ORCV 2014 BEYOND THE BAY OVERNIGHT EVENT
NOTICE TO PARTICIPANTS
- Paragraph 8.1: Delete Offshore Championship Series and replace it with "Beyond The Bay".
- Paragraph 9.3: The sign-on will be at 1200. Boats will be called in alphabetical order to sign-on as starter to the Event and to provide the number of persons on board.
- Paragraph 9.4: Geelong boats may need to sign-on by mobile phone to the Event Director on by calling on 0418 396 605. All participants should also retain this number in case of VHF radio difficulties throughout the Event
- Paragraph 10.2: Leg OA-CENT is not shown on the Leg Overview chart but is on the Optional Legs Summary listing. It is an approved optional leg. Leg MYC-R1 is shown on the Leg Overview chart but not on the Optional Legs Summary. It is an approved leg, length 4.8NM
- Paragraph 11.1: The Finish Line will be an imaginary line between Williamstown Channel mark 19 and the Hobson’s Bay Yacht Club tower. See the drawing below. Throughout the Event, but particularly in the Williamstown area, boats should keep a very watchful eye for shipping trafiic and make every effort to keep clear
6. Paragraph 10.4: Delete 1200 from the times of the regular radio schedules. VHF 82 should be used for all schedules unless communication is not possible in which case the Event Director should be contacted by mobile phone ( number above ). It is critical that all participarts make every effort to comply with the routine radio schedules
7. Section 11 Finish; Add paragraph 11.7 as follows.
After finishing, boats should raft up on the north side of the Ferguson Street Pier. See the attached drawing. Crews should then make their way along the pier to Hobson’s Bay Yacht Club for a BBQ brunch, refreshments and the Event trophy presentations.
2014 Beyond the Bay- Lucky Door Prize!
Beyond the Bay participants were in for a surprise on Wednesday evening. Rod and Sue Slater signed up for the course and are enjoying the experience.
“Just wanted to say these BTB sessions are truly excellent. We really appreciate all the time that the ORCV and Volunteers are putting into the course. The Presenters are just amazing and so generous with their time. The knowledge they impart due to their vast experience could not be gained anywhere else.
Rod and I are really enjoying the sessions. We are already planning a 2-3 week cruise in Feb/March in Bass Straight. We want to go to all the coves and beaches that we can't drive to. We are getting the boat up to a Cat 3 currently.
So a big thank-you to all of you!”
Sue has used a dehydrator to prepare meals for cruising aboard their yacht. She decided to share this experience by taking her dehydrator along to the Wednesday evening session on Night Sailing and Provisioning. Sue contacted Fowlers Vacola who manufacture the units and they kindly donated one as a Lucky Door prize!
Nicole Heales was the lucky winner. No doubt she is excited about using the dehydrator for future cruising.
Many thanks to Sue and Fowlers Vacola for this initiative.