Intermediate Navigation-Online Course

Thursday, 13 Aug 2020
Time: 19:00 - 21:00

Masterclass Navigation with Will Oxley - Online Course

Tuesday, 8 Sep 2020
Time: 18:30 - 21:30

Sep Safety & Sea Survival Course - 2 Day

Saturday, 19 Sep 2020 - Sunday, 20 Sep 2020
Time: 08:15 am - 05:00 pm
Location: Wesley College

Sep Safety & Sea Survival Course - 1 Day Refresher

Sunday, 20 Sep 2020
Time: 08:15 am - 05:00 pm
Location: Wesley College

Weather for Sailors Module 1 The Fundamentals

Tuesday, 22 Sep 2020
Time: 07:00 pm - 09:00 pm

Weather for Sailors Module 2 Coastal Sailing

Tuesday, 13 Oct 2020
Time: 07:00 pm - 09:00 pm

Weather for Sailors Module 3 Advanced Weather

Tuesday, 27 Oct 2020
Time: 07:00 pm - 09:00 pm

Stanley Race

Saturday, 31 Oct 2020 - Sunday, 1 Nov 2020
Time: 2:45 - 23:00
Location: Queenscliff

ORCV Weather for Sailors Online Course  Overview  Our Weather for Sailors course provides you with the meteorological knowledge needed to safely enjoy your time on the water.  The course is structure with 3 modules The Fundamentals, Coastal Sailing and Advanced Weather.  It is led by our highly qualified ORCV members Robin Hewitt and Andrew...

      Ocean Racer of the Year Nominations are called for the 2020 ORCV Shenandoah II Ocean Racer of the Year award. The award recognises individual achievement or excellence in Ocean Racing. The achievement is not limited to racing success and maybe in the form of a contribution to Ocean Racing in Victoria over a number of years in areas including, for example, sailing,...

ORCV Commodore Update - July 2020   To all our members, volunteers and competitors, Hello once again. I was hoping to be able to announce the commencement of racing and return to face to face training. Alas that is not to be for some time yet. It has taken us all a little while to digest the news from the State Government that we are going into lockdown for a second time. As much as we...

Five Starting Tips that Contribute to Running a More Sustainable Boat To all who have a love for the environment and our oceans: "Save the ocean, protect your passion and make an impact", is the message from all of us at the ORCV. Behind every ORCV race, there is a dedicated clean oceans team paying attention to important details of keeping plastics out of the oceans. During the recent Apollo...

  Why be a Cloud Spotter Any mariner who ventures offshore will appreciate visual signs assisting the wonderful technology available for forecasting. No matter the amount of information one has, the more confirmation the less stress, keeping a weather eye out is de riguer at sea. Jet streams in the upper atmosphere can have major influences on our weather and sometimes we are lucky enough...

Master classes in navigation by the pros The Ocean Racing Club of Victoria (ORCV) is remaining proactive during the Coronavirus and is now presenting a rare opportunity to take part in three online navigation courses by the world-renowned navigator, Will Oxley, and respected Melbourne double-handed sailor, Rod Smallman. The ORCV felt that while in isolation and while life in general is...

Race to the Pacific Survey Results   We had 74 people respond with over 50% as skippers interested in participating and another 15% as crew who thought they could convince and support their skipper to becoming involved. On other questions asked, it seems that: 11 days seems to be optimal, Vanuatu lead slightly over Noumea and then Fiji as destinations June and July were...

Double-handed Maverick cleans up in ORCV’s 48th King Island Race Sailing Maverick double-handed, Rod Smallman and Tom Vaughan have cleaned up in the Ocean Racing Club of Victoria’s 48th Melbourne to King Island Yacht Race, taking out IRC, PHS and Double-Handed divisions and capping off with a second in AMS in the 114 nautical mile race to Grassy in Tasmania. Double-handed racing is fast...

  48th ORCV Melbourne to King Island Race Results Congratulations to: White Noise, 1st AMS, 2nd IRC. Maverick 2nd AMS, 1st IRC, 1st PHS, 1st DH Archie, 3rd IRC, 2nd PHS Vertigo 3rd AMS Hartbreaker 3rd on PHS Full results are here https://www.orcv.org.au/results/2019-20/2020M2KI/series.htm      

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