Upcoming Events

Friday, 8 Feb 2019
Time: 05:30 pm - 08:30 pm
Location: ORCV, State Sailing Centre, Albert Park

Friday, 1 Mar 2019
Time: 05:30 pm - 08:30 pm
Location: ORCV, State Sailing Centre, Albert Park

Saturday, 2 Mar 2019 - Sunday, 3 Mar 2019
Time: 08:15 am - 05:00 pm
Location: Wesley College

Sunday, 3 Mar 2019
Time: 08:15 am - 05:00 pm
Location: Wesley College

Friday, 8 Mar 2019 - Sunday, 10 Mar 2019
Time: 23:00 - 23:00
Location: Queenscliff

Friday, 5 Apr 2019
Time: 05:30 pm - 08:30 pm
Location: ORCV, State Sailing Centre, Albert Park

Sunday, 14 Apr 2019
Time: 01:45 pm - 05:10 pm
Location: The Heads, Port Phillip Bay

Friday, 19 Apr 2019 - Sunday, 21 Apr 2019
Time: 0:30 - 23:00
Location: Queenscliff

Training Beyond the Bay

2015 Beyond the Bay Registration closing soon

After the success of last year’s programme, we are conducting this course again in 2015.
Incorporating five seminars and two on-water events, this is an opportunity to gain the necessary skills and confidence for venturing Beyond the Bay to “Live your dream”.
Programme starts on Monday 11th May 2015 and there are places available so don’t miss out - REGISTER now.
More information HERE.






  1. Paragraph 8.1: Delete Offshore Championship Series and replace it with "Beyond The Bay".
  2. Paragraph 9.3: The sign-on will be at 1200. Boats will be called in alphabetical order to sign-on as starter to the Event and to provide the number of persons on board.
  3. Paragraph 9.4: Geelong boats may need to sign-on by mobile phone to the Event Director on by calling on 0418 396 605. All participants should also retain this number in case of VHF radio difficulties throughout the Event
  4. Paragraph 10.2: Leg OA-CENT is not shown on the Leg Overview chart but is on the Optional Legs Summary listing. It is an approved optional leg. Leg MYC-R1 is shown on the Leg Overview chart but not on the Optional Legs Summary. It is an approved leg, length 4.8NM
  5. Paragraph 11.1: The Finish Line will be an imaginary line between Williamstown Channel mark 19 and the Hobson’s Bay Yacht Club tower. See the drawing below. Throughout the Event, but particularly in the Williamstown area, boats should keep a very watchful eye for shipping trafiic and make every effort to keep clear



    6.  Paragraph 10.4: Delete 1200 from the times of the regular radio schedules. VHF 82 should be used for all schedules unless   communication is not possible in which case the Event Director should be contacted by mobile phone ( number above ). It is critical that all participarts make every effort to comply with the routine radio schedules

    7. Section 11 Finish; Add paragraph 11.7 as follows.

After finishing, boats should raft up on the north side of the Ferguson Street Pier. See the attached drawing. Crews should then make their way along the pier to Hobson’s Bay Yacht Club for a BBQ brunch, refreshments and the Event trophy presentations. 





The Beyond The Bay courses in practical radio operation will take place at South Yarra Sports Centre within the Melbourne High School campus (see map below). You can enter of Alexandra Avenue and parking is usually available within the school grounds. There is also an entry to the Sports Centre off Chapel Street. It can be tricky to find, so best to allow ample time to pass this initial navigation exercise! Go to the reception desk area at the swimming pool area and then take the lift to the third floor where you should check in with Janet Clarke who will direct you to your first class room.

Group A – Monday August 11 commencing at 6.30pm

Group B – Wednesday August 6 commencing at 6.30pm

2014 Beyond the Bay- Lucky Door Prize!

Beyond the Bay participants were in for a surprise on Wednesday evening. Rod and Sue Slater signed up for the course and are enjoying the experience.
“Just wanted to say these BTB sessions are truly excellent. We really appreciate all the time that the ORCV and Volunteers are putting into the course. The Presenters are just amazing and so generous with their time. The knowledge they impart due to their vast experience could not be gained anywhere else.
Rod and I are really enjoying the sessions. We are already planning a 2-3 week cruise in Feb/March in Bass Straight. We want to go to all the coves and beaches that we can't drive to. We are getting the boat up to a Cat 3 currently.
So a big thank-you to all of you!”
Sue has used a dehydrator to prepare meals for cruising aboard their yacht. She decided to share this experience by taking her dehydrator along to the Wednesday evening session on Night Sailing and Provisioning. Sue contacted Fowlers Vacola who manufacture the units and they kindly donated one as a Lucky Door prize!
Nicole Heales was the lucky winner. No doubt she is excited about using the dehydrator for future cruising.
Many thanks to Sue and Fowlers Vacola for this initiative.

2014 Beyond the Bay - Additional GROUP B Concurrent Programme

The level on interest for our Beyond The Bay Programme has been fantastic.  For the first evening session, we filled the venue to maximum capacity.  

We are pleased to annouce that we will be conducting another concurrent set of the 5 Evening Training Sessions, which we are calling "GROUP B".  Anyone who registered to go onto the Waiting List has been notified via email and been registered in 2014 Beyond the Bay: GROUP B-Full Programme.  

We are keen to deliver good outcomes from all of our training courses and don't want to over-crowd any training sessions, hence why we cap numbers for each course and have a Waiting List.  We do apologise that we were not able to accommodate everyone who wanted to attend the first evening session.  

Please refer to the Beyond the Bay Overview and Schedule page for scheduled dates for the Concurrent GROUP B Evening Training Sessions.

We are now taking online registrations 2014 Beyond the Bay: GROUP B-Full Programme.

Numbers for 2014 Beyond the Bay: GROUP B-Full Programme will also be limited, so in order to secure your place, you need to pre-register online in advance.  Unfortunately due to venue capacity limits, we are not be able to accept 'walk-in' registrations at sessions.