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  Easter Saturday on the Moyne
  After a tough 24 hours of working their way down around Cape Otway and out along the "Shipwreck Coast" the crews of Twitch, Yoko, Blue Chip, Seduction, and Running Wild are enjoying a well earned rest.   The tranquility of the Moyne River this morning is in stark contrast to the weather the fleet experienced yesterday afternoon.  [ ... ]

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A Good Friday to Race to Port Fairy?   A short ocean sprint, 135nm in total distance, 65nm in a South Westerly direction to the famous and historic Cape Otway, then a 70nm reach to the north west, along arguably the most iconic stretch of Australian coastline, past the Twelve (8???) Apostles and on to the idyllic coastal village of Port Fairy, what could possibly go [ ... ]

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LATEST PREDICTWIND ROUTINGS   The latest PredictWind routing shows a race time for a Beneteau 40.7 of just over 13 hours and both models agree so the planets seem to have aligned just in time. A record breaking trip seems on the cards so go Hartbreaker!

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FINAL UBIMET 2014 M2PF PRE-RACE WEATHER FORECAST    

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2014 PORT FAIRY RACE OUTLOOK   The weather pattern for the Port Fairy race seems to be stable now with forecasts from the BOM, PredictWind and UBIMET all in good agreement. Winds mostly 20-30 knots and spinnakers and reaching sails will get a good workout with no upwind  legs at all ( but of course, forecasts have been wrong before!). The PW routing shows a Beneteau 40 arriving ea [ ... ]

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ORCV Beyond The Bay Program - The Tour Continues!       Following on from the very successful launch of our Beyond The Bay Information Nights last week, the tour continues on and this week we are holding our next free Beyond The Bay Information Night at 7:30pm Wednesday 16 April 2014, at Royal Brighton Yacht Club, 253 Esplanade, Middle Brighton.    [ ... ]

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Melbourne to Port Fairy 2014 - All Systems Are Go!
  Following a very successful Melbourne to King Island Race in March, our hard working Race Director, Nick McGuigan, is putting the final touches to the race management preparations for this year's Melourne to Port Fairy yacht race.   After weeks of meticulous planning, the entire ORCV race management team has left no  [ ... ]

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Strong Weather Alert!!! 2014 ORCV Weather Course Starting This Sunday!

Attention all budding meteorologists, navigators and seasoned skippers alike who are looking for every opportunity to learn more about the weather around us as well as the state of the art resources now available to all sailors at the click of a mouse, or touch of a smart phone.... The all new 2014 ORCV Weather Course commences [ ... ]

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2014 PORT FAIRY RACE WEATHER   With the Port Fairy race fast approaching, skippers will doubtless be watching the weather forecasts with increasing interest. We all know how challenging ocean races can be when unexpected weather arrives!   Thanks to the generosity of long time ORCV supporter Peter Coleman (and his company Entire), the race management team for the M2PF race will have  [ ... ]

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