ORCV Off shore champion 2016-17 awarded to White Noise
The racing and the counting are done and we have a convincing winner for the ORCV 2016-2017 Offshore Champion, White Noise (Sm3535) skippered by Daniel Edwards from Sandringham Yacht Club. After a shaky start with a DNS for Stanley, White Noise went on to 1st places in each of the remaining ocean races to end up with a score of 4 points in the overall Championship, an impressive achievement.
White Noise has been a regular competitor for a number of years, with skipper Daniel Edwards and his crew gaining experience with each race. After taking out the Offshore Championship in 2015-16 the pressure was on White Noise to show it wasnt just a one off achievement. With a busy schedule including SYC's Wednesday and Saturday racing, Daniel managed to squeeze in a full program of Ocean Racing too.
The racing was very close with One For The Road (R401) and Arcadia (S17) keeping White Noise honest. Before the last race to Apollo Bay, the scores were White Noise (18) and One For The Road (14). Arcadia was higher but any score would drop her high place and potentially put her in the running. So White Noise really needed a showing to take the prize and show she did with three 1st places in IRC, AMS and PHS, enough to take her clear at the end. One For The Road (R401), skippered by Gary Prestedge, and Arcadia (S17), skippered by Peter Davison, took out 2nd and 3rd places respectively with scores of 14 and 22. The same three took out the minor Championships for IRC, AMS and PHS.
Congratulations to all yachts and crews that took place in this enthralling series and especially to our three placegetters and Daniel Edwards in particular. Join us at our AGM presentation to the skipper and crew, or say cogratulations in person.