Update on King Island

For the 34 boats and crews entered to the King Island Race or Rally, things are now looking promising again.

If you haven't seen the latest travel alert from the Tasmania Government, here it is.

So we keep on making plans and should we need to tack at last minute, we have a backup plan to swap King Island and Port Fairy. As we keep getting ready to sail to King Island (via Race or Rally) we remind you that entry is still open for you to join us.

If you or your fellow crew member needs a Safety and Sea Survival certification, this weekend's full 2 day course is on and there are a couple of places still available. 

Should we need to tack at last minute, we are in discussion with Port Fairy Yacht Club and are planning a backup plan to Port Fairy and King Island dates.... but only if we can't go as originally planned.

 

Thursday, 09 September 2021 11:48

Safety & Sea Survival Refresher Course The Ocean Racing Club of Victoria is Australia’s most popular and well regarded Safety & Sea Survival Certificate and Refresher Course provider. Our instructors are a vastly experienced group of committed ocean-going sailors. Collectively their experience is second to none. Our course content is provided in line with Australian Sailing’s Accredited Course Provider standards, and has been honed and developed over many years to provide the best practical and theoretical examples possible to ensure a sound knowledge of Safety & Sea...

Wednesday, 17 March 2021 14:16

Study the Tactics used via the Tracker Revisiting the tracker on a recent race is a great way to learn what decisions you and others made during a race and how those decisions impacted the race outcome. Using the 2021 King Island race, Simon gives us a short review of the race and how to use the tracker effectively. You can review the King Island Race here.  Click on the boat you are interested in and move to the far RHS icon to change the colour of your boat and tracks, making it easier to stand out from the fleet.  Have you ever tried this technique?

Monday, 08 March 2021 15:23

White Noise blitzes opposition in ORCV’s 49th King Island Race Daniel Edwards’ White Noise has blitzed the field in the Ocean Racing Club of Victoria’s 49th Melbourne to King Island Yacht Race, taking out AMS, IRC, PHS and ORCi categories, while Paul Buchholz’s Extasea took line honours after settling into the race when the southerly eased in Bass Strait, giving all a nice ride to the finish. End destination beautiful Grassy Harbour - ORCV media pic - King Island Race Buchholz’s Cookson 50 made the finish line first, while four yachts shared the spoils across the IRC, AMS and PHS...

Saturday, 06 March 2021 08:43

Race Director Updates for the 2021 King Island 4pm Race Director Update With the fleet now only hours away, our Race Directors Ryan and Matt give us a quick update with the King Island Boat Club as their backdrop.   The first boats are on the leeward side of King island and should arrive around 7pm. It's going to be busy then between midnight and 2am when it's expected the bulk of the fleet will arrive in time for the famous King Island steak sandwich. Follow the trackers for update to date positions Racing...

Friday, 05 March 2021 11:05

Weather for the 49th King Island Race   What will your tactician do for 49th ORCV Melbourne to King Island Race? With a southerly start and the winds soon lightening and going east during the race, it's going to be tricky to pick your route. The race starts at 1.45 am Saturday (Rally 1.50 am Saturday start) and you can follow them via Blue Water Tracks here Race Fleet https://race.bluewatertracks.com/2021-orcv-melbourne-to... Rally Fleet https://race.bluewatertracks.com/2021-rally-to-king-island