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Upcoming Events

Sep 10, 2016
Time: 8:30 - 16:00
Location: Royal Brighton Yacht Club

Sep 11, 2016
Time: 9:30 - 16:00
Location: Geelong

Sep 17, 2016 - Sep 18, 2016
Time: 08:15 am - 05:00 pm
Location: Wesley College

Sep 18, 2016
Time: 8:15 - 17:00
Location: Wesley College

Oct 16, 2016
Time: 01:55 pm - 05:05 pm
Location: The Heads, Port Phillip Bay

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

Major Sponsors


2016 ORCV Melbourne to Geelong Yacht Race and Women Skippers and Nagivators Race
Saturday and Sunday 10-11 September 2016 The ORCV Melbourne to Geelong Yacht Race is the last race of the ORCV Winter Series as well as standing alone as a great race in its own right. Starting near R2 and finishing at the Royal Geelong Yacht Club, yachts and their crews are promised a great night of entertainmen [ ... ]


ORCV & Wyndham Harbour present 2016 Grand Yacht and Powerboat Muster. Coming up at the start of September, Sat/Sun 3rd/4th, is our pre-season get together - the Grand Yacht and Powerboat muster at the new Wyndham Harbour Marina. Wyndham Harbour have renewed their sponsorship of the Ocean Racing Club of Victoria (ORCV) and are now our major sponsor so come along, bring your frie [ ... ]


PredictWind the world leader in forecasting believe that more is better, and have taken the bold step of adding government provided forecasts to their award winning forecasting software. PredictWind has always offered their proprietary PWG and PWC world leading forecasts on their site for comparison. When the forecasts are similar users can have a higher degree of confidence in forecast accuracy. [ ... ]


Satellite Race Trackers- Where Have We Been and Where Are We Going? Several years ago, the ORCV was an early adopter of using satellite tracking systems for our longer distance ocean races. They proved to be an instant success, allowing friends at home to watch the progress of a race from their armchairs and providing the race management team a great tool to better manage the race as well as addi [ ... ]


Recently on the Melbourne to Osaka pages, we interviewed Mr Jun Kanda, a competitor in the 2003 and 2007 double handed events. Jun is very active in yachting in his home port of Nagasaki where he runs an Ocean Cruising School and publishes a regular and informative blog. He’s brought to our attention a trip currently under way by a friend of his. Seventy five year old Mr Ikuo Tateo has recentl [ ... ]


2016 Stanley Race - our Offshore racing season is now officially open! This year's Melbourne to Stanley Notice of Race has been published and online entries are now open, what means that the coveted ORCV Offshore Championship is now open! The Smithton Lions Club have already started planning great celebrations for the event with entertainment from local bands on Saturday evening and throughout t [ ... ]


Is your SSSC qualification up-to-date? The Summer sailing season will soon be upon us- yes we have passed the shortest day of the year!
Are you ready? If your SSSC qualification has lapsed or you are looking to enrol in this course now is your chance. The next full course will be held on 17th-18th September 2016 and the re-validation course on 18th September 2016.
This course is a great forum for a [ ... ]

An Interview with Jun Kanda

In our lead up to the 2018 event and alongside the video interviews we've done, we present our first interview with a past competitor from Japan -  Mr Jun Kanda from Nagasaki.   2003 saw the running of the 6th Melbourne to Osaka double-handed event, with 22 boats registering for the race. Of those entered, three were from Japan, one of them being Jun aboard his boat Salaku.  Hi [ ... ]


Winter Series – Day 3 This Sunday sees Day 3 of the Winter Series (Day 2 for the Cruisers!) and at this time the weather is looking good. The synoptic chart shows a broad high to the north with a cold front approaching, expected to cross the state on Monday morning.   Meteye shows winds of 10-15 knots NW, lightening off in the afternoon before moving more easterly later in the day. Pos [ ... ]




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