Upcoming Events

Sunday, 21 Oct 2018
Time: 11:25 am - 04:15 pm
Location: The Heads, Port Phillip Bay

Saturday, 3 Nov 2018
Time: 2:00 - 23:00
Location: Queenscliff

Saturday, 17 Nov 2018 - Sunday, 18 Nov 2018
Time: 08:15 am - 05:00 pm
Location: Wesley College

Sunday, 18 Nov 2018
Time: 08:15 am - 05:00 pm
Location: Wesley College

Saturday, 24 Nov 2018
Time: 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
Location: Queenscliff

Sunday, 25 Nov 2018
Time: 09:00 am - 03:00 pm
Location: Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron

Wednesday, 26 Dec 2018
Time: 10:30 - 17:00
Location: Station Pier

Thursday, 27 Dec 2018 - Monday, 31 Dec 2018
Time: 12:00 - 17:00
Location: Portsea Pier

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2018-19 ORCV season calendar released

2018-19 ORCV season calendar released The ORCV is pleased to announce the release of the 2018-19 event calendar.  A convenient Downloadable calendar is available pdf here (43 KB)  which you can print and put on your fridge or noticeboard.  It can be printed A4 but looks great in A3.  The latest version will be put on the Calendar menu on the web site. Plea [ ... ]

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Short-handed female crew to line up for Melbourne to Hobart Race

Short-handed female crew to line up for Melbourne to Hobart Race The 5500 nautical mile Sundance Marine Melbourne Osaka Double-Handed Yacht Race and return journey left Annette Hesselmans still champing at the bit, so she solved the problem by forming a short-handed female crew to take part in the Melbourne to Hobart (the Westcoaster) in the new Four + Autohelm division. Both races are run by  [ ... ]

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Stanley early bird discount ends soon     Thinking of doing the Stanely race ?  Beware of missing out on the substantial Early bird discount race fee, which finishes 10th October. The Melbourne to Stanley yacht race is a fantastic race, a qualifier for the Sydney to Hobart and Melbourne to Hobart yacht race or just a fantastic way of developing new crew. A challenging r [ ... ]

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Applications are open for part time ORCV office job

Applications are open for a part time ORCV office job The ORCV has opened applications for a part time Training and Membership support role working from our office at the State Sailing Centre at Albert Park. With parking available and a lovely outlook, imagine a walk at lunchtime and a coffee by the lake before work each day.  You will be working in an open plan busy environment, sharing sp [ ... ]

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2018 Latitude Series – 24th and 25th November, 2018 The Latitude Series Notice of Race is now available HERE. The Latitude Series is the ORCV’s premier offshore training event for aspiring ocean racing skippers and crew, and seasoned campaigners alike, looking to hone their skills ahead of the traditional Melbourne to Hobart Westcoaster and Melbourne to Devonport races in December. Since it [ ... ]

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ORCV Committee needs you

The ORCV Committee needs you The ORCV Committee is losing some great people at this years AGM.  We are very sad to see them go but are confident they will join us racing in the future either on a boat or at the finish line. The Committee needs good people to run effectively and to take it forward into the future. We are looking for people who have a passion for Ocean Racing and would like [ ... ]

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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 [ ... ]

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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 [ ... ]

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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  

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Beyond the Bay thank you! from Martin Vaughan

"Huge thanks to many people who volunteered their time to make the BTB overnight challenge a success. To Ray for his Director role and all his support team, to Neville, George and others on the radio, to Sally for the shirts, prizes and organising us all, to all the mentors especially those on the boats, to Hobsons Bay yc for hosting us, Lynda and the team catering and finally to skippers and crew who made the event. If we forgot others thank you too. ORCV is a great yachting community, see you on the water, hopefully for Latitude."

The first of our on-water events has been a great success. The sun shone, the wind gods were kind (if not a little exhausted toward the latter stages of the event) and the moonlit night made for great sailing conditions.

Congratulations to all participants - the feedback on facebook and photos indicate that much fun was had on the water and afterwards at Hobsons Bay Yacht Club.

Results for the 2014 Beyond the Bay Overnight Event:

Non Spinnakers
FOXY LADY B126 Sue Slater 188.8
LARA B614 Sarah Patterson 182.5
MERLOT H381 Graham Cantelo 171.9
RED SKY @ NIGHT R484 Tony Van Broekhuize 165.6
MYSTIC 6547 David Norton 161.1
BONNIE LASS H861 Vanessa Reynolds 159.6
SOLITAIRE 1162 Dean Newlan 154.9
UHURU OF MELBOURNE R300 Malcolm Botterill 154.1
MANTA G380 Hal Braley 151.3
SELKIE H7077 David James 149.8
ISLA S391 James Cook 136.8
DE'TENTE M32 Ross Churcher 116.6
ROMA H62 John Price 94
BABS H3316 Derek Ryan DNF
WHIMAWAY 955 Hans Kopans DNF

Spinnakers
BLAISE PASCAL H365 Nick Woodley 204.2
WHITE NOISE SM3535 Daniel Edwards 170.2
AVANTI H401 Peter McDonald 156
WILD SIDE SM360 Thomas Vaughan 152.1
QUEST OF BERMUDA R41525 Marilyn Parsons 147.7
DRY WHITE SM401 Susan Bumstead 146.2
CHRISTINE S77 Paul Bunn 137.8
LUPA WYLO G537 Geoff Sadler 117
BLUE LAGOON G621 Neil Boyd DSQ
ELESSAR G136 Rob Richardson DNS
FOLIE A DEUX B333 Michael Dundon DNS
MINNA H20 Richard Downey DNS