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Nov 28, 2015 - Nov 29, 2015
Time: 08:15 am - 05:00 am
Location: Wesley College

Dec 26, 2015
Time: 10:30 - 17:00
Location: Station Pier

Dec 27, 2015 - Dec 30, 2015
Time: 15:00 - 23:00
Location: Portsea Pier

Dec 27, 2015 - Dec 30, 2015
Time: 15:00 - 23:00
Location: Portsea Pier

Mar 12, 2016
Time: 4:00 - 19:00
Location: Queenscliff

Mar 25, 2016 - Mar 27, 2016
Time: 4:00 - 22:00
Location: Queenscliff

May 1, 2016
Time: 10:00 - 15:00
Location: Royal Brighton Yacht Club

May 14, 2016
Time: 7:00 - 17:00
Location: Queenscliff

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2015 Latitude weather watch - Instalment 2
Sometimes I think I might as well be reading fish entrails instead of studying the computer weather models. Lets see what has and hasn’t changed in the last 24 hours.
What has changed -
Friday -
1. Not much sign of a sea breeze on Friday anymore. Those of you planning to head off early Friday morning in time for a daylight passage and dinner in Queensclif [ ... ]


2015 Latitude weather watch - Instalment 1, Getting to the start. Welcome to the ORCV’s latest service - "The Optimist’s Weather Watch”
As usual, warnings apply regarding the reliability of any attempt to read the weather. There is the usual BOM caveat of "Wind gusts may be up to 40% stronger, waves may be up to twice the height” In this case you can add “wind direction could be up to 30 [ ... ]


2015 New Perpetual Trophy dedicated for the Latitude Event Ian Mackenzie was an accomplished yachtsman, and owned and skippered the yacht Supertramp R1080, a Spencer 12.41 metre vessel. Throughout the 1990s, Ian developed a reputation for taking novice sailors to sea in Supertramp and giving them a taste of Bass Strait and the coastline of Tasmania. Ian was a regular participant in the Victoria o [ ... ]


2015 Latitude Race: Blairgowrie put out the new welcome mat. After the Latitude Ocean race on Saturday 21/11/15, ORCV boats and their crew will be hosted in the new Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron facilities. CATERING
Dinner and breakfast will be available on Saturday evening and Sunday morning. Meals can be ordered from the Bar. On Saturday after racing, BYS will also have a cash BBQ with burgers, st [ ... ]


THE 2015 STANLEY RACE- FINAL WRAP-UP The Protest has been Ammended At the protest hearing, neither the RO nor Primitive Cool were in possession of the phones that sent/received the position text conversation. The RO was unsure of when the texts were sent and Primitive Cool stated that they were sent after the 12:05 sched. Following the hearing the RO charged the ORCV phone, retrieved the tracke [ ... ]


2015 Tassie Trio: Cock of the Bay, Devonport or the Westcoast!
The races to Devonport and Hobart via the West coast are a challenge in their own right and provide an opportunity for a short dash across Bass Strait  or for those with a longer leave pass, destination Hobart! At the recent ORCV committee meeting there was discussion around the viability of running three 2015 Xmas ocean races.& [ ... ]


2015 Take off to a Latitude Following the success of the Stanley race, the ORCV Summer season continues with the Latitude Ocean and Pursuit events on 21st/22nd November 2015. This event is open to all interested yachties venturing for a short race out the Heads and back to Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron for the celebration-bragging rights, tall tales… A great opportunity for offshore crew training  [ ... ]

2015 Its a Wrap The Stanley Race

 It’s a wrap, 2015 Melbourne Stanley Race The 2015 Stanley race promised lots and gave plenty. To begin with a strong fleet of 17 yachts graced the start. The expectation of consistent easterlies offering a reaching race with the possibility of a record finish time was exciting. The new ORCV trackers were all sending strong signals to the race manager and the fleet jostled for position ahe [ ... ]


Weather for the Melbourne Stanley Race 2015 The weather is looking fabulous for a great race across to Stanley this year. Prevailing winds will be from the East at around 20 knots. This means that the yachts will be on a reach achieving good speed in a direct line to Stanley. The race record of just over 14 hours will be under threat if these conditions remain as forecast. The larger boats should [ ... ]








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