Ocean Racing Club of Victoria
Steb Fisher

Final reminders - 70th Apollo Bay Race  

It's been a big season and what a way to close it out as we celebrate the 70th anniversary race to Apollo Bay.    Thank you for being part of his historic race.

Sailing Instructions

If you haven't already located them please click on this link https://www.orcv.org.au/apollo-bay-race-documents


Harbour Entry for Apollo Bay -

Updated sounding (taken 24th May) for the Apollo Bay Harbour can be found here  Please note their depth at the time of measurement and remember to take this off the sounding noted.  The lead lines changed about 5 years ago and run straight through the middle of the entrance not near the rock wall.

Celebrating the 70th 

For those coming in to stay, as you arrive, the Apollo Bay Sailing Club have supported the race for years and this year will have some “post-race, pre-dinner” cold beers ready.  Join other crews here at the ABSC clubhouse, adjacent to the marina.   Then we have space at the Apollo Bay Brewhouse set aside and invite you to come and join the crews for a meal and hopefully the presentation.  The Brewhouse has suggested you book a table via this link https://www.greatoceanroadbrewhouse.com.au/book/ and add ORCV into the notes so we are collectively grouped together in a covered beer garden. Meals can be ordered up to 8.00 pm.  


We have a bottle of champagne on ice for the overall winner and a collection of other prizes to celebrate the 70th.  Just keep an eye out for the Race Director’s SMS for the time that they plan to run the 70th presentation at the Brewhouse.

Photos, Yes we love competitions

Let us be part of your adventure by sharing your images with us.  Please take crew photos, scenery, on water action shots either on your way to the start or if conditions allow during the race.  You can share them with us via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or via this races

All photos need to be taken by yourself and must be made by 5 pm on Sunday 28th May.  The best photo is in the running for $75 towards a training event or ORCV merchandise.  Don't forget to include your name and boat name.  

We would like to use any photos to build the sport, increase participation, in media releases and talk about your great results of boat finishing posts.  

Staying Overnight 

These boats have indicated they will be staying over and have submitted forms to the Apollo Bay Harbour Master.

Aileron, Alien, Another Chapter, Dark & Stormy, Duxelle, Hot Chipps, Merlion, Peccadillo, Pegasus, Rozinante II, Serendipity, Skullduggery, Streetcar Racing, Vertigo, White Spirit, Xenia, Y Knot

It’s not too late if you wish to stay over, please download this form and submit it to the harbour master who will collect your payment.  Allocations will be made based on time of arrival and will be given via the Duty Manager Marcus Pola either via mobile 0418 320 441 or on VHF Channel 72.    Please note, you may be rafting so please ensure you bring fenders and ropes.

How to Follow the Race and Leave at Home Documents

As this is a coastal race, your friends and family can follow our Facebook, Instagram, website and can follow many who have AIS on marine traffic.  The Leave at Home and Sked sheets are ready for you here too. 

Clean Oceans.  

Some boats will be doing water testing on the journey.  As with all ORCV races, we encourage each boat and competitor to reduce the level of single-use plastic on board by using reusable water bottles, using boat cutlery and plates, refilling onboard and taking food in reusable containers.  Apollo Bay has natural beauty and a community that is focused on sustainability.  

Enjoy the beautiful weather and what's going to be an amazing 70th Great Ocean Road "Sail"

Tim & Delma 
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