- The Yachts
- Eora (TH)
Eora was launched for Rupert Henry in June 2021. She is the latest generation of yachts to be designed and built to the internationally popular Class 40 rule and is named in honour of the Aboriginal tribes who were the original lovers of the waterways of Sydney and to draw attention to the unfettered rise of commercial activity on Sydney Harbour. Henry has covered thousands of miles in the world with friends, family and solo on his other boats. His co-skipper for the Rolex Sydney Hobart is friend, Greg O’Shea. The two leapt at the chance to be part of the first two-handed division. Eora was dismasted in November and Henry was anxiously awaiting the replacement from New Zealand.
In 2018, on one of Henry’s previous yachts, Chinese Whisper (now known as Whisper), the pair won the 5,500 nautical mile Melbourne to Osaka double-handed race across all divisions and set a new race record of 21 days 12 hours in the process. With the next yacht, Burning Palms, they placed second from three boats in the Two-Handed division of the two-race 2020 Audi Centre Sydney Blue Water Pointscore with a win and third place in the Bird and Cabbage Island races respectively. With his Lombard 34, Mistral, Henry and O’Shea won the Two-Handed division of the CYCA's 2021 Summer Offshore Series. They are hot prospects for the upcoming Rolex Sydney Hobart for both Two-Handed line honours and overall. This is a speed machine with very capable hands sailing it.
|Yacht Name||Eora (TH)|
|Sail Number||AUS 169|
|Skipper||Rupert Henry (5) / Greg O'Shea (14)|
|Type||Lombard Class 40|
|Designer||Marc Lombard (Fr)|