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MELBOURNE TO LAUNCESTON

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Ocean Race: 198 nm

Race Start: 1230hrs 27th December 2012 at Portsea 

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Preliminary Advice.

Australia's oldest ocean race (and the world's fifth oldest), the famous Melbourne to Launceston event starts on December 27, 2012. The winner receives (albeit quite briefly) the splendiferous 60 Guinea, Rudder Cup, as pictured below.

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First run in 1907 and then a few years of each decade until the 60's, when it became an annual feature, the M2L is just perfect for the busy crew who have to back in Melbourne on or around New Year's Eve. Crews looking to good choice online levitra sales go and click here levitra 10 mgs stick their nose in it (Bass Strait, that is) for the first time also use the M2L as a thorough grounding in how to cross The Paddock. This race is resplendant with its own three-race series, as well.

Additionally, it places you directly into some of the most stunning scenery in Tasmania and if you're a foodie/wine buff, well the Tamar and areas nearby are just a delight. So grab the gang, the golf clubs and switch off the top 10 genuine viagra sites mobile for a little RnR, Tassie style.

 

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Bass Strait Series Wrap and Presentation, including Rudder Cup Helly Hansen Melbourne to Launceston race at Tamar Yacht Club Beauty Point – Sunday 29/12/13

The ORCV Bass Strait Series includes:

  • Boxing Day Dash, Port Phillip Bay – Port Melbourne to Blairgowrie
  • Rudder Cup, now 106 years old, the 5th oldest ocean yacht race trophy in the world, which is awarded to the winner of the Premier Measurement Division (AMS this year) in the Helly Hansen Melbourne to Launceston race
  • Tamar Yacht Club Classic – Tamar River off Beauty Point

The race for the winner of the Rudder Cup came down to the wire.  

After almost 32 hours of racing, only 18 seconds separated 1st and 2nd and only 123 seconds separated 2nd and 3rd.  In a five hour period, SIMPLY FUN, the Line Honours winner and early club house leader, traded places with HUSH and STREETCAR for podium positions every half an hour with each tracker update.  The trackers update positions every 30 minutes and calculate estimated finish times and lowest price of tramadol handicap results based on current Velocity Made Good (VMG).

The 2130 Tracker update on 28/12/13 had AMS standings as STREETCAR 1st with 4nm to go, SIMPLY FUN 2nd finished and HUSH 3rd with 8.7nm to the finish.  Wind at the Low Head finish line was 30 knots from the West which assisted STREETCAR and HUSH to maintain fast beam reaching speeds.  However the tide in the Tamar River, which can be up to 4 knots, was then ebbing (outbound) which would impede them a little.

The next Tracker update, just before STREETCAR finished, had club house leader SIMPLY FUN in 1st place, then STREETCAR 2nd with 0.3nm to finish and HUSH 3rd with 5.3nm to go.  The final results changed again – see below.

Tamar Yacht Club hosted a presentation dinner for crews at their Beauty Point Marina club house after the TYC Classic race on 29/12/13.

During dinner and before the www.beyondtheolive.com presentation got underway, Jeremy Walton from STREETCAR thanked the ORCV Race Management Team – Nick McGuigan Race Director and Neville Rose his assistant.

After the main course, which was prepared by TYC volunteers, the presentation got underway.

TYC Commodore, Donelda Niles, welcomed crews and introduced ORCV Commodore Neville Rose.

Neville conveyed that no yacht race can be run without phenomenal assistance of many hard working volunteers.  The ORCV could certainly not run the Rudder Cup Melbourne to Launceston race or the Bass Strait Series without our great friends at Tamar Yacht Club and their tireless volunteers, some of whom need special mention.

