Latest News and announcements from ORCV

Congratulations - AMSA National Search and Rescue Award. 

Grant Dunoon and his crew from - Ross Fisher, Peter Fecht and Kim Walker were last night awarded an Australian Martime Safety Authority National Search and Rescue Award for their bravery in rescuing the crew from Inception in the 2012 Port Fairy Race.  The AMSA SAR Awards recognise Extraorinary Australians for the contributions to search and rescue.

In describing their efforts, their nomination read, “The outstanding seamanship displayed in bringing the yacht alongside the survivors in 6m to 10m seas, and with selfless acts of strength and bravery, they successfully managed to recover the survivors from the water at great personal risk”.

In presenting the award, Victorian Emergency Services Commissioner Michael Hallowes praised the men for their selfless actions in rescuing fellow sailors. “These men epitomise the great Australian sense of mateship, coming to the aid of others in the time of dire need. The consummate seamanship displayed not only in finding these men, but recovering them to a place of safety in treacherous conditions demonstrates the greatest care and concern for others.”

Click on the following links for more information, including Press Coverage in The Age and AMSA Media Release.

This lastest award is in addition to the following accolades the crew have received for their outstanding seamanship, bravery and self-sacrifice they displayed in the rescuing the crew from Incpetion:

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acma_logo Latest News from ACMA.

The ORCV made a submission to the ACMA consultation paper and the authority this week  announced the conclusion of its review of marine radio certificates of proficiency for recreational boaters.


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Congratulations to the Winners!

It was fabulous to see so many members and guests in attendance for the evening at Hobsons Bay Yacht Club.
Congratulations to all the trophy winners of the evening and congratulations to all skippers and crew who participate in the ORCV racing programme providing good competiton.


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And the Ocean Racer of the Year is....

Congratulations to Paul Buchholz on being awarded the 2012 Ocean Racer of the Year at Presentation last night.


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Offshore_Champion_TrophyWho will take home the Silverware!

Don’t miss out on the ORCV AGM and Trophy Presentation tonight,Wednesday 3rd October, at Hobsons Bay Yacht Club commencing at 7pm.

Come and see who will take home the prestigious Ocean Racer of The Year Award and many other trophies..