Ocean Racing Club of Victoria
Steb Fisher

Useful articles and links

For a useful article about Stability Regulations: click here

AMSA have determined international best practice for PLBs and EPIRBs, publishing guidelines: click here

  • Boat owners should dispose of their expired flares and EPIRBs at selected police stations. Contact your local police station for specific locations. We have found that not all police and local police stations are aware of this and have confirmed the following police stations will take expired flares: Williamstown, Prahran

Preparing for your Safety Audit Document: click here

Transport Safety Victoria, particularly Safety Equipment Requirements: click here

Victorian Recreational Boating Safety Handbook: click here

Keel and Rudder Inspections

For the latest on Keel and Rudder inspection requirements please click here 

Incidents and Reports

1979 Fastnet click here

1995 Melbourne to Burnie yacht race, return passage click here 

1998 Sydney to Hobart click here

1999 Isle of Wight, Wahoo fatality: Click here

2000 BigBayRace-Spirit of Downunder, fatality Coroners Report click here

2001 NSW Coast Training Vessel RISING FARRSTER, Loss of Keel, Fatalities Coroners Report:  Click here 

2002 Excalibur Capsize, Fatality: click here

2004 Association Cup ADAM'S DEN-fataility Click here 

2007 Hooligan V-loss of keel and subsequent fatality: Click here

2009 Flinder Island Yacht Race, PWC Shockwave report: Click here

2009 Ella's Pink Lady collision Bulk Carrier Silver Yang: Click here 

2010 Cork Clipper Grounding on reef with loss of vessel: click here

2010 RPAYC Bird Island race MOB First Light: Click here

2011 Chicago Yacht Club-Race to Mackinac Island “Wingnuts” Fatality: click here

2011 Lion Report, MOB harness and drowning : Click here

Lion related tests: Click here

2011 Capsize of Yacht Ramber 100 off the Cork Coast: click here

2012 Farallones Race - Low Speed Chase Capesize  click here

2012 ORCV Port Fairy Yacht Race: Inception Incident Report: click here 

2012 ORCV Port Fairy Yacht RaceInception Rescue by Grant Dunoon Skipper of Trybooking: click here

2013 Islands race: Uncontrollable Urge in Rudder Loss, gounding 1 fatality click here

2014 Yacht Cheeky Rafiki report, loss of yacht and fatality:  Click here

2014 Volvo Ocean Race, Vestas Wind incident report, click here

2016 Platino report: Click here

2016 RYCV Brass Monkey Winter Series-An S80 will always right itself: click here

2017 Capella Lightvessel Race FEBIMA Report click here

2017 Clipper Round the World Race, Clipper CV30 Report, MOB fatality:  Click here

2017 Clipper around the world race, MAIB investigation into Tether Failure on the Clipper Race: click here

2018 Bunbury and Return Ocean Race: Finistere report: Click here

2018 SYC Association Cup Yacht TOP GUN MOB fataility: click here

2019 King Island Return Passage, Arcadia click here

Marine Incident Reporting Bodies

Australian Sailing Yacht Race Incident Reports: click here 

Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) UK click. here

US Sailing Click here

Marine Casualty Investigation Board Ireland click here 

Maritime New Zealand click here 

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