ORCV West Offshore Products Coastal Sprints

Ocean Race distance:
 55 nautical miles (approx)
Safety Category: 3
Start Location: Queenscliff
Finish Location: Port Phillip Heads

ORCV West Offshore Coastal Sprint Races was a new initiative from ORCV Sailing in the 2019/20 season in response to skippers wanting more Category 3 races. The ORCV West Offshore Coastal Sprint races have been designed as short distance ocean sprints to provide a crew development pathway for longer ocean races and as a stand-alone coastal racing program. Each Coastal Sprint race is roughly 55nm and aims to have skippers and crew home Saturday evening.

As with all ORCV races, you can compete fully crewed, double handed or up to 4 + autopilot.

The ORCV West Offshore Coastal Sprint race are classified as Category 3, avoiding the substantial equipment upgrade costs required for Category 2 races. There is no requirement for HF Radio, Satellite phone, storm sails or Life Rafts (those under 12m). The ORCV Coastal Sprints are perfect training platform when combined with Melbourne to Stanley prior to the Christmas Ocean races of ORCV Melbourne to Hobart or other ocean races.

Each race starts off Queenscliff early on a Saturday.  You head to either Western Port, Split Point (Aireys Inlet) or complete a triangle before turning around to finish off Portsea Back Beach.

We also announce a new ORCV Coastal Championship award for the Skipper with best three Category 3 results drawn from the Coastal Sprint Series and the ORCV Apollo Bay Race.




West Offshore Products Coastal Sprint Series Race 1**

27 Nov 21


West Offshore Products Coastal Sprint Series Race 2

12 Feb 22 0930

West Offshore Products Coastal Sprint Series Race 3 

23 Apr 22


2022 / 2023 Season Sprints prior to Christmas Racing 2022

Coastal Sprint Series Race 1

17 Sept 22


Coastal Sprint Series Race 2

03 Dec 22



** Should Government Legislation require a delay to racing, we will find an alternative date.

Race Documents, Click here

Online Entry, Click here

Yachts Entered, Click here

Results, Coming soon 



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