King Island Race 2023
There’s something super special about King Island that brings us back year after year. With the race just around the corner and starting in daylight on Friday 10th March at 5pm, I invite you to experience this amazing destination race and to the land of meat, cheese and rugged beauty.
Grassy Harbour offers safe anchorage in all weather and the race is part of the ORCV Offshore, Double Handed Championships and Australian Ocean Racing Championship (AORC).
For those who haven’t been to King Island, it’s the perfect ocean racing distance of 114 nm and...
Rozinante II wins slow dance to Grassy in 50th King Island Race
Rozinante II has won a protracted King Island Race from Melbourne to Grassy at the southern end of the Island, while John Newbold’s Primitive Cool took line honours in the time of 1 day, 3hrs 13mins 11secs, well outside the record he set in 2014 of 9 hours 50mins 21secs.
Start with Rozinante II centre stage - Steb Fisher pic - King Island Race
Competitors will long remember the Ocean Racing Club of Victoria’s 50th race. On the positive side were the crayfish and steak sandwiches at the end of a...
Weather Predictions 50th ORCV Melbourne to King Island Race
The 50th ORCV Melbourne to King Island will get underway tomorrow at around 3pm in a light SW breeze. It's predicted to be light winds for most of the race with some strategy required to avoid the dead patches during Saturday and the top of King Island.
Hopefully, most will be in by early evening in time for the band and no doubt they will be ready for that great King Island steak sandwich.
You can follow the fleet on the tracker here https://race.bluewatertracks.com/2022-orcv-50th-melbourne...
50th King Island Race: Forget sheep stations – entrants playing for crayfish
Forty-five entries have so far locked in for the Ocean Racing Club of Victoria’s 50th King Island Race, which starts at 1500 hours on 11 March off Queenscliff, with competitors playing for something far more important than sheep stations – crayfish and King Island cheeses.
It’s a known fact that King Island produces some of the finest meat and dairy foods and is famous for its cheeses. Tasmania also offers the cleanest air on the planet, breathtaking scenery and the renowned warm welcomes of its...
Final Reminders – ORCV 50th King Island Race
King Island has limited health resources so we ask you all to adhere to our hosts' requests as outlined below. If you are unwell prior to departure, please STAY AT HOME.
IMPORTANT: If any crew are exhibiting symptoms of Covid-19 upon arrival, please take a RAT test and stay on the boat.
Masks - Pack them
The King Island Boat Club has asked us to wear masks on the tender service and when ordering food or inside the shed.
The water police are monitoring the event and the boat club have asked that everyone wears a...