Beyond the Bay Program Overview & Schedule 

 

OVERVIEW 

The “Beyond the Bay” program is a series of educational evening sessions, supervised weekend on-water events and mentoring support, providing participants with the opportunity, knowledge and support needed to travel beyond Port Phillip Bay.

We know a lot of boat owners have extremely capable boats and a dream to cruise the Australian Coast. There are also many people who don't own a boat, who would love to crew on such a journey. We think it is usually a combination of the lack of opportunity, the lack of knowledge and the lack of confidence which holds them back.

The Ocean Racing Club of Victoria has the skills, the experience and the opportunity to meet those needs.

And who knows, you may just like it enough to come Ocean Racing! Places are strictly limited (max 40 participants).

SCHEDULE 2019

Date

Type

Location

Details

06-MAY-2019

TBC

ORCV, Albert Park

 BTB 1. Program introduction, boat and crew preparation/safety gear.

17-JUN-2019

TBC

ORCV, Albert Park

 BTB 2. Crew management, watch systems, night sailing, procedures and training.

28-JUL-2019

TBC

 

TBC

 

BTB 3. Practical hands on marine radio workshop including on shore tracking and AIS.  Note there are separately run extension courses for participants who want their Marine Radio Operators Certificate of Proficiency (MROCP).  Anyone interested should see the 3rd party courses page.

19-AUG-2019

TBC

ORCV, Albert Park

 BTB 4. Weather intro, provisioning, overnight challenge Topyacht entry, preparing for a safety audit.

9-SEP-2019

TBC

ORCV, Albert Park

 BTB 5. More Weather plus tides and basic navigation

14-SEP-2019

Overnight Navigators Challenge

Port Philip Bay

 A tactical challenge designed to apply knowledge gained through evening sessions. Success will be achieved through sailing smarter not necessarily faster. Will culminate in a BBQ/debrief at one of the yacht clubs.

23-24 NOV 2019 Training Race Port Phillip Bay Latitude Ocean Race

 

GRADUATION and AWARDS

Participants who graduate (boat owners and/or crew) will earn an ORCV “Beyond the Bay” shirt.

  • Graduates must participate in at least five events including the Latitude challenge.
  • Honors will be awarded to participants who complete all seven events.
  • Each challenge event will have a trophy awarded.

BOAT, CREW and SAFETY GEAR CONSIDERATIONS

  • The ORCV is obliged to comply with published minimum standards for safety for ocean going craft. These will be discussed in detail at the evening sessions. If people have concerns over boat compliance, we welcome them to call us and discuss.
  • The ORCV is well placed to assist boat owners finding crew and/or crew finding boats. We are also well placed to assist boat owners borrowing/renting safety gear. Each boat will be assigned a mentor for the skipper and crew.

COST and BOOKINGS

Persons must register individually for the programme which includes all education sessions and both on-water events. 

  • ORCV Members fee: $190
  • Non ORCV Member: $330
  • ORCV Youth Member fee: $145
  • Non ORCV Youth Member fee: $160

NOTE: Participants (BTB or other crew) in an on-water event must be members of an Australian Sailing affiliated yacht club for insurance purposes. Temporary membership for an on-water event only is available via the ORCV web site. Click on of the following:

Bay Pass for the Overnighter ($20)

Ocean Pass for the Latitude ($60).

 

These passes provide you with an Australian Sailing number (insurance) for an offshore race/event run by ORCV, incl. delivery back. They do not provide you with the benefits of a full ORCV membership (like discounts for courses, race entries, etc.).

For further enquiries contact ORCV office on 9088 7210 or  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.