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2020 Feb Safety & Sea Survival Course - 2 Day

Saturday, 22 Feb 2020 - Sunday, 23 Feb 2020
Time: 08:15 am - 05:00 pm
Location: Wesley College

2020 Feb Safety & Sea Survival Course - 1 Day Refresher

Sunday, 23 Feb 2020
Time: 08:15 am - 05:00 pm
Location: Wesley College

2020 King Island Race

Friday, 6 Mar 2020 - Sunday, 8 Mar 2020
Time: 23:55 - 23:00
Location: Queenscliff

2020 West Offshore Products Coastal Sprint Race 3

Saturday, 18 Apr 2020
Time: 08:45 am - 05:00 pm
Location: The Heads, Port Phillip Bay

2020 April Rip Tour

Sunday, 19 Apr 2020
Time: 09:45 am - 12:47 pm
Location: The Heads, Port Phillip Bay

2020 Double Handed Race

Sunday, 26 Apr 2020
Time: 10:00 - 15:00

2020 Apollo Bay Race

Saturday, 16 May 2020
Time: 7:30 - 17:00
Location: Queenscliff

2020 May Safety & Sea Survival Course - 2 Day

Saturday, 23 May 2020 - Sunday, 24 May 2020
Time: 08:15 am - 05:00 pm
Location: Wesley College

Change in Date - West Offshore Coastal Sprint 3 to 18th April 2020 Thank you everyone for your feedback, taking the time to let us know firstly what improvements could be made on the original date for Coastal Sprint 3 and to everyone responding quickly to yesterday's survey. Based on this, the ORCV will be supporting a change in date for West Offshore Products Coastal Sprint 3 to a week later, 1 [ ... ]

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2020 King Island Early Bird Closes 19th Feb The 48th ORCV Melbourne to King Island Yacht Race is just over 3 weeks away on the Victorian March long weekend. 114nm and you will arrive in Grassy where our wonderful hosts from the King Island Boat Club serve up a feast of local products. Everyone can stay as the Grassy Harbour is deep with good mooring and tender services. Come try the great hospita [ ... ]

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King Island, Apollo Bay and Double Handed are Taking Entries Come try a different style of sailing with the ORCV.  Join the growing fleets trying their hand and experiencing: Short Catergory 3 races which stay close to the shore Longer bay races to hone your skills Slightly longer ocean passages with a destination. It's a great time to venture outside the heads and to try your hand at oc [ ... ]

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PredictWind & Early Bird Closing

Special Prize and Early Bird to Close on West Offshore Products Coastal Sprints   Early bird entry finishes this Saturday 1st February at 7pm for the West Offshore Products Coastal Sprint Race 2. With a 50nm course, these races allow you to develop your offshore skills. Race 2 starts 7am February 15th. PredictWind is providing a 12 month subscription - PredictWind Professional version to t [ ... ]

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Safety and Sea Survival plus West Offshore Coastal Sprints Open now for booking The second West Offshore Coastal Sprint race is now open for entry. After a successful first race, we invite you to join us in a 50nm race, starting at 7am on Saturday February 15th off Queenscliff. These races are short and sweet giving you and your crew the experience of racing offshore and having everyone home by  [ ... ]

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Archie wins tough 2019 ORCV Melbourne to Hobart Yacht Race Hobart, December 31, 2019: Jeff Sloan’s Archambault A35 Archie has been declared the provisional winner of a very challenging ORCV Melbourne to Hobart Yacht Race, an event that takes the boats via the west coast of Tasmania’s world heritage wilderness. Archie arrived in Hobart at 11.12.59 on New Year’s Eve during a night of rain an [ ... ]

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Slow going in ORCV Melbourne to Hobart Race

Slow going in ORCV Melbourne to Hobart Race The ORCV Melbourne to Hobart Race continues to be a fascinating affair, with the two leaders in sight of each other off the west coast of Tasmania. But it was another frustrating night for all competitors, with light winds making progress very slow. At 8am, Lord Jiminy held a narrow lead over Soiree Bleu but both were showing just a couple of knots of  [ ... ]

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Tevake II does the treble in Melbourne to Devonport Race Despite some innovative tactics by Scott Robinson, skipper of How Bizarre, Angus Fletcher’s Radford 13.7 Tevake II has won the Rudder Cup, the trophy for overall winner of the ORCV Melbourne to Devonport Race. Tevake II has won the Rudder Cup, as the overall winner of the ORCV Melbourne to Devonport Yacht Race. Photo Bruno Cocozza Tev [ ... ]

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Back in Black smashes ORCV Cock of the Bay record

Back in Black smashes ORCV Cock of the Bay record A massive fleet of 70 boats, carrying more than 425 crew, set off from the Port of Melbourne into strong headwinds on Boxing Day in the annual ORCV Cock of the Bay Race to Blairgowrie. Despite conditions that were unfavourable to a multihull, the Extreme 40 Back in Black smashed the race record, completing the 34 nautical miles in 3 hours 36 minu [ ... ]

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Boat Beacon AIS smartphone/tablet app - Aids to Navigation

Further to our website article on the Boat Beacon AIS smartphone/tablet app, one of many benefits of Automatic Identification System (AIS), is virtual Aids to Navigation (AtoN).

For the trial of the Boat Beacon app the ORCV is conducting during the 2015 Melbourne to Port Fairy ocean yacht race, Steve Bennett the CEO of Pocket Mariner (the Boat Beacon developer) has created some virtual AtoN.  These AtoN only appear in the Boat Beacon app, not on global internet based AIS traffic sites like Marine Traffic.

To follow are some screen dumps of the Boat Beacon app that display the AtoN.  NB. The dark line on these images is an approximate rhumb line for the Melbourne to Port Fairy ocean yacht race.

BoatBeacon AtoN PortPhillipHeads Hybrid

Port Phillip Bay - Heads.  Boat Beacon Hybrid display

AtoN - Drapers Reef (starboard end of start line), ORCV Virtual Buoy, Point Lonsdale Light and Corsair Rock.

BoatBeacon AtoN PortPhillipHeads Map

Port Phillip Bay - Heads.  Boat Beacon Map display

AtoN - Drapers Reef (starboard end of start line), ORCV Virtual Buoy, Point Lonsdale Light and Corsair Rock.

 

 

   

BoatBeacon AtoN PortFairy Hybrid

Port Fairy finish.  Boat Beacon Hybrid display

AtoN - Nunn Buoy (port end of finish line)

BoatBeacon AtoN PortFairy Map

Port Fairy finish.  Boat Beacon Map display

AtoN - Nunn Buoy (port end of finish line)