Cock of the bay logoUpdated 24th December
Berthing and Final Reminders 2019 ORCV Cock of Bay

Reminder 1 - Pre Order Dinner 26th December 

It's a large fleet heading to Blairgowrie BYS and so that all crews can enjoy a meal after the race, it's important you pre-book your Dinner on 26th December before 21st December via this link https://www.trybooking.com/BHDSQ

Reminder 2 - Vacating the Marina

Complimentary berthing is for one night unless you are competing in the Petersville Regatta or have had made arrangements directly with BYS.  All boats must vacate by 11am on 27th so that boats in the Melbourne to Hobart or Melbourne to Devonport races can also get out and on their way.  Pick up some lunch from BYS Kiosk and head to Portsea to see the Hobart / Devonport crews off at 2.30pm.

Reminder 3 - BYS conditions of Berthing

Moorings at Blairgowrie (BYS) marina for competing boats in ORCV Cock of the Bay or those heading to on an ORCV Hobart / Devonport race have been kindly made available at no charge by BYS.  It is a condition of entry that boats must berth in accordance with the directions of the BYS Marina Master and must vacate by 11am.

  • Blairgowrie have allocated berths based on availability with priority to Hobart / Devonport crews first. 
  • DO NOT take a "spare berth" as these maybe BYS members who are out for the day, existing bookings or been allocated. 
  • Due to size and space restrictions, Rafting up is necessary.  Please bring lots of fenders to avoid damage to your boat.
  • Please note as guests of BYC we can only berth in BYS marina managers nominated berths as below do not berth in unallocated empty berths.
  • We have some deep draft boats who are heading to Hobart and may use the eastern wall, DO NOT take these places.
  • BYS have done an amazing job accommodating us all, so please make sure you say thank you.  Thank you BYS.
  • Any questions, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Reminder 4 - Arriving and Departing

If you arrive at a reasonable time, BYS volunteers will guide or direct you to your berthing locatiion.  After securing your boat, you will be met with a BYS volunteer, who will provide you with 2 regatta visitor passes which will provide you to:

  • The marina 24/7
  • Showers and toilets located in the Junior Lounge (ground floor of the main Club building) 7am - 11pm only
  • Showers and toilets located on the first floor in the building behind Scotts’ Shed 24/7

Check-Out is strictly 11am – it is imperative that ALL BOATS check-out on time please to allow race entrants in the Hobart and Devonport boats to leave and Petersville Regatta boats arriving from midday. 

Please ensure you return your regatta visitor pass.  Either drop them into the silver letter boxes near the marina gates, or leave them in the collection box at the breakfast BBQ station.

Reminder 5 - Meals

To enjoy your stay, you need to be feed and watered in a timely manner, so this is how you can help.

  • DINNER: 26th December - A buffet dinner for skippers and crew will be available in the clubhouse bistro from 6pm pre book by 21st essential via https://www.trybooking.com/BHDSQ

  • BREAKFAST: 27th December - A BBQ breakfast of bacon and egg rolls will be available from 7.30am.  Cash sales.

  • LUNCH:  27th December - can be purchased at the BYS canteen from 8am onwards

 

BYS Contact Details

  • Marina mobile - 0438 417 349
  • Marina Office – 5925 9609
  • BYS Reception – 5925 9600 + 5
  • ORCV Event Co-ordinator  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

BERTHING ALLOCATIONS - Updated 24th December 2019

REMINDER - DO NOT berth in a "spare berth" or on the Eastern Wall (unless indicated below).  Only berth as per the listing below.

Rafting - Please raft and take direction as below.  BYS have looked at rafting based on size of boat and indicated which row.

Blairgowrie Marina Map pdf click here (349 KB)  

 

BOAT NAME BERTH Dev/Hbt boat
AFRAYED KNOT D64 Devonport
AFTER MIDNIGHT rafting - E Row  
Alex Macadie -  
ALIBI -  
ALIEN C59 HOBART
APHRODITE C63  
ARCHIE B70 Hobart
Back in Black -  
BANDIT rafting - E Row  
BKT JAMHU rafting - E Row  
BLAISE PASCAL A72  
BRAVEHEART rafting - East Side Public Jetty  
BUSHRANGER rafting - E Row  
Ca Bouge rafting - E Row  
CARNIE rafting - C Row  
CLIMATE ACTION NOW East Side Hobart
CLOUD TEN rafting - C Row  
CO CO D61  
COCOON D63  
CROWDED HOUSE -  
Cyan Moon rafting - East Side Public Jetty  
Duxelle A73  
E'TOILE C/D T-HEAD Devonport
Firefly rafting - E Row  
FRIDAY HARBOUR B67  
HORIZON SPRINT rafting - C Row  
HOT CHIPPS rafting - E Row  
HOW BIZARRE B71 Devonport
ITS A PRIVILEGE rafting - East Side Public Jetty  
JAVELIN -  
JOKER ON TOURER rafting - C Row  
JOURNEY E51  
KARINA rafting - E Row  
KINGURRA rafting - Eastside Public Jetty  
LADY J rafting - East Side Public Jetty  
LORD JIMINY E50  Hobart
MAGIC BULLET B63  
MERCEDES III  rafting - E Row  
MERSEA E19  
Morning Lassie A71  
MRS OVERNEWTON rafting - Eastside Public Jetty  
MYHAPPYPLACE B65  
NICHE rafting - E Row  
NO MAN'S LAND rafting - E Row  
OBSESSION -  
ONYX A70  
Oobleck -  
PEGASUS rafting - E Row  
PLAYLIST rafting - E Row  
QUIBERON B62  
RAZZLE DAZZLE rafting - C Row  
REMEDY B66  
REPUBLICA rafting - East Side Public Jetty  
ROGUE C66 Devonport
SALTAIR D38 Hobart
SCARAMOUCHE D60 Devonport
SCHUSS -  
SEA EAGLE B68  
SERENITY A67  
SHIMMER - Devonport
Shining Sea -  
SOIREE BLEU C62 Hobart
STAMPEDE E46  
SUNSHINE A68  
SUNSHINE A68  
TEVAKE II E T-HEAD Devonport
THE MUPPET SHOW B69  
TRIM -  
TRUE COLOURS -  
UNDER CAPRICORN D59 Devonport
VAGABOND rafting - East Side Public Jetty  
WEEKEND OPTION C64 Devonport
White Spirit rafting - East Side Public Jetty  
WINGARA rafting - E Row  
X&Y -  
XENIA A69  
XPRESSO C60  
Y KNOT A/B T-HEAD Devonport


  

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