West Offshore Products Coastal Sprint Series

Coastal Sprints

New Comer takes Dual Championship  Tony Hammond entered the ocean racing scene this past year, having bought ‘Maverick’, a Sunfast 3600 to sail it shorthanded.  Tony takes out the 2020-21 West Offshore Coastal Sprint series and also the 2020/21 ORCV Double handed Championship. Tony Hammond on the helm.  Photo Rod Smallman He’d been watching the rise of the Sunfast 3600 and how well they had performed with the Fastnet race.  Tony explained he saw the boat as “well setup for short...

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...