• Club

      We are the ORCV !!
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  • News

    Select a news topic from the list below, then select a news article to read.
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    • Boat Profiles

      Boat profiles - Melbourne to Hobart Fleet
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    • Latest

      Latest News and announcements from ORCV

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    • Newsletters

      Here are copies of the recent ORCV newsletters

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    • Safety News

      Safety is our focus, safety related news articles are shown below.

      Safety is embraced and encouraged before and during sailing events.  It is fundamental to our training, our racing and culture.

       

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  • Newsflashes

    Hobart and Launceston Briefing 18 Dec RMYS 7.00 PM

    Briefing 2006

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  • Racing

    Click here for results
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    • Racing Forms and Documents

      Forms that you need for racing.

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    • Apollo Bay

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    • Cock of the Bay

       

      Notice of Race

      Click HERE for the 2012 NOR. 

      Sailing Instructions

      Click HERE for the 2012 BDD SIs. Coming soon

      Online Entry

      Click HERE for entry to
      all categories:

      Racing
      Sportsboat
      Cruising
      Trailerable

      BYS Arrangements

      Click HERE for the berthing and catering arrangements at BYS.

      Click HERE to see who's going in the Racing Division.

      Click HERE to see who's going in the Cruising Division.

      Click HERE to see who's going in the Trailable Division.

      Click HERE to see who's going in the Sportboats Division.

      RECORDS

      In 2010, Gusto established a new race record of 04:40:16

      RESULTS

      Click HERE for Results when published.

      FORMS

      Click for Race Documents

       

      TRACKER

      This race will not be tracked

      SPONSOR

      Many thanks to UK-Halsey for their generous support. Contact them on 9597 0857 or visit them at 77 Beach Road, Sandringham.

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      BOXING DAY DASH

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      Bay Race of 36 nautical miles

      Race Starts off Port Melbourne, at 1030 hours AEDT on December 26 (Boxing Day) every year.

       Description:

      Since 1979, the Boxing Day Dash (in the new media age, we just cannot use 'Cock of the Bay' anymore, but the Rooster lives on...) race has been the annual feeder event for the fleet to get down to the bottom of the Bay for the Offshore Start on December 27. It also attracts many entrants not venturing offshore, but who still wish to be part of the grand spectacle, as it starts off Port Melbourne and the winds its way down the Bayside suburbs of St Kilda, Elwood, Brighton and Sandringham, before finishing off Blairgowrie on the Mornigton Peninsula. This is a fleet or all in start, which means over 100 boats all get underway from the one line, at the one time. The Boxing Day Dash is possibly the largest, single day, single start race in the Southern Hemisphere.

       

      BoxingDayDash 

      Brought to you by: 

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    • Double Handed

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    • King Island

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    • Geelong

      NOR

      Click HERE to get
      the Notice of Race

      SIs

      Click HEREto get 
      the Sailing Instructuions

      ENTRANTS

      Click HERE to see who's
      also going along for this sensational event.

      ENTER

      Click HERE to go and 
      enter online.

      RESULTS

      Results available after the event from HERE.

      FORMS

      Click HERE for all of the Race Documents

      SPONSOR

      HH_Web

       

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      Melbourne

      to

      Geelong

       

       

       

       

      Passage race to Geelong around laid and/or fixed navigational marks on Port Phillip.

      Race Start: 0830hrs on Saturday 7th September 2013 in the vicinity of R2.

      Safety Category: 5

       

      As well as being the last race of the Helly Hansen Winter Series, the Melbourne to Geelong race is a race in its own right.

      Different courses ensure that the fleet arrives in a timely fashion for the wonderful hospitality offered by Royal Geelong Yacht Club.

      Entry is open for racing and cruising divisions.Entry to the Winter Series is inclusive of this race fee. However, you will need to update your entry with your crew list.

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

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    • Latitude Series

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    • Noumea

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    • Osaka

      melbourne-osaka-cup

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    • Port Fairy

       

       

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    • Portland

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    • Stanley

      NOR

      2015 Stanley Notice of Race (V1 00 Final)

      SI's

      ENTER

      ENTRANTS

      RECORDS

      RESULTS

       

      FORMS

      RACE INFO

      Radio Sked Sheets

      Leave at Home Document

      TRACKER

      Go HERE to see the live satellite trackers of the yachts.

