2017 ORCV Apollo Bay Race
The current forecast for the Apollo Bay race shows winds of 10-15 knots from the north east gradually moving more northerly during the morning, with slightly stronger winds further off-shore. A temperature of 19C and the possibility of some rain will make for a not too unpleasant trip to Apollo Bay. It looks like the spinnaker trimmers will get a good workout!
The PredictWind models are largely in agreement and reflect the stronger breezes out to sea. Race times of about 7 hours make for a quick race though not quite record-breaking. Of course, this is the final race in the Off-Shore Championship and no doubt the contenders will be out to make a strong finishing statement.
Winds from the north-north west should also make for an easy trip back into Port Phillip.