The Melbourne to Stanley Yacht Race

Ocean Race distance:  152 nautical miles

Safety Category: 2

Start Location: Queenscliff

Start Time:  To be announced (Australian Eastern Daylight Time)

Start Date:  To be announced

Race Record: 14h 36m 15s held by Kontrol skippered by Peter Blake in 2002 

The journey to Stanley is the traditional season opening ocean race conducted by the ORCV. The 152 nautical mile race is held on the Melbourne Cup holiday weekend at the start of November. The passage across Bass Strait finishes in the town of Stanley which is dominated by a huge basalt headland locally known as “The Nut”. This race is a qualifying race for both the West and East Coast ORCV races to Hobart and the Sydney Hobart race conducted by the CYCA. Berthing is available in the Stanley Boat Harbour and there are excellent facilities in the town for meals and post race refreshments. This race is part of the ORCV Offshore Championship


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Race History

 Year  IRC  AMS  PHS  Line DHD
2020  -   -   -   -   - 
2019 How Bizarre (S13) How Bizarre (S13) How Bizarre (S13) Lord Jiminy (S118)  
2018 Patriot (Sm133) Patriot (Sm133) Soiree Bleu (R34) Avalanche (Sm400) Maverick (Sm3600)
2017 Shimmer (Sm5005) Shimmer (Sm5005) Shimmer (Sm5005) Lord Jiminy (Sm119) Lord Jiminy (Sm119)
2016 Simply Fun (Sm42) Simply Fun (Sm42) Hartbreaker (B330) Simply Fun (Sm42) Lord Jiminy (Sm119)
2015 Rush (B45) Cadibarra 8 (R420) Extasea (G4646R) Rush (B45)  
2014 (Portland) Cancelled Cancelled Cancelled Cancelled  
2013 (Portland) Senna (G14) Halcyon (R75) Halcyon (R75) XLR8 (Sm460)  
2012 Wicked (Sm4) Escapade (H538) (B434) Calm (Sm5252) Escapade (H538)
2011 Calm (Sm5252) Kiss Goodbye to MS (S37) Kiss Goodbye to MS (S37)  Calm (Sm5252)  
2010 Slinky Malinky (H777) Escapade (H538) Slinky Malinky (H777) Gusto (B660)  
2009 Calm (Sm5252) Wicked (Sm4) Pretty Woman (B5262) Calm (Sm5252)  
2008 Chutzpah (R33) Chutzpah (R33) Wild Side (Sm360) Shogun (R50)  
2007 eXtasea (G4646R) eXtasea (G4646R) Matangi (5350) Skandia Wild Thing (M1)  
2006 Living Doll Goldfinger Laurelle Goldfinger  
2005 Cougar Tevake

Icefire / New Morning II 

2004 Bacardi Rumbeat Yoko Gusto  
2003 Bacardi Bacardi Yoko Kontrol