Upcoming Events

Oct 29, 2016 - Oct 30, 2016
Time: 1:30 - 23:00
Location: Queenscliff

Nov 19, 2016
Time: 06:30 am - 05:00 pm
Location: Queenscliff

Nov 20, 2016
Time: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
Location: Queenscliff

Nov 26, 2016 - Nov 27, 2016
Time: 08:15 am - 05:00 am
Location: Wesley College

Nov 27, 2016
Time: 8:15 - 17:00
Location: Wesley College

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

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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 [ ... ]


2016 Take off to a Latitude The Latitude Ocean and Pursuit events on 19th and 20thd November 2016. This event is 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…  Entry and Notice of Race available HERE under Events Documents on the Beyond the Bay Training page.

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 [ ... ]

2016 Offshore Champion White Noise

Offshore Champion (The Perry Fletcher Clipper Perpetual Trophy) 2016 awarded to Daniel Edwards, skipper and owner of White Noise. The ORCV was pleased to announce Daniel Edwards as the winner of the 2016 Offshore Championship.  As can be seen from the results table shown below, Daniel and his crew on White Noise led all three divisions and was a clear overall winner.  Well done to [ ... ]

How much do you Weigh?

    The Melbourne to Osaka Double Handed event uses both the AMS & IRC systems in calculating the handicap for it's competitiors. In order to establish an accurate rating for a boat, a number of measurements need to be taken and one of them is to establish the weight of the vessel. Boat weighing days are conducted from time to time by designated auditors and one such day was held [ ... ]


Call for Nominations for 2016 Ocean Racer of the Year. The Trophy Presentation night is not far away and again the ORCV call for nominations for the Prestigious Ocean Racer of the Year Trophy. Submissions close by Sunday 25th September 2016. If you know of a candidate worthy of nomination then click    HERE for more information.