Latest News and announcements from ORCV


Matthew Short's Shortwave has entered the 2008 West Coaster - a Judel Vrolijk designed former TP52.


Launched in 2005 under the name Cristabella in the UK, modified for offshore sailing as an IRC52 in the UK before coming to Australia earlier this year. A 4th over the line in 2008 Sydney-Gold Coast race, less than 4 minutes from Line Honours, behind Quantum racing (Cookson 50), Quest (TP52) & Yendys (Reichel Pugh 55).


She is crewed by a large contingent of the Short family headed by Matthew & Christine, with 4 keen sailing daughters Kylie, Nikki, Caitlin & Sarah Short as well as sailmaker Ian and his wife Peta Short.  Kylie's fiancé Matt Smejlis is also on the crew as boat captain.  The CYCA winter series has been used to "tune" this new thoroughbred and with a new wardrobe of Ian's sails, the boat is getting faster in each outing.


If the weather is in her favour the race record should be under threat

Gill Australia has sponsored 4 prizes fro the upcoming Stanley race. The prizes will be awarded for Line Honours and for first in the IRC, AMS and performance divisions. The four prizes are Gill mid layer Salopettes

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Donaghys are sponsoring a prize of a 100 metres of 12mm Dyneema rope in the upcoming Stanley race. The prize will be drawn from all the competitors and the first person at the presentation in Stanley will win the prize. Mr Daryl Ford from Donaghys will be in Stanley to present the prise valued at over $700
  • HMPE Dyneema SK75 core with HT polyester cover provides high strength with minimum stretch and weight.
  • Antislip coating on core prevents core/cover slippage and protects core if cover is removed.
  • Withstands shock loadings and accepts a higher radius and knots.
  • Suitable for all running rigging applications.
  • The break on the 12mm Superbraid is 7660kg.
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2008-09 Latitude Series - Competitor Support Program 

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Online Race Entries are Now Available for the Stanley and remaining 2008/09 summer series events.


Click here or the new "ONLINE ENTRY" menu item above to access Online Race Entries.


If you have any queries in relation to using the Online Race Entry, please contact the office.


The Online Race Entry, provided by Top Yacht, includes a new Crew Builder feature that enables ORCV members to also provide their Crew details for ocean races online.


The ORCV IT Sub Committee would like to thank Rod McCubbin and his Top Yacht team for there efforts in customising their software to cater for our requirements.