  • Firstly many thanks to TYC Commodore Donelda Niles, who was serving food and buy advair diskus drinks behind the counter this afternoon and even vacuuming the club house prior to www.vilardevoz.org the presentation dinner.
  • Due to the proximity of viagra dosage Fairy Penguins, Parks Tasmania advised us that we were not allowed to park the generic viagra no rx usa van in the spot at Low Head used previously.  TYC Committee member Rob Cassidy organised to park the ORCV van in the property of two lovely ladies on the road to Low Head light.  Rob had to dismantle fence move the van through the fence, then re-assemble the fence so as not to let the sheep out.  He then had to do it all again when we were finished. 
  • TYC Principle Race Officer Tom Bain, who camped out at the ORCV Van at Low Head for a day or so, taking finishing radio calls (as Tamar Race Control and at times Ocean Racing Launceston) and recording finish times.  He was also the PRO for the Tamar Classic race.
  • TYC Race officials Jim and Jan Rogers who assisted with running the Tamar Classic.
  • John Scales who assisted on shore berthing yachts at all hours of the day and night.
  • TYC Marina Beauty Point Marina Caretakers – Ron Chandler & David Orpwood and their wives Syliva and Jan. A marina caretaker role may be paid position but these guys don’t do what they do for the remuneration, they went way above and beyond, manning radios and viagra online prices the pilot boat to guide competitors into a pen – at all hours of the day and night, keeping the http://theoktravel.com/viagra-medication beer cold.  They made our Race Management Team very welcome and nothing was too much trouble for them.
  • And thanks are due to many other TYC volunteers, too numerous to mention, including those who are here tonight preparing meals etc.

Neville also thanked our sponsor Helly Hansen, ORCV Volunteers, including the behind the scenes Incident Management Team members and first time Race Director Nick McGuigan.

Neville then handed over to Race Director Nick McGuigan to announce the trophy winners.

Nick invited TYC Commodore Donelda Niles and Councillor Christina Holmdahl Deputy Mayor, West Tamar Council to present some of the trophies below.

RESULT

PRESENTED BY

WINNER

TROPHIES

RUDDER CUP HELLY HANSEN MELBOURNE TO LAUNCESTON RACE

Line Honours

1st

Nick McGuigan

ORCV Race Director

SIMPLY FUN, Philip Coombs

Tichenor Perpetual Trophy

Line Honours Trophy

Line Honours Flag

IRC Division

With 5 Entrants 1st and 2nd places are awarded

2nd IRC

Nick McGuigan

ORCV Race Director

BANDIT, Ashley Trebilcock

Division 2nd Place Trophy

1st IRC

Nick McGuigan

ORCV Race Director

SIMPLY FUN, Philip Coombs

1st place Doc Bennell Perpetual Trophy

Division Winner Trophy

Division Winner Flag

PHS Division

With 10 Entrants, 1st, 2nd and 3rd places are awarded

 3rd PHS

Donelda Niles

TYC Commodore

HUSH, Peter Chalkley

Division 3nd Place Trophy

2nd PHS

Donelda Niles

TYC Commodore

SIMPLY FUN, Philip Coombs

Division 2nd Place Trophy

1st PHS

Donelda Niles

TYC Commodore

STREETCAR, Aidan Geysen

1st place FH Stephens Perpetual Trophy

Division Winner Trophy

Division Winner Flag

AMS Division

With 8 Entrants, 1st, 2nd and 3rd places are awarded. As Premier Measurement Division – overall winner Rudder Cup

