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2016 Melbourne to Devonport Finish ABC TV News 28-Dec-16
 

ABC TV News bulletin on Melbourne to Devonport Yacht Race finish and update on Wyndham Harbour Melbourne to Hobart Yacht Race 28 December, 2016

2016 Wyndham Harbour Melbourne to Hobart Westcoaster Finish ABC TV News 30-Dec-16
 

ABC TV News bulletin on Wyndham Harbour Melbourne to Hobart Yacht Race finish 30 December, 2016

 

2016 Wyndham Harbour Melbourne to Hobart & Devonport - ABC TV News 27-Dec-16
 

The ABC News coverage of the start of the 2016 Wyndham Harbour Melbourne to Hobart and Melbourne to Devonport ocean yacht races.

ABC TV Reporter Cameran Best reporting form onboard ORCV Media Boat.

 

2016 Wyndham Harbour Melbourne to Hobart & Melbourne to Devonport races start from Committee boat
 

Exciting and chaotic start in the 2016 Wyndham Harbour Melbourne Hobart and Melbourne to Devonport races, which resulted in two protests. Footage from the Committee Boat.

 

2016 Wyndham Harbour Melbourne to Hobart & Melbourne to Devonport races, pre-start and start
 

Activities surrounding the start of the 2016 Melbourne to Devonport and 2016 Wyndham Harbour Melbourne to Hobart West Coaster yacht races. Includes footage from the Press boat of the exciting and chaotic start in the 2016 Wyndham Harbour Melbourne Hobart and Melbourne to Devonport races, which resulted in two protests.

Video Camera: Keving Manning and Ian MacWilliams
BYS Rib/Media boat driver: Phil Beattie
Photographer: Karen McCloskey
Production: Ian MacWilliams

 

Escorting Vendée Globe solo sailor Stéphane LeDiraison up Port Phillip Bay 30-Dec-16
 

Great video from Ian MacWilliams, part of the ORCV Incident Management Team, escorting Vendée Globe solo sailor Stéphane Le Diraison, on his Imoca 60 foot yacht 'Compagnie du Lit / Boulogne Billancourt' up Port Phillip Bay on 30 December, 2016 to Pier 35.

Great the word got out to some other Victorian yachties who joined the escort.

 

2016 Melbourne welcomes Vendée Globe solo sailor Stéphane LeDiraison ABC TV News 30-Dec-16

During the break between all yachts finishing the ORCV Melbourne to Devonport ocean race and the first expected finishers in the ORCV Melbourne to Hobart ocean race, the ORCV Incident Management Team was also engaged to provide whatever assistance we can to French skipper Stéphane Le Diraison on his Imoca 60 foot yacht 'Compagnie du Lit / Boulogne Billancourt' who arrived in Melbourne on 30 December, 2016.

Stéphane was participating in the ' Vendée Globe' ocean race, the Everest of offshore racing (solo, non-stop, around the world). Unfortunately, on 17 December, 2016, while he was sailing about 1,000 nautical miles South of the Australian coast, his mast collapsed forcing him to retire from the race. Since then, he has been under a jury rig using his 7 meter boom and a storm jib (see attached image). Stéphane has been striving to reach Melbourne by his own means and at a very slow speed – an extraordinary achievement.

 

We also promoted his arrival to Victorian yachting community to encourage as many boats on the water to escort Stéphane up the Bay.

ABC TV Victoria reporter Cameron Best put together a great report from footage the ABC took, footage from the ORCV's own Ian MacWilliams and some online footage.

It was our pleasure to meet Stéphane, shadow his passage in Port Phillip Bay and welcome him to Melbourne. He has our utmost Respect and Admiration for what is nothing short of a super human achievement to overcome the adversity he faced and travel over 1,000 nautical miles from deep in the Southern Ocean, under the impressive jury-rig he made, to arrive in Melbourne, under his own steam, unassisted. Bravo Sir, Bravo!

 

2016 Stanley race: TRYBOOKING drone with CHRISTINE
 

Great drone footage during the 2016 ORCV Melbourne to Stanley ocean yacht race.

Grant Dunoon launched his drone from onboard TRYBOOKING.COM in the middle of Bass Strait when near CHRISTINE. Dolphins surfacing in the bow wake of both yachts. Unedited High Quality version.

