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Upcoming Events

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

Saturday, 20 May 2017 - Sunday, 21 May 2017
Time: 0:00 - 0:00
Location: Queenscliff

Saturday, 27 May 2017 - Sunday, 28 May 2017
Time: 08:15 am - 05:00 pm
Location: Wesley College

Sunday, 28 May 2017
Time: 8:15 - 17:00
Location: Wesley College

Monday, 26 Jun 2017
Time: 19:00 - 21:30
Location: Bell's Hotel

Sunday, 2 Jul 2017
Time: 10:30 - 17:00

Sunday, 16 Jul 2017
Time: 10:30 - 17:00

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Starting ORCV Ocean Races All ORCV ocean races start such that under average conditions, the participating boats should be in the region of the Heads at slack water. This practice is to ensure the safest possible sea conditions for all competitors. Needless to say, commercial shipping also prefers slack water, so the traffic in the Heads can become quite busy at such times. Well before the rac [ ... ]

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A slow Port Fairy race is on the cards Looking at the weather at high pressure is crossing Victoria over the weekend. The fleet will have South Westerlies for the start, with the wind moving more south over Friday, once round Cape Otway the wind could come from all points of the compass with it finally settling in from the west, the models are not in agreement so watch this space. The trip home  [ ... ]

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The first race to Western Port is looking “Peachy” Looking at the weather at high pressure is crossing Victoria over the weekend. The fleet will have South Westerlies for the start, with the wind moving more south over Friday. The Predict Wind models have a Beneteau 40 finishing in a little over 5 hours with boats reaching in 10 to 15 knots       Predictwind Ma [ ... ]

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Beyond the Bay Program Overview & Schedule   OVERVIEW  The “Beyond the Bay” program is a series of educational evening sessions, supervised weekend on-water events and mentoring support, providing participants with the opportunity, knowledge and support needed to travel beyond Port Phillip Bay (or beyond, or any inland waterway for that matter). We know a lot of boat o [ ... ]

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Melbourne Osaka Cup - Virtual race starts soon

The one-year-to-go BBQ was held last Saturday at SYC and was well attended by competitors and supporters alike. Special thanks to our major sponsor Sundance Marine and event sponsors Gill, Sitro Group, Rainbow Meats, Chirping Bird Wines, Lion Nathan, and Baker Boys. Gill has offered some great prizes for this race worth about $450 so it's really worth giving it a go, see their web site for their [ ... ]

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Osaka one year to go BBQ

One year to go BBQ highlights Saturday night's Sundance Melbourne to Osaka Cup "One Year to Go" event was a great success.  Following a fantastic meal, George Shaw introduced the Double Handed crews who were attending, sought out past competitors (many of whom are acting as mentors on the upcoming event) and introduced members off the organising committee who will put the 2018 event toget [ ... ]

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ORCV Launch 2017 Training Program "Beyond The Bay" Information Roadshow Nights Designed for Bay sailors focused on Cruising and Racing alike. Each year we hold free information nights at a number of local clubs to give you the chance to learn more about Beyond the Bay. This year we will hold sessions at the following clubs: LOCATION  DATE   TIME RGYC Geelong   [ ... ]

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Melbourne Osaka Cup - One year to go BBQ details

One year to go - lets celebrate We made some errors previously when quoting dates for the BBQ.  It is definitely Saturday 25th March 2017 at 6pm at SYC in the off the beach area.  Sorry for the confusion. The BBQ catering is covered by some valued sponsors we will recognise in person at the event.  We are also running a raffle, hence the $10 ticket when you register. There are ov [ ... ]

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Melbourne to Port Fairy Ocean Yacht Race  Traditionally held over the Easter holiday, the race to the historic and picturesque western district town of Port Fairy is one of three coastal races conducted by the club. The 135 mile course is often a race in two parts. The first takes competing yachts south-westwards past the coastal resorts of Torquay, Anglesea, Lorne and Apollo Bay before r [ ... ]

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