Thursday, March 18, 2010

Olfrygt at Geographe Bay Race Week Feb 2010

Olfrygt at Geographe Bay Race Week Feb 2010

Olfrygt made the voyage down to Geographe Bay race week, some 100 miles south of Perth. It is by far the biggest yachting regatta in WA (~115 yachts), and the place to be seen for any serious racer. The huge regatta is always held in the last week of February. It is hosted by Geographe Bay Yacht Club, just east of Busselton, and on the doorstep of the famous Margaret river wine growing & surfing country!

Race divisions cover the top end IRC, through to YAH, premier cruising, JAM, sports boats & multi hulls.

We raced in IRC. The competition is full-on. We came a very respectable 8th overall, including two 3rd places – Not bad for an old displacement boat up against modern designs!. Racing is a combination of windward-leeward courses, and passage races (We hate the reaching courses!). The social scene & camaraderie after the days racing is spectacular.

Watch out for next years event! :-)

Olfrygt RF184

1 comment:

Adrian said...

Well done Olfrygt and crew. This should encourage the rest of us to enter some races.