The Great Circle Race takes place from 28 to 29 January 2017. The race will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing 2017- 2020. Competitors are required to enter with the Race Convenor by Thursday 26 January 2017, 16h30. Notices to competitors will be emailed to skippers and posted on the official notice board located at the ABYC Clubhouse. CLICK HERE to download the NOR . . .
Start Time: Friday 6 March 2015 at 22:00. Starting sequence will commence at 21:55. Notice of Entry: Each skipper must write their vessels name on the white board prior to race or make sure the race officer records it. Start Line: Harbour Start. This will be between the Starboard & Port Lateral mark of the good sheds and ore quay. Finish Line: Hobie Beach Pier (To cross the extended centre line within 100 meters). Course: Harbour Start -> St. Croix to SB -> North Patch to SB -> Bird Island to SB -> East Reef to SB -> Doddington & West Rock to SB -> Bell . . .
A 00:05 start gun on Saturday morning 18 January 2014 heralded the start for an enthusiatic and determined fleet racing around Bird Island on the Great Circle Race. By all accounts the sailing was excellent and tactical as John Tudehope reports: Swopping the St.Francis Race with the Great Circle Race turned out to be a great success. Eight boats were at the start line for the 00h05 start on Saturday off the Container Wharf and a moderate South West enabled the faster more competive boats to hoist spinnakers early. The wind dropped off considerably as the sun rose and the first of . . .
Great Circle Race 2013 - Overall Results Sailed: 1, Discards: 0, To count: 1, Ratings: TCF, Entries: 4, Scoring system: Appendix A Rank Boat Class HelmName TCF R1 Total Nett 1st Sewen RCOD Hennie Haasbroek 0.89 1.00 1.00 1.00 2nd Struan Stadt 34 Andrew Blain 0.897 2.00 2.00 2.00 3rd Tikalox II Muira Rob Smith 0.89 3.00 3.00 3.00 4th Watoo Astove 31 John Tudehope 0.875 4.00 4.00 4.00 . . .