 

2016 Stanley race: TRYBOOKING drone with JAFFA
 

Great drone footage during the 2016 ORCV Melbourne to Stanley ocean yacht race.

Grant Dunoon launched his drone from onboard TRYBOOKING.COM in the middle of Bass Strait when near JAFFA. Unedited High Quality version.

 

Chirping Bird Wines - ORCV sponsor for prizes for all major races.
 

As trophies for major ORCV races are presented at the ORCV Annual Presentation night, the ORCV has a a tradition of presenting wine to Line Honours and Division podium place winners at results presentations after each race at our destination host venue.

In this video, Daniel Edwards, owner/skipper of WHITE NOISE, the 2015-16 ORCV Offshore Champion, who enjoyed many a bottle of Chirping Bird wine over the season, thanks Chirping Bird for their generous support.

Click here for more on ORCV Sponsor Chirping Bird Wines.

 

2015 Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter Training
 

As a provider of Yachting Australia accredited Safety and Sea Survival training, the ORCV Instructors participate in ongoing professional development and re-accreditation.

The Yachting Australia 7th Annual Instructors and Principals Convention included a workshop the Team at Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter service (www.lifesaver.org.au) conducted on helicopter rescue procedures, winching excercises, aviation Search & Rescue, and dealing with hypothermia, at their base in Botany Bay.

In this video taken during that workshop, the casualty is being lifted using the hypothermic strop.

 

2014 ORCV Tassie Trio (Melbourne to Hobart Westcoaster, Melbourne to Hobart Eastcoaster and Melbourne to Devonport) Ocean Yacht Races - ABC News 30 Dec 2014

 

2014 ORCV Tassie Trio (Melbourne to Hobart Westcoaster, Melbourne to Hobart Eastcoaster and Melbourne to Devonport) Ocean Yacht Races - ABC News 29 Dec 2014

 

2014 ORCV Tassie Trio (Melbourne to Hobart Westcoaster, Melbourne to Hobart Eastcoaster and Melbourne to Devonport) Ocean Yacht Races - ABC News 28 Dec 2014

 

2014 ORCV Tassie Trio (Melbourne to Hobart Westcoaster, Melbourne to Hobart Eastcoaster and Melbourne to Devonport) Ocean Yacht Races - Channel Seven News 27 Dec 2014

 

2014 ORCV Tassie Trio (Melbourne to Hobart Westcoaster, Melbourne to Hobart Eastcoaster and Melbourne to Devonport) Ocean Yacht Races - ABC News 27 Dec 2014

 

2014 ORCV Cock of the Bay Yacht Race - Channel Seven News 26 Dec 14

 

2014 ORCV Cock of the Bay Yacht Race - Channel Nine News 26 Dec 14

 

2014 ORCV Melbourne to Vanuatu International Ocean Yacht Race - Humanitarian Aid

Port Havannah, Vanuatu Primary School kids singing "We're Happy Today" as a thank you for the humanitarian aid provided by 2014 Melbourne to Vanuatu International Ocean Yacht Race entrant TryBooking.com, which included blank diaries, writing pads, pens, pencils. folders, reading books, soft toys, tennis balls (used at the Australian Open), clothing and fabric, toothbrush & toothpaste kits, shampoos, soaps, and make-up.  For more details see our Vanuatu Humanitarian Aid Blog.

 

2013 Melbourne to Osaka Double-Handed International Ocean Yacht Race - Channel Nine News 24 Mar 13

 

 

2012 Melbourne Port Fairy Ocean Yacht Race: Inception rescue - Channel Nine News

 

2012 Melbourne Port Fairy Ocean Yacht Race: Inception rescue - Channel Seven News

 

2010 ORCV Tassie Trio (Melbourne to Launceston, Melbourne to Hobart Westcoaster and Melbourne to Hobart Eastcoaster) Ocean Yacht Races - Southern Cross News 28 Dec 2010

 

ORCV Melbourne to Launceston Ocean Yacht Races - ABC News 28 Dec 2010

 

2010 ORCV Melbourne to Launceston Ocean Yacht Races - Onboard Ninety Seven transiting The Rip at Port Phillip Heads 27 Dec 2010

 

2006 Melbourne to Vanuatu International Ocean Yacht Race - Onboard Helsal II