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Time: 08:15 am - 05:00 pm
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Sunday, 4 Mar 2018
Time: 8:15 - 17:00
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Saturday, 10 Mar 2018
Time: 2:00 - 23:00
Location: Queenscliff

Sunday, 18 Mar 2018
Time: 15:00 - 15:05
Location: Portsea Pier

Sunday, 25 Mar 2018
Time: 14:00 - 14:05
Location: Portsea Pier

Friday, 30 Mar 2018
Time: 1:00 - 23:00
Location: Queenscliff

Sunday, 1 Apr 2018
Time: 14:00 - 14:05
Location: Portsea Pier

Sunday, 22 Apr 2018
Time: 12:25 pm - 03:35 pm
Location: The Heads, Port Phillip Bay

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Full and Revalidation Courses in March SAFETY AND SEA SURVIVAL (SSS) FULL AND RE-VALIDATION COURSES IN MARCH 3-4. REGISTRATIONS ARE OPEN! Have you been in a liferaft before or even tried to get into one with a PFD on? Maybe it is better to try it in a safe and controlled environment rather than at night, in a storm, at sea. Similarly, using flares. Learn about what you and your fellow crew can [ ... ]

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King Island - fantastic destination for a yacht race is now open to yachts without HF marine radio.  Top things to do when visiting King Island

King Island - fantastic destination for an ocean yacht race is now open to yachts without HF marine radio.  Top things to do when visiting King Island. ONLINE ENTRY The ORCV is always keen to explore the latest technologies and has been a long campaigner for reducing barriers to ocean racing and sailing.  For the 2018 Melbourne to King Island Category 2 ocean race, the ORCV have again  [ ... ]

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Thorry Gunnersen AM

ORCV member Thorry Gunnersen AM, owner-skipper of Tilting at Windmills, dies at age 77 Dear fellow sailors, It is with great sadness we announce that ORCV member Thorry Gunnersen AM, owner-skipper of Tilting at Windmills, passed away at home on Sunday 4 February 2018, age 77. His funeral will be held at 11am on Monday 12 February 2018, at St Peter’s Eastern Hill Anglican Church, 15 Gisborne St [ ... ]

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ORCV TWILIGHT BARBEQUE Come and join the ORCV for our first twilight Barbeque at our new home with Australian Sailing on Albert Park Lake. As well as visiting our new offices, meeting some of your fellow members, hear about what the ORCV has is store for the coming year. Kicking off around 6.30pm on February 9th, BYO food and drinks, but sausages and steak sandwiches will also be available. Hope  [ ... ]

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Medical kit alert

Medical kit alert On 20 December 2016, the TGA released its final decision regarding the rescheduling of low-dose Codeine medicines from over-the-counter (OTC) to prescription only. From 1 February 2018, Panadeine (or low dose codeine medications) will be obtained by prescription only. Panadeine now falls under a schedule 4 drug. TGA have released a fact sheet, click here. What does that mean [ ... ]

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  The sailing instructions for the King of the Derwent have been published please click on the links below KOD Sailing Instructions 2018 Notice to Competitors

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  Weather Briefing on the 27th December 2017 Boats who are unable to attend the Weather briefing at 8am on the 27th December 2017 are required to connect to the link below and watch the briefing via an internet capable device. If you are using a PDA its better to download the app at home via the Apple store or the Google play store. The name of the program we use is Citrix Goto Meeting. If  [ ... ]

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Christmas Races Thursday

Weather  Outlook update for this years races  For the Cock of the Bay at this early stage, looking like a light ENE maybe 5 kts and as the day advances winds will turn further W at 15 and finishing more S Easterly at the bottom of the bay making for a slow start and great finish. We expect plenty of colour especially at the top end of the bay. Select your mooring carefully as by Wednesd [ ... ]

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Women Skippers bound for Hobart and beyond Southern hemisphere summer and sailors from around Australia and beyond are gearing up for the annual Christmas dash to Hobart, with the 73rd edition of the Sydney to Hobart (S2H),  the 35th running of the Melbourne to Hobart (M2H) Westcoaster and the most recently added event, the 11th Launceston to Hobart (L2H) race.   This year will see re [ ... ]

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2015 Latitude weather watch - Instalment 2


Sometimes I think I might as well be reading fish entrails instead of studying the computer weather models. Lets see what has and hasn’t changed in the last 24 hours.
What has changed -
Friday -
1. Not much sign of a sea breeze on Friday anymore. Those of you planning to head off early Friday morning in time for a daylight passage and dinner in Queenscliff will be motoring to begin with until a gentle breeze establishes itself from the west in the afternoon.
2. If you have a choice (and we should always have one) 8pm in the evening is not a good time given the forecast says the SW wind will quickly move around to the west by 11pm.
Saturday -
Slight easing of conditions during the race period says most of you should make your turning Latitude before the wind picks up around 1pm for the spinnaker run back through the heads. At least that’s what the Race Director told me to say.

 

The Sailing Instructions.
If you haven’t caught up on the latest  Notice to Competitors then now would be a good time to check the website.

What hasn’t changed-
The tidal predictions, West Channel will still turn to flood around 3:30am Saturday.
The forecast direction for Saturday - still SSW which will give the tacticians something to think about as they set themselves up for the run back.

Cheers and fair sailing
The Optimist.