Upcoming Events

Monday, 3 Apr 2017
Time: 19:00 - 20:00
Location: Mornington Yacht Club

Friday, 14 Apr 2017 - Sunday, 16 Apr 2017
Time: 0:00 - 0:00
Location: Queenscliff

Friday, 14 Apr 2017 - Sunday, 16 Apr 2017
Time: 4:00 - 23:00
Location: Queenscliff

Sunday, 23 Apr 2017
Time: 09:15 pm - 12:25 pm
Location: The Heads, Port Phillip Bay

Sunday, 7 May 2017
Time: 10:00 - 15:00
Location: Royal Brighton Yacht Club

Monday, 8 May 2017
Time: 19:00 - 21:30
Location: Bell's Hotel

Saturday, 20 May 2017 - Sunday, 21 May 2017
Time: 0:00 - 0:00
Location: Queenscliff

Saturday, 27 May 2017 - Sunday, 28 May 2017
Time: 08:15 am - 05:00 pm
Location: Wesley College

Major Sponsors


Melbourne Osaka Cup - Virtual race starts soon

The one-year-to-go BBQ was held last Saturday at SYC and was well attended by competitors and supporters alike. Special thanks to our major sponsor Sundance Marine and event sponsors GILL, Sitro Group, Rainbow Meats, Chirping Bird Wines, Lion Nathan, and Baker Boys. Gill has offered some great prizes for this race worth about $450 so it's really worth giving it a go. 1st Deck shoes ($200) 2n [ ... ]

Osaka one year to go BBQ

One year to go BBQ highlights Saturday night's Sundance Melbourne to Osaka Cup "One Year to Go" event was a great success.  Following a fantastic meal, George Shaw introduced the Double Handed crews who were attending, sought out past competitors (many of whom are acting as mentors on the upcoming event) and introduced members off the organising committee who will put the 2018 event toget [ ... ]


ORCV Launch 2017 Training Program "Beyond The Bay" Information Roadshow Nights Designed for Bay sailors focused on Cruising and Racing alike. Each year we hold free information nights at a number of local clubs to give you the chance to learn more about Beyond the Bay. This year we will hold sessions at the following clubs: LOCATION  DATE   TIME RGYC Geelong   [ ... ]

Melbourne Osaka Cup - One year to go BBQ details

One year to go - lets celebrate We made some errors previously when quoting dates for the BBQ.  It is definitely Saturday 25th March 2017 at 6pm at SYC in the off the beach area.  Sorry for the confusion. The BBQ catering is covered by some valued sponsors we will recognise in person at the event.  We are also running a raffle, hence the $10 ticket when you register. There are ov [ ... ]


Melbourne to Port Fairy Ocean Yacht Race  Traditionally held over the Easter holiday, the race to the historic and picturesque western district town of Port Fairy is one of three coastal races conducted by the club. The 135 mile course is often a race in two parts. The first takes competing yachts south-westwards past the coastal resorts of Torquay, Anglesea, Lorne and Apollo Bay before r [ ... ]

Stability Index Test

Stability Index Test In all yacht racing a ‘Notice of Race’ is issued inviting entrants who have a qualifying yacht to participate, a document which includes the eligibility requirements. As a Cat1+ event, the NoR for the Melbourne Osaka Cup states as a requirement, that each yacht must have “a Stability Index of not less than 115 degrees as verified through an inclination test”. This m [ ... ]

Melbourne Osaka Cup - One year to go celebration Sat 25th March

There is only one year to go until the first boats depart for Osaka and to celebrate your progress so far, we’ve organised a BBQ on Saturday March 25th. If you’re in Melbourne or can make it down here, you’ll enjoy great food, drink and hospitality like nowhere else but Hokko Yacht Club! We’ll gather at the SYC Off the Beach Centre and there’ll be a display of many of the Melbourne ent [ ... ]

The magic that happens – the race fairies you never really see

The magic that happens – the race fairies you never really see I love the King Island race, having done it many times on my own and on friends boats.  Gee it’s a lot of work to get the boat to a start line isn’t it ?  Provisioning, fuel, safety gear, audits, repairs, compliance paperwork, crew details.  How good is it to start a race and better still to finish one.  Ar [ ... ]


King Island Race weather Update Looking at the overall picture the weather is pretty unusual for this time of the year with warm moist air over Victoria and a large blocking low pressure close to New Zealand. There is a low pressure developing over Adelaide which will wet the sailors late on Saturday. This is going to mean tricky sailing conditions for the fleet, the four models have the wind fr [ ... ]






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