Latitude Mentoring Competitor Support Program





The Melbourne Latitude Series (MLS) provides unique tactical and navigation challenges for ocean racers of all levels, coupled with a competitor support program and mentoring support for ocean racing beginners. The ORCV ocean racing calendar has a well designed range of short, medium and long distance ocean races that competitors can progress through. The Latitude Series of races further enhances the racing calendar at the lower end of the scale.

The Latitude Series competitor support program includes seminars tailored for the transition from 'Round the Sticks' Bay racing to Ocean Racing. It covers areas such as, Safety Requirements, Yacht Preparation, Crew Management and Ocean Racing Evolution.

Mentoring is available from experienced ocean sailors for both off and on the water and for before, during and after racing.

The ORCV already has an existing regular training programme to deliver safety, first-aid, marine communications and meteorological information to sailors. These have been bolstered for the Latitude Mentoring Series  with a comprehensive competitor support program of seminars to take you from 'Round-the-Sticks' to ocean racing.  Please book in early to avoid disapointment for the following training events:




Safety and Sea Survival Course (SSSC)

   Saturday 30th November and

Sunday 1st December 2013



South Yarra Sports Centre



Latitude Seminar 1: Introduction and Yacht Preparation

  • Latitude Concept
  • Mentoring
  • Upgrade path Cat 4 to Cat 3

       Monday 28th October 2013


          Helly Hansen Store

Hardware Lane 


Rip Tour of Port Phillip Heads       TBA  Sorrento & Queenscliff boarding

Latitude Seminar 2: Crew Management & Ocean Racing Evolution

  • Crew management, watches, sea sickness, morale
  • Evolution to ocean racing
  • Getting to the start line
  • Safety procedures &Briefing
  • Pre-race preparation
  • Race Management

       Monday 11th November 2013



Helly Hansen Store

Hardware Lane 


Latitude Ocean Race        Saturday 23rd November 2013  
Latitude Pursuit Race         Sunday 24th November 2013  


Click on the course links for more details and online registration for Latitude SeminarsSSSC, and Rip Tour courses.