Upcoming Events

Dec 26, 2016
Time: 10:30 - 17:00
Location: Station Pier

Dec 27, 2016 - Dec 29, 2016
Time: 11:30 - 23:00
Location: Portsea Pier

Mar 4, 2017 - Mar 5, 2017
Time: 08:15 am - 05:00 pm
Location: Wesley College

Mar 5, 2017
Time: 8:15 - 17:00
Location: Wesley College

Major Sponsors


2016 Devonport Yacht Race

Famous Mersey Yacht Club Hospitality     It’s time again to join in the fun and experience the world famous Mersey Yacht Club hospitality. Commodore Mark Stephenson is supported by a fabulous team. Key players in the team are Vice Commodore Tony Jamieson and his wife Kerily. Tony does everything from race planning, escort boat driver, odd jobs, taxi driver, entertainment manager [ ... ]


2016 ORCV LATITUDE WEEKEND This weekend’s weather is dominated by a broad high pressure system approaching the state during Saturday which will persist for the weekend until the next cold front moves in early next week. Winds at the start of the Latitude Ocean Race are forecast to be light (5-10knots) westerly, moving more southerly throughout the day which should make for an ideal day for [ ... ]


2016 Take off to a Latitude The Latitude Ocean and Pursuit events on 19th and 20th November 2016. These events are open to all interested yachties venturing for a short race out the Heads and back to Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron for the celebration-bragging rights, tall tales… For events documents and online entry visit the Latitude Page.

2016 Stanley Race,It's a wrap

Well the 2016 Stanley race is done and dusted with competitors heading home with stories to tell. The race went well from the ORCV’s perspective with 19 entrants and 18 starters.  All boats finished with all but one (Extasea) staying in Stanley due to the adverse weather forecast.  The race start was delayed for 45mins under instruction of PMOC.  Conditions were excellent, with l [ ... ]


2016  Stanley Race Weather What a difference a few days makes, the race weather has improved and coming home the cold front has moderated, so the trip home is improving. The ORCV are of the strong view that your trip home should be started on Monday. The Race Weather forecast The race will start in light easterly winds of five to ten knots followed by a light patch and then increasing to 1 [ ... ]


Melbourne to Stanley race long range weather forecast. The current outlook  for this year’s Stanley race is for a pleasant motor down the bay followed by a slow start in east to southeast winds of less than 10 knots. The wind should build during the day to east to northeaster  finally moving to the north. At this early stage like many previous Stanley Races positioning your boat to th [ ... ]

2 Handed Series

2 handed yacht racing championship series for 2016/17  Need a new challenge ?  Sick of not having crew ? Can’t find an empty bunk ? 2016-2017 Double Handed Championship Notice of Race (V1.10 Final) 2016-2017 Double Handed Championship Notice to Competitors #1 2016-2017 Double Handed Championship Notice of Race Try this ……... The ORCV is pleased to announce the launch of a 2 [ ... ]

2016 Lord Melbourne Trophy

Winter Series Overall winner (Lord Warden’s Trophy) 2016 awarded to Hugh Ellis & Gary Caulfield joint skippers and owners of Avalanche. The ORCV was pleased to announce High Ellis and Gary Caulfield as winners of the 2016 Winter Series.  As can be seen from the results table shown below, Hugh and Gary on Avalanche clearly had the lowest series score, in both IRC and AMS across both d [ ... ]

2016 Ocean Racer of the year

Ocean Racer of the Year (The White Family Shenandoah Perpetual Trophy) 2016 awarded to Laurie Ford, skipper and owner of Spirit of Downunder. The ORCV was pleased to announce Laurie Ford as winner of the 2016 Ocean Racer of the Year.  Laurie was nominated for the award by his crew and was unanimously endorsed by the judges as a fitting and deserving winner of the prestigious award.  L [ ... ]