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Saturday, 22 Sep 2018 - Sunday, 23 Sep 2018
Time: 08:15 am - 05:00 pm
Location: Wesley College

Sunday, 23 Sep 2018
Time: 08:15 am - 05:00 pm
Location: Wesley College

Monday, 8 Oct 2018
Time: 06:30 pm - 09:00 pm
Location: Albert Sailing Club

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

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

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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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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 [ ... ]

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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 [ ... ]

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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 (https://www.sail-world.com/news/208089) 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 [ ... ]

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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  

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

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Thank-you Hobsons Bay Yacht Club

HBYC welcomed our Beyond the Bay overnight event participants last Sunday morning with a fantastic BBQ brunch enjoyed by all with a few celebratory drinks.
Like many clubs, HBYC is blessed by volunteers and the ORCV and BTB participants extend their appreciation to all involved.
Special thanks to Vice Commodore Tony Dawson, Lyn Dawson, John Petrakis, Mark Sahhar, Ian Robertson and Lynda Brayton.
At one stage throughout the morning, Tony had to take off his apron, put on his skipper’s hat, jump aboard Privateer and tow one of the yachts with engine problems back to RYCV!