Melbourne to Vanuatu International Ocean Yacht Race

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Super Motor Yacht DragonFly was one of the first boats to provide emergency disaster relief to some remote villages in Vanuatu after Cyclone Pam hit. You can help too by donating to the ORCV Oxfam Australia Vanuatu Cyclone Pam Emergency Appeal www.Yachties4Vanuatu.com. Like many ORCV yachts who've cruised the beautiful Vanuatu archipelago, during their cruising, DragonFly also made many friends and developed relationships with the local communities and felt compelled to assist in whatever way they could. Their highly skilled crew, included 5 Emergency Medical Technicians and a Doctor. The w [ ... ]

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Yachties 4 Vanuatu Day - Saturday 11 April, 2015

Yachties 4 Vanuatu Day - Saturday 11 April, 2015 ORCV Vanuatu Cyclone Pam Emergency Appeal www.Yachties4Vanuatu.com Why? Category Five tropical cyclone Pam ravaged the tiny Pacific island nation of Vanuatu on Friday 13 March, 2015. The ORCV has forged a strong connection with Vanuatu over the last 10 years through the Melbourne to Vanuatu yacht race.  We have contributed significant humanitarian aid during that time, which is needed now more than ever. How? The ORCV have partnered with Oxfam, other yacht clubs and Yachting Victoria to assist Vanuatu. Come do [ ... ]

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2014 Vanuatu Humanitarian Aid Effort - TryBooking: Port Havannah Primary School In 2006 I was very fortunate to be part of the first ORCV Ocean Race from Melbourne to Vanuatu.  The preparation, the race and the shore time spent in Vanuatu with the locals and the crew will remain in my fondest memories forever.  Many boat owners, crews and their families contributed to a variety of items which were all sent in a container ahead of the boats for that first race.  I did not contribute anything at the time and regretted it immediately we cleared customs after the long race.    [ ... ]

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2014 Vanuatu Humanitarian Aid Effort - Escapade’s escapades in the New Hebrides. Following the 2014 Melbourne to Vanuatu race, Robert Bradley and his crew aboard Escapade engaged in a program of distributing educational materials and some medical aid.
“After we loaded up in Port Vila there was 800kg of educational related supplies on board including reading books, exercise books, pens, pencils, marker pens, chalk, erasers, scissors and sharpeners plus one fibreglass canoe and 4 sails. Suffice to say Escapade was loaded to the gunnels - certainly not her usual racing trim!
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2014 Vanuatu Humanitarian Aid Effort - Canoe donation to the Imere Scout Group. In 2014 the ORCV were given a canoe from Graham Candy as part of the Humanitarian Aid sent to Vanuatu. Nick Woodley was instrumental in handing this over to Many Sael from the Imere Scout Group in Le Me village and at the time gave us an insight into the ceremony that took place. “Many is known by his scout name as Tafura. The handing over was celebrated with ceremony- flag raising, food, paddling and “sealing the deal” with Kava. The Scout group was RAPT!! They will use it for fun, fishing for f [ ... ]

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Our thoughts are with our friends in Vanuatu recovering from the devastation left by severe tropical cyclone Pam.  The ORCV has partnered with OxFam and is exploring other fund raising efforts such as a charity race and will keep you posted.  See subseuqnet website artclie Yachties4Vanuatu Day - Saturday 11 April, 2015. The ORCV has conducted three 1,885 nautical mile international yachts races from Melbourne to Vanuatu in 2006, 2010 and 2014.  During those events, entrants have filled a shipping container with humanitarian aid that they have distributed to various communi [ ... ]

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2014 Vanuatu Presentation Night Well, it has taken some time but finally we have some photos to share of the fantastic Presentation evening in Port Vila. Many thanks to George Shaw for organising a wonderful and memorable evening with help from Robyn Brooke, Kim Girdler and Ashley Stevens and to Nick Williams for the photos. Within 24 hours George had found a venue, organised the catering, shopped for trophies and his outfit! There was lots of fun and laughter and everyone was lei'd on arrival! More to follow, so stay tuned! Robyn greeting Guests Our frien [ ... ]

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