ORCV Boxing Day Dash (26/12/10)
Soft drinks for the Lipton Cup
and SYC Offshore Powerboats.
So we've had beer, wine and champagne, now in the spirit of responsible serving of alcohol, here are some soft drinks.
As all manner of boats had a hit out on Port Phillip in the RYCV Lipton Cup for things like the Boxing Day Dash and the Heemskirk Consolidated Melbourne to Hobart pair.
Laurie 'Lozza' Ford has Spirit of Downunder out and pounding around the course again. Peter Coleman from Just a Minor Hick Up had his camera onboard on Saturday and took this image of SOD just near Gellibrand. Lozza was pretty chuffed, "Nice shot of Spirit all pressured up and flying a staysail - well our #4, actually - with the new rig performing brilliantly. And the 72 year old, turning 73 in Jan 2011, still looks as if he has a handle on what's going on!" Ed. Nice one Lozza and of course you do.
Where as over at SYC, they had the Offshore Powerboats and our man Chris Furey has been good enough to send us this update...
"Something a bit different at SYC this weekend, where we played host to the Australian Offshore Powerboat Club event yesterday. A huge crowd gathered on the Northern deck of balcony to watch it all unfold. Give me the quiet joys of sailing anytime; the racing powerboats were so loud you couldn’t even hear the helicopters that were flying at very low altitude to film the action!!!"
"Had to chuckle at the sight of ACME Racing (?The Roadrunner?), which suffered the double ignominy of blowing up her gearbox, which is bad enough, but then also endured the humiliation of being towed in by a Jetski, which obviously proved too much for the driver, who then collapsed on the deck in shame."
"One of the race boats, QATAR, threw a prop and flipped, causing considerable damage to her carbon, Kevlar and foam hull. Owned by Sheik Hassan, I guess you could say the Sheikh was rattled… and rolled! (…. sorry)"
Nothing soft about the damage to Qatar...
And to finish on something of a sailing note… check out the guy on the breakwater, totally oblivious to the action behind him as he fished from the SYC Breakwater while ‘Scarlet Runner’ did a fly-by of the club on her way back from the Lipton Cup."
The car's absolute junk, but the boat looks good!
No, no, no. I said f Y i, thanks!!!
Saracen made by Steve Campbell's Composites Constructions in Braeside, just like Scarlet Runner.
Mustang - back from the dead...
Come in and see....
The patrons on the deck prepare for lunch, as Global Racing prepares for, well, racing....
Meanwhile, Qatar and Maritmo prepare for launch (Basil Brush).
Craning out the all-conquering Maritimo out and have a squiz at the surface-piercing props glinting away!
So now we don't have an Offshore Powerboat Division in the Boxing Day Dash, yet, but you can make you selection from a wide variety, just by clicking as per below...
Click HERE for the Boxing Day Dash NOR
Click HERE to go and enter online for all of the following divisions:
I think that just leaves skittles...
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Below is what is now known
as the Red Wine Cup,
for first in to Hobart via either coast....
In 2008 it went to the West and
in 2009 it was the East. 2010????!!
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SYC had the powerboats running
so this year, the MLS finished
at RBYC not SYC. Good choice