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Safety is our focus, safety related news articles are shown below.

Safety is embraced and encouraged before and during sailing events.  It is fundamental to our training, our racing and culture.

 

ORCV Safety and Training


The Hoody.

 

Is a very popular piece of streetwear these days...

In terms of the SSSC, however, it is an important element that is highlighted specifically and for good reason, at that.

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"One thing I learned from Brian McDermott during my SSSC, as he was giving a talk on his experiences drifting in the ocean, is that you always make sure your hood is not trapped under your life jacket. Otherwise, its pretty tricky to get it out when you are bobbing about in big seas and end up swallowing a lot of sea water", said Ian Lindsay from Team BO.

Chairman of Training and Rear Commodore, Neville 'Nifty' Rose said the following, by way of adding further weight to the point. "During the Wet Drill briefing, we focus on several aspects, including ensuring your hood is out. At the SSSC we also note the development of optional splash hoods for PFDs and demonstrate one as an example. Some new PFDs already include them, others offer them as an optional extra. These may become compulsory in future. Getting your hood out before you inflate your PFD is an important learning outcome of the SSSC."

Other members of The Brass just added, "We drum it into them."

Nifty finished by saying, "Dermie has been an invaluable guest speaker, who shares his experiences of the ordeal he endured and rescue by the MV Courier, which really drive home the information conveyed during the course." (Brian was not at the recent May SSSC, as he was away, but when he's around, he makes every effort to pass on his experiences first hand.)

The ORCV Committee is very delighted that he continues to be an important asset in the whole process, as well as a friendly person to be around. You can read a bit about him HEREHERE, HERE and HERE.

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The Hoody!


Right Oh. Winter Series coming up, but before that, there's the First Aid Course on June 5 and in between the two is the Australian Women's Keelboat Regatta at the Squadron from June 11 to 13.

 

Loving it...


 

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Class Photo.

 

The class photo was always a big deal, but not for us here with the SSSC Class of May. We've got more than a few of them.

It was time to get wet on Sunday, so here are the pics associated with that. If you can see your face and we've not named you, send us line and we'll fix it up straight away...

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Gloria Estefan - as in, Conga!

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The half time huddle (not) - seriously, this procedure could really keep you ready for the last two quarters!

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LRB - Hang on...

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Help is on the way.

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Once you've been helped in, it's your turn to go and right it! WooooHoooooo. Ian Lindsay from Team BO tells us that it's "Sparksy, Tony Sparks, who appears to have decided to have a little snooze at the side of the pool."

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Right. Show 'em what you got!

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Give it plenty, lad!!! Ian Lindsay also thinks this may be Sparksy as well...

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Before the pool, there was some more instruction, so say hello, yes WAVE, to Vice Commodore, Simon Dryden, as he takes one of the classes through the section on waves.

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Me thinkey John Weatherley is over the other side, second on the right. BP player that one - Quiet Achiever... racked up quite a few miles that fellow.


Right Oh. Winter Series coming up, but before that, there's the First Aid Course on June 5 and in between the two is the Australian Women's Keelboat Regatta at the Squadron from June 11 to 13.

 

Snap, snap, snap.


 

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Waterborne.

 

Not some nasty virus or the USN Seals about to land on your doorstep...

It's just that the SSSC class of May had the pool today, Sunday and by the looks of it, what a lovely day it was too!

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Well done to all particpants. May you have all your new skills foremost in your mind whenever you're sailing and never be required to use some of them.

Right Oh. Winter Series coming up, but before that, there's the First Aid Course on June 5 and in between the two is the Australian Women's Keelboat Regatta at the Squadron from June 11 to 13.

 

Get into it - we are.


 

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Class of June, 2011.

 

These are the two classes of May in the ORCV's ever popular and always sold out Safety and Sea Survival Course, which began on Saturday morning.

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Robin Hewitt with his favourite subject and well it should be, given his knowledge of it - the weather!

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Noel May takes the calss through that bit you don't want to use, but just may come in handy - AMSA and getting the word out...


Tomorrow it's pool and all that good, hard work - enjoy.


 

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Another Class Begins.

 

Two classes of the ever popular and always sold out ORCV Safety and Sea Survival Course begun this Saturday morning. Historically just racers did it, now shore crew, cruisers and Bay racers are getting involved, to ensure they know the best solutions, should it all go a little sideways on you.

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One person who has a couple of friends doing this particular course is Sue Haliwell. She wrote to us after the recent Melbourne to Apollo Bay (not) race and it serves as a reminder of the many things that go into making an event safe, fun and rewarding for all. Also, the ferocity of the cells rolling across Port Phillip proved that you did not have to have gone and stuck your nose out in it (Bass Strait, that is), in order to be in some decent old weather. Poor old Fleeka also found out about that - and you can see that HERE.

Susan had this to say after the M2AB (not) race. "Thanks for a great event. I have to say a BIG thank you to the ORCV crew. Hosting such an event and then having to downscale it, due to the weather conditions, would have tested your risk assessment skills and how to get everyone who was entered, accurately informed of the continually renewed routes. Well done and thank goodness for modern technology and someone willing to knock on all the yachts hatches early Saturday morning."

"It was challenging, but an exhilarating event. A great forerunner for an ocean race and we crew now know we could handle being in the ocean, still joking and scoffing lollies, whilst changing and trimming sails and admiring our gorgeous green, narrow shouldered spinnaker. We did have a few injuries to ourselves, but only one broken tweeker block on the starboard side. Oh! And one of the zips on my drop pants....thank goodness for the backup Velcro. A big thank you from the crew to our truly skilled sailing master/helmsman Bretlyn Brown, helmsman/ tactician, Bill Westerbeek, mainsailtrimmer Dave Holter, grinder and office lady, Meg O'Shannessey, navigator/comms and grinder, Hayley Thomas, foredeckies Leeton Hulley and me, Sue (Susan) Halliwell. We also wish to thank Second to None's owner, Nola Walch, for allowing us the pleasure of sailing her boat.... Cheers me hearties!!"

Right Oh. Mission accomplished, I'd say... And thank you very much for your feedback, Sue. The Committee appreciates you making the time to do so.

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This would be Leeton, as shot by Sue.


Look out - something will show up...


 

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