Upcoming Events

Sunday, 21 Oct 2018
Time: 11:25 am - 04:15 pm
Location: The Heads, Port Phillip Bay

Saturday, 3 Nov 2018
Time: 2:00 - 23:00
Location: Queenscliff

Saturday, 17 Nov 2018 - Sunday, 18 Nov 2018
Time: 08:15 am - 05:00 pm
Location: Wesley College

Sunday, 18 Nov 2018
Time: 08:15 am - 05:00 pm
Location: Wesley College

Saturday, 24 Nov 2018
Time: 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
Location: Queenscliff

Sunday, 25 Nov 2018
Time: 09:00 am - 03:00 pm
Location: Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron

Wednesday, 26 Dec 2018
Time: 10:30 - 17:00
Location: Station Pier

Thursday, 27 Dec 2018 - Monday, 31 Dec 2018
Time: 12:00 - 17:00
Location: Portsea Pier

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2018-19 ORCV season calendar released

2018-19 ORCV season calendar released The ORCV is pleased to announce the release of the 2018-19 event calendar.  A convenient Downloadable calendar is available pdf here (43 KB)  which you can print and put on your fridge or noticeboard.  It can be printed A4 but looks great in A3.  The latest version will be put on the Calendar menu on the web site. Plea [ ... ]

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Short-handed female crew to line up for Melbourne to Hobart Race

Short-handed female crew to line up for Melbourne to Hobart Race The 5500 nautical mile Sundance Marine Melbourne Osaka Double-Handed Yacht Race and return journey left Annette Hesselmans still champing at the bit, so she solved the problem by forming a short-handed female crew to take part in the Melbourne to Hobart (the Westcoaster) in the new Four + Autohelm division. Both races are run by  [ ... ]

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Stanley early bird discount ends soon     Thinking of doing the Stanely race ?  Beware of missing out on the substantial Early bird discount race fee, which finishes 10th October. The Melbourne to Stanley yacht race is a fantastic race, a qualifier for the Sydney to Hobart and Melbourne to Hobart yacht race or just a fantastic way of developing new crew. A challenging r [ ... ]

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Applications are open for part time ORCV office job

Applications are open for a part time ORCV office job The ORCV has opened applications for a part time Training and Membership support role working from our office at the State Sailing Centre at Albert Park. With parking available and a lovely outlook, imagine a walk at lunchtime and a coffee by the lake before work each day.  You will be working in an open plan busy environment, sharing sp [ ... ]

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2018 Latitude Series – 24th and 25th November, 2018 The Latitude Series Notice of Race is now available HERE. The Latitude Series is the ORCV’s premier offshore training event for aspiring ocean racing skippers and crew, and seasoned campaigners alike, looking to hone their skills ahead of the traditional Melbourne to Hobart Westcoaster and Melbourne to Devonport races in December. Since it [ ... ]

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ORCV Committee needs you

The ORCV Committee needs you The ORCV Committee is losing some great people at this years AGM.  We are very sad to see them go but are confident they will join us racing in the future either on a boat or at the finish line. The Committee needs good people to run effectively and to take it forward into the future. We are looking for people who have a passion for Ocean Racing and would like [ ... ]

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Offshore Championship - final scores

  ORCV Offshore Championship Results As previously reported Daniel Edwards, three time Offshore Championship winner, took out the award for the 2017 - 2018 season with solid results  in the Devonport, King Island, Port Fairy and Apollo Bay Races. This article provides detailed results for the fleet as a whole.   The 2017 – 8 ORCV Offshore Championship was is awarded on a [ ... ]

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Javelin Wins 2018 Winter Series! With the advent of the Race 5 abandonment today due to gale force conditions on Port Phillip, the 2018 Winter Series is now concluded. The revised series attracted 43 boats across the five events, and we are very pleased to announce Mark Nicholson and his Javelin team as the overall winners of the 2018 Winter Series, the Lord Warden’s Trophy. As the series w [ ... ]

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Melbourne to Geelong Passage Race A great fleet of 35 yachts will be on the start line for race 4 of the Winter Series, the Geelong Passage Race. The Sailing instructions have been updated so please make sure you have the latest version downloaded. Watch the video below for a weather update  

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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)