Upcoming Events

Friday, 8 Feb 2019
Time: 05:30 pm - 08:30 pm
Location: ORCV, State Sailing Centre, Albert Park

Friday, 1 Mar 2019
Time: 05:30 pm - 08:30 pm
Location: ORCV, State Sailing Centre, Albert Park

Saturday, 2 Mar 2019 - Sunday, 3 Mar 2019
Time: 08:15 am - 05:00 pm
Location: Wesley College

Sunday, 3 Mar 2019
Time: 08:15 am - 05:00 pm
Location: Wesley College

Friday, 8 Mar 2019 - Sunday, 10 Mar 2019
Time: 23:00 - 23:00
Location: Queenscliff

Friday, 5 Apr 2019
Time: 05:30 pm - 08:30 pm
Location: ORCV, State Sailing Centre, Albert Park

Sunday, 14 Apr 2019
Time: 01:45 pm - 05:10 pm
Location: The Heads, Port Phillip Bay

Friday, 19 Apr 2019 - Sunday, 21 Apr 2019
Time: 0:30 - 23:00
Location: Queenscliff

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2018 Melbourne to Hobart and Devonport yacht races - TV News bulletins Pre-Start and Start 27-Dec-18 In case you missed the TV News coverage on the day: Pre-Start and Start of 2018 Melbourne to Hobart WestCoaster and Melbourne to Devonport Rudder Cup ycaht races - TV News bulletins by Channel 7 and Channel Nine.   Channel 7 News   Channel 7 News bulletin on 2018 Melbourne [ ... ]

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2019

As a new dawn awakens in 2019, the Ocean Racing Club of Victoria would like to give a huge thank you to all its members, all those who race with us, our invaluable team of volunteers, hard working committee members, and loyal staff, who make this club what it is. Here’s to an epic ORCV racing year!

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2018 Melbourne to Hobart WestCoaster Race: Two onboard videos from OSKANA
Onboard footage from 2018 Melbourne to Hobart ocean yacht race Line Honours Winner OSKANA.
Screeming between South West Cape and South East Cape of Tasmania.
Thanks Michael Pritchard for providing us with the footage    



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2018 Melbourne to Hobart WestCoaster Race: Post-Race Crew interviews   Michael Pritchard OSKANA Line Honours winner   ABC TV News Hobart speak to Michael Pritchard, skipper of OSKANA who won Line Honour David Aplin and Joanna Breen WHISTLER   ABC TV News Hobart speak to speaks to David Aplin, Skipper and Jo Breen, Navigator WHISTLER, clean s [ ... ]

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ORCV Melbourne to Hobart clean sweep for Tasmanian boats Oskana and Whistler

Tasmanian boat Oskana claimed line honours in the early hours of the morning after skipper Michael Pritchard and crew overcame wild weather and technical problems on their Cookson 50 to reach Hobart in 2 days 12 hours 52 minutes and 04 seconds. But despite rudder problems that started on the remote west coast of Tasmania, Oskana came home in style, reaching speeds of 28.7 knots at times according  [ ... ]

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OSKANA 2018 Melbourne to Hobart Line Honours Winner

Michael Pritchard steered his Cookson 50 across the line in Hobart at 00:52:04 giving an elapsed time of 2 Days 12 Hours 52 Minutes and 04 seconds. We had all watched the tracker and marvelled at the speeds they were achieving after the northerlies kicked in.  We did not know that in fact they had sustained significant rudder issues near Strachan.    From Strachan to Hobart is  [ ... ]

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ORCV Melbourne to Hobart leaders approach South East Cape

ORCV Melbourne to Hobart leaders approach South East Cape Race leader Oskana continues to set the pace, maximising the big southwesterlies by staying further out to sea than the rest of the fleet as she gybed her way around South West Cape and is now passing Australia's most southerly lighthouse on Maatsuyker Island, with the bow of this Cookson 50 firmly pointed at South East Cape and the relati [ ... ]

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Tasmanian boats set to clean up in Melbourne to Hobart Westcoaster yacht race

A thrilling ride south is currently being experienced by the Melbourne to Hobart fleet as they run down the Tasmania's west coast powered by 25 north westerlies, with race leader Oskana (Michael Pritchard) nearly in sight of the SW Cape near Port Davey. Nearest rival is Tevake II (Angus Fletcher) that is 20 miles behind, while the rest of the fleet are spread along the rhumb line that runs inshore [ ... ]

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ORCV Melbourne to Devonport Race won by Dream

Robert Green's yacht Dream won the Melbourne to Devonport Race in style, crossing the finishing line at 20:07:40 Friday night after what was a challenging and sometimes sensational race across Bass Strait. “Really pleased to be here. It was a very frustrating race with so many pockets of calm and we were so disappointed to hit 0.05 knots within 4nm of the finish line. We spent a further three ho [ ... ]

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