Upcoming Events

Saturday, 21 Oct 2017 - Sunday, 22 Oct 2017
Time: 13:00 - 9:00
Location: Ocean Racing Club of Victoria

Saturday, 4 Nov 2017
Time: 2:00 - 23:00
Location: Queenscliff

Sunday, 12 Nov 2017
Time: 08:45 am - 11:55 am
Location: The Heads, Port Phillip Bay

Saturday, 18 Nov 2017 - Sunday, 19 Nov 2017
Time: 08:15 am - 05:00 pm
Location: Wesley College

Sunday, 19 Nov 2017
Time: 08:15 am - 05:00 pm
Location: Wesley College

Saturday, 25 Nov 2017
Time: 07:00 am - 02:00 pm
Location: Queenscliff

Sunday, 26 Nov 2017
Time: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
Location: Queenscliff

Tuesday, 26 Dec 2017
Time: 10:30 - 17:00
Location: Station Pier

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2017 Latitude Series Notice of Events and Sailing Instructions are now out! The Latitude Series is an innovative series of on-water activities to help those new to ocean sailing get started. It also provides a vehicle for established ocean sailors to develop crew members into positions of responsibility in an ocean racing team. This year the series form the on-water component of the ORCV’s Bey [ ... ]


Satellite Phones for Yachts not equipped with HF radio now approved for ORCV Cat 1 & 2 Races   In a move which will help contain the cost of offshore racing, ORCV is pleased to confirm that Australian Sailing has approved the use of Sat Phones for all ORCV Cat 1 & 2 Races in yachts which are not HF equipped. Sat phones are substantially cheaper to purchase, and unlike HF radios whi [ ... ]


Nominations are requested for OCEAN RACER OF THE YEAR.   This award is for The White Family Shenandoah II Perpetual Trophy. It recognizes excellence in the attributes of ocean racing and is not restricted to sailing results, but rather can be for such things as crew leadership, victualing, navigation, repairs at sea, oceanography or contributions to the ocean racing sport. Nominations are [ ... ]


ORCV Offshore Championship The Notice of Race for the 2017 - 2018 series is below: 2017 - 2018 Offshore Championship Notice of Race (V1 00 Final) Raising the Stakes – Changes to the ORCV Offshore Championship Following discussion over the past few months the Committee has decided to update the scoring and eligibility criteria used in the award of the ORCV’s premier Offshore Championship aw [ ... ]


2017 ORCV Notice of the 32nd Annual General Meeting and Trophy Presentation The Annual General Meeting of Members will be held at Albert Sailing Club, 1 Aquatic Dr, South Melbourne VIC 3205 on Monday, 9th October 2017 at 6:30pm. Following the AGM there will be an interval for light refreshments and then the Presentation of Trophies for the 2016-17 season will take place. You are encouraged [ ... ]


ORCV Winter Series 2017 Geelong Finale invites Osaka Entrants by Rosemary Colahan The Ocean Racing Club of Victoria’s annual Winter Series launched with a bang and shower of flares on Sunday 2 July 2017 and is shaping up for a bumper finish with the annual Geelong Race weekend on 9-10 September. This year the ORCV and the Melbourne Osaka committee are inviting competitors entered in the  [ ... ]


Notice of Race published for inaugural Melbourne to Noumea International Yacht Race in 2018 The Notice of Race is now available: 2018 Noumea Notice of Race (V1 00 Final). Online Entry will be available very soon.  Until then, if you haven't already Click here to Express your interest in participating. A new Noumea event mini-website has been created for all things related to the  [ ... ]


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 [ ... ]


  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 [ ... ]


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 [ ... ]