Upcoming Events

May 3, 2015
Time: 10:00 - 19:00
Location: Royal Brighton Yacht Club

May 11, 2015
Time: 19:00 - 21:30
Location: Bell's Hotel

May 16, 2015
Time: 5:00 - 12:00
Location: Queenscliff

May 30, 2015 - May 31, 2015
Time: 08:15 am - 05:00 am
Location: Wesley College

Jun 22, 2015
Time: 19:00 - 21:30
Location: Bell's Hotel

Jun 28, 2015
Time: 8:00 - 17:00

Jul 12, 2015
Time: 11:00 - 17:00

Jul 13, 2015
Time: 18:30 - 22:00
Location: Bell's Hotel

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ORCV Double-Handed Race- Don't miss out! The ORCV Double Handed race is fast approaching and the competition is looking challenging!
Adrian Lewis will be out to defend his Line Honours title from the 2014 Double Handed Race, albeit in the comfort of his new boat “Allegro” which won the PHS division in the recent King Island Race, and Cartouche will be hot on his heels.
It should be a close cont [ ... ]


2015 April Rip Tour - CANCELLED due to bad weather Unfortunately the Rip Tour scheduled for Sunday 19 April, 2015 has been cancelled due to sea state and other bad weather forecast.   We will schedule another Rip Tour ASAP and notify everyone who registered to attend. Please contact the ivsa-slo.org ORCV office on 9689 1622 on Monday if you have any queries.


2015 April Rip Tour- KEEPING and EYE on the WEATHER for SUNDAY! Our Instructors are keeping a close eye on the weather conditions for the Rip Tour on this coming Sunday 19th April 2015.
In the event that inclement weather may cause cancellation of the Tour, notification will be posted on our website and facebook page no later than 4pm on Saturday afternoon.
Please check our website and facebook pag [ ... ]


2015 Double Handed Race entry is now open. Entry is now open and race documents are available for the Double Handed Race on Sunday, 3rd of May 2015. Sailed around a Bay course, this event provides a challenge to those who wish to test themselves in a short-handed sailing format, as well as providing valuable training for those who are contemplating participating in the short-handed division of l [ ... ]


2015 Melbourne to Apollo Bay Race entry now open. Entry is now open for the Apollo Bay Race on Saturday, 16th May 2015. This is an ideal race for those new to ocean racing with its shorter length (52 miles) and proximity to the coast.
Berthing is available in the Apollo Bay marina and www.cassidashop.com there are excellent facilities in the town for meals and post race refreshment. For Notice of Race go here: [ ... ]


Super Motor Yacht DragonFly was one of the first boats to provide emergency disaster relief to some remote villages in Vanuatu after Cyclone Pam hit. You can help too by donating to the ORCV Oxfam Australia Vanuatu Cyclone Pam Emergency Appeal www.Yachties4Vanuatu.com. Like many ORCV yachts who've cruised the beautiful Vanuatu archipelago, during their cruising, DragonFly also made many friends  [ ... ]

Yachties 4 Vanuatu Day - Saturday 11 April, 2015

Yachties 4 Vanuatu Day - Saturday 11 April, 2015 ORCV Vanuatu Cyclone Pam Emergency Appeal www.Yachties4Vanuatu.com Why? Category Five tropical cyclone Pam ravaged the tiny Pacific island nation of Vanuatu on Friday 13 March, 2015. The ORCV has forged a strong connection with Vanuatu over the last 10 years through the Melbourne to Vanuatu yacht race.  We have contributed signi [ ... ]


Boat Beacon AIS smartphone/tablet app - Aids to Navigation Further to our website article on the Boat Beacon AIS smartphone/tablet app, one of many benefits of Automatic Identification System (AIS), is virtual Aids to Navigation (AtoN). For the trial of the Boat Beacon app the ORCV is conducting during the 2015 Melbourne to Port Fairy ocean yacht race, Steve Bennett the CEO of Pocket Marine [ ... ]


2015 ORCV Rip Tours: Sunday, 19th April and Sunday, 18th October. In 2015 the ORCV will again be conducting practical tours of the entrance to Port Philip with expert commentary by experienced offshore navigators and yachtsmen on the following dates: Sunday, 19th April and Sunday, 18th October. This practical, on water “show and tell” of Port Phillip Heads will appeal to all yachties and the [ ... ]





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