Latest News and announcements from ORCV

2016 ORCV Notice of the 31st Annual General Meeting and Trophy Presentation


The Annual General Meeting of Members will be held at Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron on Tuesday 4th October 2016 at 7pm.

Click here for 2016 ORCV Notice of AGM

Minutes of 2015 AGM can be downloaded here:  Minutes of 2015 AGM

2016 ORCV Audited Accounts can be viewed here:  2016 ORCV Audited Accounts

Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron will host this event and the Bar will be open at 6.15pm prior to the meeting commencing at 7pm.

Following the AGM there will be an Interval for light refreshments and then the Presentation of Trophies for the 2015-16 season will take place. You are encouraged to bring your crew and guests along to enjoy the evening.

To register your interest use the form below.

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 

2015 Beyond the Bay- the Big Breakfast.

We know that it is all about the sailing challenge but Hobsons Bay Yacht Club are gearing up to feed the hungry hordes on Sunday after the Overnight event. So come along for the prize giving, telling of tall tales and overnight adventures and more!

Big breakfast for $10 (bacon, sausage, egg, tomato, mushroom and onion).
Egg and Bacon Rolls - $5
Tea/Instant Coffee - Free
Pod Coffee - $2 donation
Drinks at Members prices
Pens available if required - These will need to be pre-booked by emailing: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

2015 Beyond the Bay- Overnight Navigators Challenge.

The Beyond the Bay Overnight event is on again and open to all to all interested Skippers and crews. You do not have to be part of the BTB training programme to compete.
So, if your crew need some night sailing practice and navigational challenges, then ENTER now.
We have extended the Entry date until 14/10/2015. Notice of Event  HERE.
The event will be point scored based on the distance sailed, course marks rounded, successful radio skeds and finishing times.
There are three starting locations and the event will finish at Hobsons Bay Yacht Club with a breakfast BBQ and awarding of prizes. Come and join the fun!

2015 AGM Congratulations Robin Hewitt- Ocean Racer of the Year.

Congratulations Robin Hewitt- a legend of the sport and the 2015 Ocean Racer of the Year.

Robin was presented the prestigious Shenandoah II Perpetual trophy for the Ocean Racer of the Year award at the ORCV AGM  at RMYS . He has successfully campaigned his yacht Yoko for many years and has mentored novice crew along the way alongside his outstanding contributions to the Committee and as a dedicated trainer for activities.

Laurie Ford and his crew aboard Spirit of Downunder won the Perry Fletcher Perpetual Trophy for the Offshore Championship.

Richard Gates and his crew aboard Absolut took the honours for the Winter racing, receiving the Lord Warden’s trophy for the overall winner of the series.

Lynda Brayton, skippering Samskara, won the Custom Yacht Covers Perpetual trophy for the Women Skippers and Navigators race for her 1st place in PHS.

Jacqueline Prestedge, skippering One for the Road, won the Custom Yacht Covers Perpetual trophy for the Novice Skipper for the Womens Race. This trophy was a new initiative for the season and generously donated by our Sponsor, Sue Bumstead of Custom Yacht Covers.