SSORC Entry Deadlines Extended
The 40th edition of Middle Harbour Yacht Club’s (MHYC) Sydney Short Ocean Racing Championship (SSORC) will be conducted on the weekend of 25-26 November and the deadline for entries has been extended.
Acceptance of online ‘Standard Entries’ ($220.00) has now been extended to 2359hrs on Friday 17 November. The acceptance of online ‘Late Entries’ ($275.00) has now been extended to 2359hrs on Tuesday 21 November.
The current list of entries in the Premier Class include Paul Clitheroe’s TP52 Balance and the two DK46’s Andrew Dally’s Khaleesi and Bob Cox’s Nine Dragons along with Steven Proud’s Kernan 44 Swish, winner of this year’s Hamilton Island IRC passage race.
For the first time, the Sydney 38 East Coast Championship and Farr 40 One Design Series will be combined into the SSORC, sailing windward-leeward offshore courses on Saturday and the hybrid offshore course on Sunday.
Sailing Instructions have now been published to enable navigators to plot the coordinates of the virtual marks used in the hybrid course.
The entries for the Sydney 38 fleet include Conspiracy and Risk and the Farr 40 fleet has regular competitors Martin Hill with Hill PDA Racing, Robert Pitts with Double Black, Alan and Tom Quick with Outlaw and Class President Gordon Ketelbey with Zen.
The close racing of the Super 12 fleet on Saturday in the Seven Islands Race is expected to be a feature of the weekend with MC38’s including Easy Tiger VI and Lightspeed racing against the Shaw 11m Little Nico and Farr 400 Vento. These yachts will all participate in windward-leeward racing on Sunday to round out their weekend.
The SSORC is a highlight of the Sydney racing calendar with two days of competitive racing followed each day by live music, great food and a catch up with fellow competitors on the beach back at the Club.
Racing commences on Saturday, when competitors will sail a Passage Race, which includes MHYC and the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s Ocean Pointscore. Running in tandem with Saturday’s racing is the challenging Seven Islands Race, for those who prefer to sail an inshore fun race that starts and finishes off MHYC. Following a pursuit style start, the race takes in some of the Harbour’s iconic islands.
Make sure you get your entries in before the deadline via www.ssorc.mhyc.com.au.
Super 12s enter via www.mhyc.com.au/sailing/regattas-championships.
Middle Harbour Yacht Club would like to thank Helly Hansen and Sydney City Marine for their support of the Sydney Short Ocean Racing Championship.