2015 King Island Race - Call to Action
Now that we’re all recovered from Christmas racing it’s time to dust off the gear ocean racers, and start working up the appetite, because those famous King Island steak sandwiches are calling!
Entry will be coming soon for the first of the ORCV 2015 events, the Melbourne to King Island Race.
To be conducted over the Labour Day long weekend in March, this Cat 2 race will see the fleet head off from Queenscliff, out through the heads and across Bass Strait to the finish at Grassy Harbour, King Island, Tasmania.
While the 114 nautical mile hit out across the Paddock is one of the shorter ORCV ocean races, it’s not without challenges, with wind and tidal influences keeping everyone on their toes until the very end. After last year’s record breaking win by Primitive Cool, in just 9 hours, 50 minutes & 21 seconds, the pace has well and truly been set.
For all the boats and crews that completed the very successful ORCV Beyond the Bay program in 2014, the King Island race presents a fantastic opportunity to put those new found ocean skills into practice. As for the more seasoned ocean going boats and crews who know this race well, the ORCV looks forward to welcoming you all back for the legendary hospitality of the King Island Boat Club. This race has it all - socialising, having fun, competition and great sailing. And, don’t even kid yourself that you’ll stop at one steak sandwich, oh, and did we mention the take home cheese bags from the King Island dairy and the famous King Island beef packs? You know you want to...