West Offshore Products Coastal Sprint Series

Coastal Sprints

New ORCV offshore series working a treat for father and son duo Experienced yachtsman David Lynch and his son Andrew, newly initiated into the joys of ocean racing, have successfully sailed their Northshore 369 Pegasus into the lead of the of the West Offshore Products Coastal Sprint Series, hosted by the Ocean Racing Club of Victoria (ORCV). The pair, who finished Race 3 in second place to Justin Brenan’s Alien on the weekend, are co-owners of Pegasus. And while the duo has raced together one way or another for 40 years, Andrew is new to offshore racing, launching into it via the ORCV’s...

Race Updates - West Offshore Products Coastal Sprints Race 3 Updates of Race 3 - 24th April 2021 1.45pm Approaching Mark 4 and not far to go A relatively close fleet as Carrera S leads them around mark 4. With a shortened central course, it's through the gate and onto the finish for all those enjoying a day out on the ocean with Race 3 of the West Offshore Products Coastal Sprints. Enjoy these shots taken from onboard Skullduggery.  Photos Sjaak Lemmens       10.30am Clear of the heads and rounding mark one The front of the fleet is quite bunched up as...

Weather West Offshore Products Coastal Sprint Race 3 This weekend's West Offshore Products Coastal Sprint Race 3 fleet will take on winds coming from a westerly type direction (NW at the start, W around midday and SW afternoon) with predictions of 15-20 knots. Daylight start, short ocean course not far from the heads will ensure all our competitors are home that night. Perfect day sailing don't you think?   

A Growing Fleet Are Challenging this Weekend  Coastal sailing is growing in popularity with twenty-four entrants signed up to join the fleet on Saturday, April 24th.    Pegasus (SM0369) skippered by Andrew and David Lynch have “enjoyed the races to date, a great initiative” allowing them to expand their experiences with David passing knowledge and allowing Andrew, his son, to take the lead.  “There’s a very supportive community out there, both with fellow members and also the resources of the ORCV that has helped us...

Smiles all round on Coastal Sprint For many, the West Offshore Products Coastal Sprint is a Category 3 race for the more seasoned skipper to test their crew and boat or for a newer skipper to build their confidence before taking that next longer passage. What a perfect day it turned out to be for race 2. With light winds at the scheduled start, ORCV Race Directors shortened the course and moved the start line for the fifteen yachts outside the entrance of Port Phillip near to the ex HMAS Canberra wreck. Competitors included seasoned ORCV offshore racing yachts Alien, Blue Water Tracks,...