 3rd AMS

Councillor Christina Holmdahl

Deputy Mayor, West Tamar Council

HUSH, Peter Chalkley

Division 3nd Place Trophy

2nd AMS

Councillor Christina Holmdahl

Deputy Mayor, West Tamar Council

SIMPLY FUN, Philip Coombs

Division 2nd Place Trophy

1st AMS

Councillor Christina Holmdahl

Deputy Mayor, West Tamar Council

STREETCAR, Aidan Geysen

1st Place Rudder Cup Perpetual Trophy

Division Winner Trophy

Division Winner Flag

BASS STRAIT SERIES

1st Series IRC

Neville Rose

ORCV Vice Commodore

JAKE, Stuart Lyon

Division Winner Trophy

Division Winner Flag

1st Series PHS

Neville Rose

ORCV Vice Commodore

JAKE, Stuart Lyon

Division Winner Trophy

Division Winner Flag

1st Series AMS

Neville Rose

ORCV Vice Commodore

JAKE, Stuart Lyon

1st Place Perpetual Trophy

Division Winner Trophy

Division Winner Flag

SPECIAL AWARDS

Tourism Tamar Award

Neville Rose

ORCV Vice Commodore

JAKE, Stuart Lyon

Cold can of Bundy & Coke

For their tour of the Tamar river in search of TYC marks in the TYC classic, starting with their fender still deployed, and starter engine problems after the race requiring a tow in.

Melbourne to Devonport Yacht Race

Neville Rose

ORCV Vice Commodore

GUSTO, Brian Pattinson and Greg Brunt

Cold can of Bundy & Coke

Steering problems in the Launceston race had them heading to Devonport

Bass Strait Virgin Award

Neville Rose

ORCV Vice Commodore

Aidan Geysen

Cold can of Bundy & Coke

1st time access the paddock

Finally, Nick McGuigan again thanked the volunteers and hosts as well as the competitors for getting there in one piece in difficult conditions.

ADVENTURE SAFETY JEM Crew by Nick McGuigan

ADVENTURE SAFETY JEM Crew by Nick McGuigan

 

ARIEL II Crew by Nick McGuigan

ARIEL II Crew by Nick McGuigan

 

BANDIT Crew by Nick McGuigan

BANDIT Crew by Nick McGuigan

 

GUSTO Crew by Nick McGuigan

GUSTO Crew by Nick McGuigan

 

HUSH Crew by Nick McGuigan

HUSH Crew by Nick McGuigan

 

JAKE Crew by Nick McGuigan

JAKE Crew by Nick McGuigan

 

SHAMROCK Crew by Nick McGuigan

SHAMROCK Crew by Nick McGuigan

 

SIMPLY FUN Crew by Neville Rose

SIMPLY FUN Crew by Neville Rose

 

JAKE accepting Bass Strait Series

JAKE Skipper Stuart Lyon accepting the Bass Strait Series Perpetual Trophy

 

STREETCAR accepting Rudder Cup-2

STREETCAR Skipper Aidan Geysen and Jeremy Walton, accepting the Rudder Cup Perpetual Trophy.

Well the north easterly stayed in for the boats heading to Launceston and at 15:14 today Phil Coombs steered his new yacht Simply Fun across the buying viagra online safe line at Low Head to take Line Honours.  At this point he is also the club house leader on handicap for which The Rudder Cup is presented.

Alan Breidahl made the decision yesterday to withdraw from the West Coast Hobart race and just try! how to buy viagra for cheap is poised to be second across the line in Launceston during the next hour.  A few eyebrows were raised during the morning when looking at the tracker to see Gusto so far from the rhumbline.  In fact this correspondent received a phone call from Brian Pattinson saying he was in Devonport and where was everyone?  His way of letting me know that they had steering problems during the night and needed to wait for first light to start fixing it.  Despite this he is now on track for Low head and should be third across the line.

The rest of the fleet had been enjoying 25 knot breezes with the smaller boats Hush and Streetcar putting in a great effort for that Handicap prize.  In the last hour though the winds have dropped out, rather ominously, ahead of buy viagra in new york the predicted change from the west which we are expecting in the next few hours.  Gale warnings have been issued for most of Tasmanian coastal waters.  All the fleets will be affected.

Calm before the storm?  The fleets had good winds at the start of the race yesterday before experiencing some light stuff overnight.  The breeze has picked up now and is coming from the north east creating some exciting opportunities to make ground before the forecast cold front comes through.

In the Melbourne to Hobart West Coast race, Paul Buchholz has made good progress and has taken the lead for Line Honours on eXtasea.  This DK46 is a well-rounded performer taking advantage of most weather conditions; the skipper and cheapest viagra in uk crew are familiar with the West Coast and have previously held aloft the travelhoo.com silverware.  They are not having it all their own way though with the downwind flyer Spirit of Downunder currently revelling in the north easterlies, this is as close to ideal as it comes for Laurie Ford and he is taking advantage currently enjoying more boat speed than eXtasea.  Tevake II and Whistler are also bearing down on the leaders having taken a route that is a little further from the rhumbline but closer to King Island. 

