Upcoming Events

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

Thursday, 27 Dec 2018 - Saturday, 29 Dec 2018
Time: 12:00 - 17:00
Location: Portsea Pier

Saturday, 2 Mar 2019 - Sunday, 3 Mar 2019
Time: 08:15 am - 05:00 pm
Location: Wesley College

Sunday, 3 Mar 2019
Time: 08:15 am - 05:00 pm
Location: Wesley College

Sunday, 28 Apr 2019
Time: 02:55 pm - 03:55 pm
Location: The Heads, Port Phillip Bay

Sunday, 2 Jun 2019
Time: 09:00 am - 04:30 pm
Location: State Sailing Centre, Albert Park

Sunday, 16 Jun 2019
Time: 09:00 am - 12:30 pm
Location: State Sailing Centre, Albert Park

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Oskana in box seat for Melbourne to Hobart Yacht Race line honours   When the gun fires off Portsea Pier to start the Ocean Racing Club of Victoria’s (ORCV) Melbourne to Hobart Yacht Race, at 1200 hours on Thursday 27 December, all eyes will be on a Tasmanian boat and crew with line honours, overall win and perhaps a new race record on their minds. Hobart orthopaedic surgeon, Michael  [ ... ]

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Attention all Sailors! Enter 2018 Cock of the Bay Yacht Race This hugely popular Boxing Day race will start at 10.30am from Port Melbourne with the 34nm course designed to sail past major bayside locations.  Some say there is no better way to work off the excesses of Christmas the day before. Berthing is provided at Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron (BYS) at the conclusion of the race where meals [ ... ]

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Members and Guests BBQ This Friday Evening at Albert Park, commencing at 5:30pm. As another calendar enters its final phase of count down and the festive season fast approaches, and as our keen offshore racing skippers and crew prepare for the annual conquest of yet another race south to the Apple Isle, we invite all of our members and their guests, and the dozens of valued volunteers who assist  [ ... ]

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2018 ORCV Barbeque

ORCV TWILIGHT BARBEQUE Come and join the ORCV for our final Club Barbeque for 2018, at the ORCV and Australian Sailing Offices on Albert Park Lake. Visit our office, meet your fellow club members, and hear about what the ORCV has is store for the coming year. Kick off will be at 5.30pm on Friday, December 7th, with sausages,steak sandwiches and salads available for purchase. We will also have bee [ ... ]

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We had a fleet of 12 but the weather has resulted in 6 withdrawals so congratulations to the skippers and crew who are making the effort and are heading into Bass Strait tomorrow. Algy Rose Skippered by Nigel Rose and his crew, Renee Buchanan, David Schuller, Andrew Cuddon and Chris Raywood   Arcadia Skippered by Steve Thompson and his crew Nicklas Werneman, Ian Lyall, Barry Wilson, Sv [ ... ]

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  Latitude Ocean Race, What are your Navigation Options? For those of you have not experienced the Latitude ocean race, it is a handicap race were each boat races to a latitude and the unique part is you can turn at any longitude. So this gives you many options, what is the least distance and fastest point of sail. With the advent of technology and software it can make the job easier. If y [ ... ]

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Latitude 2018 Weather Update   A review of the weather for the Latitude Ocean is showing quite manageable conditions with a southwesterly between 15 to 20 knots, possibly turning more southerly at a similar strength later.  No warnings are currently issued but we will be checking again tomorrow for those. Sunday is more of the same but slig [ ... ]

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2018 Latitude Sailing Instructions are now available. The Sailing Instructions for the Latitude Ocean race and Latitude Pursuit race can be found HERE. It is that time of year again when all ocean racers, either seasoned veterans or those aspiring to take on new challenges and follow their passion for the sport beyond the limits of Port Phillip, turn their attention towards the iconic Christmas  [ ... ]

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ORCV finds perfect partnership with ‘Save the Children’

Photo Courtesy: ORCV The Ocean Racing Club of Victoria (ORCV) is pleased to announce it has partnered with Save the Children, the charity founded in 1919 whose vision is for children around the world to attain the right to survival, protection, development and participation - and the Club feels that sailing is the perfect fit for thi [ ... ]

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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)