Holiday Racing wrap up: How the RBYC fleet fared

With the Christmas and New year celebrations winding down and everything returning to normal, a number of Brighton boats competed in various ORCV and class championship races.

On Boxing day, while there was this little old yacht race starting in Sydney, racing had started in Port Phillip, with the annual ‘Cock of the Bay’ race. A 70+ fleet were ready to begin the 34nm course, starting near Station Pier in Port Melbourne and sailing past major bayside locations, including RBYC, SYC and finishing at Blairgowrie. Due to the dying Northerly, racing was postponed and the start line moved to infront of SYC. The start timed perfectly with the strengthening Southerly Seabreeze.

Out of the 14 RBYC boat entered across the Racing and Cruising divisions, the standout performances included General Committee member Geoff Adam’s True Colours 1st in PHS Div 2 and Marg Neeson’s 3rd in PHS Div 2; Koos Theron finished two places behind in 5th on Xenia. Marg Neeson also got 3rd in IRC in Div 2. in Division 2’s AMS results, Paul Woodman’s Summer Wind finished 3rd , Xenia finished 4th.

The following day, a number of boats continued on to Devonport, Tasmania by taking part in ORCV’s Rudder Cup Melbourne to Devonport race. The race saw a repeat winner with Past Commodore Paul Woodman making it back to back Rudder Cup victories, defending the crown in Summer Wind with the rest of his hard working crew. Congratulations to Paul, Angela and the crew for defending the prestigious ORCV race.

A big congratulations from RBYC to all of those who competed in the Ocean racing scene over the Christmas holidays.

A number of Brighton members are away for different class National Championships, with another wrap up story to appear next week for those events. Watch this space!

To view the full race results – click here

For more information on the ORCV racing, view there facebook page – here

to view drone footage of this years race start – click here

Summer Wind Crew: winners of the Melbourne to Sevonport on PHS (photo: ORCV Facebook page)