Race Updates 69th Apollo Bay Race 2022
11.30 Update Race Director Update
"With the first boat now in sight, the Race Directors Jeremy and Cam reflect on the senseless loss of the ORCV Race Control van as they set up a makeshift race management desk in the cold. The winds have continued to build with some yachts reporting 30 knots at times and the first boat due in within the hour.
It may have been a sailmakers day today for those who still had their light air sails up when the squalls hit. It's now certainly a two sail race thankfully fast still given how cold we are here."
Archie crew took up whale spotting whilst waiting for the winds to build. Photo Jeff Sloan
View from Rozinante II at the heads Photo Rachel McGuigan
After a short delay of 15 mins due to lack of wind, a good size fleet of 31 yachts is on the way for the 69th Apollo Bay race in 13 knots from the North. It was Rozinante II and Faster Forward who lead over the start line with Shimmer, Extasea and MRV in a tussle for the lead as they passed Shortland Bluff.
With winds starting to build, MRV soon took the lead out through the heads with Extasea, Ryujin, Alien, Shimmer and Patriot closely following. You can follow the fleet on marine traffic or check back here for more race updates.