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Offshore Championship - final scores

  ORCV Offshore Championship Results As previously reported Daniel Edwards, three time Offshore Championship winner, took out the award for the 2017 - 2018 season with solid results  in the Devonport, King Island, Port Fairy and Apollo Bay Races. This article provides detailed results for the fleet as a whole.   The 2017 – 8 ORCV Offshore Championship was is awarded on a [ ... ]


Javelin Wins 2018 Winter Series! With the advent of the Race 5 abandonment today due to gale force conditions on Port Phillip, the 2018 Winter Series is now concluded. The revised series attracted 43 boats across the five events, and we are very pleased to announce Mark Nicholson and his Javelin team as the overall winners of the 2018 Winter Series, the Lord Warden’s Trophy. As the series w [ ... ]


Melbourne to Geelong Passage Race A great fleet of 35 yachts will be on the start line for race 4 of the Winter Series, the Geelong Passage Race. The Sailing instructions have been updated so please make sure you have the latest version downloaded. Watch the video below for a weather update  


Offshore Championship jury decision is published The ORCV referred the decision on the awarding of the Offshore Championship to an independent Australian Sailing jury. An ambiguous Notice of Race was published, this was due to an administrative error where the correct updated NoR document was never posted.  The are no excuses, the ORCV apologises to all affected parties and has taken step [ ... ]


Winter Series Race 3 Preview WHO ARE THE RACE 3 CONSISTENCY KINGS? NOTICE TO COMPETITORS No.5 IS NOW PUBLISHED . They say that consistency is everything in sport, and yacht racing is no exception. As our fleet prepares for Race 3 of the 2018 Winter Series, our medium distance passage race out and back from Royal Brighton, tomorrow, there are a few teams that will be focused on consistency with [ ... ]

Learning from recent incidents, MOB at sea

Learning from recent incidents, MOB at sea Photo courtesy Sail World There was a good recent article in Sail World ( which reflected on a number of recent fatal incidents at sea involving yachts. Whilst each incident has individual factors, which we would not like to comment specifically on while investigations are underway, we do make the following obs [ ... ]


2018 Melbourne to Blairgowrie Race We have twenty two confirmed starters, the weather gods are smiling and the Blairgowrie yacht bar and kitchen are well stocked for our arrival. The latest forecast from the Bureau and Predictwind are not quite in agreement, so please watch the video for all the details  


The Blairgowrie Yacht Club have allocated pens for the Yachts competing in this weekends Race to Blairgowrie


Melbourne to Blairgowrie Race The latest forecast models from the Bureau of Meteorology and Predictwind are broadly in agreement for this weekend’s race to Blairgowrie. Please watch the Video below for all the details.














The second placed Sea Eagle 1 skippered by John Garner is also a Geelong based boat and finished 1 hour and 2 mins behind its stable mate Shogun.  No doubt celebrations will be held on both sides of the Strait.  

Next across the line in order was Ray Shaw’s Outrageous, closely followed by Phil Simpfendorfer’s Veloce, another Geelong boat Ian Murray’s Cinquante, Geoff Bagley in Sandgroper, and the double handed crew of Phil Coombs and Peter Walsh in Dekadence.  

The first Tasmanian boat Tristan Gourlay’s Force Eleven was due across the line within the next half an hour.  

The dismasted BOOTS managed to jury rig the radio and was able to talk to the other wounded boat Rough Red briefly.  All is well on board though without a mast the boat is rolling so progress is not as quick as they would like.  They are continuing to motor to the heads and race management are monitoring the situation.  

Rough Red has deployed a drogue to assist them to steer as they continue to motor to Tamar.  Again all on board are well.