The Latitude Series forms the on-water component of the ORCV’s Beyond the Bay program and anyone interested in venturing outside the Port Phillip Heads. The Latitude series is an innovative series of on water activities to help those new to ocean sailing get started. It also provides a vehicle for established ocean sailors to develop crew members into positions of responsibility in an ocean racing team.
The Latitude Series provides a set of tactical and navigational challenges for ocean sailors of all levels coupled with a competitor support program and mentoring support for ocean sailing beginners.
The ORCV ocean sailing calendar also has a well designed range of short, medium and long distance ocean events for competitors to continue their progression. The Latitude Series of events further enhances the racing calendar and is also a last chance for yachts and crews to get some ocean miles under their belt before the Devonport and Hobart events at the end of the year.
The competitor support program includes advice from our experienced team on making the transition from Bay sailing and racing to ocean racing on:
- Safety Requirements
- Yacht Preparation
- Crew Management
- Ocean Racing Evolution
Mentoring is available from experienced ocean sailors, both off and on the water and pre, during and post event.
The Latitude Series is composed of the following events:
- ORCV Latitude Ocean Event
- ORCV Latitude Pursuit Event