2018 Cock of the Bay Yacht Race: Pre-Race Crew interviews 26-Dec-18

 

Chris Dare AMBITION

 

Chris Dare AMBITION

Full Pre-Race Interview with Line Honours favourite AMBITION owner/skipper Chris Dare by Tom Chadwick Channel 7 News

 

Mark Welsh WICKED

 

WICKED skipper Mark Welsh

Full Pre-Race Interview with WICKED skipper Mark Welsh by Tom Chadwick Channel 7 News

 

CARPE DIEM crew

 

CARPE DIEM crew

Full Pre-Race Interview with CARPE DIEM crew by Tom Chadwick Channel 7 News

Cock of the Bay Race Line Honours goes to Ambition

Cock of the Bay Race Line Honours goes to Ambition.

A delighted Chris Dare and his youthful crew on the TP 52 Ambition has taken Line Honours in a light wind Cock of the Bay yacht race followed closely by Tasmania boat Oskana. Dare said, “I wanted a boat that provided a youthful new platform. Something that is fast and Fun.” Despite the light wind conditions, Ambition crossed the line at 16:00:21 for an elapsed time of 4 hours 30 minutes and 21 seconds. Just three minutes behind was the Cookson 50 Oskana, skippered by Mike Pritchard. Pritchard and most of his team have had a long day. Th [ ... ]

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Wind comes in for glorious start for Cock of the Bay

Wind comes in for glorious start for Cock of the Bay Ocean Racing Club Race Directors took the hard decision yesterday, in light of the weather forecast to both delay the start by one hour and to move the start line to Sandringham. Thus shortening the course by about four nautical miles.  It was a great call and by 11:30 this morning the breeze had filled in to about 10 knots albeit from the South. Having set a nice wide line to accommodate the 77 entries it was surprising to see so many of the entrants crowd the start boat end of the line. Three boats in fact made contact with the star [ ... ]

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2018 Cock of the Bay Yacht Race: Pre-Race Crew interviews 26-Dec-18   Chris Dare AMBITION   Chris Dare AMBITION Full Pre-Race Interview with Line Honours favourite AMBITION owner/skipper Chris Dare by Tom Chadwick Channel 7 News   Mark Welsh WICKED   WICKED skipper Mark Welsh Full Pre-Race Interview with WICKED skipper Mark Welsh by Tom Chadwick Channel 7 News   CARPE DIEM crew   CARPE DIEM crew Full Pre-Race Interview with CARPE DIEM crew by Tom Chadwick Channel 7 News

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 2018 Cock of the Bay Yacht Race Start - Channel 7 News 26-Dec-18   Channel 7 News bulletin on 2018 Cock of the Bay Yacht Race start. Thanks Tom Chadwick and his camerman Ollie. Great to have you guys on the ORCV Media boat and to have coverage from Channel 7 Chopper.

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2018 Cock of the Bay Race is underway

2018 Cock of the Bay Race is underway Ocean Racing Club Race Directors took the hard decision yesterday, in light of the weather forecast to both delay the start by one hour and to move the start line to Sandringham.  Thus shortening the course by about four nautical miles. It was a great call and by 11:30 this morning the breeze had filled in to about 10 knots albeit from the South.  Having set a nice wide line to accommodate the 77 entries it was surprising to see so many of the entrants crowd the start boat end of the line.  Three boats in fact made contact with the start b [ ... ]

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2018 Cock of the Bay - Notice to Competitors (re: Start time and Start line)

2018 Cock of the Bay - Notice to Competitors (Start time and Start line amended) Due to very light winds forecast for Boxing Day morning on Port Phillip Bay, Race Management have issued a Notice to Competitors amending the Start time from 10:30am to 11:30am and the Start Line will now be in the vicinity of Sandringham Yacht Club. The Notice to Competitors is available on the Cock of the Bay Race Documents page http://orcv.org.au/race-documents-cob.

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All I want for Christmas is a little more wind on Boxing Day

All I want for Christmas is a little more wind on Boxing Day Skippers and crew in the 2018 Cock of the Bay race will be wishing something extra in the Christmas stockings - a little more wind than is currently forecast for Boxing Day. Current forecast is for 5 to 10 knot Southerly winds around race start time, increasing 10 to 15 knots from same direction in the early afternoon. Race Management are continuing to monitor conditions closely and will consider options including a minor start postponement, relocation of start line and a shortened course. Skippers will be notified of any changes. [ ... ]

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2018 ORCV Cock of the Bay Yacht Race preview One of Melbourne's largest fleets sets sail on Boxing Day at 10.30am as the 77 strong Cock of The Bay departs Station Pier. Sometimes described as the 'peoples race' it's an all encompassing event that welcomes many levels of sailors – from the ocean hardened racers to the weekend warriors who just want to have a go. 2017 Cock of the Bay Start Drone by Lee Smallman Chirping Bird Wines The 34-nautical-mile course hugs the coastline from Port Melbourne to St Kilda and Sandringham before the fleet heads further out into Port Phillip Bay. The cou [ ... ]

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Attention all Sailors! Enter 2018 Cock of the Bay Yacht Race This hugely popular Boxing Day race will start at 10.30am from Port Melbourne with the 34nm course designed to sail past major bayside locations.  Some say there is no better way to work off the excesses of Christmas the day before. Berthing is provided at Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron (BYS) at the conclusion of the race where meals and refreshments are also available. The record fleet size is over 100 yachts.  There are great vantage points for spectators at Port Melbourne, St Kilda Pier, Brighton Pier, Sandringham a [ ... ]

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2016 Cock of the bay - its a wrap

The 2016 Cock of the Bay race is a wrap, with lots of smiles, experiences to share and friends to catch up with at Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron. Forecasts predicted a spinnaker start, alas by the time the race started the Southerly wind had kicked in. By the middle of the race the wind built to 25k, favouring those closer to shore. It was warm and pleasant sailing, despite a little rain and the odd splash. By mark 19 the wind had lightened off and there were several patches of character building 0k. Towards the end of the race for the mid to back of the fleet, the wind built back to 5-10k all [ ... ]

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