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ORCV Latitude Series
This series of three events is designed to get skippers and crews out into the ocean for the first time. Event 1 is about night sailing and watch keeping. In event 2 vessels go out the Heads to a designated "line" of latitude, which is specific to each boat and the prevailing weather conditions. They then return back through the Heads to the finish at Portsea Pier. Event 3 is a a relaxed return back to home ports to complete a weekend away onboard.
1. Overnight Challenge
An event of a navigational and tactical nature within the confines of Port Phillip of EXACTLY 22 hours in duration.
Event Date: Saturday 24th September 2016
Start Time: 1300hrs
Event Starts are available at Geelong, Brighton, Wyndham Harbour or Mornington - your choice.
Pick your start location and plan your own course to optimise your distanmce sailed. Learn about night sailing and watchkeeping if you haven't sailed overnight before.
2. Latitude Ocean Race
Ocean Race of approximately eight hours in duration.
Race Date; Saturday 19th November 2016
Start Time: 0630hrs
Race Start is at Queenscliff at Slack Water, Port Phillip Heads
This race is designed to get skippers and crews out into the ocean for the first time. Vessels go out the Heads to a designated "line" of latitude, which is specific to each boat and the prevailing weather conditions. They then return back through the Heads to the finish at Portsea Pier.
Typically, this race is followed the next day by:
3. Latitude Pursuit Race
Bay Race of 30 nautical miles
Race Start is at 0900hrs AEDT, from Blairgowrie.
This is a pursuit, or progressive start, where the slower vessels get away first and then the faster boats have to chase them down over the course.