2020 Fundamental Navigation-Online Course

Tuesday, 21 Jul 2020
Time: 19:00 - 21:00

ORCV 2020 Return to Sailing Combined Club Race

Saturday, 1 Aug 2020
Time: 12:00 - 15:00
Location: Royal Brighton Yacht Club

2020 Intermediate Navigation-Online Course

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

2020 Winter Series Race 4 - Geelong Passage race

Saturday, 29 Aug 2020
Time: 10:30 - 17:00
Location: Geelong

2020 Novice Skippers Race

Sunday, 30 Aug 2020
Time: 09:00 am - 05:30 pm
Location: Royal Geelong Yacht Club

2020 Masterclass Navigation with Will Oxley - Online Course

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

2020 Coastal Sprint Series Race 1

Saturday, 12 Sep 2020
Time: 08:30 am - 05:30 pm

2020 Sep Safety & Sea Survival Course - 2 Dayl

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

  Return to Sailing Combined Club Race Save the Date Saturday 1st August 2020 Subject to Government's restrictions on contact sport being lifted from 20 July, the ORCV will conduct the ORCV ‘Return to Sailing Combined Club’ Race on Saturday the 1st August. The start and finish will be in the vicinity of RBYC and incorporates a course along the eastern foreshore between Sandringham...

  ORCV Sailing Captain News I am writing to bring you up to date on developments and our plans for the next 12 months, including a fleet development program where support will be needed. First, about that elusive return to sailing.  If the Government's announced relaxation of restrictions on adult contact sport from 20 July proceeds, ORCV racing will resume on 1 August which...

  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...

ORCV Racing Season 2019/20 Suspension to Winter Series Dear Members, Fortunately, the government's financial support has ensured clubs like ours remain viable and our staff can remain employed, which we very much appreciate. We have used the time well, to review and refine our systems and processes and do some much needed maintenance. Not to dissimilar with boat owners who are no doubt using...

Commodore's Update   26th March 2020 Re: Remainder of ORCV 2019/20 Summer Racing Season Cancelled Dear ORCV Community, Since our letter announcing the suspension of training, the Covid-19 pandemic has moved fast. Our Government’s, both State and Federal, have announced various measures to control the speed and extent of spread of the virus including shutting down non-essential services and...

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      

The magic that happens – the race fairies you never really see I love the King Island race, having done it many times on my own and on friends boats.  Gee it’s a lot of work to get the boat to a start line isn’t it ?  Provisioning, fuel, safety gear, audits, repairs, compliance paperwork, crew details.  How good is it to start a race and better still to finish one.  Arriving at King Island...

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