2014 Ocean Racer of the Year

Congratulations to Rob Date

Rob Date has been a longstanding member of the ORCV, a regular participant in our ocean racing events and a generous volunteer who provides storage space for the radio van and SSSC equipment.
Rob embarked on an international campaign with his yacht, Scarlett Runner, in July 2013 and has raced many miles with outstanding success. Highlights included the Cape to Rio Race- 2nd on Line Honours and 2nd IRC, and the Pacific Cup – Line Honours, 1st in ORR and Overall winner. This is the first time an Australian crew have won the Pacific Cup.
A fantastic achievement in the sport of sailing and a worthy recipient of the Shenandoah Perpetual Trophy.