ENTIRE Group Cock of the Bay
(Le coq de la baie, as part of the MMOC)
Cock of the Bay - all squared away.
The Entire Group Cock of the Bay on Melbourne’s Port Phillip is all squared away with the vast majority of crews electing to stay with our hosts for the night, Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron.
'Scarlet Runner' won Line Honours and broke the record - Mitch Batson collected the flag!
Given that means 70 odd boats are tucked up in the marina, the bar is full, the balcony pumping and just the last few are creeping in and as the sun goes lower and lower.
It’s been a terrific day, with the record broken and a wonderfully huge fleet that have been smiling and laughing as they make the trek in down the pier. Apart from ‘Scarlet Runner’ who took the record, others to do well in IRC Div1 were ‘Schuss’, ‘Challenge’ and ‘Sierra Chainsaw’. IRC Div2 was won by ‘Upbeat’, then ‘Hush’ and ‘Garisenda’.
Peter Dunne from 'Upbeat' had a good day on the scoreboard.
In AMS Div1, The Doyen, Lou Abrahams and his crew took their ‘Challenge’ to a win, ahead of the always-impressive ‘Just A Minor Hick Up’ with the sponsor’s CEO on board. AMS Div2 ‘Avanti’ got the prime position, with ‘Rhiannon’ and ‘Upbeat’ in second and third.
Paul Digney from 'Red Rocks' for the PHS Div2 win!
In PHS Div1 is where the McConaghy wheel flag will be awarded to ‘Stampede’ for their win and they join ‘Pretty Woman’ as the owners of the first two of those for this season. ‘Addiction’ and ‘Merlion’ got the minor placings in Div1, whilst ‘Red Rocks’, ‘Avanti’ and ‘Upbeat’ get the placings in that order for Div2.
Rosie Collahan and David James won the Two-Handed Division. Coolio! WooHooooo.
By John Curnow