70th Anniversary Race Updates
12 noon Update
The first boats have now finished the 70th anniversary Melbourne Apollo Bay race.
Congratulations to MRV skipper by Damien King who has taken Line Honours (Monohull) at 11:57:35 which is 33 minutes 31 seconds behind the current race record set by Skipper Peter Blake on Kaos back in 1999. A great race and still an excellent result for MRV as they sail home as they enjoy the glorious sunshine and fantastic race with this being also Damien 50th birthday.
Congratulation to Peccadillo, skipper by Charles Meredith the multihull in this year's race who may have set a new record for multihulls finishing at 10:59:54.
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8 am Race Update
|Just point at the finish and sail. Photo Christian Kenfield
Anton Tibbits Apollo Bay Sailor has watched this race arrive for the past 10 years,
7 am On-water update from Blue Water Tracks
6am Update 27th May.
The 70th-anniversary race to Apollo Bay started on time at 6am in 15 knots of wind from the NW. It was MRV that lead the fleet from the start and who were first through the heads. Ginan, Arcadia, Hot Chipps, How Bizarre, Cadibarra, Jaffa and Shimmer are all closely following. The winds are predicted to hold all day making for a fast race and quick race.