Upcoming Events

Mar 5, 2016 - Mar 6, 2016
Time: 08:15 am - 05:00 am
Location: Wesley College

Mar 11, 2016 - Mar 12, 2016
Time: 23:00 - 19:00
Location: Queenscliff

Mar 25, 2016 - Mar 27, 2016
Time: 4:00 - 22:00
Location: Queenscliff

Apr 17, 2016
Time: 08:45 am - 11:55 am
Location: The Heads, Port Phillip Bay

May 1, 2016
Time: 10:00 - 15:00
Location: Royal Brighton Yacht Club

May 14, 2016
Time: 7:00 - 17:00
Location: Queenscliff

Jun 26, 2016
Time: 10:30 - 17:00

Jul 10, 2016
Time: 10:30 - 17:00

Major Sponsors


Information session in Melbourne 6th Mar 2016
A Melbourne to Osaka information session will be held in Melbourne on Sunday the 6th March at Sandringham Yacht Club in the Harbour View restaurant starting at 4.00pm, followed at 5.00pm by a celebration of the launch of race entries.  Come and learn more about the race from past competitors and from Martin and George from the Organising Commit [ ... ]


2016 King Island Race Join us for our first ORCV Ocean Race in 2016 - the famous Melbourne to King Island Race. To be conducted over the Labour Day long weekend in March (March 11-12), this Category 2 race will see the fleet head off from Queenscliff, out through the heads and across Bass Strait to the finish at Grassy Harbour, King Island, Tasmania. While the 114 nautical mile hit ou [ ... ]


Information night in Auckland 16th Feb 2016 A Melbourne to Osaka information night will be held in Auckland NZ on the 16th February at the Royal Akarana Yacht Club starting at 7.30pm, but an informal meet and greet kicks off at 7pm. Come and learn more about the race from past competitors and from chair of the Organising Committee Martin Vaughan. The bar will be open and dinner available. &nb [ ... ]


2016 March Safety and Sea Survival Course Registrations are now open for our first Safety & Sea Survival Course (SSSC) in 2016. We will run it on March 5-6 at Wesley College, St. Kilda campus.
Join the pool of SSSC Qualified Sailors! You can check the expiry date of your certificate HERE. Register HERE. Any enquiries, call the office 03 9689 1622 


Who On Earth Put That Fish Farm There and Other Stories.  It can be an awfully long way from Melbourne to Hobart.  The 2015 (or rather 2015/16) race was a fine example of just how far it can be.  I was either hallucinating, or one week from race start BOM had us prepared to be swinging off grab rails and preparing to ingest Stugeron and Saladas like they were going out of fashion,  [ ... ]

Melbourne to Osaka interview video - Paul Roberts and Martin Vaughan

2018 Melbourne to Osaka Double Handed Yacht Race - Interview video Paul Roberts and Martin Vaughan
We are pleased to announce the first in a series of interviews with past competitors of the Melbourne to Osaka Double Handed yacht race. 私たちは メルボルン~大阪ダブルハンドレース(以後M2Oと表記) 出場経験者へのインタビュー動画をシリーズでお送りしま [ ... ]


2015 Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron welcomes ORCV Cock of the Bay Partcipants! Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron (BYS) is excited to once again host the ORCV Cock of the Bay skippers and crews on Boxing Day. We are looking forward to opening the doors of our brand new clubhouse to you all.  Whether you are returning to Melbourne that night or staying with us overnight we welcome you to enjoy a drink an [ ... ]


ORCV and BYS Petersville Regatta 27-30 December 2015 The Petersville Regatta is proudly returning to the Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron (BYS) Sailing Calendar. This family friendly, relaxed regatta will be held from 27 – 30 December 2015 and is set to be reinstated as the club’s flagship annual event (proudly supported by BBQs Plus). Back by popular demand, the Petersville Regatta returns to att [ ... ]


Wyndham Harbour Sponsors 2015 Cock of the Bay and Melbourne to Hobart Westcoast Yacht Races. The Ocean Racing Club of Victoria (ORCV) is delighted to announce Wyndham Harbour as a new naming rights sponsor for the forthcoming 2015 Wyndham Harbour Cock of the Bay race and the blue water classic Wyndham Harbour Melbourne to Hobart Westcoaster ocean race. Wyndham Harbour is an exciting new developm [ ... ]