Latest News and announcements from ORCV

2013 Annual General Meeting and Trophy Presentation.

Just a reminder that the ORCV AGM and Trophy Presentation will be held at Royal Brighton Yacht Club on Tuesday 1st October 2013 commencing at 7pm.
Remember you must be a current financial member to vote at this meeting, so if your membership has lapsed, please call the office on 03 9689 1622.
The AGM will be followed by the Trophy Presentation for racing events and the coveted Ocean Racer of the Year Award.
You are welcome to bring your family, friends and crew along to enjoy the evening and discover who takes home the silverware!

2013 AGM and Annual Trophy Presentation

The 2013 AGM and Trophy Presentation will be held on Tuesday 1st October 2013 at RBYC.

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2013 ORCV Racing Calendar

It's All Happening


Entries are building for the Melbourne to Geelong Race. The last race of the Winter Series and a stand alone event in its own right. Come along to shake off the winter cobwebs, enjoy the racing and the party to celebrate the event.

Support our new Women skippers and Navigators Race on Sunday 8th September 2013. Need crew, need a skipper, need a boat? Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Portland here we come. ORCV members Tom and Leanne Doherty are the first to enter this new race on the calendar. Tom and Leanne live in Portland and their yacht, Ingenue has pride of place in the Marina. A qualifier for the East and Westcoast races at Christmas, enter now.

Latitude Series is on again. Ocean racing, bay passage race and informative seminars. A perfect opportunity to “stick your nose out the Heads”. Need assistance with boat and crew preparation? Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for mentoring support.

Adelaide. Expressions of interest are invited for this proposed race to Adelaide prior to the Port Lincoln Regatta. To make this a viable event, we need to know if you are interested, so add you name to the list now.

Vanautu. Following a successful launch of this long distance event in 2014, entry is now open for the Race and Rally and registration for the seminars is available.

2013 Melbourne Tall Ships Festival

Latest news form Melbourne International Tall Ships Festival 

In port Sailing Day Thursday 12 September

Bookings now open so be quick as places are limited.Great catering packages available.

Soren Larsen day sail information and booking details
The Enterprize complete weekly schedule including day sail on 12 September
• More information about other tall ship day sails will be coming shortly

Safety Audit Information and Helly Hansen VIP night

Click Here for the changes to stability presentation

Click HEREfor the changes to the safety audit procedure 

It was great to see members and supporters of the ORCV brave the cold weather to attend the Helly Hansen VIP night on Monday evening.

Alex and Matt were on hand to showcase the latest range of Sailing Gear from Helly Hansen that will be available in stores from October and audience members were offered a 30% discount on the evening! So , we will wait and see who has the newest gear in the next instalment of the HH Media Competition during Winter Series racing this Sunday 25th August 2013!


Matt and Alex with the new range of HH sailing gear
Helly Hansen Crew Jacket
Helly Hansen Cool Layer Polo
No-not store models! Our hardworking General Committee kitted out in their Helly Hansen jackets.

Ray Shaw presented the latest changes to the YA special Regulations for Hull Construction standards and Stability requirements for Cat 1 and 2 racing. Remember you can no longer use your IRC SSS Base value to comply, so make some early preparations if you need organise your proof of Stability before the first offshore race of the season to Portland in November.

Marissa Chalkley presented information related to the National Equipment Auditors Scheme that has been established by YA. All ORCV Safety Auditors will be accredited under this scheme on completion of attending the training course. One course has successfully been conducted at SYC earlier this year.
Paul Buchholz spoke of the new changes to the Special Regulations for racing and highlighted areas of concern that Auditors will be looking to inspect at your next audit. So make sure you are familiar with the Audit forms and book your inspection early.