2021 Cock of the Bay, Berthing, Meals and How to Add Crew

Berthing at Blairgowrie (BYS) marina for competing boats in 2021 ORCV Cock of the Bay has been kindly made available at no charge for the night by BYS.  We ask, where possible you try and use the clubhouse for food and drinks and acknowledge BYS members, volunteers and staff, for the amazing effort they go to host us so we can enjoy the beautiful clubhouse and Mornington Peninsula.

It is a condition of entry that boats must berth in accordance with the directions of the BYS Marina Master and into the pens allocated below.  Do not berth in unallocate empty pens as this may cause an inconvenience to BYS members returning home.   Those boats not participating in the Petersville Regatta will need to vacate by 10am on December 27th.  Provision and come boats may need to move to allow for the Offshore fleet space to depart.

Please ensure all crew have their vaccination certificates ready and everyone QR codes in to the marina and clubhouse.

Some late entries for the Race have been placed onto a waitlist for a place as indicated below.  You can try your luck on the day (by calling in) to see if any places have come free, otherwise, we do suggest you make alternative arrangements.

Boats having any questions regarding their allocated berth should contact us immediately at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.prior to the race.

Adding Crew & POB Information

The ORCV office and Incident Management Team check your crew information on Thursday 23 December and Friday 24 December so please help us out by making sure you add in your crew today or tomorrow at the latest.

Click pdf here (139 KB) details about the information we need, how to add/drop crew and remember you need to tick the "on board" box next to each POB.  If you need any assistance with your crew lists, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the office mobile (during office hours) 0493 102 744.

Updated Meals at Blairgowrie

All the below is Subject to Density Limits.

Over the weekend BYS have found some more places and will be allowing you up to enjoy a drink after the race, irrespective of having a dinner booking.

Dinner bookings for the 7pm Buffet meal close at 3pm on Thursday the 23rd and can be booked  here Due to capacity limits, participants that have not booked and paid for the buffet meal will need to move off the deck at 6pm to allow space for those who are having dinner at the club. A can bar will be operating out of the downstairs canteen from 5pm until 8pm. There is limited space still, so we do strongly recommend you book your buffet dinner now. Take away beer is available for enjoyment on your boat.

 Presentation

The Race Director will SMS skippers if the presentation is to be earlier than 7 pm and will be held on the clubhouse balcony.

 Berthing at BYS

  • Once you're in the pen allocated below, your boats welcome packs and dinner tickets (if applicable) will be picked up at the end of the pier.  In these packs you will find your regatta passes give you access 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
Please ensure you only berth in your nominated pen as defined below.  
Marina WIFI  Password = BYSM2018

  • Access cards are to be returned before departure to the silver box marked "marina cards drop box" located on each marina arm.

BYS Covid Rules

    • All regatta participants must check in using the QR Code at the Marina Gates.  Please do so when entering/exiting the Marina gates.
    • All persons visiting the club will be required to show proof of their vaccination status and check in.

Blairgowrie Marina Map pdf click here (349 KB)  

Berthing has been arranged by BYS based on the following:  Offshore Boats given berths to allow for rest and power for fridges and food storage and then the balance have been allocated based on availability and date of booking.  Some boats are on a waitlist and can call as you get closer to see if any places have come free. BYS Marina Office number is 03 - 5925 9611 for those waitlisted

Boat Name COB Berth Allocation
2UP B62
ADAMANT A70
ADRENALIN RAFT
ALEX - TEAM MACADIE D59
ALIBI Not Staying
ANNA Raft
ANOTHER CHAPTER Raft
ANTAGONIST Withdrawn
ARCH DE TRIOMPHE B64
ARCHIE B71
ASTERIX Not Staying
ASTEN Raft
Bacardi RAFT
BKT JAMHU RAFT
Blaise Pascal RAFT
BLUE WATER TRACKS E46
BUNDABERG Not Staying
Bushranger RAFT
Caledonia RAFT
CARBINE A/B T
Chainsaw D26
CO CO RAFT
Christela RAFT
DREAM Not Staying
Espirit Not Staying
E'TOILE RAFT
FASTER FORWARD C62
FIREFOX RAFT
FOGGY DEW C64
Foxy Lady Not Staying
Friday Harbour Not Staying
Gran Cru Not Staying
GUSTO D63
Hot Chipps D64
HOW BIZARRE D62
INXS RAFT
It's a Privilege hardstand/pond
JAFFA C61
Journey Not Staying
LA MER A/B T
LORD JIMINY D54
Magic Bullet B70
MARIE GRACE B61
MARRAKESH Not Staying
MARTINI RACING 34 C03
MERLION C66
MEM WithDrawn
MOANA E41
MORNING LASSIE RAFT
Mr Bojangles A71
Mrs Overnewton Raft
My Happy Place B68
NICHE C51
NIMROD II Withdrawn
Obsession RAFT
Oobleck Not Staying
ORIGINAL SIN E/ T HEAD
OUTSIDER Raft
Pegasus Raft
PENDING C44
QUIBERON B65
RAGNAR A72
RAMPANT B12
Razzle Dazzle B63
REPUBLICA RAFT
Rush E47 
Rozinante II D14
RYUJIN C65
SCARAMOUCHE D60
SCARLET RUNNER WITHDRAWN
Sea Eagle Raft
Shining Sea Raft
SOIREE BLEU C32
Stampede Not Staying
Storm of Hamble RAFT
SUNDOWNER A69
Sunshine A73
Surprise RAFT
Schuss Not Staying
TEVAKE II C/D T
The Jackal Not Staying
Trim Not Staying
TRUE COLOURS Not Staying
True Colours Not Staying
VAGABOND D38
Vertigo B69
VITESSE C59
VIXEN I RAFT (e04)
WICKED D58
Wild Child D15
XENIA Not Staying
XPRESSO C55
X&Y Not Staying

 

Sailing Instructions and Notice to Competitors are out for both races and can be found here 

Enjoy the races and feel free to share photos of the day with us via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and thank you BYS.  

 

 

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