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ORCV Boxing Day Dash 2012 - Glorious conditions

'Line Honours winner, Gusto - Ocean Race of Victoria (ORCV) Boxing Day Dash 2012'    Teri Dodds ©

It was a perfect morning to clear the head of Christmas Day festivities, and enjoy a wonderful day on the water racing on Port Phillip Bay today. The fleet of 93 set off at 10.30am for the race to Blairgowrie, in a very pleasant 12 - 15 knot south easterly.
Race Start - Ocean Race of Victoria (ORCV) Boxing Day Dash 2012 -  Teri Dodds ©  

Sportscar is a regular BDD entrant - Ocean Race of Victoria (ORCV) Boxing Day Dash 2012 -  Teri Dodds ©  

Brian Pattinson’s Open 66, Gusto completed the race just 5 minutes outside of the race record at 15:15:58. The remainder of the fleet are expected to finish throughout the afternoon.
Gusto following Goldfinger - Ocean Race of Victoria (ORCV) Boxing Day Dash 2012 -  Teri Dodds ©  

XLR8 had a great start and were in the top bunch to the turning mark. - Ocean Race of Victoria (ORCV) Boxing Day Dash 2012 -  Teri Dodds ©  

Qualifying for next year’s Melbourne to Osaka Race were the two crew of Samurai Jack - Ocean Race of Victoria (ORCV) Boxing Day Dash 2012 -  Teri Dodds ©  

Tomorrow, some of today's fleet will start the Melbourne to Hobart (Eastcoaster or Westcoaster) and Melbourne to Launceston Races.
Paul Buchholz and his eXtasea crew are off on the M2H Westcoaster tomorrow. - Ocean Race of Victoria (ORCV) Boxing Day Dash 2012 -  Teri Dodds ©  

Beneteau First 40, Dry White - Ocean Race of Victoria (ORCV) Boxing Day Dash 2012 -  Teri Dodds ©  

Lou Abraham’s (in red) on his Sydney 38 Challenge - Ocean Race of Victoria (ORCV) Boxing Day Dash 2012 -  Teri Dodds ©  


For more news and information go to www.orcv.org.au

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by Teri Dodds

  

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