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Upcoming Events

Sunday, 1 Jul 2018
Time: 09:00 am - 04:30 pm
Location: State Sailing Centre, Albert Park

Sunday, 1 Jul 2018
Time: 09:00 am - 12:30 pm
Location: State Sailing Centre, Albert Park

Sunday, 1 Jul 2018
Time: 01:00 pm - 04:30 pm
Location: State Sailing Centre, Albert Park

Saturday, 7 Jul 2018
Time: 9:30 - 17:00

Sunday, 8 Jul 2018
Time: 9:30 - 16:00
Location: Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron

Saturday, 4 Aug 2018
Time: 10:30 - 17:00

Saturday, 1 Sep 2018
Time: 9:30 - 17:00

Saturday, 15 Sep 2018 - Sunday, 16 Sep 2018
Time: 12:00 - 9:00

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Category 2 Racing: Transition for Skippers Overview Competing in a Cateory 2 ocean yacht race for the first time can be a little daunting for owners/skippers.  This course will assist active boat owners to navigate through all eligibility and entry requirements, including: Australian Sailing Special Regulations for Category 2 races, including Stability, Safety Equipment Notice of R [ ... ]


Sundance Yachts, the ORCV and the new Foiling Figaro3 The Figaro class yacht, manufactured by Beneteau, has been around since the early nineties in Europe and has provided the training platform for many serious ocean sailors over the years. Recently, Beneteau announced the latest incarnation of this class, the Figaro 3, which incorporates a pair of lateral foils. The boat meets ISO Cat A require [ ... ]

Shorthanded racing is here

Shorthanded Racing is here– 4 crew plus Autohelm The ORCV is pleased to announce that it will be introducing short handed racing with autohelm with a maximum of 4 crew as part of the main fleet in all offshore races next season. This development reflects the findings of research into race participation conducted by ORCV earlier this year. More details on the research and related initiative [ ... ]


ORCV bids sayonara Osaka and hello Winter by Rosie Colahan The Ocean Racing Club of Victoria will salute the arrival of winter on Sunday 3 June 2018 with the kick off of their annual Winter Series for 2018, signalling ‘sayonara’ to an epic 2017-18 summer of southern offshore racing and the completion of the marathon 2018 Sundance Marine Melbourne Osaka Cup (MOC) double handed race. The Wint [ ... ]


2018 Victorian Sailing Awards Last Friday at the Victorian Sailing Awards evening, the ORCV was awarded, jointly with Royal Geelong Yacht Club, the annual award for Media and Publicity. This award recognised the considerable efforts over many years of those who have produced material for all of our media outlets; the ORCV website, Facebook Page, newspapers, radio and TV and of course of all of  [ ... ]


2018 Winter Series - Race One Round Up Our new format Winter Series kicked off today, on what could only be described as a perfect Melbourne winter’s day. All hardy crew members up early to head out to one of the 18 yachts that met us at the start line off the RMYS Breakwater, ahead of our scheduled 10:30 start, were met with a chilly 40 air temperature, and soothingly warming sunshine. For a [ ... ]


WINTER SERIES RACE ONE SET TO BE A TEST OF PATIENCE AND CONCENTRATION IN LIGHT CONDITIONS. It is now June, and Winter has finally arrived in earnest with the first real cold snap of the year sweeping across the State earlier in the week. As we all know though, June can be a mixed bag of biting cold fronts, and pleasant highs, with light airs. This year for the first time, we have chosen to open [ ... ]

Offshore Championship - further info

Offshore Championship…..  further information  Our previous article reported that although the racing is all done, and a few boats placed  themselves out of contention during the Apollo Bay race, we still do not have a result for the Offshore Championship and scoring procedure is under review. The problem to be addressed has its origins in changes made by ORCV during the past y [ ... ]

Offshore Championship

Offshore Championship….. so who won the award ? Well the Racing is all done and a few boats, including Alien, took themselves out of contention with poor tactical decisions during the Apollo Bay race but……. we still don’t have a result and the scoring arrangements are under review. The key issue is whether the NOR for the Offshore Championship permits results from the Double Handed Div [ ... ]





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ORCV Latitude Series


This series of three events is designed to get skippers and crews out into the ocean for the first time.  Event 1 is about night sailing and watch keeping. In event 2 vessels go out the Heads to a designated "line" of latitude, which is specific to each boat and the prevailing weather conditions. They then return back through the Heads to the finish at Portsea Pier. Event 3 is a a relaxed return back to home ports to complete a weekend away onboard.

1. Overnight Challenge

An event of a navigational and tactical nature within the confines of Port Phillip of EXACTLY 22 hours in duration.

Event Date: Saturday 24th September  2016

Start Time: 1300hrs

Event Starts are available at Geelong, Brighton, Wyndham Harbour or Mornington - your choice.

Category: 5N+


Pick your start location and plan your own course to optimise your distanmce sailed.  Learn about night sailing and watchkeeping if you haven't sailed overnight before.

2. Latitude Ocean Race

Ocean Race of approximately eight hours in duration.

Race Date; Saturday 19th November  2016

Start Time: 0630hrs

Race Start is at Queenscliff at Slack Water, Port Phillip Heads

Category: 3


This race is designed to get skippers and crews out into the ocean for the first time.  Vessels go out the Heads to a designated "line" of latitude, which is specific to each boat and the prevailing weather conditions. They then return back through the Heads to the finish at Portsea Pier.

Typically, this race is followed the next day by:

3. Latitude Pursuit Race 

Bay Race of 30 nautical miles

Race Start is at 0900hrs AEDT, from Blairgowrie.

Category: 6


This is a pursuit, or progressive start, where the slower vessels get away first and then the faster boats have to chase them down over the course.