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ORCV Offshore Championship

With results in for the first four races, competition for the Offshore Championship is now starting to take shape.

The revised series format requires that each yacht’s score must include at least three Category 2 races and, to be eligible for the Championship, a yacht must either complete one of the Group 1 races (Osaka/Noumea/Westcoaster) or include results for both the Stanley and the Port Fairy races in her score.

Fifteen yachts have already met the eligibility requirement and a further four boats – White Noise, One For The Road, Blunderbuss and Magique -  will be eligible if they complete the Port Fairy race.

The Top Contenders

With strong AMS results in the Stanley (1st), Westcoaster(3rd) and King Island (5th) races, Steve Twentyman racing Shimmer is in a strong position -  a first or second in either the Port Fairy or Apollo Bay races could secure the championship.

However, at this stage its only the best two results which count and 6 boats remain in strong contention.

ORCV Offshore Championship

Top 10 Ranking after King Island Race – IRC and AMS Results

Yacht

Stanley

West - coaster

Dev’port

King Isl

Score  -best two

Comments

SHIMMER

1

3

5

4

BANDIT

2

3

DNC

5

Pt Fairy Required

ALIEN

8

1

6

7

WHITE NOISE

7

DNC

1

2

8

Pt Fairy Required, No drop Stanley

MAVERICK

9

5

3

8

JAFFA

DNF

6

2

8

Pt Fairy Required

ARCADIA

5

4

9

9

ONE FOR THE ROAD

4

DNF

7

11

Pt Fairy Required, No drop Stanley

SOIREE BLUE

6

8

8

14

MAGIQUE

DNC

2

13

15

Pt Fairy Required

Entries are not yet in, but the Port Fairy Race is shaping up to be critical - a win could cement Shimmers position but equally a podium position by any of the other top contenders will see the Championship decided on the outcome of the Apollo Bay dash. In that event White Noise has an enviable track record….. could Daniel Edwards and the team from White Noise secure a “Hat Trick” …..….. well they just might !