Ocean Racing Club of Victoria
Pavel Cherepanov

ORCV West Offshore Products Coastal Sprints

Ocean Race distance: 55 nautical miles (approx)
Safety Category: 3
Start Location:  Queenscliff
Finish Location: Port Phillip Heads

The ORCV West Offshore Coastal Sprint races have been designed as short-distance ocean sprints to provide a crew development pathway for longer ocean races and as a stand-alone coastal racing program. Each Coastal Sprint race is roughly 55nm and aims to have skippers and crew home Saturday evening. 

As with all ORCV races, you can compete fully crewed, double-handed, or 4 + autohelm.

The ORCV West Offshore Coastal Sprint races are classified as Category 3, avoiding the substantial equipment upgrade costs required for Category 2 races. There is no requirement for HF Radio, Satellite phones, storm sails, or Life Rafts (for those under 12m). The ORCV Coastal Sprints are the perfect training platform combined with the Melbourne to Devonport before the Melbourne to Hobart "Westcoaster" or other ocean races.

Each race starts Queenscliff early on a Saturday unless moved outside the heads.  There are six courses the Race Director may choose from, leaving the decision for the course for each race until one hour before the race starts.

Competitors may do the whole series or one or two individual races.

Coastal Sprint Series Race 1  21-Sep-24  10:00 am 
Coastal Sprint Series Race 2  23-Nov-24  08:00 am 
Coastal Sprint Series Race 3  05-Apr-25  07:00 am 


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