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Lavazza South Channel Race for Couta Boats

'The bowsprit of Sally, as the fleet heads towards the East on the long leg of the race. - Lavazza South Channel Race'    © Alex McKinnon


Alex McKinnon was on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula to capture the Couta Boats in the Lavazza South Channel Race. Sunshine and a cool, stiff Sou'wester, where recently crowned National Champion, Nigel Abbott, got another Line Honours victory..


In Division One, the handicap prize went to Peter McKean's, Sally, with Robert Tucker's Morning Star leading Division Two home and David Birkill's, Lucy, getting the nod from the handicapper in that division.

Fleet gets away cleanly, including eventual winner, Romy, (C2003). - Lavazza South Channel Race -  http://www.alexmckinnonphotography.com!©_Alex_McKinnon  

It was a long passage race of around two hours in duration that saw the fleet start off the Sorrento clubhouse, go down to Portsea, head out to just South of the main shipping channel, which they traversed East until the icon South Channel Pile with all of its seals and birds, before heading back West along the beach in the Sorrento Channel to finish at the clubhouse.

This is Barracouta, the species of fish from which the class derives their name. - Lavazza South Channel Race -  http://www.alexmckinnonphotography.com!©_Alex_McKinnon  

Well done to all the sailors and volunteers for being part of such a great event.

Details can be found at sscbc.com.au

Zephyr, Rip, Nepean and C97 all heading to the South Channel Pile. - Lavazza South Channel Race -  http://www.alexmckinnonphotography.com!©_Alex_McKinnon  

The iconic South Channel Pile with the leaders approaching. - Lavazza South Channel Race -  http://www.alexmckinnonphotography.com!©_Alex_McKinnon  

The first rounding of the course, just off Portsea’s Shelley Beach. - Lavazza South Channel Race -  http://www.alexmckinnonphotography.com!©_Alex_McKinnon  

Yes we can see you too - on board Zephyr. - Lavazza South Channel Race -  http://www.alexmckinnonphotography.com!©_Alex_McKinnon  

Time to get underway as the the sponsor checks it all out. - Lavazza South Channel Race -  http://www.alexmckinnonphotography.com!©_Alex_McKinnon  

The crews worked hard in the freshening breeze, not that you noticed from the smiles. - Lavazza South Channel Race -  http://www.alexmckinnonphotography.com!©_Alex_McKinnon  

Class President, Andrew Skinner, on board his Rip with Arthurs Seat in the background. - Lavazza South Channel Race -  http://www.alexmckinnonphotography.com!©_Alex_McKinnon  


by Alex McKinnon

  

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