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King Island Race Record could be broken
Early Weather Forecast from our friends at Predictwind indicate that the King Island race record could be broken. The model below used is for a TP52, go Scarlet Runner, looking at the smaller boat in the fleet, they will all finish before sundown on Saturday

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2015 Melbourne to Port Fairy Notice of Race has now been published. To download go to the Port Fairy Race Documents page. More info will follow. More about the race here.

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2015 King Island Sailing Instructions have now been published. To download them go to the King Island Race Documents page.

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Preparation

Preparation for the Race. The following preparation tips were provided in a recent interview with Martin Vaughan from Cadibarra 8, competitor in the 2013 race. How do you choose a partner ?
Choosing a partner is probably one of the hardest things to do. You are going to spend a heap of time together. One of our greatest achievements was to arrive still friends. In past races many partners have [ ... ]

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2015 Safety & Sea Survival Courses Next course 30-31 May, 2015
The SSSC course is an internationally recognized and accredited course that covers basic aspects of weather, boat/crew preparation, communications, man overboard and other typical emergencies.  Remember that the ORCV requires at least 50% of the crew of offshore races to hold this certification. Renew your certificate and  [ ... ]

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2015 Port Phillip Women's Championship Series PPWCS is back for 2015! all welcome to attend the Launch at RBYC on 30/1/15. Register your interest HERE. Since 2013, we have had 76 female skippers take the helm for the five race series hosted by the five keelboat clubs at the Top of the Bay. Come and join us. Find out more HERE.

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2015 King Island Race entry now open. Entry is now open for the King Island Race on 7th March 2015. The hospitality of the King Island Boat Club is legendary and the racing is always challenging and lots of fun. So don't delay Enter NOW

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2015 ORCV Rip Tours: Sunday, 19th April and Sunday, 18th October. In 2015 the ORCV will again be conducting practical tours of the entrance to Port Philip with expert commentary by experienced offshore navigators and yachtsmen on the following dates: Sunday, 19th April and Sunday, 18th October. This practical, on water “show and tell” of Port Phillip Heads will appeal to all yachties and the [ ... ]

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Congratulations Trevor Huggard AM

Congratulations to ORCV member Trevor Huggard AM on his Member of the Order of Australia award in the 2015 Australia Day Honours list. Most Victorian sailors will recognise Trevor as a regular ORCV race participant with YOKO since 1982 as a capable and competitive Yacht Navigator for sailing campaigns.  As a councillor Trevor was active in the Melbourne City Council and also supporting  [ ... ]

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