Port Phillip Passage Series tours to Mornington for Race 3
by Rosie Colahan
Hot on the heels of the annual pilgrimage to Geelong for the Festival of Sails Regatta, the summer long distance sailing continues this weekend with Hobson’s Bay Yacht Club (HBYC) hosting Round 3 of the Port Phillip Passage and Women’s Passage Series races.
Friday will see boats from Mornington Yacht Club making their way to the top of the bay, to join with boats from other northern clubs and the local Hobson’s Bay fleet to contest the HBYC Mornington Cup commencing at 1000hrs on Saturday 28 January. The legendary ‘Hobbo’s hospitality’ at the Mornington end will ensure the overnight stay will be worth the ride.
Sunday 29 January 1000hrs will see the girls take up the helm for the return race to contest the Hobson’s Bay Lady Skippers Passage Race from Mornington back to HBYC. With the newly announced Women’s Keelboat Training program, these long passage races provide an ideal opportunity for some serious on board training with experienced mentors to guide the female crews through their paces. With a predicted gentle southerly from behind, it will be perfect weather for plenty of kite manoeuvres and for brushing up on the downwind steering skills.
Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions are now available on the HBYC website. Entries close 1800hrs Friday 27 Jan, so enter now.
For more information about the series -
Port Phillip Passage Series (PPPS)