2016-17 Double Handed Offshore Champion announced - Lord Jiminy
The ORCV is pleased to announce the winners of the 2016-17 Double Handed Offshore champions - Lord Jiminy.
Congratulations to Chris Barlow and Jamie Christensen who proved a formidable team taking out a first place in Double Handed division on the Melbourne to Stanley and Melbourne to Hobart races and a second place in the Melbourne to Port Fairy Race resulting in a three race aggregate score of 4 points. Lord Jiminy is an entrant in the 2018 Melbourne to Osaka Double Handed Yacht Race, their preparation is first rate and the yacht is performing well.
Well done to Annette and Andrew Hesselmans on Red Jacket who came a close second with an aggregate score of 6 points. Special mention to Double Trouble and Trybooking.com who also performed well but didnt reach the threshold three race aggregate.
The overall championship has been awarded on PHS results, there were insufficient entries for IRC and AMS for a series result.
The inshore championship results have yet to be finalised, we are waiting on the Winter Series Geelong race, which is the final race in the series.
Thanks to our season sponsors 38 Degrees South and Jeanneau yachts. This is the first season the ORCV have run a Double Handed Championship series, we will review the season as a whole and look forward to running a modified championsip for the 2017-18 season.