       

       

       

      Melbourne to Stanley.

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      Melb to Stan map

      Ocean Race: 152 nm

      Race Start: 2300 AEDT, off Queenscliff on Friday, 30th October 2015

      Event Category:  2

       

      The ORCV's Melbourne to Stanley yacht race starts off Queenscliff and finishes at Stanley in Northwestern Tasmania. It is held each year on the Melbourne Cup long weekend. 

      Please also note, that this is a qualifying race for both of the Melbourne to Hobart races, the Rolex Sydney Hobart yacht race but not required for the Melbourne to Devonport race. However, some crews still choose to do Stanley as practice for Australia's oldest ocean race across Bass Strait- the Rudder Cup.

       

       

       

        

       

        

       

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    • Tasmania Races

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      • Westcoaster_M2HW

        NOTICE OF
        RACE

        Click HERE for the 2012 Sovereign Series NOR .

        SAILING INSTRUCTIONS

        Click HERE for the 2012 Westcoaster SIs. V1.00.

        Coming soon!

        LEAVE AT HOME

        Click HERE for the Leave at Home document

        SKED SHEETS

        Click HERE for the 2012 M2HW Sked Sheets

        ENTER

        Go HERE to complete
        your entry.

        sailor-details

        ENTRANTS

        Click HERE to see who 
        else is going.

        RECORD

        Shortwave in 2008 @ 1:17:28:59.

         

        RESULTS

        Get the results HERE.

        FORMS

        Go HERE for the Race Documents

        RACE INFO

        Read a little more HERE

        TRACKER

        When the race is on, watch them on the tracker, HERE.

        SPONSOR

        A very big thanks to our major sponsors, the global miner, Heemskirk Consolidated.

        Heemskirk

        MELBOURNE TO HOBART - WESTCOASTER

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        Ocean Race: 440 nm

        Race Start: 1230hrs @ Portsea Pier, 27th December 2012

         

        Category2

         

         

         

        Arguably Australia’s most challenging ocean race, the 41st Melbourne to Hobart Westcoaster will start from yhe Portsea Pier on Thursday 27th December 2012

        The course takes the competitors out of Port Phillip Heads, across Bass Strait then down the rugged West coast of Tasmania, around the Southernmost tip of Australia, past Maatsuyker Island, before heading up the Derwent River to the finish in Hobart.

        This is a race run for yachties by yachties. It presents an amazing challenge to the participants and is run with a level of spirit and camaraderie not often seen. There are no fat wallet boats here, just great sailors working hard.

         

        T3-Westcoaster

        Heemskirk

         

         

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      • Launceston

        NOTICE OF
        RACE 

        Click HERE for the 2012 Bass Strait Series NOR.

        SAILING INSTRUCTIONS

        Click HERE  for the 2012 SIs.

        Coming soon!

         

        LEAVE AT HOME

        Click HERE for the Leave at Home document

        SKED SHEETS

        Click HERE for the 2011 M2L Sked Sheets

        ENTER

        Go HERE to complete your entry.

        sailor-details

        ENTRANTS

        Click HERE to see who else  is going.

        RECORD

        Cadibarra (VIII) in 2003 @ 19:55:43 

        RESULTS

        Get the results HERE.

        FORMS

        Go HERE for the Race Documents 

        RACE INFO

        Read a little more about the oldest ocean race in Australia, HERE

        TRACKER

        When the race is on, watch them on the tracker, HERE.

        SPONSOR

        The oldest ocean race in Australia is proudly
        sponsored by Helly Hansen.

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        MELBOURNE TO LAUNCESTON

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        Ocean Race: 198 nm

        Race Start: 1230hrs 27th December 2012 at Portsea 

         Category: 2

         

        Preliminary Advice.

        Australia's oldest ocean race (and the world's fifth oldest), the famous Melbourne to Launceston event starts on December 27, 2012. The winner receives (albeit quite briefly) the splendiferous 60 Guinea, Rudder Cup, as pictured below.

        RudderCup

        First run in 1907 and then a few years of each decade until the 60's, when it became an annual feature, the M2L is just perfect for the busy crew who have to back in Melbourne on or around New Year's Eve. Crews looking to go and stick their nose in it (Bass Strait, that is) for the first time also use the M2L as a thorough grounding in how to cross The Paddock. This race is resplendant with its own three-race series, as well.

