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2019 Incident Management Training

Wednesday, 28 Aug 2019
Time: 06:30 pm - 09:30 pm
Location: ORCV, State Sailing Centre, Albert Park

2019 Winter Series Race 4 - Geelong Passage race

Saturday, 31 Aug 2019
Time: 9:30 - 17:00

2019 September Radio Operator's Course Workshop 1

Friday, 6 Sep 2019
Time: 18:30 - 21:30
Location: ORCV, State Sailing Centre, Albert Park

2019 Beyond the Bay Session 5

Monday, 9 Sep 2019
Time: 19:00 - 21:00
Location: ORCV, State Sailing Centre, Albert Park

2019 September Radio Operator's Course Workshop 2

Friday, 13 Sep 2019
Time: 18:30 - 21:30
Location: ORCV, State Sailing Centre, Albert Park

2019 Winter Series Race 5 - Overnight Navigator Race

Saturday, 14 Sep 2019 - Sunday, 15 Sep 2019
Time: 12:00 - 9:00

2019 SEPTEMBER Safety & Sea Survival Course (SSSC)

Saturday, 21 Sep 2019 - Sunday, 22 Sep 2019
Time: 08:15 am - 05:00 pm
Location: Wesley College

2019 SEPTEMBER SSS Revalidation Course

Sunday, 22 Sep 2019
Time: 08:15 am - 05:00 pm
Location: Wesley College

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Enter the Novice Race

Enter the Novice Race   Build your crew skills by entering the Novice race from Geelong to Melbourne next Sunday. New skippers or crew members with no or limited experience as helm can enter. You need to register (no cost). Lunches can be also ordered for your way home.   With 53 entries and moderate North winds predicted, this is a great opportunity for your crew to gain experie [ ... ]

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Race to Geelong - Information

  Information - Race 4 to Geelong With an expected fleet of 50 yachts and a weather forecast of sun and northerly winds (we hope) the ORCV Winter Series Race 4 race to Geelong starts from Royal Brighton Yacht Club 9.30am on Saturday August 31st. The ORCV event team is working closely with Royal Geelong Yacht Club crew arranging berths for yachts, a BBQ dinner (for 250 plus) with Music an [ ... ]

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ORCV marine radio certificate course (Long Range Operator Certificate of Proficiency)


The ORCV marine radio certificate course (Long Range Operator Certificate of Proficiency) runs over 2 nights on 6th & 13th September. Not only is it a requirement for 2 or more members of a Yacht entered in a Category 2 race to hold this certificate, but in times of distress, it's important that crew can take charge of radio to support. Register here

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ORCV Novice Race from Geelong 1st September 2019

ORCV Novice Skipper Race is the return race from Geelong on Sunday 1st September. Check out the Notice of Race to see if you qualify which defines a Novice as "A first-time boat owner who has competed, as boat owner or in any other capacity, in less than 10 yacht or dinghy races in the past 10 years; OR A crew member who has no prior experience a [ ... ]

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2019 AGM

  ORCV AGM & Trophy Presentation  Ocean Racing Club of Victoria 70th Anniversary, Annual General Meeting & Trophy Presentations will be held at Royal Brighton Yacht Club on Tuesday 8th October, 6.30 - 9.00pm.
At this years AGM we will reflect on our amazing 70 year history, raise a glass to recognise our ORCV founders and thank all past, present committee memb [ ... ]

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ORCV launches new series aimed at transitioning crews into ocean racing
In the midst of launching its new Category 3 event, the Coastal Sprint Series, aimed specifically at helping crews make the move into ocean racing, the Ocean Racing Club of Victoria (ORCV) is pleased to announce online entry is open and the Notice of Race available for the Melbourne to Hobart Yacht Race. Victoria’s premier [ ... ]

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Planning for a successful Hobart race With Winter well underway and a new season about to commence many skippers and yachties thoughts are well-tuned into the new season. Some have chosen a year off, focusing on bay racing. Others set their sights north, heading to Queensland for the various regattas, perhaps doing an ocean race on the way. Many others are focused on doing “a Hobart”. For  [ ... ]

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Join to ORCV We welcome you to join the Ocean Racing Club of Victoria, a long established club which is dedicated to Ocean Racing and training sailors with the skills for being safe at sea. Our active sailing calendar caters for the most passionate offshore racer through to those that enjoy the camaraderie and competitiveness of shorter bay and coastal passages. If you like what we do, we welc [ ... ]

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Stanley Open for Registrations

Registrations for Melbourne to Stanley are now open. The race starts Saturday 2nd November 2019. Great training, crew development or qualifier for the coming Christmas Hobart races. https://www.orcv.org.au/index.php/stanley-about-the-race

 

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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)