Final Reminders – ORCV 50th King Island Race
King Island has limited health resources so we ask you all to adhere to our hosts' requests as outlined below. If you are unwell prior to departure, please STAY AT HOME.
IMPORTANT: If any crew are exhibiting symptoms of Covid-19 upon arrival, please take a RAT test and stay on the boat.
Masks - Pack them
The King Island Boat Club has asked us to wear masks on the tender service and when ordering food or inside the shed.
The water police are monitoring the event and the boat club have asked that everyone wears a life jacket on the tender transfer service to avoid a fine. Consider bringing a waterproof bag for your crew jackets to go into.
Best Photo Wins a Crayfish.
There is an EFTPOS machine at the King Island Boat Club but it's not reliable so they recommend bringing cash. We will have some raffles/auctions of the delicious King Island food.
SYC, RBYC, RVYC trackers will be delivered by Thursday to your club boating office or reception. RMYS (via Andrew McConchie) and HBYC (via Paul Neilson). Boats from MYC, SBSC and RGYC as per the email you've received.
Please turn them on between 11am - 1pm on Friday 11th. After 20 mins, check you can see your boat on the tracker system here If you don’t see your boat, please call the Starting Race Director.
Mounting, Using and How to use the Tracker can be found here
At King Island
The King Island Boat Club hospitality is what makes this race so special. For this small club, our race is their major fundraiser so please make sure you support them by staying for at least a short while and show your appreciation to Rod (Commodore), Gary & Matthew (tender driver), Tanya, Niki and Linda (hospitality) plus many other volunteers who work throughout the weekend to accommodate you. We ask that you follow the instructions of the tender drivers for mooring and familiarise yourself with the updated mooring instructions as outlined in the Sailing Instructions
The fisherman of Grassy loaned us their moorings and one was damaged a couple of years back. So please be careful and use the moorings correctly as outlined in the sailing instructions to allow us to be invited back again.
Entry to Grassy Harbour
Entering Grassy Harbour for the first time can be a daunting task. So preparation is key to navigating your way through safely. I would urge all competitors to set up a route in their plotters setting out a route to follow. From the finish line, you need to move to a position that is far enough offshore so that you stay in deep water. Once you reach your first waypoint you will turn to starboard onto the leads (298’ Magnetic ) Once you reach your second waypoint you will turn to starboard on the second set of leads (41’ Magnetic) until you are through the entrance of the harbour. There is plenty of room inside the Harbour where you will wait for the tender to direct you to your mooring.
The race presentations will be held at 10 am on Sunday unless otherwise notified by the Race Directors via SMS. Jeremy & Cam your Race Directors work incredibly long hours, prior to and during the race and are still on watch until you get home. So please make sure you also thank them by staying and being part of the presentations.
Keep King Island and our Oceans Clean.
As with all ORCV events, we encourage each boat and competitor to reduce the level of single-use plastic on board by using reusable water bottles, using boat cutlery and plates, refilling onboard and taking food in reusable containers. King Island has natural beauty without the options of all types of recycling we have here on the mainland so please take your rubbish home and consider taking your own coffee cup onto the island also.
Please be careful with your trip home, be mindful to avoid possible areas that you could run aground such as Elephant Shoal etc and many other points as you head safely home.
Lastly, sked sheet and leave at home documents are on the website here. Have fun and be safe at sea.