ORCV Official Business
AVW Day Five plus - Champagne, Chardonnay,
Beer and Bundy.
Oh. And some yacht racing... A light Northerly going Southerly as the day wore on was the prediction for Tuesday, the last Day of Audi Victoria Week. It did pretty much that, getting way soft at Point Wilson around 1000hrs and then swinging South and going in to a regular 20 knots for the balance of the afternoon.
'Secret Mens Business 3.5' got the prestigious IRC1 prize. IRC2 was 'Canute' and IRC3 was 'Surprise', all three of whom had very good splashes in these pages. Well Done!
'Sportscar', 'JAMHU2' (they got a 3rd in IRC2), 'Barnstormer and 'Gienah', over near the pin end.
A few pics of the Hick known as 'Zutem'.
'Two True' from SA following the IRC Div2 winner, 'Canute', from the Sydney Amatuer Sailing Club in delightful Cremorne.
'Sportscar' always have the crew well dressed. Good on you!
Marissa McManus on the bow of 'Hush'
'Cougar II' and the You Yangs.
'C2' and '38 South' - they were on nearly the same tracks...
Spaceballs indeed (see HERE). John Benwell in the shorts!
'Smooth Criminal' is also an RP and used be the old 'XLR8' - once upon a time...
'Barnstormer' going uphill.
...and 'Barnstormer' going downhill.
Team Germany (albeit the Bundesflagge is upside down) = 'Tresor' and on the right, it is Team Scotch = 'Alibi'
Terry Hall and the crew of 'Absolut'.
Mrs Glenda Date aboard the Scotts Cat with Steb. Rack up another plug for me with Scotts!!!
Mr Rob Date - still haven't got to smile #5 pal... this one looks very focussed.
Now speaking of Scotts, here's his cap in the drink...
It was presented to him by Mary, who comes each year from Newport Beach, California to photograph G.W - So it had to be retrieved.
And here's Scotty putting it back on wet! Steb then adds - "Not quite as bad as our college secretary at Uni was in the army (WWII). She found a set of false teeth in the toilet, which had been lost by one of her young charges after a big night out - you get the picture. She handed it back to the girl, who puts them straight back in her mouth. . . Enough said or way too much?" Ed. - No it's OK, Steb. We're good!
Back to 'Scarlet Runner' - Steb loves that red kite and I am a bit fond of it too. Easier for the electronics to focus on as well, Teri Dodds tells me.
All in a nice little row. 'SMB 3.5' out front, with 'Living Doll' and 'Quest' tucked in there. Below is a little kite sequence of the 'Runner'...
Going up! Third floor - extra speed and fun...
'SMB' leads over 'LD', 'Shogun' and 'SR' with somebody out to the right.
Going along fine and then time to get rid of it...
OK, so that's kissed the water and then yards of it come in...
Cast of thousands up there now as they run out of room and time - heaps of the 275m2 Bag coming in though...
'Quest' going back uphill and that Bag is virtually in...
Time to get back and get it sorted for going the other way... Wash from the screws of the Cat also evident, as they get out of the way.
I've gone here for the matching red hulls. This is another Bluebird. Ian Knight's 'Paramour', and they finished second in their series! John Owens sent us the pics of 'Slinky Malinky' becalmed down the West Coast of Tassie this year (you can see them HERE) and he's also the Vice-Pres of the Bluebird Assoc. (HERE).
Pink kite and big name on the hull makes it easier all round... Thank you. Please let them know, David.
Not tonight... I've go to fix the vang!
You need to be going a bit faster to get up barefooting!
'Kokoda' and it looks infinitely more comfy than the trail...
Love the framing with the Channel markers - it's 'Soiree Bleu', BTW.
'Living Doll' ahead of 'Shogun.
'Living Doll' leads over 'Shogun and 'Scarlet Runner'.
Those two again. 52' LOA and 51' LWL...
Yeah. Not a lot of room to get on the rail there aboard R57.
Must ask them one day...
This one is for the crew of 'Goldfinger', especially Doc and Brownie and Nate and Adam...
One of the many Adams 10s still around - 'Executive Decision'.
'Silk' - must be that logo that draws the eye in...
'Gienah' - magic huh!
S101 - hopefully not a Chardonnay moment going on...
Nice green - really sets it off.
'Enterprize' and Cunningham Pier.
Glorious shot. Someone from the Sports Boats, but don't know whom...
Steb tells me this was the Missionary boat.
The Oceanburo Girls got Steb over to show them hard at work
Seriously hard at work.
Well except for this one.
Now this was always going to be the hero shot for the piece. Cheers Lou.
Yet more Champagne sailing...
'Challenge' gets a gun and they got a 3rd for the Sydney 38 Series overall.
Now my perennial go-to boat, 'Crackerjack', won Div1 of Cruising with Kites and from onboard, Sean Budden tells me that, "...We raced against some hot boats, and I can assure you there was not much cruising going on out there!" Well. Now it really is on, for sure - Daryl. Your thoughts? We'll get you out to sea yet, I reckon...
So that's the end of Audi Victoria Week. There will of course be another Geelong soon enough. The M2G appears on 11/9/10. Based on how that went last year, in it's first-ever run, I think we can look forward to that growing and being even more fun. Lock it in to your diaries now. Steb and I thank you for your involvement and feedback. Cheers. The ORCV is also delighted that you got something from your experiences here at the site.
There will be more yachting stuff here soon enough and the next Range Race is just around the corner - come and see.
By John Curnow