Latest News and announcements from ORCV
Western Port Ocean Yacht Race
|Ocean Race distance||40 nm|
|Start Time||0100 AEDT|
|Start Date||Saturday, 5 May 2018 (TBC)|
THE WESTERN PORT RACE IS BACK!
A short coastal race starting off Queenscliff, out through Port Phillip heads, turn left along the base of the Mornington Peninsular toward Cape Schanck. Around Cape Schanck and into Westernport on the flood tide for a finish at Cowes on the northern side of Phillip Island. This is an ideal race for those new to ocean racing or just new to sailing outside Port Phillip with its short length, proximity to the coast and favourable tides.
It is a Category 3 race with no liferaft requirement. Hopefully, you will have participated in our Latitude Ocean race so this is not your first passage through Port Phillip heads – mentoring assistance is available upon request and don’t forget the ORCV Rip tour is a great way to get the confidence that comes from knowing your way around. The race can be won and lost by navigators and tacticians depending on their use of the available wind and tidal streams. It’s also a great way to take your boat around to Westernport for a bit of cruising or maybe an extended cruise. There is always the option to leave the boat in a marina during the week and return the following weekend for the sail back to Port Phillip. The locals at Cowes, Rhyll and Newhaven yacht clubs will be more than happy to give you some tips on places to visit, anchor and tie up.
This race is part of the Coastal Championship.
The Annual General Meeting of Members will be held at Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron on Tuesday 4th October 2016 at 7pm.
Minutes of 2015 AGM can be downloaded here: pdf Minutes of 2015 AGM (284 KB)
2016 ORCV Audited Accounts can be viewed here: pdf 2016 ORCV Audited Accounts (556 KB)
Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron will host this event and the Bar will be open at 6.15pm prior to the meeting commencing at 7pm.
Following the AGM there will be an Interval for light refreshments and then the Presentation of Trophies for the 2015-16 season will take place. You are encouraged to bring your crew and guests along to enjoy the evening.
To register your interest use the form below.
Registrations are now open for our first Safety & Sea Survival Course (SSSC) in 2016. We will run it on March 5-6 at Wesley College, St. Kilda campus.
Join the pool of SSSC Qualified Sailors!
You can check the expiry date of your certificate HERE.
Register HERE. Any enquiries, call the office 03 9689 1622
We know that it is all about the sailing challenge but Hobsons Bay Yacht Club are gearing up to feed the hungry hordes on Sunday after the Overnight event. So come along for the prize giving, telling of tall tales and overnight adventures and more!
Big breakfast for $10 (bacon, sausage, egg, tomato, mushroom and onion).
Egg and Bacon Rolls - $5
Tea/Instant Coffee - Free
Pod Coffee - $2 donation
Drinks at Members prices