Ocean Racing Club of Victoria
Pavel Cherepanov

Longitude Coastal Passage

Ocean Passage distance  variable
Safety Category  4+
Start Location  Queenscliff
Start Time  to be confirmed AEST
Start Date  To be confirmed


The Longitude Coastal Passage forms the on-water component of the ORCV’s Beyond the Bay program and anyone interested in venturing outside the Port Phillip Heads and looking to start ocean sailing.  It also provides a vehicle for established ocean sailors to develop crew members into positions of responsibility in an ocean racing team.

The Longitude Coastal Passage provides a set of tactical and navigational challenges for ocean sailors of all levels coupled with a competitor support program and mentoring support for ocean sailing beginners.

The ORCV ocean sailing calendar also has a well designed range of short, medium and long distance ocean events for competitors to continue their progression. The Longitude Coastal Passage further enhances the racing calendar and is also a last chance for yachts and crews to get some ocean miles under their belt before the Devonport and Hobart events at the end of the year.

The competitor support program includes advice from our experienced team on making the transition from Bay sailing and racing to ocean racing on:

  • Safety Requirements
  • Yacht Preparation
  • Crew Management
  • Ocean Racing Evolution

Mentoring is available from experienced ocean sailors, both off and on the water and pre, during and post event.


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