Beyond the Bay Program Overview & Schedule 

Bookings

Dates TBC

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 TBC

Date

Type

Location

Details

TBC

course

Wesley College

St. Kilda campus

Safety and Sea Survival course (SSSC). The SSS course involves classroom presentations & learning activities, and practical exercises in the use of life rafts, inflatable life jackets & distress flares. Duration - 16 hrs, delivered over two full days.

TBC

workshop

Bells Hotel

 BTB 1. Program introduction, Case studies, finding the right boat, crew and event. 

 

TBC

workshop

Bells Hotel

 BTB 2. Planning a short voyage, Voyage plan, crew selection and training, boat preparation 
TBC course ORCV Office Practical Navigators Course 
TBC on-water Port Philip Bay

Passage race to Blairgowrie (Winter Series race 2). Return next day.

TBC

workshop

 

ORCV Office

 

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.

TBC course Wesley College Alternative day. Practical Navigators Course

TBC

workshop

Bells Hotel

 BTB 4.Planning a long Voyage including provisioning and watch systems

TBC on-water Port Phillip Bay

Passage race to Geelong (Winter Series race 4). Return next day.

TBC

workshop

ORCV, Albert Park

 BTB 5. Category 2 sailing: (Stream 1) "Getting to the start line" for skippers, (Stream 2) "Essential stuff" for crew.  

TBC

on-water

Port Philip Bay

Overnight Navigators Challenge. 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.

TBC course Wesley College St Kilda Campus Safety and Sea Survival course (SSSC). The SSS course involves classroom presentations & learning activities, and practical exercises in the use of life rafts, inflatable life jackets & distress flares. Duration - 16 hrs, delivered over two full days.
TBC on-water Port Phillip Bay

Latitude Ocean Passage - training event (Pursuit 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.
  • Honours will be awarded to participants who complete all 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

Persons must register for a Block Entry, which includes the BTB program, SSSC and Navigator courses, or just the BTB program. The on-water events (boat entries) are included into the BTB entry.

  • Block Entry, ORCV Members fee:  $675
  • Block Entry, non- Members fee:     $795
  • ORCV Members; SSSC qualified: $355
  • Non-member; SSSC qualified:      $475
    • Payment plan for Members: $175 plus 2 monthly payments for $250
    • Payment plan for non-Members: 195 plus 3 monthly payments of $200

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 events only is available via the ORCV web site.

 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.