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Sunday, 18 Mar 2018
Time: 15:00 - 15:05
Location: Portsea Pier

Sunday, 25 Mar 2018
Time: 14:00 - 14:05
Location: Portsea Pier

Friday, 30 Mar 2018
Time: 1:00 - 23:00
Location: Queenscliff

Sunday, 1 Apr 2018
Time: 14:00 - 14:05
Location: Portsea Pier

Sunday, 22 Apr 2018
Time: 12:25 pm - 03:35 pm
Location: The Heads, Port Phillip Bay

Sunday, 6 May 2018
Time: 10:00 - 15:00
Location: Royal Brighton Yacht Club

Saturday, 19 May 2018
Time: 3:30 - 17:00
Location: Queenscliff

Saturday, 26 May 2018 - Sunday, 27 May 2018
Time: 08:15 am - 05:00 pm
Location: Wesley College

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Offshore Championship

ORCV Offshore Championship With results in for the first four races, competition for the Offshore Championship is now starting to take shape. The revised series format requires that each yacht’s score must include at least three Category 2 races and, to be eligible for the Championship, a yacht must either complete one of the Group 1 races (Osaka/Noumea/Westcoaster) or include results for bo [ ... ]

King Island....beautiful one day and simply perfect the next

2018 King Island  Well it's been exciting from the very begining, starting earlier in the week when the Race Director Simon Dryden made the call to move the start time from 2.30am to 1.00am.  Unfortunately with such light conditions in the few hours leading up to the start, a further review of the race start was required, as light winds and current were presenting challenging conditions [ ... ]


King Island Race Start The current outlook for start of the race to King Island this weekend is looking a little problematic! The current BOM wind forecast in the Heads is for very, very light winds. The maximum ebb tide is just after midnight so for a start at 0200hours, there will still be some help from the outgoing tide. It all could change over the next 36 hours but to give race man [ ... ]

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 [ ... ]


How to update you boat and Crew details on the Tracker


Planning for a successful Hobart race With Christmas racing done and dusted, the Geelong and Lincoln regattas behind us, many skippers and yachties thoughts are turning to the year ahead. Some choose a year off, focusing on bay racing. Others set their sights North, heading to Queensland for the various regattas, perhaps doing an ocean race on the way. Many others are focused on doing “a Hoba [ ... ]


Full and Revalidation Courses in March SAFETY AND SEA SURVIVAL (SSS) FULL AND RE-VALIDATION COURSES IN MARCH 3-4. REGISTRATIONS ARE OPEN! Have you been in a liferaft before or even tried to get into one with a PFD on? Maybe it is better to try it in a safe and controlled environment rather than at night, in a storm, at sea. Similarly, using flares. Learn about what you and your fellow crew can [ ... ]

King Island - fantastic destination for a yacht race is now open to yachts without HF marine radio.  Top things to do when visiting King Island

King Island - fantastic destination for an ocean yacht race is now open to yachts without HF marine radio.  Top things to do when visiting King Island. ONLINE ENTRY The ORCV is always keen to explore the latest technologies and has been a long campaigner for reducing barriers to ocean racing and sailing.  For the 2018 Melbourne to King Island Category 2 ocean race, the ORCV have again  [ ... ]

Thorry Gunnersen AM

ORCV member Thorry Gunnersen AM, owner-skipper of Tilting at Windmills, dies at age 77 Dear fellow sailors, It is with great sadness we announce that ORCV member Thorry Gunnersen AM, owner-skipper of Tilting at Windmills, passed away at home on Sunday 4 February 2018, age 77. His funeral will be held at 11am on Monday 12 February 2018, at St Peter’s Eastern Hill Anglican Church, 15 Gisborne St [ ... ]







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