Welcome to the 2020 International Ten Rater Class Australian Championship
The 2020 Australian Championship will be hosted by the Victorian Radio Yachting Association with the support of the Yarrawonga Yacht Club over 16-18 February, 2020.
Yarrawonga, located 281 km north-east of Melbourne lies on the border between Victoria and New South Wales at the south-western corner of Lake Mulwala where the lake passes through the Yarrawonga Weir and flows into the Murray River. Mulwala, which is located in New South Wales, spreads along the western shore of the lake. The two towns are linked by a bridge over the mouth of the lake. Being close to a substantial lake, and famed for the fact that it gets more sunshine than Brisbane, the twin towns are now essentially a holiday resort and retirement centre.
Yarrawonga was the name given to a local pastoral station in 1842. The term is probably a Yorta Yorta Aboriginal word meaning either "place where the wonga pigeon rested" or "water running over rocks".
International Ten Rater Class
The Ten Rater is a thoroughbred racing boat. They are really fast and powerful, making for exciting sailing. Some people have described them as "racing goannas".
Internationally, the class has undergone a resurgence in the last five years. World Championships have been held in 2016 and 2018 attracting many boats. Large fleets are building in England, France, Germany and Italy. Australia has always been a strong country in the Ten Rater class, with good numbers in most Australian states.