Upcoming Events

Presentation & Awards Night

Saturday, 17 Jun 2023
Time: 19:00 - 23:00
Location: Royal Yacht Club of Victoria

2023 Winter Series Race 1 - Short Passage race

Saturday, 24 Jun 2023
Time: 10:30 - 17:00
Location: Royal Brighton Yacht Club

Navionics the Basics

Monday, 10 Jul 2023
Time: 08:00 pm - 09:00 pm
Location: Online

Fundamental Navigation-Online Course

Thursday, 13 Jul 2023 - Monday, 17 Jul 2023
Time: 19:00 - 21:00

Weather for Sailors Module 1 The Fundamentals

Tuesday, 25 Jul 2023 - Tuesday, 1 Aug 2023
Time: 07:00 pm - 09:00 pm

2023 Practical Hands on Radio Workshop

Sunday, 6 Aug 2023
Time: 9:00 - 14:00
Location: ORCV, State Sailing Centre, Albert Park

Bowman Master the Pointy End

Sunday, 13 Aug 2023
Time: 08:30 am - 05:00 pm
Location: Sandringham Yacht Club

Safety & Sea Survival Course Full & Refresher Course

Sunday, 10 Sep 2023
Time: 08:15 am - 05:00 pm
Location: Wesley College

Race Management

ORCV Announces New Offshore Race Management Introduction Course

We are happy to announce the creation of an exciting new training course, specifically designed for those wishing to conduct offshore (coastal and ocean) races and rallies– and those keen to help.

Offshore sailors can face issues unlike those for bay events and this course has been developed to assist those persons officiating at such events.  Specific attention drawn to risk analysis and duty of care for safe and effective operation of such events.  

The course is open to any interested parties – including family of sailors who may wish to volunteer their services.

Ocean Race Officer Course outline

The Ocean race officer course provides a good overview in the methods of conducting Ocean races and rallies and is suitable for anyone who is interested with helping to run, or responsible for running offshore events. The course is run over one day and costs $75.00. This fee is waived for any person who has assisted in ORCV race management in the last 12 months – and would be refunded to anyone completing the requirements – and assisting within the next twelve months.

1.    Race Structure

2.    Race Officer Authority

3.    Resources and Equipment

4.    Event Preparation

5.    Race Day setup

6.    Race Operations and Control

7.    Incident Management

8.    Media

9.    Race Finishing

10. Post Race Tasks

11. Protests.

This course is conducted on one day – over 8 hours.


ORCV choose the size of the race team, and selection of race officers according to the category and duration of the events. Selection criteria for a managing race office include:

  • Having completed SSSC qualification
  • Offshore sailing experience
  • Radio operator qualification
  • Incident Management training
  • Race officiating experience.
  • ORCV membership
  • Competence in race management software

But all participants in this course may assist in conduct events whilst gaining valuable experience.