Local Join the 70th Race to Apollo Bay

Our destination races foster connections and the opportunity to share our passion for ocean racing with partner clubs like the Apollo Bay Sailing Club. This year, three dedicated Flying 15 sailors from the Apollo Bay Sailing Club will be joining the fleet embarking on the momentous 70th Anniversary race to Apollo Bay.

Anton Tibbets, who has been eagerly observing the race's arrival for the past decade, will be setting sail aboard White Spirit. He's been watching the weather and is keen to learn how more about strategic race planning, navigation, and teamwork on a larger vessel, Anton is eagerly looking forward to the exhilarating challenges that lie ahead.

Teaming up with his trusted sailing partner Rob Van Geneijgen, Igor Tesic will be navigating the waters on board Cadibarra.

Igor and Rob

As they approach Apollo Bay, their local knowledge may prove advantageous in navigating the unpredictable winds off Cape Patton and the eddies surrounding the harbour.

Apollo Bay offers numerous vantage points to witness the fleet's arrival, whether it be from the break wall, the back greens of the golf course, or the breathtaking heights of Wild Dog Road. It's sure going to be a spectacle and thrilling race with the current weather predictions.

Photo: Igor and Rob taken by Mick Slater