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Round 3 Winter Series

 

The weather for this Sunday's racing looks challenging once again with 20-25 knot northerlies being forecast in the northern part of the Bay.

To catch up for lost races earlier in the series, and assuming the current forecast holds, race management plans to run two races for both

the racing and cruising groups. Should the weather deteriorate, those plans could change so keep a keen eye on the website and listen

on VHF 71 at 0905 hours.

To accommodate these possible extra races, some minor changes in the Sailing Instructions are needed as shown below;

For The Racers:

10.1 On a day where two or more races are scheduled, the time limit for each laid course race shall be 2 1/2 hours after the start of the last

class in each race, after which time boats not finished shall be scored ‘Did Not Finish’ (DNF). This changes RRS 35. Clause 10.1 does not

apply to the final race of the day, refer to Clause 10.2

10.2 The time limit for the final laid course of each day shall be 4 hours after the start of the last class of that race or 1700 hours, whichever is

earlier. When one boat in any division finishes within the time limit, then times for other boats shall continue to be recorded until 1700 hours

after which time boats not finished shall be scored "Did Not Finish" (DNF). This changes RRS 35. 

10.3 The time limit for the race around fixed marks (Appendix C) shall be 1500 hours. When one boat in any division finishes within the

timelimit, then times for other boats shall be recorded until 1700 hours, after which time boats not finished shall be scored ‘Did Not

Finish’ (DNF).

This changes RRS 35.

For the Cruisers:

Monday, 05 July 2021 20:55

Sportsboat screamer as Cool sets the pace The fleet heading to the first gate Photo Michael Currie The second race of the ORCV Winter Series saw 45 for the passage down to Blairgowrie, with the fleet drag racing down the bay in record-breaking time. The 25nm run down to the south channel saw some extremely close racing between yachts, with the sportsboats and...

Wednesday, 18 July 2018 11:00

ORCV Winter Series Flare Shoot tradition continues in 2018 The ORCV Winter Series has been conducted annually since 1971.  One of many ORCV traditions, the annual Flare Shoot prior an ORCV Winter Series race (including the use parachute/rocket flares), has again received approval from relevant authorities.    For our Category 1 and 2 ocean races, yachts are required to...

Tuesday, 08 May 2018 00:55

Information Sessions Continue for new 2018 Winter Series format As part of introducing an exciting new format, including a new schedule of races and all new divisions for the 2018 Winter Series, the ORCV is committed to talking to as many members and supporters as possible, through a series of information sessions to be held all supporting yacht clubs on Port Phillip.  Following on...

Wednesday, 18 April 2018 10:04

The new 2018 ORCV Winter Series - Format Explained   Dates The dates for the 2018 Winter Series are as follows: Race One - Sunday 3nd June, 2018. Format: 20 – 30nm Passage Race. Race Two – Saturday 7th July, 2018 re-scheduled to 21st July, 2018. Format: Blairgowrie Passage Race. Race Three – Saturday 4th August, 2018. Format: 20 – 30nm Passage Race. Race Four – Saturday 1st...

Tuesday, 27 March 2018 10:04

ORCV Announces all new format for 2018 Winter Series The Ocean Racing Club of Victoria (ORCV) is excited to announce the development of an all new format for its 2018 Winter Series, to be held on the waters of Port Phillip Bay, commencing Sunday 3rd of June, 2018.  As the proud organising club of the longest running winter series on the Bay, the ORCV conducted a review over the summer...