Latest News and announcements from ORCV

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.

Yachting Australia Racing Rules of Sailing Now Available

Please be advised that the electronic versions of the 2013-2016 Racing Rules of Sailing with YA Prescriptions and Addenda, and the Yachting Australia Special Regulations are now available on the Yachting Australia website. The 2008-2012 Special Regulations that are valid until the 30 June 2013 are also available on the website.To view the documents please click on the links below:
2013-2016 Racing Rules of Sailing
2013-2016 YA Special Regulations
2008-2012 YA Special Regulations

The story of Australia II and the campaign to win the 1983 America's Cup will feature on ABC TV's Australian Story tonight.

Down By The Sea will run over two weeks, the first episode tonight at 8pm and episode two next Monday 15 April.

If you are a certain age chances are you remember exactly where you were in the early hours of September 27 thirty years ago.

It was the day an Australian yacht ended the longest winning streak in sporting history, grabbing the legendary America's Cup from the New York Yacht Club.

In this thirtieth anniversary year, Australian Story revisits those euphoric and nation defining events.

There are surprising and entertaining new insights from the main players, including then Prime Minister Bob Hawke, Alan Bond and his former wife Eileen and skipper John Bertrand. Also interviewed are Australia II crew member Grant Simmer, London 2012 Olympics gold medallist Tom Slingsby and 2010 America's Cup winning skipper James Spithill.

There is also rarely seen archival footage with cameos from US Presidents Reagan and John F Kennedy and early film of Alan Bond and Ben Lexcen.

Night sailing2All about the night.

There was good attendance at the Night Sailing Seminar held at HBYC last evening. So for all of you who went along and for those of you who didn’t but would like the experience, don’t forget that the RMYS Big Bay Challenge is on again and entries close this Friday . More Information at RMYS.

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