2014 Mooring Arrangements at Grassy Harbour
To all boats these are the instructions for mooring in Grassy. Some of you will be able to moor bow or stern to the fishermen’s wharf, usually the bigger first arrivals. For all others
ou will be directed to a mooring by a KIBC boat, up to 3 boats will raft up on a mooring
* The mooring boat must pull up the chain and pass their rope through it to moo [ ... ]
Who knew that the lure of a steak sandwich could be so strong?
On March the 8th at 1:30 am 20 yachts will cross the start line off Drapers Reef near Queenscliff and head into the maelstrom that is Bass Strait, in the dark. The 114 nautical mile race to Grassy Harbour at King Island is one of the favourite races of the year for the Ocean Racing Yacht Club of Victoria's membership.
A very slick reco [ ... ]
2014 King Island Weather Outlook There is still a little variation in the weather outlook for the 2014 King Island race. Overall things look quite benign with winds around 10 to 15 knots initially strengthening to 15 to 25 knots later in the morning. Direction looks like starting from the south or south east before swinging round more to the east while strengthening. The big que [ ... ]more...
King Island Crew It is very important that all crew in the King Island Race update their crew details. To do this please follow the steps below. Open the ORCV website on your browser ORCV Website Click on the crew details button as shown below Login using your email address and your password, or your initial and your surname and password Make sure all your deta [ ... ]more...
Vale Lou Abrahams My first memory of Lou was about 1972 after a Stanley race when I was rafted up alongside his yacht (was it VITTORIA?). In one of my first ocean races he came up from below and assisted us to tie up. What a gentleman! As a dedicated sailor he was always in the news and already a legend after panelbeating his yacht ODIN after a Portland race. Even more so with his Admirals Cup ex [ ... ]more...
The ORCV's Safety and Sea Survival course starts this Saturday 1st March 2014 at 08:15 The course runs from 08:15 to 17:15 on Saturday and 08:15 to 17:00 on Sunday The wet drill will be on Saturday afternoon, so you will need to bring all your gear for a dip in the pool. For details of what to bring please click HERE For a map of the venue and where to park, please click HERE [ ... ]more...
The ORCV is pleased to announce the first initiative in our Youth Strategy. ORCV recognise that it is important to both encourage younger sailors to stay in the sport and transition younger sailors from their dinghies or bay sailing, to the sport of Ocean Racing. The Safety and Sea Survival qualification (SSSC) is an essential part of the preparation for Ocean Racing. ORCV are pleased to offer t [ ... ]more...
Ocean Girls : What are you doing for International Womens Day?
Come and celebrate with the International Womens Day Breakfast
This is a great forum for all women and girls in sailing to promote what we do, so spread the word around your friends and come along. Book ONLINE and flag ORCV as the table you would like to join.
If we get sufficient numbers to attend, Rotary will give us [ ... ]
2014 King Island Race Entry Open
The King Island race provides some unique navigational challenges- the wind, tide and currents can make or break your race.
This 114nm race finishing at Grassy Harbour offers the chance to get a better feel of ocean sailing without stepping too far out into Bass Strait. So, for those of you who tested the waters in the Latitude Ocean Race, time to step [ ... ]