Melbourne to the Portland Ocean Yacht Race
The race to Portland this year revives one of the races from very early days of the ORCV's history. The 163 nm race is held on the Melbourne cup holiday weekend in November. The passage along Victoria's western coastline finishes in the delightful seaport of Portland with its recently completed floating marina. Deep water berthing (4m) is available at the Portland Marina and many excellent facilities nearby cater for arriving crews or visiting families. The race is a qualifier for the ORCV East and Westcoaster races to Hobart and the Sydney to Hobart run by the CYCA. It also forms part of the Offshore Championship. After this year, the race will alternate with the Stanley Race over the same weekend.