So many 1st, with Apollo Bay Race

Whilst the Apollo Bay race often determines the 1st or overall season champion, there are so many other firsts that need to be considered.

Firstly, we welcome the new entrants to ocean racing: After Midnight, Etoile (Double-handed), Norma Jean, YKnot, Vagabond and Imagine doing their first race after a long break.

Next Step the yacht is on its first ocean race and also the first time we’ve had so many from Safety Beach Sailing Club thanks to Rod Smallman.

First-time ocean racing for our Beyond the Bay participants, Jill Blunsom and Eleanor Duggan.

The first fundraiser for Plastic Out of the Oceans, this time supporting Tangaroa Blue Foundation.

The first time in many years that so many boats will be able to enter the Apollo Bay Harbour and a party awaiting us, thank you to the support of the Colac Otway Shire Council and Apollo Bay Harbour crews and Apollo Bay Sailing Club.

Remember the wise words of Robin Hewitt, in order to finish first, first you must finish.

Good luck to all.