Melbourne to Port Fairy 2014 - All Systems Are Go!
Following a very successful Melbourne to King Island Race in March, our hard working Race Director, Nick McGuigan, is putting the final touches to the race management preparations for this year's Melourne to Port Fairy yacht race.
After weeks of meticulous planning, the entire ORCV race management team has left no stone unturned to ensure that the Port Fairy Race is as well planned as any ocean race held anywhere in the world this year.
Part of this preparation involves detailed liaisons with key maritime and safety authorities including, Port of Melbourne Corporation, Parks Victoria, Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) and the Australian Volunteer Coast Guard, as well as co-ordination with our host, Port Fairy Yacht Club.
In addition, the team collects and correlates safety documentation and contact details for the eight boats and 59 competing crew, so as to ensure that all Yachting Australia Special Regulations for Category 2 races are complied with.
Over the next few days, these details will be reviewed and updated as each of the crew lists are refined and finalised, and all eyes in the management team will now turn to the weather and our race partner UBIMET, to ensure that all conditions are assessed carefully as the race conditions develop, and we will keep all of our skippers and crew members up to date with the latest information.
Stay tuned to the ORCV Website and Facebook page for up to the minute details for this years Melbourne to Port Fairy Race.