January 29, 2023

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MRV sets new record in Cock of the Bay race

The metropolis of Melbourne is a sports activities mecca in summer months and enthusiasts ended up addressed to a sporting spectacle now with a 100-boat fleet competing in the Ocean Racing Club of Victoria’s Cock of the Bay Yacht Race.

The spectacular summer season sunshine offered a picturesque backdrop for the race which started in a 5 to10 knot creating breeze on Port Phillip in Victoria.

Ryujin established a cracking speed in the 2022 Cock of the Bay Yacht Race on Port Philip Bay today Impression Michael Currie

Alex Toomey and Andrew Hibbert’s Sayer 12, Ryujin, sailing in the double-handed division, had a brilliant start, displaying the class of the established performers from the Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron.

Chris Jackson’s Sydney 38, Shining Sea and Damian Thomas’s Cape 31 OD, PP1 sportsboat gave the more substantial boats a operate for their money off the start line, having gain of the light problems on the Bay.

But as predicted, the day belonged to Damien King, with his Frers 61 MRV, placing a new record finishing the race in beneath 3 hours, shaving 1 hour and 13 mins off the race document. Seasoned sailor, King and his internationally renowned crew, picked the situations from the begin, taking the pin end, and led the fleet for most of the race.

Rob Date's Scarlet Runner looks deadly on the race track in the 2022 Cock of the Bay Yacht Race Image Michael Currie
Rob Date’s Scarlet Runner looks lethal on the race observe in the 2022 Cock of the Bay Yacht Race Graphic Michael Currie

Gerry Cantwell’s Marten 49, Carrera S, concluded in next area across the line, followed by Rob Date’s Carkeek 43, Scarlet Runner.

The Cock of the Bay Yacht Race serves as a guide-in for the 50th anniversary Melbourne to Hobart Yacht Race which starts on Tuesday 27 December at 12 noon from Portsea Pier.

Soon after today’s consequence, MRV is shaping up as the agency favorite to take line honours in the anniversary race, inspite of strong opposition from a high quality fleet.

The up-to-date forecast for the 50th anniversary Melbourne to Hobart Yacht Race is for gentle northerly winds for the commence creating for a fast spinnaker run to King Island, right before a sturdy westerly will come in.

The fleet will hunker down for the run down the West Coastline of Tasmania in advance of encountering mild airs rounding Maatsuyker Island and then into a head wind for the end.

Shut to 50 boats are predicted on the start out line of the anniversary race to Hobart on Tuesday.

For Entry, See of Race and Listing of Entries for the Cock of the Bay Yacht, make sure you check out: https://www.orcv.org.au/sailing/races/boxingday-dash-cock-of-the-bay

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