Apollo Bay Ocean Yacht Race
|Ocean Race distance:||52 nautical miles|
|Start Date:||22 May 21|
|Race Record:||05h 24m 04s by KAOS skippered by Peter Blake in 1999|
A short coastal race starting off Queenscliff, going out of Port Phillip Heads before turning right to follow the coast to Apollo Bay.
As the concluding race on the summer racing calendar, the 52 mile dash to Apollo Bay often decides the Ocean Racing Championship and Coastal Championship Series.
It is also an ideal race for those new to ocean racing with its shorter length and proximity to the coast.
The race is often won or lost by navigators and tacticians in their decisions to sail a seaward course or hug the shoreline in search of better breeze.
The Apollo Bay race first ran on the 26th December 1954 with the 2021 being the 68th Apollo Bay race.