Latest News and announcements from ORCV

Safety Audit Information Night at Helly Hansen 

VIP Night at Helly Hansen Store - Add to your Calendar NOW!

Helly Hansen, generous sponsors of the ORCV,will host us for a VIP night in their Hardware Lane Store on Monday 19th August 2013.

Apart from showcasing their latest range of Sailing Gear, come to hear about the changes to the YA Special Regulations and requirements for your Safety Audits prior to the Summer Season of Racing. Don't miss out- Register NOW.

There are lots of changes and you may find the paperwork daunting, so this is an opportunity to learn from the experts how to approach your audit - bring your questions and queries along. Safety Audit documents can now be found on the WEBSITE.

And don’t forget the opportunity to purchase some new gear for the season ahead....

Register HERE

2013 Ocean Racer of the Year

Call for Nominations.

The Ocean Racer of the Year Perpetual Trophy was presented by Ron White and Family, of Shenandoah 11 fame, for the first time in 2002.

The trophy was implemented to recognise those qualities particular to ocean racing as distinct from other yachting activities.

Such qualities might include, but are not limited to, the nominee’s knowledge and application to Ocean Racing of:
Weather
Tides
Routeing
Boat Handling/Sea State
Victualling
Crew maintenance
Sail Management

Nominations are requested for this past season and should be submitted to the ORCV with supporting reasons by Friday 6th September 2013.
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2013 Ocean Racer of the Year

Call for Nominations.

The Ocean Racer of the Year Perpetual Trophy was presented by Ron White and Family, of Shenandoah 11 fame, for the first time in 2002.

The trophy was implemented to recognise those qualities particular to ocean racing as distinct from other yachting activities.

Such qualities might include, but are not limited to, the nominee’s knowledge and application to Ocean Racing of:
Weather
Tides
Routeing
Boat Handling/Sea State
Victualling
Crew maintenance
Sail Management

Nominations are requested for this past season and should be submitted to the ORCV with supporting reasons by Friday 6th September 2013.
Send to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

2013 Bureau of Meteorology

Upgraded Tidal Predictions

As of 1st August 2013, the Bureau of Meteorology has upgraded its Tide Prediction page for Australia, South Pacific and Antartica

You can take a look at his new feature HERE. There is also an option on the site to send any feedback to the Bureau. 

There are some interesting articles about Tidal Heights, Times and Streams. Just click on the Information button  on the upper right hand side of the page.

 

 

ACMA Marine Radio e-bulletin 22/7/13

The Sounds of Silence

We often get asked if silence periods still apply to the use of marine radios. The international regulations no longer require silence periods to be observed on the distress and calling frequencies. Those vessels that come under the Safety of Life at Sea regulations maintain a continuous watch on VHF DSC and a listening watch on Channel 16.

It is still recommended that vessels operating on the MF/HF frequencies observe silence periods, so that operators experiencing communications difficulties on these frequencies can be heard. If you do wish to observe silence periods, they start on the hour and half-hour and last for three minutes.

Whether or not you observe silence periods, it's important to remain tuned in to the distress channels on your marine radio. And remember—when making a radio call, always listen first. That way, you won't interfere with anyone else who may be transmitting.

For more information from this edition of the e-bulletin, click HERE.