West Offshore Products Coastal Sprint Series

Coastal Sprints

Ginan’s perfect start to a Summer of Offshore Racing It was a clean sweep for co-skippers Nigel Jones and Cam McKenzie on their J111 yacht ‘Ginan’ in the Ocean Racing Club of Victoria’s (ORCV) West Offshore Products Coastal Sprint 2, where thirty yachts enjoyed what could only be described as a perfect summer’s day of sailing in Bass Strait. After a short delay, the fleet started under spinnakers with a light northerly breeze of 5 knots. “The race was good preparation for us all in the lead up to Melbourne to Hobart Westcoaster” said McKenzie “allowing us to get into the swing of...

The New Ocean Season on September 17th   We ease into the next ocean season on September 17th with the first of the West Offshore Coastal Sprints. A great way to test your boat and crew before heading onto a longer category 2 race such as Devonport in October or Hobart in December.   The start of the first West Offshore Products Coastal Sprint will be just after sunrise. With 2 courses, one for those dedicated to racing and another for those looking to join the cruising division.   The sprints offer a short 55nm race which will have you home again that night. What a...

Vertigo wins ORCV Bass Strait race. Tim Olding's Summit 35 Vertigo, won the Ocean Racing Club of Victoria (ORCV) 55 nm West Offshore Products Coastal Sprint Race on a perfect sailing day. Sailing under beautiful sunshine with a 10 knot SE wind, eleven yachts competed in the Bass Strait race that started off Queenscliff just before dawn on Saturday 23rd April. John Chipp’s, Dehler 46, Hot Chipps took line honours in 7 hours 37 minutes and 17 seconds crossing the line ahead of Vertigo and Peter Davison’s, Archambault 40 R C Arcadia. The win puts Vertigo in second position behind Jeff...

Dear Coastal Sprint Crew With the sailing instructions in place, handicaps done, we hope the below helps you get ready too for this weekend’s race. Use these GPX file on Navionics, Predictwind and on you boats plotter. The ORCV is bring a new feature to the sport of Ocean racing, so rather than all of us entering data and potentially making mistakes we now have solved all your problems by providing you with electronic files. We have upload 7 GPX files below 6 of them are the courses and one is all the marks. If you download the six course files you will be able to upload them into...

New Comer takes Dual Championship  Tony Hammond entered the ocean racing scene this past year, having bought ‘Maverick’, a Sunfast 3600 to sail it shorthanded.  Tony takes out the 2020-21 West Offshore Coastal Sprint series and also the 2020/21 ORCV Double handed Championship. Tony Hammond on the helm.  Photo Rod Smallman He’d been watching the rise of the Sunfast 3600 and how well they had performed with the Fastnet race.  Tony explained he saw the boat as “well setup for short...