ORCV Response to Briggs Report



The ORCV have now produced their initial response to the Inquiry into the 2012 Port Fairy Yacht Race ( Briggs Report).

Whilst the report validates that the ORCV overall performed well in the race management and this incident, we acknowledge that there are several significant learning outcomes and various opportunities for improvement to safety.

This initial response is published here and the associated inquiry report is published here



The ORCV has established a number of subcommittees to further investigate the recommendations in the report.  If you have any information, suggestions or queries, then please forward them to the office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

And if you would like to contibute the the workings of these subcommittees, then please let us know.


The ORCV would like to thank the substantial contribution of the Inquiry Panel:  Chairman Peter Briggs, and members Adam Manders, Peter Little and David Ellis with secretarial support from Sally Williams.


Donald Fraser