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  Date 24 Nov - 25 Nov
  Description The 30th Anniversary comes a number of exciting new concepts. The new IRC & Cruiser PHS Racer/Cruiser Class provides an appealing format for all IRC and PHS Class yachts including those from the Sydney SOPS and OPS fleets. The new format for IRC classes will allow for six races over the two days. Tighter divisionalisation for the Grand Prix IRC and Maxi yachts will provide competitive racing for these offshore yachts.

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sail-world.com -- News - Savills SORC 2007 Sat, 24 Nov 2007 to Sun, 25 Nov 2007



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Quest takes honours in Savills grand prix racing By Peter Campbell, 10:39 AM Mon 26 Nov 2007
Bob Steel’s latest yacht named Quest is a real winner, the Transpac 52 outsailing a small but elite grand prix ocean racing fleet in the IRC Racing Division 1 at the Savills’ 30th annual Short Ocean Racing Championship, sailed off Sydney Heads over the weekend. ...
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Countback decides Sydney 38OD winner -Savills SORC By Peter Campbell, 6:19 PM Sun 25 Nov 2007
Two CYCA-based boats, Geoff Bonus’ Calibre and Alan Brierty’s Limit, each finished with 20 points after each had notched up a win and two seconds in the six race series. Calibre, however, had two third placings as against a third and a fourth for Limit and this was the ultimate decider. ...
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Balance wins second IRC Racer/Cruiser Div By Peter Campbell, Sydney Australia , 5:10 PM Sun 25 Nov 2007
Paul Clitheroe, the well known media finance and investment commentator and his 'corinthian' crew, today sailed his Sydney 47 Cruiser Racer Balance to an impressive victory in the second race of the IRC Racer/Cruiser division at the Savills 30th annual Short Ocean Racing Championship. ...
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Skies the limit for Alan Brierty in Savills SORC By Peter Campbell, 5:08 PM Sun 25 Nov 2007
West Australian yachtsman Alan Brierty has embraced yachting in Sydney with open arms, not only campaigning a ocean racing yacht called Limit for the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race but also a Sydney 38 One Design class boat of the same name. ...
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Close racing expected today in Savills SORC By Peter Campbell, 4:32 AM Sun 25 Nov 2007
Racing off Sydney Heads today will decide the winners of each division in the Savills 30th Short Ocean Racing Championship with only a handful of points separating the top yachts after yesterday’s close contests. ...
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SORC Day One; Ireland to Sydney in Four Hours By Crosbie Lorimer, Sydney , 11:40 PM Sat 24 Nov 2007
Starting in weather more reminiscent of the west coast of Ireland than Sydney the yachts participating in the 30th Savills Short Ocean Racing Championships headed offshore this morning in a rainy haze. ...
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Class stalwarts duel in Farr 40's at Savills SORC By Peter Campbell, Sydney Australia , 6:45 PM Sat 24 Nov 2007
Farr 40 One Design class stalwarts Marcus Blackmore and Neville Crichton are in a close duel for top honours after the first day of racing in the Savills 30th annual Short Ocean Racing Championship. ...
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Loki crew return to race in placid conditions By Peter Campbell, Sydney Australia , 6:25 PM Sat 24 Nov 2007
The owner, skipper and crew of the Australian yacht Loki, which they were forced to abandon in the Mediterranean during the storm-swept Middle Sea Race in October, returned to offshore racing today in the Savills 30th Short Ocean Racing Championship. ...
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Mixed day for Hobart IRC aspirants in Savills SORC By Peter Campbell, Sydney Australia , 5:33 PM Sat 24 Nov 2007
Prominent contenders for IRC handicap honours in the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race had mixed fortunes in today's opening races of the Savills 30th Short Ocean Racing Championship sailed off Sydney Heads. ...
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ASM Brindabella takes the double in SORC Day 1 By Peter Campbell, Sydney Australia , 4:26 PM Sat 24 Nov 2007
Andrew Short, the new owner of Australia's most famous maxi yacht Andrew Short Marine Brindabella, today notched up his best win since buying the boat from longtime owner George Snow. ...
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Brindabella makes quick time to Coogee and back By Peter Campbell, Sydney , 2:26 PM Sat 24 Nov 2007
Australia's best known maxi yacht, Andrew Short Marine Brindabella, made quick time to take line honours today in the Coogee race for the IRC/PHS Race/Cruiser division of the Savills 30th Short Ocean Racing Championship. ...
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Thumping start for big fleet in SORC By Peter Campbell, Sydney , 2:11 PM Sat 24 Nov 2007
Savills SORC is under way off Sydney Heads with all divisions racing in a 15 knot south-easterly breeze and lumpy seas, with the morning rain lifting to improve visibility. MHYC sent the new IRC/PHS Racer Cruiser division on a 15 nautical mile race to Coogee and return, with the conditions more like a Rolex Hobart start for the fleet, which includes several Sydney Hobart entrants. ...
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