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Cadibarra 8 encountered a some difficulties on they way home, boat and crew all OK

Cadibarra 8 encountered a some difficulties on the way home, boat and crew all OK. Cadibarra 8 encountered a some difficulties shortly after 22:00 hours last night (Wednesday 04/01/16) on the return voyage from Hobart to Melbourne. The boat and all crew are all OK and currently at Lady Barron on Flinders Island. On their return to Melbourne after the Melbourne from Hobart yacht race, when approa [ ... ]


2016 Melbourne to Devonport Race Report The Bass Strait Series consists of races: Cock of The Bay, The Rudder Cup Melbourne to Devonport and The Top of the Island. This year we had a larger fleet bolstered by some newcomers based on the dispensation to allow Sat Phones to qualify for Cat 2. This is a great innovation for boats wanting to get into ocean racing as it reduces costs. Leg one of the  [ ... ]

2016M2H It's a Wrap

It’s all wrapped up in the Wyndham Harbour Melbourne Hobart for another year. This year’s race was marked by a chaotic start to the event which resulted in two protests that are still to be heard.  The videos that were posted on the ORCV Facebook page have had in excess of 140,000 hits and were the talk of all 3 fleets in Hobart (see below if you missed them). The fleet left the hea [ ... ]

Rain, wind and sail changes - a review of day 2 ORCV Ocean races

Well the Melbourne to Devonport race is done and dusted. Day 2 saw rain, lots of it with winds varying from plenty to not a lot. The yachts got to practice their reefing and sail changes many, many times as they crossed Bass Strait. With typically cracked sheets, speeds averaged around 7k which meant a fairly quick but wet race. Boats finished between 5pm and 9pm in steady rainy overcast conditio [ ... ]

A fast and furious start – review of day 1 ORCV ocean races to Tasmania

Crash bang coming through! Some of our competitors caused dramas on the start line of the Melbourne to Hobart and Melbourne to Devonport ocean races, with four yachts caught up in collisions. They mustn’t have got the memo about it being a long race so 15 seconds on the start line probably doesn’t matter. Luckily winds were moderate but it was still enough to cause an early retirement of BK [ ... ]


The Handicaps for the Melbourne to Hobart and the Melbourne to Devonport are published

2016 Cock of the bay - its a wrap

The 2016 Cock of the Bay race is a wrap, with lots of smiles, experiences to share and friends to catch up with at Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron. Forecasts predicted a spinnaker start, alas by the time the race started the Southerly wind had kicked in. By the middle of the race the wind built to 25k, favouring those closer to shore. It was warm and pleasant sailing, despite a little rain and the o [ ... ]

2016 Cock of the bay Weather

On the nose and bumpy later which will test the constitution of a few sailor who had too much Christmas Day It looks like the weak change will have moved through Melbourne on boxing day which will leave the fleet in southerly winds that will increase during the day. Some models are predicting an hour or two of northerly so that will give the navigators some interesting options. I have included th [ ... ]


Three nights before the start of the Devonport race In the pictures below it shows which crew members do not have a photo, can I please ask that you send your photos and bios as soon as possible. What I would like is a short bio of your ocean racing career 60 to 100 words and a head and shoulders picture. The picture of Neville below shows what it will look like on the Tracker website. Send to&n [ ... ]