This weekend’s weather is dominated by a broad high pressure system approaching the state during Saturday which will persist for the weekend until the next cold front moves in early next week.

Winds at the start of the Latitude Ocean Race are forecast to be light (5-10knots) westerly, moving more southerly throughout the day which should make for an ideal day for new crews to experience the Heads and Bass Strait.

Blairgowrie will be extending their usual hospitality to the crews with an all-you-can-eat BBQ on Saturday evening and egg-and-bacon rolls/coffee for breakfast Sunday morning.

The winds for the Pursuit Race back to Sandringham do not look too promising at this time, being light easterly becoming variable before settling into a more southerly flow late in the afternoon which could make for a tricky sail back.