Upcoming Events

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

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

Saturday, 11 Mar 2017 - Sunday, 12 Mar 2017
Time: 0:00 - 0:00
Location: Queenscliff

Friday, 14 Apr 2017 - Sunday, 16 Apr 2017
Time: 0:00 - 0:00
Location: Queenscliff

Friday, 14 Apr 2017 - Sunday, 16 Apr 2017
Time: 4:00 - 23:00
Location: Queenscliff

Sunday, 23 Apr 2017
Time: 09:15 pm - 12:25 pm
Location: The Heads, Port Phillip Bay

Sunday, 7 May 2017
Time: 10:00 - 15:00
Location: Royal Brighton Yacht Club

Monday, 8 May 2017
Time: 19:00 - 21:30
Location: Bell's Hotel

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SSS Full and Revalidation Courses in March SAFETY AND SEA SURVIVAL (SSS) FULL AND RE-VALIDATION COURSES IN MARCH 4-5. REGISTRATIONS ARE OPEN! Have you been in a liferaft before or even tried to get into one with a PFD on? Maybe it is better to try it in a safe and controlled environment rather than at night, in a storm, at sea. Similarly, using flares. Learn about what you and your fellow crew [ ... ]

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M2O Major naming rights sponsor announced

Principal Event Sponsor announced for the
2018 Sundance Marine Melbourne to Osaka yacht race. Sundance Marine has been confirmed as the Principle Event and Naming Rights sponsor for the 2018 Sundance Marine Melbourne to Osaka Yacht Race. It is fantastic news for the race, which through partnerships such as the one with Sundance, continues to go from strength to strength.   Press re [ ... ]

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Go out “Beyond the Bay” - “Live the dream with confidence”
Ideal for Cruisers and Bay Racers   Have you often thought about what it would be like to sail in Bass Strait, either just around to Westernport for the weekend, or throughout the many fascinating islands, or to even venture further up the east coast to warmer waters in the winter months?  Or have you contemplated  [ ... ]

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King Island - fantastic destination for a yacht race is now open to yachts without HF marine radio.  Top things to do when visiting King Island

King Island - fantastic destination for an ocean yacht race is now open to yachts without HF marine radio.  Top things to do when visiting King Island. The ORCV is always keen to explore the latest technologies and has been a long campaigner for reducing barriers to ocean racing and sailing.  For the 2017 Melbourne to King Island Category 2 ocean race, the ORCV have again received appro [ ... ]

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Cadibarra 8 encountered a some difficulties on they way home, boat and crew all OK

Cadibarra 8 encountered a some difficulties on the way home, boat and crew all OK. Cadibarra 8 encountered a some difficulties shortly after 22:00 hours last night (Wednesday 04/01/16) on the return voyage from Hobart to Melbourne. The boat and all crew are all OK and currently at Lady Barron on Flinders Island. On their return to Melbourne after the Melbourne from Hobart yacht race, when approa [ ... ]

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2016 Melbourne to Devonport Race Report The Bass Strait Series consists of races: Cock of The Bay, The Rudder Cup Melbourne to Devonport and The Top of the Island. This year we had a larger fleet bolstered by some newcomers based on the dispensation to allow Sat Phones to qualify for Cat 2. This is a great innovation for boats wanting to get into ocean racing as it reduces costs. Leg one of the  [ ... ]

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2016M2H It's a Wrap

It’s all wrapped up in the Wyndham Harbour Melbourne Hobart for another year. This year’s race was marked by a chaotic start to the event which resulted in two protests that are still to be heard.  The videos that were posted on the ORCV Facebook page have had in excess of 140,000 hits and were the talk of all 3 fleets in Hobart (see below if you missed them). The fleet left the hea [ ... ]

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Rain, wind and sail changes - a review of day 2 ORCV Ocean races

Well the Melbourne to Devonport race is done and dusted. Day 2 saw rain, lots of it with winds varying from plenty to not a lot. The yachts got to practice their reefing and sail changes many, many times as they crossed Bass Strait. With typically cracked sheets, speeds averaged around 7k which meant a fairly quick but wet race. Boats finished between 5pm and 9pm in steady rainy overcast conditio [ ... ]

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A fast and furious start – review of day 1 ORCV ocean races to Tasmania

Crash bang coming through! Some of our competitors caused dramas on the start line of the Melbourne to Hobart and Melbourne to Devonport ocean races, with four yachts caught up in collisions. They mustn’t have got the memo about it being a long race so 15 seconds on the start line probably doesn’t matter. Luckily winds were moderate but it was still enough to cause an early retirement of BK [ ... ]

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