Port Fairy Ocean Yacht Race
|Ocean Race distance:||135 nautical miles|
|Start Date:||Friday, 14 April, 2017|
|Race Record:||14h 26m 20s by QUASIMODO in 1984|
Traditionally held over the Easter holiday, the race to the historic and picturesque western district town of Port Fairy is one of three coastal races conducted by the club.
The 135 mile course is often a race in two parts. The first takes competing yachts south-westwards past the coastal resorts of Torquay, Anglesea, Lorne and Apollo Bay before rounding rugged Cape Otway. The second part is from Cape Otway to the finish line where it is often possible to ease sheets for a reach or run.
All weather berthing is available in the Moyne River except for deep draft yachts which can anchor in the sheltered Bay. Excellent hospitality and meals are provided by the Port Fairy Yacht Club at the completion of the race.
One tradition in this race is competitors pledge donations to the Royal Childrens Hospital Good Friday Appeal during one of the morning mandatory radio Position Reporting scheds.
This race is part of the Offshore Championship.