ORCV Melbourne to Everywhere (M2E ha ha ha...)
Steb - Part One.
'Dream' with the red Bag. I banged on about them on these pages in Living the Dream, Dream Run and on the ABC's Grandstand. Just love how they were up with the racing boats and occupying 2nd or 3rd for so long... 'Chikara Outlaw' and 'Jazz Player' in there too.
These two are 'Dream' and the boss' 'The Secretary'. As you know, I love a good Point Lonsdale shot - below.
Marissa McManus on the bow of 'Hush' - they had a pretty good run at Xmas and put themselves on the Rudder Cup Series scoreboard - 1st IRC and 2nd AMS
'Icefire' battled it out for the lead of the M2HW all the way to Hobart. You'll just have to come back and do it again team.
'Jazz Player's year - QED
Portsea Pier Awash - thank you to all the land and water spectators - you help to make it the big event that it was. A big thank you to all those who called and emailled me looking for starting details, as well.
Lozza, Dee, Neil and the team from 'Spirit of Downunder' had a great time on M2HW
Small boat, big smiles - well done to the Zilla...
'Veloce' were just a mile and half behind at the finish, but got IRC. Crew hung around the monitors in Hobart to ensure it was so...
'XLR8' were in to Hobart in third place - M2HE
'Chikara Outlaw' and my light!!!
Love a good fleet shot!
'The Secretary' and a kite.
'Schuss' with lots of company...
'Ingenue' got the second of the McConaghy Melbourne Offshore Championship flags for a go at that cool carbon fibre wheel and the two Michelin Hats for the onboard catering during the trip - M2HE
The Cappers - 'Under Capricorn' taking it all in their stride - pre start of course!
'Audacious' gave us some really good stories and pics along the way in M2HW and got the Sovereign Series, which helped put a smile on Greg Clinnick's face to match this lot. Thanks team.
'Escapade' and 'Yoko' depart.
Malcolm Mitchell and 'Caledonia' had a wow of a time in the Rudder Cup Series, so I think they'll be regular participants in the blue water thing.
The very beautiful 'Belle'.
Just cannot mistake 'Pretty Woman's bow. I expect them to rise to Dr Rosie and David's Catering Challenge...
By John Curnow