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2019 Beyond the Bay Registration, Workshop 1 will be repeated for the new entrants

Monday, 6 May 2019 - Thursday, 6 Jun 2019
Time: 19:00 - 21:30
Location: Bell's Hotel

2019 MAY Safety & Sea Survival Course (SSSC)

Saturday, 25 May 2019 - Sunday, 26 May 2019
Time: 08:15 am - 05:00 pm
Location: Wesley College

2019 MAY SSS Revalidation Course

Sunday, 26 May 2019
Time: 08:15 am - 05:00 pm
Location: Wesley College

2019 Weather Course Modules 1&2

Sunday, 2 Jun 2019
Time: 09:00 am - 04:30 pm
Location: ORCV, State Sailing Centre, Albert Park

2019 Weather Course Module 3

Sunday, 16 Jun 2019
Time: 09:00 am - 12:30 pm
Location: ORCV, State Sailing Centre, Albert Park

2019 Weather Course Module 4

Sunday, 16 Jun 2019
Time: 01:00 pm - 04:30 pm
Location: ORCV, State Sailing Centre, Albert Park

2019 Weather Course Modules 3&4

Sunday, 16 Jun 2019
Time: 09:00 am - 04:30 pm
Location: ORCV, State Sailing Centre, Albert Park

2019 Beyond the Bay Session 2

Monday, 17 Jun 2019
Time: 19:00 - 21:00
Location: Bell's Hotel

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Vertigo takes IRC honours in Apollo Bay Race Vertigo, the Summit 35 owned and skippered by Tim Olding, has won the IRC Division of Ocean Racing Club of Victoria’s (ORCV) slow-going 52 nautical mile 2019 Apollo Bay Race, which started on Saturday at 8.15 am with a record fleet of 29 entered.  Olding and his daughter Clare, who missed this weekend’s race, regularly make the podium in Vict [ ... ]

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It's going to be a close call

It's going to be a close call. Late afternoon with still challenging conditions for all saw teams having time between puffs of wind and sail changes for dolphin watching. The arrival now of the first boats is close, hopefully in the next hour. At 1pm today, we said farewell to Norma Jean. All safe onboard. With the finish close, it's going to be close call with Carrera S leading from After Mi [ ... ]

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It's now the Great Ocean Road Sail Challenge

  It's now the Great Ocean Road Sail Challenge Not long after the start, saw an explosion of colour as yachts host their spinnakers in light northwesterly winds, crews applied sunscreen and popped on sunglasses to admire the shoreline of the Great Ocean Road, giving a beautiful photo opportunity to those driving along the Great Ocean Road today. Late morning saw a change with a large num [ ... ]

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9am Race Update

9am Race Update With the fleet finally on their way. We find that Patriot is leading the balance of the fleet along the rhumb line. Allegro seems to be taking the offshore approach and chasing the breeze, east of the fleet. With a light breeze reported at 5 knots from the NW, the fog has now burnt off and on all accounts, it's shaping up for a stunning run down the coast. A great introduction for [ ... ]

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New start line and time

New start line and time for the 2019 Apollo Bay Race 6.40am Saturday 18th May Light winds and low fog cover has race director Nick McGuigan announcing the alternative start will be used for the 2019 Apollo Bay ocean race. The 28 boats and 188 crew will now start outside the heads at the alternative start line (as indicated below) with a new start time of 8am.   As this race is close to [ ... ]

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So many 1st, with Apollo Bay Race Whilst the Apollo Bay race often determines the 1st or overall season champion, there are so many other firsts that need to be considered. Firstly, we welcome the new entrants to ocean racing: After Midnight, Etoile (Double-handed), Norma Jean, YKnot, Vagabond and Imagine doing their first race after a long break. Next Step the yacht is on its first ocean race  [ ... ]

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Thursday May 16th 6.00pm
2019 Apollo Bay Race News A big welcome to all entrants in 2019 ORCV Apollo Bay race. The ORCV Race Director is Nick McGuigan (myself) with the able assistance of Ryan Blackstock. Ray Shaw will be handling starting arrangements with Gary Tomlins and his team of Coast Guards manning the start boat and in addition, Ray will be managing the midday position schedule. Light wi [ ... ]

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Winter Series 2019 Open

Winter Series Entries are now open.  The ORCV Winter Series follows the revised format introduced in 2018.  Enter the series or individual races. Enjoy different length passage races within the bay, some races ending with the warm hospitality of our host clubs of Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron, Royal Geelong Yacht Club and Hobsons Bay Yacht Club. As with all ORCV races, you can ente [ ... ]

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Offshore Championship - Deciding Race

ORCV 2019 Offshore Championship The ORCV Offshore championship is scored using each boat’s best 4 measurement handicap results in Unrestricted Monohull Division races. In summary each yacht scores points under a system which is driven by the number of boats beaten over the finish line with a weighting which reflects the assessed difficulty of the race.  The skipper of the yacht with the  [ ... ]

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