Latest News and announcements from ORCV

2013 IRC Rating Renewal

The IRC Rating Year for the southern hemisphere countries begins on 1 June and ends on 31 May of the following year.

For IRC races after 31 May 2013 (which includes the upcoming Helly Hansen Winter Series), we cannot process an IRC result unless you have a valid, renewed IRC certificate.

You should by now have received your renewal form. Please ensure you promptly return your IRC renewal to Yachting Australia to get your renewed IRC certificate.
To apply for an IRC certificate for a boat that has not held a rating in the past, please contact either your local IRC Measurer or Yachting Australia. This will involve your boat and inventory being measured (including weighing) by a recognised IRC measurer.
For any amendments made to your IRC certificate in its current rating year where you have made a change to your boat since it was issued, please contact either your IRC measurer (if you require boat inventory to be re-measured) or Yachting Australia with the changes made.
If you have not received your renewal information, please contact Yachting Australia.

Working Bee- Time for an overhaul!

The time has come for an overhaul of the ORCV Radio van.

We are seeking volunteers to join us for a Working Bee to remove vinyl signage from ORCV Van to make way for new graphics.

When: Saturday 1 June, 2013

Where:50-58  New Street, South Kingsville.

Time: 8:00am - 1:00pm, followed by a BBQ lunch.

What to Bring: A heat gun if you have one

Please REGISTER your attendance to assist with catering. For all enquiries email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

2013 Bliss Regatta

BLiSS is fast approaching on the 25th & 26th May 2013 at RBYC.

There has been some great competition around the clubs with women this year, with many women entering each of the club’s races as part of the Port Philliip Womens’ Championship Series(PPWCS).

This year due to popular demand, we have a passage race (Race 4) on the Sunday, which is both the RBYC Associates Cup and Race 4 of the PPWC.
The requirement for BLiSS is a female skipper.
There are fabulous prizes for the series from Promenade Jewellers and Brighton Collaborative including for all girl crews.
Come join in the fun!
Presentation after racing on Saturday at 6pm. Nibbles provided, drinks at bar prices.

Late lunch at Series Presentation on Sunday after racing at 3pm. 3 courses $40

BLiSS Series Cost $125 (this entry cost includes PPWCS Race 4)
Casual Sunday Entry $50 (for Race 4 of PPWCS only)
RBYC registered boats with RBYC skipper entering Associates Cup only – no charge

Please click here to enter
Please click here for the Notice of Race
Please click here for the Event Page

Entries for the 23rd Australian Women's Keelboat Regatta (AWKR) are now open!!

On behalf of the AWKR committee I have the pleasure of inviting your female sailors to compete in what has become one of the most respected and highly contested events in Women's Sailing.
Hosted by Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron, St Kilda, Victoria the regatta runs over the Queen’s Birthday weekend of 8th – 10th June, 2013.
Please visit our new website www.awkr.com.au, where you and your female sailors will find the Notice of Race, Race Entry and other important documents and information. We have also attached a poster for you, so you may advertise this event around your club house.
This year AWKR has some exciting new offerings for competitors. These include new courses in the Sailing Instructions, early bird entry fees and a bigger and better off-the-water social calendar. As usual, we will also help interstate sailors and local sailors to find crew members, boats and local accommodation.

Once again in the lead up to the regatta we will be holding our annual Lecture Series over four Wednesdays in May (8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th). Our speakers this year are Jessica Watson (Solo Sailor), Johnny Rodgers (VIS Head Sailing Coach), Mark Tonner-Joyce (State Sailing Coach) and Col Anderson (Sail Maker).
AWKR will once again be supporting the Cancer Council SunSmart Campaign by running raffles at each of the lectures and in the Olympic bar after the races. Once again our sponsors have donated fantastic prizes for this cause.
If there is anything we can do to help your teams to participate or if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Allicia Rae, RMYS Sailing Administrator on 03 9534 0227 or via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
We look forward to welcoming members from your club and continuing to celebrate women in sailing at this national event.

Jody Lukeman
AWKR Chairperson

Hobsons Bay Yacht Club Women Skippers Race.

The 2013 HBYC Womens Skipper Race is on this Sunday 21st April 2013 .

The race is open to all clubs from around the Bay- your female helm can be joined by a mixed crew. HBYC is well recognised for supporting female sailors and last year established WOW -Women on Water to further encourage training and participation.

This is also the fourth race of the Port Phillip Women’s Championship Series (PPWCS). So come along and enjoy the racing and activities on the day.