Upcoming Events

Sunday, 27 Aug 2017
Time: 9:30 - 17:00

Saturday, 9 Sep 2017
Time: 8:30 - 16:00
Location: Royal Brighton Yacht Club

Sunday, 10 Sep 2017
Time: 9:30 - 16:00
Location: Geelong

Monday, 11 Sep 2017
Time: 19:00 - 21:30
Location: Bell's Hotel

Saturday, 16 Sep 2017 - Sunday, 17 Sep 2017
Time: 08:15 am - 05:00 pm
Location: Wesley College

Sunday, 17 Sep 2017
Time: 08:15 am - 05:00 pm
Location: Wesley College

Saturday, 21 Oct 2017 - Sunday, 22 Oct 2017
Time: 0:00 - 0:00
Location: Ocean Racing Club of Victoria

Saturday, 4 Nov 2017 - Monday, 6 Nov 2017
Time: 0:00 - 0:00
Location: Queenscliff

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SEPTEMBER 17TH ANNUAL KEELBOAT WEIGHING DAY – AMS, SMS AND IRC The Yacht Racing Services Association’s annual weighing day for measurement rating certificates will be held on Sunday September 17th at Sandringham Yacht Club. The Yacht Racing Services Association have been weighing boats since 1998 and through the fantastic support of Hydralift Cranes and Sandringham Yacht Club, they have [ ... ]

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  The Notice of Race for the 2017 Melbourne to Hobart “Westcoaster” Race has been published and entries are now open. There have been a number of changes this year: Double Handed Entries
The Westcoaster is a qualifying race for the 2018 Osaka Cup which starts in March. With 33 entries, of which 13 are Melbourne based, a strong double handed contingent is expected. The double handed bo [ ... ]

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2017 ORCV Winter Series- Race 3 This Sunday sees race 3 on the Winter Series and it looks like a vintage Melbourne Winter sailing day. For the north Bay, both the BOM and PredictWind are both forecasting 10-15 knot north westerly winds around start time ( see wind maps below for 1000hrs. ) gradually lightening later in the day. With a temperature of 16C, the only negative is the 80% chance of som [ ... ]

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2016-17 Double Handed Offshore Champion announced - Lord Jiminy The ORCV is pleased to announce the winners of the 2016-17 Double Handed Offshore champions - Lord Jiminy.  Congratulations to Chris Barlow and Jamie Christensen who proved a formidable team taking out a first place in Double Handed division on the Melbourne to Stanley and Melbourne to Hobart races and a second place in the M [ ... ]

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2017 ORCV Winter Series Race 2 The weather for Sunday is being driven by the trailing edge of a slow moving high pressure system with an approaching cold front to the west, producing a fresh northely flow all day.     Meyeye is showing 20-25 knots in the north end of the Bay with stronger breezes further south.  The PredictWind forecast is similar although slightly lower wind [ ... ]

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THE ORCV IS MOVING! Later this year, the Victorian offices of Australian Sailing will be moving from its current Sandringham location to the new State Sailing Centre on Albert Park Lake. Previously, the Boatshed facility, which has previously focused on introductory sail training activities, is undergoing significant building renovations to provide enhanced office and training facilities so  [ ... ]

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Yoko Celebration The recent delivery of Yoko up north is the final episode of what has been an amazing career in ocean sailing for Robin Hewitt, and the many sailors and support crew, who have shared in those adventures, over many years and so many destinations. Please join Robin, Val and the Yoko crew to celebrate the thrills and spills of this remarkable boat and skipper. BBQ lunch and ente [ ... ]

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Flare Shoot prior to Race 1 – Sunday 2 July, 2017 The traditional annual Flare Shoot prior to Race 1 on the ORCV Winter Series including the use of parachute flares, has again received approval from relevant authorities. To participate in the flare shoot prior to the start of the racing on Sunday 2 July, 2017, and to ensure this long standing tradition continues, it is imperative that the follo [ ... ]

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Winter series will proceed as scheduled

Winter Series will proceed as scheduled Thanks to a number of last minute entries and a couple of phone call promises, the 2017 Winter series will proceed as scheduled. We have opened up entries until tomorrow night, please encourage your friends/arch rivals to join in the fun. We will be reviewing Winter series for 2018 however, which may result in an altered format. Thanks to a number of  [ ... ]

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