2016 Mersey Yacht Club Flood Relief Raffle!

Our very good friends at the Mersey Yacht Club (MYC) in Devonport are the finish host club for the ORCV's Melbourne to Devonport ocean yacht race.

Many will recall this devastating footage in June 2016 that we shared on the ORCV Facebook Page of Mersey Yacht Club marina pontoon berths collapsing in wild weather that lashed Northern Tasmania, causing floods and debris in the Mersey river at levels that have never been seen before. In the carnage, the outer marina was wiped away and pieces of it washed up along the river and various islands and beaches in Bass Strait. As a result 20 vessels, mostly yachts, were total right offs, many have never been found. A further twenty yachts received significant damage and of these nine are still on the hard stand.

Click here for another video we shared in June 2016.


The ORCV is committed to help our partner club in any way we can. Those of you who have competed in the Melbourne to Devonport ocean yacht race before and experienced the hospitality and camaraderie at MYC will understand this desire to help a dedicated group of salt of the earth sailors.  Our first step was to do everything possible to have the race to Devonport happen this year, which has been achieved. Now we would like to provide some financial support via this Flood Relief raffle.

We have a range of sponsors on board who have provided the prizes:


Total Prizes valued at $1,250.00

Raffle ticket prices are:

Tickets are on sale now until the draw at Mersey Yacht Club on 30 December, 2016 during the results presentation for the 2016 Melbourne to Devonport race and 2016 Bass Strait Series.

Click here to purchase raffle tickets online now.  Payment options include Credit Card via PayPal secure gateway, PayPal account or EFT to ORCV.

Tickets will also be available at:

Victorian yachties have a proud history of supporting those in need, as demonstrated last year on Yachties 4 Vanuatu Day 11 April, 2015 when $12,937 was raised to support Oxfam's Vanuatu Cyclone Pam Emergency Appeal. 


1st prize:

Chirping Bird Wine 6 Pack

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Vivere Coffee Hamper

2nd prize:

Vivere Coffee Hamper

4 x 3rd prizes

ONELITE 5m IP65 RGB LED strip light packs from Cables Plus Tas

LED StripLights OneLite

North Sails Crew Bag

5 x 4th prizes:

North Sails very popular crew bags.