NOTICE OF
RACE

Click HERE for the 2012 Sovereign Series NOR .

SAILING INSTRUCTIONS

Click HERE for the 2012 Westcoaster SIs. V1.00.

Coming soon!

LEAVE AT HOME

Click HERE for the Leave at Home document

SKED SHEETS

Click HERE for the 2012 M2HW Sked Sheets

ENTER

Go HERE to complete
your entry.

sailor-details

ENTRANTS

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else is going.

RECORD

Shortwave in 2008 @ 1:17:28:59.

 

RESULTS

Get the results HERE.

FORMS

Go HERE for the Race Documents

RACE INFO

Read a little more HERE

TRACKER

When the race is on, watch them on the tracker, HERE.

SPONSOR

A very big thanks to our major sponsors, the global miner, Heemskirk Consolidated.

Heemskirk

MELBOURNE TO HOBART - WESTCOASTER

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Ocean Race: 440 nm

Race Start: 1230hrs @ Portsea Pier, 27th December 2012

 

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Arguably Australia’s most challenging ocean race, the 41st Melbourne to Hobart Westcoaster will start from yhe Portsea Pier on Thursday 27th December 2012

The course takes the competitors out of Port Phillip Heads, across Bass Strait then down the rugged West coast of Tasmania, around the Southernmost tip of Australia, past Maatsuyker Island, before heading up the Derwent River to the finish in Hobart.

This is a race run for yachties by yachties. It presents an amazing challenge to the participants and is run with a level of spirit and camaraderie not often seen. There are no fat wallet boats here, just great sailors working hard.

 

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Melbourne Hobart Westcoaster Trophy Presentation

For those who are starting to think about New Year’s Eve arrangements, please note that the 2017 West Coaster Trophy presentations are planned for 1700 at DSS on 31 December….  So, no conflict with the Q.L.D. at “shippies” and no excuses for not being at the presentations!  …. except of course lack of wind in which case alternative arrangements will be made.

 

 

 

Container for 2017 Melbourne to Hobart Westcoaster

Doug Prosser has again offered to assist with arrangements for shipping “return delivery gear” to the Hobart.  This a shared cost venture covering shipment from Altona to the DSS in Hobart at an expected cost somewhere between $200 and $300 per boat depending on the uptake and amount being shipped.

Can interested skippers please email the office asap as we will be looking for a minimum of 10 boats to keep the cost before we confirm the container booking.

Goods may be delivered to Altona any time after participation has been confirmed until close of business Wednesday 20 December. Most goods other than flammables and pressurised containers are acceptable (including outboards providing fuel is drained) and billing will be to your ORCV account.

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Variation approved for Sat Phone in lieu of HF Radio for 2017 Melbourne to Hobart Westcoaster

Satellite Phones for Yachts not equipped with HF radio

In accordance with Special Regulation 1.01.3 Australian Sailing has approved the following variations to the Special Regulations: 

The ORCV is approved to conduct for the 2017 Melboure ot Hobart Westcoaster under Special Regulations’ Category 2 with the following variations and conditions:

  • Compliance is not required for Special Regulation 3.25.1(a) for HF radio
  • All boats not complying with the HF radio requirements of SR 3.25.1(a) to shall carry a satellite phone that can:
    a. Demonstrate speed dialling to AMSA and the ORCV Race Director
    b. Can receive appropriate weather warnings
    c. Be recharged during racing or are permanently connected to the boat’s power supply
    d. If portable are attached to the boat at all times
  • All permanently installed VHF radios to be DSC capable, programmed with a MMSI and connected to a GPS receiver

Amendments to Race Documentation will be made regarding the above soon.

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Berthing Arrangements

The race committee is pleased to announce that Tassal have generously agreed to donate pontoons for use by competitors on arrival at Hobart.

The DSS are assisting ORCV with refurbishment and positioning of the pontoons along Elizabeth Street Pier providing accessible berths for this year’s expanded fleet. A joint DSS – ORCV “race village” will be established at the entrance to the pier.



The ORCV committee would like to express its thanks to the DSS for assistance in resolving this long standing berthing issue.

The NoR for the 2017 Melbourne to Hobart “Westcoaster” Race has been posted and entries are now open. There have been a number of changes this year:

Double Handed Entries
The Westcoaster is a qualifying race for the 2018 Osaka Cup which starts in March. With 33 entries, of which 13 are Melbourne based, a strong double handed contingent is expected. The double handed boats will race both as part of the main fleet and as a “race within the race”. ORCV has instigated a new perpetual trophy for the winning Double Handed boat in the most popular measurement category.

 

Request for Early Entries 

Early entries are being actively encouraged to assist with event and facilities planning. The on line system for this race will accept early applications for entry with payment of race entry fees until “closer to the event” noting, however, that this arrangement does not extend beyond 15 November 2017. See the NOR.

 

The Notice of Race for the 2017 Melbourne to Hobart “Westcoaster” Race has been published and entries are now open.

Hobart Westcoaster Map

There have been a number of changes this year:

Double Handed Entries
The Westcoaster is a qualifying race for the 2018 Osaka Cup which starts in March. With 33 entries, of which 13 are Melbourne based, a strong double handed contingent is expected. The double handed boats will race both as part of the main fleet and as a “race within the race”. ORCV has instigated a new perpetual trophy for the winning Double Handed boat in the most popular measurement category.

Satellite Phones for Yachts not equipped with HF radio
Radio communications and navigational aids continue to improve. In this context the ORCV believes that use of Sat phones by boats with suitably configured VHF radios are a viable alternative in this race for boats which are not equipped with HF sets. The club is awaiting the outcome of a request for dispensation from the Cat 2 HF radio requirement of the Special Regulations. The matter is under consideration by Australian Sailing and the final decision on this issue will be posted as soon as possible.

Request for Early Entries
Early entries are being actively encouraged to assist with event and facilities planning. The on line system for this race will accept early applications for entry with payment of race entry fees until “closer to the event” noting, however, that this arrangement does not extend beyond 15 November 2017.

To download the race documents go to the race page: http://orcv.org.au/index.php/hobart-documents