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Just back from Audi Victoria Week in Geelong.
The Melbourne-Geelong passage race down should have taken about 6 hours if there had been any wind - it took us 10hrs 34 minutes and 22 seconds, including the 15 minutes or so it took to cross the start line from less than 100 yards away. A no-wind start with no steerage way amongst 420 other boats in roughly the same predicament is no fun at all!
Here's a pic of the start showing where we were soon after the gun went (with apologies in advance for the crappy quality of my phone camera pics) - that's the start boat with all the flags flying:
Here's a pic of us nestled in our pen in Geelong:
and for those here who prefer photos of bigger boats, our course on the second day took us through the IRC fleet. Exciting stuff!! Here comes "Living Doll":
Despite pathetically biased handicaps, it was a good weekend in all with a creditable 5th to us. I am very sore after 4 days straight of racing and must now think about tidying up the boat in readiness for the next CYAA Classic race on Sunday.
There's a few more pics and video footage of the racing on their website. Enjoy!
"Honestly, I don't know why seamen persist in getting wrecked in some of the outlandish places they do, when they can do it in a nice place like Fiji." -- John Caldwell, "Desperate Voyage"
Last edited by Classic30; 01-26-2011 at 05:57 PM.