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2014 Yachting Victoria Weigh Day Yachting Victoria are holding a Weigh Day on Sunday 7th September 2014 at Sandringham Yacht Club for all boats interested in obtaining AMS, IRC or SMS ratings. Weighing is available for Multihulls and Keelboats. Now is the time to get organised for the forthcoming season! Click HERE for information and forms.


2014 Ocean Racer of the Year Call for Nominations. The Ocean Racer of the Year Perpetual Trophy was presented by Ron White and Family, of Shenandoah 11 fame, for the first time in 2002. The trophy was implemented to recognise those qualities particular to ocean racing as distinct from other yachting activities. Such qualities might include, but are not limited to, the nominee’s knowledge and [ ... ]


2014 WINTER SERIES RACE TO GEELONG AND WOMEN’S RACE TO MELBOURNEThe Notice of Races and entries for both the Winter Series Race to Geelong (September 13) and the Women’s Skippers and Navigators Race from Geelong to Melbourne (September 14) are now available (click on the Winter Series button). The race to Geelong is always a great way to finish off the ORCV Winter Series and the after-party [ ... ]


2014 SUMMER OCEAN RACING The 2014 Summer ocean racing with start off as usual on Cup Weekend with a repeat of last year’s race to Portland. It was such a success last year with a strong level of participation and a great effort by Portland Yacht Club to really make the fleet very welcome on arrival. It is a qualifying race for the ORCV Christmas races, as well as that other ocean race that star [ ... ]


WINTER SERIES – SUNDAY AUGUST 10This coming Sunday we are scheduled to run the longer 21 NM race of the Winter Series for both the racers and cruisers. Wind forecast looks good though maybe some rain about to put a damper on things. Please be sure to be on the water in time for the earlier start at 0930. The re-running of the postponed Race 1 for the Sydney 38’s will also take place this Su [ ... ]


BEYOND THE BAY RADIO OPERATION COURSES The Beyond The Bay courses in practical radio operation will take place at South Yarra Sports Centre within the Melbourne High School campus (see map below). You can enter of Alexandra Avenue and parking is usually available within the school grounds. There is also an entry to the Sports Centre off Chapel Street. It can be tricky to find, so best to allow am [ ... ]


ORCV HELLY HANSEN WINTER SERIES – DAY 3This coming Sunday, July 27, is Day 3 of the Winter Series with all fleets schedule to come out to play; racers cruisers and Sydney 38’s so race management will be busy. The current forecast is looking good so the plan is to run two races (laid courses) for the racers/cruisers and three shorter races (laid courses) for the Sydney 38’s. The NOR for th [ ... ]


A VERY PERSONAL STORY FROM LEETON HULLEY - CREW ON CARTOUCHE   I would like to tell you my story. My name is Leeton Hulley and I completed the ORCV Melbourne to Vanuatu Yacht race on a Beneteau First 50 called Cartouche. My experience I feel is unique and I would like to share it with you. The first two days of racing were much the same as the rest of the fleet. Tough conditions but all of [ ... ]


Volvo Ocean Race Team SCA Sophie Ciszek, previous MYC member and local Mornington girl is a member of the all women’s Volvo team. She wrote to say that the first of several documentaries about Team SCA (the all women's Volvo team which Soph is a member of) will be shown on channel 7two this Sunday July 20th at 12:00 noon and then on: Saturday July 26th 12:00 noon
turday Aug 2nd 12:00 noon
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