Upcoming Events

Monday, 9 Oct 2017
Time: 06:30 pm - 09:00 pm
Location: Albert Sailing Club

Saturday, 21 Oct 2017 - Sunday, 22 Oct 2017
Time: 0:00 - 0:00
Location: Ocean Racing Club of Victoria

Saturday, 4 Nov 2017 - Monday, 6 Nov 2017
Time: 0:00 - 0:00
Location: Queenscliff

Sunday, 12 Nov 2017
Time: 08:45 am - 11:55 am
Location: The Heads, Port Phillip Bay

Saturday, 18 Nov 2017 - Sunday, 19 Nov 2017
Time: 08:15 am - 05:00 pm
Location: Wesley College

Sunday, 19 Nov 2017
Time: 08:15 am - 05:00 pm
Location: Wesley College

Saturday, 25 Nov 2017
Time: 06:30 am - 05:00 pm
Location: Queenscliff

Sunday, 26 Nov 2017
Time: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
Location: Queenscliff

Training Latitude Mentoring

Night Sailing and Watch Keeping. The overnight and long bay races are fast approaching on Port Phillip Club calendars. The ORCV Latitude series of seminars and races is designed to help prepare new skippers and crew to make the transition from short course and passage races in Port Phillip and to the longer races in and across Bass Strait.  The first two seminars covered Boat preparation and Crew preparation and were conducted prior to the Latitude weekend in November 2012.  This third seminar is timed to coincide with the longer overnight races run by the various clubs and which are open to yachts from all clubs (subject to the safety requirements). Coming up shortly there is the Royal Brighton Yacht Club Sir Thomas Lipton/Lady Nelson Overnight race, Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron "Big Bay Challenge" and the Hobsons Bay Yacht Club "Port Phillip Sea Pilots"  which this year returns to its 92 mile format.  All provide excellent opportunities for new crew and skippers to gain experience night sailing and watch keeping in a relatively short race and without venturing out of Port Phillip.  Even is you are not planning enter either race this year why not come along and find out what its all about.

DATE: Monday 11th February 2013

Time: 7.30pm

VENUE: Hobsons Bay Yacht Club

Latitude Mentoring Competitor Support Program





The Melbourne Latitude Series (MLS) provides unique tactical and navigation challenges for ocean racers of all levels, coupled with a competitor support program and mentoring support for ocean racing beginners. The ORCV ocean racing calendar has a well designed range of short, medium and long distance ocean races that competitors can progress through. The Latitude Series of races further enhances the racing calendar at the lower end of the scale.

The Latitude Series competitor support program includes seminars tailored for the transition from 'Round the Sticks' Bay racing to Ocean Racing. It covers areas such as, Safety Requirements, Yacht Preparation, Crew Management and Ocean Racing Evolution.

Mentoring is available from experienced ocean sailors for both off and on the water and for before, during and after racing.

The ORCV already has an existing regular training programme to deliver safety, first-aid, marine communications and meteorological information to sailors. These have been bolstered for the Latitude Mentoring Series  with a comprehensive competitor support program of seminars to take you from 'Round-the-Sticks' to ocean racing.  Please book in early to avoid disapointment for the following training events:




Safety and Sea Survival Course (SSSC)

   Saturday 30th November and

Sunday 1st December 2013



South Yarra Sports Centre



Latitude Seminar 1: Introduction and Yacht Preparation

  • Latitude Concept
  • Mentoring
  • Upgrade path Cat 4 to Cat 3

       Monday 28th October 2013


          Helly Hansen Store

Hardware Lane 


Rip Tour of Port Phillip Heads       TBA  Sorrento & Queenscliff boarding

Latitude Seminar 2: Crew Management & Ocean Racing Evolution

  • Crew management, watches, sea sickness, morale
  • Evolution to ocean racing
  • Getting to the start line
  • Safety procedures &Briefing
  • Pre-race preparation
  • Race Management

       Monday 11th November 2013



Helly Hansen Store

Hardware Lane 


Latitude Ocean Race        Saturday 23rd November 2013  
Latitude Pursuit Race         Sunday 24th November 2013  


Click on the course links for more details and online registration for Latitude SeminarsSSSC, and Rip Tour courses.