Latitude Race

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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

 

Notice of Race click here

Online Entry link click here

Office number ORCV Office on 03 9088 7210

 

 




Race to a Latitude
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Race to a Latitude
The Latitude Series is the ORCV’s premier offshore training event for aspiring ocean racing skippers and crew, and seasoned campaigners alike, looking to hone their skills or take the next steps to a longer ocean voyage or being part of the traditional Melbourne to Hobart Westcoaster and Melbourne to Devonport races in December. Since its commencement in 2004, the Latitude Series has seen more than 100 yachts, experience this unique racing challenge, with most of them experiencing the thrill of racing out through Port Phillip Heads and into Bass Strait for the first ti [ ... ]

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