ORCV Melbourne to Launceston
Andrew Steenhuis' Seven with her crew of old salts and newbies marched out the Heads on December 27, 2010 for the first time in a race. They had a ball and won the Rudder Cup in the process, so you could say it was hugely successful, as well.
Apart from anything, they had diligently gone about their paperwork and qualifications, so that there were no issues whatsoever with them taking part. Well done for that and the win... At any rate, they have supplied us with some images for our perusal, as they had their own chase boat go with them to the heads.
Thank you to all who come to the pier to watch. It's pretty crowded and we're getting more popular too, so thank you for making the effort...
Pre-start with Veloce just astern...
The Finger makes her move forward...
So too BBB. after they both had 'conservative' starts.
Exiting Port Phillip, via Point Lonsdale.
Afterguard is focussed.
The Rip evident just of to the right...
And now we're in it.
Well, if you've been down, then up is going to follow...
In there somewhere. All the crews from the 45 starters can testify to that!
Yep. That'll be the Rip, all right.
Just love this one with Chikara Outlaw and the breaker off to the right, so had to finish with it.
More on the way...
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Below is the harbour at the very
aptly named, Beauty Point.
Below is the Rudder Cup,
awarded to winner in the racing
division - 103 years old in 2010!!!
Below is the Tamar Yacht Club
who are our hosts.