APOLLO BAY RACE
The Apollo Bay Race got under way at 0700 Saturday morning after a 30 minute delay due to inbound traffic. The fleet was enjoying 10-15 knot SW winds with intermittent, but clearing rain. The early leader was Shamrock with several boats bunched up not far behind
Apollo Bay Weather Update
Well, true to form the weather gods are still keeping us guessing! Winds have freshened a bit but more
importantly have shifted to the west so no more great beam reaches and more on the nose now.
The two PredictWind models are quite different early on so something for the naviguessers to get their
teeth into maybe.
An early Saturday afternoon finish for the Beneteau 40's. The BOM explorer site currently shows a bit more wind
but the same general pattern; south westerly, stronger off-shore
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Peter Blake's Kaos from 1999 in 05:24:04 !
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Ocean Race: 54 nm
Race Start: Queenscliff
Saturday, 18th May 2013
Start Time; 0630 hrs AEST
Safety Category: 3+
Apollo Bay - short perhaps, but tricky - well and truly!
This weekend's race to Apollo Bay doesn't look like we are going to have any records broken. So with light wind tactics are going to be important. As this is the last race of the Offshore Championship the scores are close. In AMS Addiction and Bandit are separated by a point, in IRC Bandit and Dry white are separated by 5 and in PHS Addiction and Matrix are separated by 4 points. The picture below is from our good friends PredictWind
Although the 2012 Apollo Bay race got off to a great start in a fresh breeze – the breeze soon faded by early afternoon which made it tough going for the tail enders. The fastest boat Dekadence, skippered by Ken Simpson, finished at 16:00:02 hours with the majority of the fleet coming in a few hours later. Nearly all the boats had crossed the finish line by 21:30 hrs with the final boat drifting in at 01:00:56 hrs.