Upcoming Events

Saturday, 25 Mar 2017
Time: 18:00 - 19:00
Location: Royal Geelong Yacht Club

Friday, 14 Apr 2017 - Sunday, 16 Apr 2017
Time: 0:00 - 0:00
Location: Queenscliff

Friday, 14 Apr 2017 - Sunday, 16 Apr 2017
Time: 4:00 - 23:00
Location: Queenscliff

Sunday, 23 Apr 2017
Time: 09:15 pm - 12:25 pm
Location: The Heads, Port Phillip Bay

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

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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 Attendance RGYC Ge [ ... ]

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 [ ... ]


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 [ ... ]

Stability Index Test

Stability Index Test In all yacht racing a ‘Notice of Race’ is issued inviting entrants who have a qualifying yacht to participate, a document which includes the eligibility requirements. As a Cat1+ event, the NoR for the Melbourne Osaka Cup states as a requirement, that each yacht must have “a Stability Index of not less than 115 degrees as verified through an inclination test”. This m [ ... ]

Melbourne Osaka Cup - One year to go celebration Sat 25th March

There is only one year to go until the first boats depart for Osaka and to celebrate your progress so far, we’ve organised a BBQ on Saturday March 25th. If you’re in Melbourne or can make it down here, you’ll enjoy great food, drink and hospitality like nowhere else but Hokko Yacht Club! We’ll gather at the SYC Off the Beach Centre and there’ll be a display of many of the Melbourne ent [ ... ]

The magic that happens – the race fairies you never really see

The magic that happens – the race fairies you never really see I love the King Island race, having done it many times on my own and on friends boats.  Gee it’s a lot of work to get the boat to a start line isn’t it ?  Provisioning, fuel, safety gear, audits, repairs, compliance paperwork, crew details.  How good is it to start a race and better still to finish one.  Ar [ ... ]


King Island Race weather Update Looking at the overall picture the weather is pretty unusual for this time of the year with warm moist air over Victoria and a large blocking low pressure close to New Zealand. There is a low pressure developing over Adelaide which will wet the sailors late on Saturday. This is going to mean tricky sailing conditions for the fleet, the four models have the wind fr [ ... ]


The Tracker for this weekend’s race to King Island has been set up. Before Christmas, we have made a number of improvements the tracker website and this is where I need your help. • If go to the ORCV web page and if you look on the top left-hand side you will see a blue button that says King Island Tracker, if you click that button the tracker website will open.
• If you click on the Crews t [ ... ]


The Melbourne to King Island Race Weather update The PredictWind models are in broad agreement but the Australian model is not agreeing so we will have to wait later in the week for a more accurate forecast. The Predictwind models are forecasting winds from the South starting at 10knots and increasing to 25 knots as the yachts approach King Island. As there will be some tacking involved, your loc [ ... ]






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