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The Ocean Racing Club of Victoria would like to know more from the off shore community about how we can improve our sailing and training programs in order to boost participation.
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2014-15 OVERALL OFF-SHORE CHAMPIONSHIP

With the Apollo Bay race now done and dusted (thankfully for most since it was a slow and at times painful race!), we can now tally up the final scores for the Off-Shore Championship Trophy.

Congratulations go to Laurie Ford and the crew of the Spirt of Downunder for a great 2014-15 off-shore season. In the four races that counted, their worst result was a third which is certainly not too shabby at all!

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Congratulations also to the crews of Turbulence and Yoko who kept the pressure on Spirit right to the end. Going into the Apollo Bay race, any of them could have won but Spirit kept their nerve and sailed another good race in difficult conditions to finish off the season on a high note and clinch the series.

The overall results for the top handful of boats are shown below.

 

  BOAT SKIPPER   VANUATU M2P TASSIE M2KI M2PF M2AB BEST FOUR
R1200 SPIRIT OF DOWNUNDER Lawrence Ford   47 ABN 3 2 1 2 8
H602 TURBULENCE Eric Marsh   47 ABN 2 6 1 4 13
R186 YOKO Robin Hewitt   47 ABN 4 3 2 7 16
R6806 BLUE CHIP Ian Lewis   47 ABN 2 8 2 23 35
SM3535 WHITE NOISE Daniel Edwards   47 ABN 1 10 47 1 59
S16 ADDICTION Richard McGarvie   47 ABN 4 8 47 5 64
B10 CARTOUCHE Steven Fahey   3 ABN 1 47 47 23 74
SM4040 BANDIT Ashley Trebilcock   47 ABN 3 3 47 23 76
S390 JAZZ PLAYER Andrew Lawrence   1 ABN 47 2 47 47 97

2014-15 Overall Off-Shore Championship Results To Date

The results to date for the 2014-15 Off-Shore Championship in each of the handicap divisions have been shown on the Results page of the website for some time now. With final race of the Series this coming weekend to Apollo Bay, the interest really focuses on the overall result for the Series. The overall winner is determined by taking the best result for each boat in each of the six qualifying races (Vanuatu, Portland, any of the Christmas races to Tasmania, King Island, Port Fairy and Apollo Bay) in any of the handicap divisions. There have been 46 boats entered in at least one of these races (including Apollo Bay this weekend) in at least one of the handicap divisions so a boat that has a DNS in a race scores 47 Series points while a boat that is DNF or DSQ in a race scores points equal to the number of starters in that race plus one. The best four races count in the total score. So heading onto the final race, where do the boats stand? The top handful of boats are shown below;      

                                               

          VANUATU M2P TASSIE M2KI M2PF M2AB BEST FOUR
R1200 SPIRIT OF DOWNUNDER Lawrence Ford   47 ABN 3 2 1   53
R186 YOKO Robin Hewitt   47 ABN 4 3 2   56
H602 TURBULENCE Eric Marsh   47 ABN 2 6 1   56
R6806 BLUE CHIP Ian Lewis   47 ABN 2 8 2   59
S390 JAZZ PLAYER Andrew Lawrence   1 ABN 47 2 47   97
B10 CARTOUCHE Steven Fahey   3 ABN 1 47 47   98
G69 FUZZY LOGIC Gary Prestedge   47 ABN 2 4 47   100
SM4040 BANDIT Ashley Trebilcock   47 ABN 3 3 47   100

So with only six points separating the first four boats and twenty four boats racing to Apollo Bay this weekend, the Series is certainly up for grabs right now particularly given the light conditions currently being forecast! Assuming one or more of the top four boats finish the Apollo Bay Race, one of them will be the Series winner so good sailing this weekend.    

2015 April Rip Tour - CANCELLED due to bad weather

Unfortunately the Rip Tour scheduled for Sunday 19 April, 2015 has been cancelled due to sea state and other bad weather forecast.  

We will schedule another Rip Tour ASAP and notify everyone who registered to attend.

Please contact the ORCV office on 9689 1622 on Monday if you have any queries.

2015 April Rip Tour- KEEPING and EYE on the WEATHER for SUNDAY!

Our Instructors are keeping a close eye on the weather conditions for the Rip Tour on this coming Sunday 19th April 2015.
In the event that inclement weather may cause cancellation of the Tour, notification will be posted on our website and facebook page no later than 4pm on Saturday afternoon.
Please check our website and facebook page for infomation. Go to www.orcv.org.au

The office will be open until 12.30pm on Friday for calls or for further enquiries, please call Robin Hewitt on 0414 719 727