        Additionally, it places you directly into some of the most stunning scenery in Tasmania and if you're a foodie/wine buff, well the Tamar and areas nearby are just a delight. So grab the gang, the golf clubs and switch off the mobile for a little RnR, Tassie style.

         

        T3-Launceston

         

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    • Winter Series

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    • Vanuatu

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      Melbourne to Vanuatu (M2V)
      Ocean Race of 1885 nautical miles
       
      Race Start is off Portsea Pier at Slack Water, Port Phillip Heads.
       
      Category:
       
       
      1+
       
      Description:
      Held every four years from 2006, this is Australia's longest Category One race and starts on the first Sunday in July. It was conceived as an idyllic way to escape the Southern Winter and often attracts a strong two-handed division of racers. The race always has a Humanitarian Aid component attached to it and there is a container with medical, school and apparel supplies that accompanies the fleet to Vila. Please see the Notice of Race on this website for the specific starting time.
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    • Vanuatu Humanitarian Aid

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    • Westernport

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    • Next Races

      This shows the next races ORCV is running
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    • Copy of Stanley

      NOR

      Click for Notice of Race

      SI

      Click for Sailing Instructions

      ENTRANTS

      Click to see who's going

      ENTER

      Click to enter the race

      RECORDS

      Who holds the race record?

      RESULTS

      Check the results

      FORMS

      Click for Race Documents

      Race Info

      Read a little more here

      TRACKER

      View the tracker

      SPONSOR

      Would you like to sponsor this race?

      

       

       

      Melbourne to Stanley (M2S)


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      Ocean Race of 152 nautical miles.

      Race Start is off Queenscliff at

      Slack Water, Port Phillip Heads.

       

      Category:  2+ 

       

      Description:

       

      The ORCV's Melbourne to Stanley yacht race starts off Queenscliff and finishes at Stanley in Northwestern Tasmania. It is held each year on Derby Day of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival - (Melbourne Cup long weekend). Please see the Notice of Race on this site, for the exact starting time.

      Please also note, that this is a qualifying race for both of the Melbourne to Hobart races, the Rolex Sydney Hobart yacht race and the Melbourne to Launceston race.

       


       


        

       

       
        
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    • Geelong_M2G (2)

      NOR

      Click HERE to get
      the Notice of Race

      SIs

      Click HERE to get 
      the Sailing Instructuions

      ENTRANTS

      Click HERE to see who's
      also going along for this sensational event.

      ENTER

      Click HERE to go and 
      enter online.

      RESULTS

      Results available after the event from HERE.

      FORMS

      Click HERE for all of the Race Documents

      SPONSOR

      HH_Web

       

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      Melbourne

      to

      Geelong

       

       

       

       

      Passage race to Geelong around laid and/or fixed navigational marks on Port Phillip.

      Race Start: 0830hrs on Saturday 7th September 2013 in the vicinity of R2.

      Safety Category: 5

       

      As well as being the last race of the Helly Hansen Winter Series, the Melbourne to Geelong race is a race in its own right.

       

      Different courses ensure that the fleet arrives in a timely fashion for the wonderful hospitality offered by Royal Geelong Yacht Club.

      Entry is open for racing and cruising divisions.Entry to the Winter Series is inclusive of this race fee. However, you will need to update your entry with your crew list.

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

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    • Ocean Girls

       

        

       

         

       

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  • Sponsorship

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    • Sponsors

      The ORCV is delighted to partner with the these organisations who share our passion for developing and expanding the sport of ocean yacht racing:

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  • Training

    In pursuing the ORCV objective of developing and expanding the sport of ocean sailing and racing, we conduct training and education courses in order to:
    1. Satisfy prescribed sailing requirements,
    2. Transfer accumulated skills and knowledge of its members,
    3. Provide practical and hands on training with equipment and
    4. Supply education in areas of application relevant to blue-water sailing.

    All ORCV training activities specifically relate to ocean sailing and racing, particularly where there may be barriers to entering this domain. They are designed to provide supplementary training, which compliments other available sailing training from commercial training organistations.

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    For more details on individual Training courses select the relevant sub-menu item for the course under the TRAINING Menu above.

     

     

    To display recent News articles regarding our Training activities, select the training category links below:

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  • Volunteers

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  • Hidden Category

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