ApolloBay MapApollo Bay Ocean Yacht Race

Ocean Race distance:  52 nautical miles
Safety Category: 3
Start Location: Queenscliff
Start Time:  07:00 am AEST
Start Date: Saturday 20 May, 2017
Race Record: 05h 24m 04s by KAOS skippered by Peter Blake in 1999

 

A short coastal race starting off Queenscliff, going out of Port Phillip Heads before turning right to follow the coast to Apollo Bay.

As the concluding race on the summer racing calendar, the 52 mile dash to Apollo Bay often decides the Ocean Racing Championship.

It is also an ideal race for those new to ocean racing with its shorter length and proximity to the coast.

The race is often won or lost by navigators and tacticians in their decisions to sail a seaward course or hug the shoreline in search of better breeze.

Berthing is available in the Apollo Bay marina and there are excellent facilities in the town for meals and post race refreshment.

This race is part of the Offshore Championship.