Expedition – let's get started Course

Thursday, 29 Oct 2020
Time: 18:00 - 21:00

Expedition – you've got the basics, what’s next?

Thursday, 5 Nov 2020
Time: 19:00 - 21:00

Rip Tour of Port Phillip Heads

Sunday, 8 Nov 2020
Time: 01:40 pm - 04:35 pm
Location: The Heads, Port Phillip Bay

Masterclass Navigation with Will Oxley - Online Course

Monday, 9 Nov 2020
Time: 18:30 - 21:00

Weather for Sailors Module 3 Advanced Weather

Tuesday, 10 Nov 2020
Time: 07:00 pm - 09:00 pm

Nov Safety & Sea Survival Course - 2 Day

Saturday, 14 Nov 2020 - Sunday, 15 Nov 2020
Time: 08:15 am - 05:00 pm
Location: Wesley College

Nov Safety & Sea Survival Course - 1 Day Revalidation

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

2020 West Offshore Products Coastal Sprint Race 1

Saturday, 21 Nov 2020
Time: 07:30 am - 05:00 pm
Location: The Heads, Port Phillip Bay

Learn Expedition and then Join Will Oxley on a Masterclass   Historically, the role of the navigator was to know where you were and to keep the boat in navigable water. Today the modern navigator's role needs to comb through a myriad of information available today and making sense of it to be able to put your boat in the best position to take advantage of the up-coming conditions. The...

ORCV Sailing News September 2020 Short term outlook We are keeping close to developments as the Victorian Government has been working through their "Step 3" and the outcomes for keelboat sailing. On current trends, it is looking likely modified club racing and recreational sailing will be permitted in the Melbourne area before the end of October as:- We are classified as a non-contact...

A Race is the best way to get to where the cruise begins For a race when the appointed time begins, you go whatever the weather and start time. After arrival however it is a different story, the return home can be planned for as many stops as required and to any destinations desired. The thrill of cruising is firstly ‘getting there’ and secondly ‘having a look round’, and thirdly enjoying...

  Winner - Sustainability Award   Winning this award is for all our members who showed interest and participated in their thinking about how they can reduce waste in order to protect our oceans. It's just a starting point we can continue to build upon.   Alvaro Maz, who inspired the ORCV to focus on sustainability, how we can all make a difference to keep our oceans...

Introducing Grant Dunoon - ORCV’s new Commodore                     The Ocean Racing Club of Victoria (ORCV) is pleased to announce that following the 2020 AGM, respected Victorian yachtsman Grant Dunoon, is the Club’s new Commodore. A successful businessman and yachtsman, Dunoon has a vision and plans on giving the Club a fresh...

Volunteer of the Year 2020 Rod Smallman  “An optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” ​​ It was only a few months ago in lockdown 1.0 we started the discussion of should we move training to online, and how to make it a success. It wouldn’t be an understatement that this nominee had already lined up his supporters, had largely mapped out the course in his head and was ready...

Honorary Life Membership Awarded The 2020 AGM saw members vote for Neville Rose and Ray Shaw to be awarded with Honorary Life Membership.  This award is given to individuals who have provided special services and commitments to the club.   Ray Shaw Ray Shaw has served on the ORCV Committee for 10 years and still plays important roles for the ORCV including: Membership of the...

Offshore Champion 2020 - Daniel Edwards White Noise, Surfing back in on Coastal Sprint 2, February 2020, Photo David Wallace The Perry Fletcher Clipper Trophy and the title of ORCV Offshore champion for the 2019 – 20 season was awarded to Daniel Edwards following a decisive performance on AMS, winning the Melbourne - King Island and Coastal Sprint 2 races and securing second in the Stanley...

Angus Fletcher at the Helm   ORCV Ocean Racer of the Year 2020, Angus Fletcher. To be the Ocean Racer of the Year, it's more than just winning races and more about seamanship and contributions over a number of years. This perpetual trophy was presented by Ron White and the family of Shenandoah II.  Since 1989 Angus Fletcher has consistently been a starter in many ORCV races...

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...

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...

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