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."

10am Update

Peter Blake skippered KAOS in 1999 to set the monohull race record of 5hours, 24 min and 4 seconds. It's unlikely that we will see a new monohull race record but they are chasing it down as the winds continue to build.
 
The winds have increased to around 17 knots from the North allowing the fleet to lift their boat speeds to 8 - 10 knots for that quick run the finish line. MRV, Ryujin and Extasea are still leading with a second group lead by White Noise, Tevake II and Patriot. No more whale spot for the crew of Archie as they chase the Coastal Championship prize.
 
Sadly we say goodbye to the catamaran Crowded House who has retired into Lorne with halyard issues with all OK onboard.
 
The Race Directors are now in place and await the first yachts expected sometime between now and 1pm.
 

Archie crew 2022 AB race Photo Jeff Sloan

Archie crew took up whale spotting whilst waiting for the winds to build.  Photo Jeff Sloan

 

 

View from Rozinante ii going through the heads

View from Rozinante II at the heads  Photo Rachel McGuigan

6.30am Update

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.

Fleet out through the heads

Monday, 16 May 2022 14:05

Double-handed Ryujin wins Apollo Bay Race Sailed double-handed by owner Alex Toomey and crew-mate Andrew Hibbert, Ryujin has won the Ocean Racing Club of Victoria’s (ORCV) 2022 Apollo Bay Race, in which Margaret Rintoul V (Damien King) took line honours in a close race across the board. Sailed double handed, Ryujin won the race.  Photo Chris Furey A fleet of 31 boats started the 52 nautical mile race. Ryujin, a Sayers 12,  beat Jason Close’s J133, Patriot by a slim 14 second  margin to claim overall victory under AMS, also winning PHS and Double-Handed divisions. At the...

Saturday, 14 May 2022 20:56

Results for the 69th ORCV Apollo Bay race 2022   Overall winner of the 69th ORCV Apollo Bay goes to RYUJIN the double handed entry sailed by Alex Toomey and Andrew Hibbert. A great race with a bit of everything and a cracking pace. The provisional top 3 results of the day were: AMS 1st. Ryujin (1570) 2nd Patriot (SM133) 3rd Tevake II (H101)   ORC 1st Patriot 2nd Alien (R880) 3rd Bandit (SM4040)   PHS 1st Ryujin 2nd Alien 3rd MRV (SYD5)   PHS Multihull 1st Shadowfax II (M307)   DH 1st Ryujin 2nd Blue Water...

Saturday, 14 May 2022 06:55

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...

Thursday, 12 May 2022 16:21

Weather Prediction Apollo Bay Race It's predicted to be a great race to Apollo Bay with 10 - 16 knots from the NNW and a simple reach most of the way. The wind coming from the North will give rise to stronger gusts to keep your eye out for. Wish our fleet well as they prepare to start for the race early on Saturday morning.  

Wednesday, 04 May 2022 11:08

Final Reminders – 69th Apollo Bay Race 2022  Before you head off, just some final reminders, please.  Sailing Instructions - if you haven't already located them please click on this link. https://www.orcv.org.au/apollo-bay-race-documents Harbour Entry for Apollo Bay - Updated sounding (taken 11th May) for the harbour at Apollo Bay can be found here.  Please note their depth at the time of measurement and remember to take this off the sounding noted. Apollo Bay Sailing Club BBQ.  The Apollo Bay town is buzzing this weekend with the Great Ocean Road Marathon...

Monday, 16 May 2022 14:05

Double-handed Ryujin wins Apollo Bay Race Sailed double-handed by owner Alex Toomey and crew-mate Andrew Hibbert, Ryujin has won the Ocean Racing Club of Victoria’s (ORCV) 2022 Apollo Bay Race, in which Margaret Rintoul V (Damien King) took line honours in a close race across the board. Sailed double handed, Ryujin won the race.  Photo Chris Furey A fleet of 31 boats started the 52 nautical mile race. Ryujin, a Sayers 12,  beat Jason Close’s J133, Patriot by a slim 14 second  margin to claim overall victory under AMS, also winning PHS and Double-Handed divisions. At the...