Final Reminders – ORCV Melbourne to King Island Yacht Race

Before you head off, just some final reminders, please. 

Cash – please take cash so you can purchase your food and drinks on arrival. There isn’t a credit card at the event or teller machines easily accessible.

Trackers - can you please turn your trackers on at 1900 on Friday 6th March 2020.  For instructions on how to do this click here 

Crew Photos.  Please take a crew shot before you leave Melbourne or on the way to the start.  You can share it via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or via WhatsApp using this link https://chat.whatsapp.com/E5qEOgffFdkBdJzUnYy4nA. To build the sport and increase participation, we will use this photo when publishing your finish time or talking about your great race results. Don’t forget to include your boat name.  

Posting and Tagging  When you share images on your personal or boat profile, don't forget to use the tags #orcv #orcvkingisland 

At King Island.  The King Island Boat Club hospitality is what makes this race so special.  For this small club, our race is their major fundraiser so please make sure you support them by staying for at least a short while and show your appreciation to Rod (Commodore), Gary (tender driver), Tanya and Linda (hospitality) plus many other volunteers who work throughout the weekend to accommodate you. We ask that you follow the instructions of the tender drivers for mooring and familiarise yourself with the updated mooring instructions here.  

Entry to Grassy Harbour Entering Grassy Harbour for the first time can be a daunting task. So preparation is key to navigating your way through safely. I would urge all competitors to set up a route in their plotters setting out a route to follow. From the finish line, you need to move to a position that is far enough offshore so that you stay in deep water. Once you reach your first waypoint you will turn to starboard onto the leads (298’ Magnetic ) Once you reach your second waypoint you will turn to starboard on the second set of leads (41’ Magnetic) until you are through the entrance of the harbour. There is plenty of room inside the Harbour where you will wait for the tender to direct you to your mooring.

Presentation.  The race presentations will be held at 10am on Sunday.  Noel and Ryan your Race Directors work incredibly long hours, prior to and during the race and are still on watch until you get home. So please make sure you also thank them by staying and being part of the presentations.

Tracker  Your friends and family can follow you on this link late Friday afternoon https://race.bluewatertracks.com/2020-orcv-melbourne-to-king-island/boats  which has also been shared also on the ORCV facebook and Instagram page so it's easy to share with your tribe.  If your friends aren't sure how to use the tracker, there are steps and videos here for them to follow.

Clean Oceans.  As with all ORCV races, we encourage each boat and competitor to reduce the level of single-use plastic on board by using reusable and water bottles, using boat cutlery and plates, refilling onboard and taking food in reusable containers.   King Island has natural beauty without the options of all types of recycling we have here on the mainland so please take your rubbish home and consider taking your own coffee cup onto the island also.

For those few who need to fly home.  Please see the Race Directors on Sunday morning regarding getting to the airport.  

Return Journey - Please be careful with your trip home, be mindful to avoid possible areas that you could run aground such as Elephant Shoal etc and many other points as you head safely home.

Have fun and be safe at sea.


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Final Reminders – ORCV Melbourne to King Island Yacht Race Before you head off, just some final reminders, please.  Cash – please take cash so you can purchase your food and drinks on arrival. There isn’t a credit card at the event or teller machines easily accessible. Trackers - can you please turn your trackers on at 1900 on Friday 6th March 2020.  For instructions on how to do this click here  Crew Photos.  Please take a crew shot before you leave Melbourne or on the way to the start.  You can share it via media@orcv.org.au or via WhatsApp...