Latest News and announcements from ORCV

2015 ORCV Survey Winner.

Thanks to everyone who completed the ORCV survey. The winner of the Helly Hansen jacket was Paul Roberts.
There was some great constructive feedback and compliments including suggestions for alternative race destinations, feedback about race start times and locations and barriers to ocean racing.
A summary of the survey results and what ORCV is doing in response to the feedback will be presented at the ORCV AGM on the 6th October 2015.

AMSA Media Release

Beacon Registration going mobile from 15 September 2015

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority is giving beacon owners more choice, with an improved online beacon registration system from 15 September 2015.

" The new system gives beacon owners more options to save their registration information on their mobile phone through an SMS or email". Read more about it  HERE

2015 ORCV Meteorology Course- Still time to Register

The weather is a constant talking point in our lives- too cold, too hot, too wet, too dry, too windy...

Do you understand how it all works or would like to further your knowledge and be better informed for all your sailing activities?  Then REGISTER now for this course starting on 16/8/2015.

You can read more about the course HERE

National Equipment Audit Course by YA for Cat 1 and Cat 2 safety Auditors

Yachting Australia is running a NEA Course on Sunday, 16th August at Royal Geelong Yacht Club. It is a three part course on:

  • Safety Regulations
  • Conducting Cat 1 and Cat 2 audit
  • Special Regulations and Exam

There is no cost to attend. The course will run from 9 am - 3:30 pm.

To register online go to Centre Course - National Equipment Audit

For more details contact the ORCV office on 03 9689 1622 or via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


2015 Watching the Weather

There has been plenty of media coverage in the past few days about the chilly weather we are experiencing and there are many resources that provide forecasting information useful to yachties.
If you wish to learn more about the practical facets of weather applied to sailing, don’t miss out on the ORCV Weather Course. There is something for everyone- learning the basics, interpreting data and planning for your trip on or beyond the bay. The course starts on Sunday 16th August 2015.

For more information, dates and registration, click HERE