Ocean Racing Club of Victoria
Dave Hewison

2024 DYSC Marine Supplies Winter Series & Novice Return Series

The ORCV Discount Yachting Winter Series program for racing and cruising is based on passage style racing within Port Phillip Bay. The Series comprises four races including a destination race to Blairgowrie, a destination race to Geelong and two short passage races around fixed marks.

  • Race 1 - Saturday 22 June 2024 – Short Passage Race (< 6 hours)
  • Race 2 - Saturday 6 July 2024 – Destination Race to Blairgowrie 
  • Race 3 - Saturday 20 July 2024 – Short Passage Race (< 6 hours)
  • Race 4 - Saturday 17 August 2024 – Destination Race to Geelong

In addition to the Discount Yachting Winter Series, return races are scheduled to provide the opportunity for crew and team development on:

  • Sunday 7th July 2024 – Novice Return Race from Blairgowrie 
  • Sunday 18 August 2024 – Novice Return Race from Geelong

As with all ORCV races, you can compete fully crewed, 4+Autohelm and Double Handed.

The races start in the vicinity of RBYC. Shorter course options have been included in all races to cater for the range of conditions which may be experienced during the winter months

Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron (BYS) and Royal Geelong Yacht Club (RGYC) are generously providing their traditional overnight hospitality and camaraderie for the destination races.  

The ORCV on water distress flare practice will continue this year prior to the first race in the series on Saturday 22 June 2024. Details will be provided via a Notice to Competitors. 


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Winter Series News

DYSC Marine Supplies Winter Series - Race 2 Updates Race Results Race 2 of the DYSC Marine Supplies Winter Series again presented crews with a test of...

DYSC Marine Supplies Winter Series  Blairgowrie Destination and Novice Return Final Reminders:  We have a large fleet of 54 boats participating in...

DYSC Marine Supplies Winter Series - Race 1 Updates Check back here during the race for the latest news and updates. Race Results Race 1 of the DYSC Marine...

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