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Saturday, 3 Mar 2018 - Sunday, 4 Mar 2018
Time: 08:15 am - 05:00 pm
Location: Wesley College

Sunday, 4 Mar 2018
Time: 8:15 - 17:00
Location: Wesley College

Saturday, 10 Mar 2018
Time: 2:00 - 23:00
Location: Queenscliff

Sunday, 18 Mar 2018
Time: 15:00 - 15:05
Location: Queenscliff

Sunday, 25 Mar 2018
Time: 14:00 - 14:05
Location: Queenscliff

Friday, 30 Mar 2018
Time: 1:00 - 23:00
Location: Queenscliff

Sunday, 1 Apr 2018
Time: 14:00 - 14:05
Location: Queenscliff

Sunday, 22 Apr 2018
Time: 12:25 pm - 03:35 pm
Location: The Heads, Port Phillip Bay

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Medical kit alert

Medical kit alert On 20 December 2016, the TGA released its final decision regarding the rescheduling of low-dose Codeine medicines from over-the-counter (OTC) to prescription only. From 1 February 2018, Panadeine (or low dose codeine medications) will be obtained by prescription only. Panadeine now falls under a schedule 4 drug. TGA have released a fact sheet, click here. What does that mean [ ... ]

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  The sailing instructions for the King of the Derwent have been published please click on the links below KOD Sailing Instructions 2018 Notice to Competitors

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  Weather Briefing on the 27th December 2017 Boats who are unable to attend the Weather briefing at 8am on the 27th December 2017 are required to connect to the link below and watch the briefing via an internet capable device. If you are using a PDA its better to download the app at home via the Apple store or the Google play store. The name of the program we use is Citrix Goto Meeting. If  [ ... ]

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Christmas Races Thursday

Weather  Outlook update for this years races  For the Cock of the Bay at this early stage, looking like a light ENE maybe 5 kts and as the day advances winds will turn further W at 15 and finishing more S Easterly at the bottom of the bay making for a slow start and great finish. We expect plenty of colour especially at the top end of the bay. Select your mooring carefully as by Wednesd [ ... ]

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Women Skippers bound for Hobart and beyond Southern hemisphere summer and sailors from around Australia and beyond are gearing up for the annual Christmas dash to Hobart, with the 73rd edition of the Sydney to Hobart (S2H),  the 35th running of the Melbourne to Hobart (M2H) Westcoaster and the most recently added event, the 11th Launceston to Hobart (L2H) race.   This year will see re [ ... ]

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Melbourne Hobart Westcoaster Trophy Presentation For those who are starting to think about New Year’s Eve arrangements, please note that the 2017 West Coaster Trophy presentations are planned for 1700 at DSS on 31 December….  So, no conflict with the Q.L.D. at “shippies” and no excuses for not being at the presentations!  …. except of course lack of wind in which case alternat [ ... ]

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Container for 2017 Melbourne to Hobart Westcoaster Doug Prosser has again offered to assist with arrangements for shipping “return delivery gear” to the Hobart.  This a shared cost venture covering shipment from Altona to the DSS in Hobart at an expected cost somewhere between $200 and $300 per boat depending on the uptake and amount being shipped. Can interested skippers please email  [ ... ]

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Boat Beacon AIS smartphone/tablet app - Aids to Navigation

Further to our website article on the Boat Beacon AIS smartphone/tablet app, one of many benefits of Automatic Identification System (AIS), is virtual Aids to Navigation (AtoN).

For the trial of the Boat Beacon app the ORCV is conducting during the 2015 Melbourne to Port Fairy ocean yacht race, Steve Bennett the CEO of Pocket Mariner (the Boat Beacon developer) has created some virtual AtoN.  These AtoN only appear in the Boat Beacon app, not on global internet based AIS traffic sites like Marine Traffic.

To follow are some screen dumps of the Boat Beacon app that display the AtoN.  NB. The dark line on these images is an approximate rhumb line for the Melbourne to Port Fairy ocean yacht race.

BoatBeacon AtoN PortPhillipHeads Hybrid

Port Phillip Bay - Heads.  Boat Beacon Hybrid display

AtoN - Drapers Reef (starboard end of start line), ORCV Virtual Buoy, Point Lonsdale Light and Corsair Rock.

BoatBeacon AtoN PortPhillipHeads Map

Port Phillip Bay - Heads.  Boat Beacon Map display

AtoN - Drapers Reef (starboard end of start line), ORCV Virtual Buoy, Point Lonsdale Light and Corsair Rock.

 

 

   

BoatBeacon AtoN PortFairy Hybrid

Port Fairy finish.  Boat Beacon Hybrid display

AtoN - Nunn Buoy (port end of finish line)

BoatBeacon AtoN PortFairy Map

Port Fairy finish.  Boat Beacon Map display

AtoN - Nunn Buoy (port end of finish line)