Upcoming Events

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

Sunday, 5 May 2019
Time: 10:00 - 15:00
Location: Royal Brighton Yacht Club

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2018-19 ORCV season calendar Updated

2018-19 ORCV Season Calendar Updated We have just updated the “fridge door” version of the 2018 – 2019 ORCV Calendar.  The new calendar includes: Revised Rip Tour Dates in April and Sept/October necessitated by changed launch availability; and The training program has been expanded to include weather modules in June.” We are expecting to issue a further update next month to  [ ... ]


YACHT RACING OUTSIDE THE BAY - HIGHLY RECOMMENDED First of all I am a newcomer to ocean racing and I would like to share my experience having completed our first ORCV race - Melb to Devonport. Having sailed all my life I only progressed to owning my first “real” boat;  a Hanse 445 (B455 Mersea) about 3 years ago. The learning curve was rather steep in the first year or two. As expected [ ... ]


The February 8 Members BBQ has been cancelled. NEXT one is on MARCH 1st. We have decided to cancel tomorrow night’s lakeside BBQ. For an event like this flexibility is expected, and we should have promoted the event earlier, as at 5pm today we had only one booking. It is anyone’s guess as to how many people were planning to attend - a caterer’s nightmare! The next BBQ evening is scheduled  [ ... ]

Entries open for 2019 King Island yacht race

Entries open for 2019 King Island yacht race Entries are open for the 2019 Melbourne to King Island Yacht race.  Starting 11pm on Friday 8th March 2019 it is a great way to spend the Labour day long weekend sailing with friends against a competitve fleet of yachts.  Hosted by the King Island Boat Club in Grassy Harbour, the race is famous for it's late night hospitality with cold drinks [ ... ]


SAFETY AND SEA SURVIVAL (SSS) FULL AND RE-VALIDATION COURSES March 2-3. REGISTRATIONS ARE OPEN! Have you been in a liferaft before or even tried to get into one with a PFD on? Maybe it is better to try it in a safe and controlled environment, rather than at night, in a storm, at sea. Similarly, using flares. Learn what you and your fellow crew can do to make your trip off shore safer. Those p [ ... ]

Lessons learned - Drogue steering

Lessons Learned - Drogue steering A report follows from the crew of Patriot, an entrant in the 2018 Sydney to Hobart yacht race who lost their rudder and were forced to use drogue steering.  It is an interesting read with a number of lessons learned for those setting up their own drogue steering systems. Download the full document pdf here (634 KB) . Summary of lessons lea [ ... ]


2018 Melbourne to Hobart and Devonport yacht races - TV News bulletins Pre-Start and Start 27-Dec-18 In case you missed the TV News coverage on the day: Pre-Start and Start of 2018 Melbourne to Hobart WestCoaster and Melbourne to Devonport Rudder Cup ycaht races - TV News bulletins by Channel 7 and Channel Nine.   Channel 7 News   Channel 7 News bulletin on 2018 Melbourne [ ... ]


As a new dawn awakens in 2019, the Ocean Racing Club of Victoria would like to give a huge thank you to all its members, all those who race with us, our invaluable team of volunteers, hard working committee members, and loyal staff, who make this club what it is. Here’s to an epic ORCV racing year!


2018 Melbourne to Hobart WestCoaster Race: Two onboard videos from OSKANA
Onboard footage from 2018 Melbourne to Hobart ocean yacht race Line Honours Winner OSKANA.
Screeming between South West Cape and South East Cape of Tasmania.
Thanks Michael Pritchard for providing us with the footage    









2014 Melbourne to Vanuatu - ALIVE on target to smash the Melbourne to Vanuatu race record.

Andrew Short's ANDREW SHORT MARINE (Volvo 60) set the current race record in the inaugural 2006 race of 7 days, 17 hours, 06 minutes and 00 seconds.

Phillip Turner’s Grand Prix racer, ALIVE, a Reichel/Pugh designed 66 footer (formerly BLACK JACK) is on target to smash that record.  With a current finish ETA of mid morning Sunday 6 July, 2014, they'll set a new record of under 6 days.


ALIVE in Port Phillip Bay just before the 10:30am Start of the 2014 Melbourne to Vanuatu race on Monday 30 June, 2014.  Photo Rik Head.



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ANDREW SHORT MARINE in Port Phillip Bay just after the start of the 2006 Melbourne to Vanuatu race. Photo Teri Dodds