Latest News and announcements from ORCV


    Be Aboard for the Tassie Trio Race Start.

Adventure Sails

The Adventure Sailing Spectator Catamaran will again be follow the start fo the Tassie Trio races on 27th December 2012.

Watch the start and follow the fleet to the Heads.

Our guests will embark at a time TBA at Sorrento Pier for approximately a 3 hour sail.

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 Container for Hobart

Racing to Hobart at Christmas and looking to send gear?


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ENTER NOW for Christmas racing.

Entries for the Eastcoast, Westcoast and Launceston Races close on 5th December 2012. So treat yourself to an early Christmas present and enter today! Avoid the late entry fees and get your preparation underway. Remember to register your crew early and with all their details so race merchandise can be arranged.


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Excitement Builds for Latitude Ocean Race

5 new crews will “stick their noses” out into Bass Strait for the first time in Saturday’s Latitude Ocean Race.

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Vale Ron White

The ORCV is saddened to hear of the passing of Life Member, Ron White.


Robin Hewitt recalls: "Ron was a loyal supporter of ORCV and a consistent entrant in ocean races including M2HW in his first Shenandoah in 1977 and 83, then in Shenandoah II in 85 & 86 followed by the 25th Westcoaster in 1996. Best remembered is his consistent wins in the winter series final races in those days to Hastings, Westernport.

Ron had been on the pilot launch in Westernport and had been a keen student of Westernport conditions. In spite of other competitors complaining, Ron's Shenandoah II was favoured by the tide occurrence at the finish: the fact was Ron always won whether tide was flood or ebb! Ron freely gave of his knowledge as to how he read conditions, but I doubt many were able to comprehend and put into practice. Recognising the skills and knowledge of ocean racing as compared to Bay events, Ron wanted to set up the White Family Shenandoah II Trophy to emphasize those attributes. I was Commodore at the time and worked with him as to the format and trophy. The award is arguably the most prestigious and well received each year. The loss of Ron's expertise in the ways of the sea will deprive many of reaching his level but will encourage continual learning by ocean sailors.”

The ORCV Ocean Racer of the Year Perpetual Trophy was presented by Ron White and Family, of Shenandoah II fame, for the first time in 2002.



Ron was a wonderful clubman for ORCV and his contribution will endure. Our condolences to the White Family.

This link is to a great article on Sandringham Yacht Club website that has has more insights on Ron’s sailing talents.