on April 30, (06h 16m 12s April 30 UTC), with an elapsed time of 36 days 03h 16m 12s, after battling Dekadence for most of the distance. Like those before them, the windless bay leading to the Osaka finish line meant a slow crawl to the line. ...
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Dekadence races Tamagomalu to finish line By Di Pearson, 4:00 PM Mon 30 Apr 2007
Phil Coombs and Peter ‘Pee Wee’ Walsh finished the 5,500 nautical mile race at 09 hours 56m 03s (AEST) April 30, (23h 56m 03s UTC April 29), with an elapsed time of 35 days 20h 56m 03s. From all accounts, 'The Odd Couple' had the Japanese in fits of laughter on their arrival in Osaka. Behind Dekadence, Makoto Hisamatsu and Jimmi Doherty were 27 miles from the finish line when the Victorians finished. ...
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RYU-JIN – fgi finishes Melbourne Osaka race By Di Pearson, 8:56 PM Sun 29 Apr 2007
Queenslanders Murray Bucknall and Jon Sayer have brought RYU-JIN – fgi home fourth on line in the 2007 Melbourne Osaka double handed yacht race tonight. ...
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Gusto finishes Melbourne Osaka Cup solo By Di Pearson, 10:07 PM Sat 28 Apr 2007
Brian Pattinson this morning sailed his Open 60 Gusto from Victoria to the finish line single-handed under the cover of darkness, his co-skipper Patrick Guidice stepping off the yacht in Honiara where the two had stopped to repair the boat’s broken gooseneck. ...
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