2018 Latitude Sailing Instructions are now available.
The Sailing Instructions for the Latitude Ocean race and Latitude Pursuit race can be found HERE.
It is that time of year again when all ocean racers, either seasoned veterans or those aspiring to take on new challenges and follow their passion for the sport beyond the limits of Port Phillip, turn their attention towards the iconic Christmas races of the Melbourne to Hobart Westcoaster, Melbourne to Devonport and the holy grail, the Sydney to Hobart.
To assist skippers and crew of all standards prepare for the challenges that lie ahead, the ORCV has been running the very popular Latitude Series in November each year since 2004, and has assisted in excess of 100 skippers and crew make the transition from Bay racing to Ocean racing.
The format of the Series consists of:
- A short ocean race commencing at 10:00 Saturday 24th November, 2018 from the traditional ORCV Start Line off Queenscliff and race out through Port Phillip Heads to a specified latitude, with each boat to choose which direction to sail to reach its appointed latitude in the shortest time possible, and then upon turning at the latitude, race back to Port Phillip Heads in time for the next Slack Water, and on to the finish line at the Portsea Pier.
- Berthing for the night and dinner at Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron (BYS), including the Presentation for prizes for the Latitude Ocean Race.
- A Pursuit Race commencing at 09:00 Sunday 25th November, 2018 from BYS to the Sandringham Yacht Club (SYC) finish line.
The Latitude Ocean Race is safety Category 3 and the Latitude Pursuit Race is Safety Category 6. The self-assessment Audit Form for Category 3 can be found HERE.
Entries are still open if you have not yet entered and would like to join us.
Find the Race Entry Page HERE or contact the ORCV Office on 03 9088 7210 for further assistance.