Moyne River at Night Photo Credit Rob Blackburn

Port Fairy Race & Rally plus West Offshore Product Coastal Sprint 3 Open for Entries

With International and Interstate travel very tricky at the moment, we've heard you in that you just wish to get away and just sail more.  

The ORCV has released two more sailing options for your enjoyment and invite you to join us.

Port Fairy - Race or Rally

Join the race to Port Fairy or come try ocean sailing and be part of the rally. 

For those that race, it's a 135nm, Category 2 race which starts on April 2nd (Good Friday) at 5.30am.   It's often a race of two parts, as you pass by the Great Ocean Road and townships of Apollo Bay and Lorne before turning at Cape Otway for what's often a reach or run to the finish line.

For those who have suitable yachts and would like to try blue water sailing, we invite you to join the rally where you will be chaperoned on the journey and can enjoy a mixture of sailing and motoring (when needed) to balance the conditions and your confidence.

Nestled at the end of the Great Ocean Road, Port Fairy offers a quaint village feel with the safe harbour in the Moyne river right next to the town. Enjoy the hospitality of the Port Fairy Yacht club, with easy access from Melbourne, stay on and have a weekend away.   With good transport options to Melbourne, you can invite family and friends to join you for that great weekend away.

Entries are open here for the race

and for the Rally here (coming soon)

West Offshore Product Coastal Sprint 3

Following on from the first two gorgeous West Offshore Coastal Sprints, we invite you to join us for the third sprint on April 24th.   Our first two races saw roughly 20 boats come and enjoy the daylight start and gorgeous conditions just outside the heads on the short course which had them all home in bed again that night.

Develop your skills, test your boat or just enjoy a day out sailing on the sea. 

Entries are open here

Photo Credit Rob Blackburn.

 

Saturday, 03 April 2021 14:26

Light Conditions make for a very challenging race Carrera S (AUS49005) a Marten 49, skippered by Gerry Cantwell takes 1st on AMS and PHS plus line honours in the 2021 ORCV Port Fairy race in what Gerry sums it up “as a very challenging race. It wasn’t a physical race and I must say and I don’t think I’ve ever had a race where the deck stay dried and was so comfortable. For the first few hours after the start, we found ourselves in a pack with Tevake II and Alien and it was frustrating trying to get away and find what breeze there was in the very light conditions.” As the boats come to...

Thursday, 01 April 2021 19:35

Tevake II crew honour Angus and Holly in the 2021 Port Fairy Yacht Race Tevake II crew at Queenscliff and ready to race tomorrow. It’s great to see TEVAKE II back in an ocean race, sailed by TEVAKE II family in honour of owner/skipper Angus Fletcher.   The crew of Tevake II are seasoned sailors although this race to Port Fairy has mixed feelings for them all, the first race since the passing of Angus. “We had planned the HBYC Sea Pilots race to be the celebratory race for Angus but that was cancelled with the recent Covid – 19 lockdown. Both Angus and Holly...

Wednesday, 31 March 2021 14:33

2021 Port Fairy Weather Prediction Our 7 competitors look to be in for a lovely weekend weather forecast as they head to Port Fairy and that weekend away. It's light winds at the start and a northerly building late Friday and then as they go around Cape Otway, they should enjoy one tack to the finish.  The expectation is that Tevake II and Carerra S will lead the fleet and tussle for line honours but it could be anyone's race based on handicap. We wish the fleet of Carrera S, Blue Water Tracks, Maverick, Foggy Dew, Foxy Lady and Alien wish them well. You can follow the fleet on...

Wednesday, 10 February 2021 10:32

Port Fairy Race & Rally plus West Offshore Product Coastal Sprint 3 Open for Entries With International and Interstate travel very tricky at the moment, we've heard you in that you just wish to get away and just sail more.   The ORCV has released two more sailing options for your enjoyment and invite you to join us. Port Fairy - Race or Rally Join the race to Port Fairy or come try ocean sailing and be part of the rally.  For those that race, it's a 135nm, Category 2 race which starts on April 2nd (Good Friday) at 5.30am.   It's often a race of two parts,...

Monday, 18 March 2019 00:00

Melbourne to Port Fairy (M2PF) Off with the Fairies...   The following piece was written John Curnow for The Port Fairy race. At the time, a lot of people commented on how they loved it. Tremendous. If your shore crew are coming this time, then perhaps they might like to read to it. So the dates may all be long gone, but the sentiments are as true as ever.... This is definitely worth going to sea for! We all like to escape! Being off with the fairies might just be the cure for fiscal meltdowns, searing Summer heat and no bushfire has ever taken to The Paddock known as Bass...