Across in the East Coast fleet, Ray Shaw on XLR8 has shown a clean stern to the rest of the fleet.  They are not enjoying as much breeze as the West Coast fleet which is reflected in their boat speed.  Shaw is followed by Samskara and Cartouche with Escapade looking strong for Handicap Honours.  The whole fleet is tracking close to the rhumbline and with 350 nautical miles still to cover the handicap crowns may change places several times.

The Launceston race is playing out as a very competitive one.  Brian Pattinson on his Open 66, Gusto has previously had it all his own way to Line Honours in this race.  This year he has chosen to take the big blue boat down just double handed, the effect of this is that you simply can’t be as agile around tactics and sail changes.  Add to this some new boats on the scene and a battle is ensuing.  Phil Coombs showed his new boat, Simply Fun is not to be taken lightly in the Boxing Day Dash race where he crossed the line ahead of Gusto.  He led yesterday’s fleet from the start to the first turning mark and click here buy viagra china has stayed ahead of Gusto and Shamrock overnight.  They are all enjoying favourable winds with the north easterly pointing them directly at the finish line at the mouth of the Tamar.  With an estimated finish time for early afternoon the question is when will the forecast wind change hit? 

So all three fleets are making the best of cheap levitra online pharmacy these favourable conditions before the forecast Gale Force winds come through with the change.  Particularly the levitra canadian pharmacy West Coast fleet has been warned to expect squalls up to 45 knots with the south westerly change and swells to 4 metres.  This West Coast fleet will bear the brunt of the weather but they are well prepared and nothing that is forecast is unmanageable.  Yesterday after the weather forecast was discussed two boats changed races from the Hobart races to Launceston.  These sensible decisions were based on crew experience, numbers and competency for these particular weather conditions.

Still at the moment all three fleets will be enjoying the conditions, this is what they go sailing for to watch the sunrise in Bass Strait with the wind at your back and your destination on track.

Jennifer McGuigan

 

2013 Melbourne to Launceston Yacht Race Update - Saturday morning 28/12/13 update

The Launceston fleet had good breeze at the start and were making reasonable speeds ranging between 5-9 knots.  Lighter breeze yesterday afternoon and overnight had boats speeds down below 5 knots so progress was a little slow overnight.

With stronger North Easterlies now, boat speeds are back up and levitra buylevitra onlin range from to 7 to 12 knots.  As the breeze is aft of abeam, the fleet is enjoying very pleasant conditions and able to point directly at the finish line.

Jeremy Walton onbaord STREETCAR advised that they had South Easterlies around 10 to 12 knots for most of the night.  The breeze did drop to 5 knots for around 20 minutes last night.  They are currently scooting along at 8 knots of boat speed.

The battle for Line Honours is well and truly on between SIMPLY FUN, SHAMROCK and GUSTO, with ADVENTURE SAFETY JEM snapping at their heels.

In the middle of the field, another battle is developing between BANDIT and JAKE, with HUSH and STREETCAR chasing closely behind them.  ARIAL II is bringing up the rear and now making good speed with a respectable 7 knots at the moment.

The forecast for later this evening is for winds to swing around to the South West and build.  Race Management and all yachts will be continuing to monitor weather forecasts closely.  If we're lucky most of the fleet will be in before the change.

Current estimated finish time for the leaders is around 1430 this afternoon, but it is very early days and a lot can happen in the next 80+  nautical miles to go.

Checkout the new Leaderboard link for more details including current Line Honours, AMS and IRC Division placing calculations.

SimplyFun1 Start-Steb Fisher

SIMPLY FUN leaving Port Phillip Bay yesterday afternoon.

 

Neville Rose

ORCV Race Management - Launceston

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