NOTICE OF
RACE 

Click HERE for the 2012 Bass Strait Series NOR.

SAILING INSTRUCTIONS

Click HERE  for the 2012 SIs.

Coming soon!

 

LEAVE AT HOME

Click HERE for the Leave at Home document

SKED SHEETS

Click HERE for the 2011 M2L Sked Sheets

ENTER

Go HERE to complete your entry.

sailor-details

ENTRANTS

Click HERE to see who else  is going.

RECORD

Cadibarra (VIII) in 2003 @ 19:55:43 

RESULTS

Get the results HERE.

FORMS

Go HERE for the Race Documents 

RACE INFO

Read a little more about the oldest ocean race in Australia, HERE

TRACKER

When the race is on, watch them on the tracker, HERE.

SPONSOR

The oldest ocean race in Australia is proudly
sponsored by Helly Hansen.

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MELBOURNE TO LAUNCESTON

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Ocean Race: 198 nm

Race Start: 1230hrs 27th December 2012 at Portsea 

 Category: 2

 

Preliminary Advice.

Australia's oldest ocean race (and the world's fifth oldest), the famous Melbourne to Launceston event starts on December 27, 2012. The winner receives (albeit quite briefly) the splendiferous 60 Guinea, Rudder Cup, as pictured below.

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First run in 1907 and then a few years of each decade until the 60's, when it became an annual feature, the M2L is just perfect for the busy crew who have to back in Melbourne on or around New Year's Eve. Crews looking to go and stick their nose in it (Bass Strait, that is) for the first time also use the M2L as a thorough grounding in how to cross The Paddock. This race is resplendant with its own three-race series, as well.

Additionally, it places you directly into some of the most stunning scenery in Tasmania and if you're a foodie/wine buff, well the Tamar and areas nearby are just a delight. So grab the gang, the golf clubs and switch off the mobile for a little RnR, Tassie style.

 

T3-Launceston

 

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Are you ready? ORCV Summer Season 2015-16


It is that time of the year when everyone in Melbourne yearns for some warm weather and starts thinking about the spring and summer months ahead.
The ORCV has planning well underway. We will be heading back to  Stanley for the first race of the offshore season and Smithton Lions club are making preparations to host us in the new Harbour shed with festivities, entertainment, food and bar services. They are excited about the ORCV returning to the home of "The Nut” and are looking forward to laying out the welcome mat. The Stanley Race is a qualifier for the Hobart East and West coast races.
For those short on time, the Rudder Cup Race will have yachts heading to Devonport this year. Mersey Yacht Club have announced the “Advantage Pharmacy Top of the Island Race which along with the ORCV Cock of the Bay Race completes the format of the Bass Strait Series. This is a great event for yachties who stepped up to some of the ORCV coastal races this year to venture a little further into Bass Strait.
Hobart East or Hobart West- which way will you head? The option to take the route outside of Flinders Island and down the east coast or across the strait and down the rugged scenic west coast is yours to choose. Arriving in Hobart amid the gala celebrations for New Year should be on everyone’s bucket list!

So, put these dates into your diary and start planning!

RACE 

 START DATE

 NOTICE of RACE

 Stanley  30/10/2015   2015 Stanley Notice of Race (V1 00 Final)
 Cock of the Bay  26/12/2015   2015 Cock of the Bay Notice of Race (V1 00 Final)
 Rudder Cup  27/12/2015   2015 Rudder Cup Notice of Race (V1 10 Final)
Eastcoast 27/12/2015   2015 Eastcoaster Notice of Race (V1 00 Final)
Westcoast 27/12/2015   2015 Westcoaster Notice of Race (V1 00 Final)

 

And don’t forget:

 

 

2014 Devonport Presentation Night


Mersey Yacht Club will host a two course buffet style Presentation dinner at a cost of $35 per person on the 29/12/14.
In previous years this cost has been incorporated into the crew fee, but at the time of organisng entry we did not have this information. Therefore, attendees will need to pay on the evening for dinner.
If you wish to attend, please advise us ASAP so we can confirm numbers with the caterer. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the Office 03 9689 1622

Melbourne to Devonport Rudder Cup Race 2014

Organised by the Ocean Racing Club of Victoria

Race against the Beneteau First 40s in the online virtual race

brought to you by Sailonline

Race starts Saturday 27th December 2014 at 01:30 UTC (12:30 AEDT Local Time)

Sailonline.org is pleased to announce that it is again partnering with the Ocean Racing Club of Victoria to bring the virtual version of theMelbourne to Devonport “Rudder Cup” Race 2014, to armchair sailors around the world.

In 1907, Thomas Fleming Day, editor of the American magazine "Rudder" wrote to his friend, the Commodore of the Geelong Yacht Club, T. A. Dickson, suggesting a race across Bass Strait to Tasmania in order to promote the sport of yachting. Day struck a trophy worth 60 guineas, a fortune at the time, as a prize for the winner. More than 100 years later, yachts are still racing across Bass Strait for the honour of winning the Rudder Cup. The Rudder Cup is Australia's oldest ocean race and the 5th oldest organised ocean yacht race in the world, pre-dating the Fastnet by nearly 20 years and the Sydney to Hobart race by nearly 4 decades.

Sailonline is a non-profit, non-commercial sail-racing navigation simulation run entirely by volunteers. All races are free and each Soler (one who sails on Sailonline) gets exactly the same boat. The challenge is navigating through the weather. Sailonline uses almost real-time weather downloaded from NOAA and the boat physics are considered to be the most life-like of any online simulation.

Sailonline will be using the polar of a Beneteau First 40 racing yacht as the online virtual yacht and we will be racing against the two real First 40s in the race, "Bandit" and "Wicked", both from Sandringham Yacht Club in Melbourne. Armchair sailors can pit their navigational skills against the race fleet with the feed from the Yellowbrick tracker showing the position of the real yachts overlaid on the virtual race screen.

 

 

Whether you are a seasoned old salt or a newbie, all are welcome and there is always someone willing to help with questions in the online race chat.

 

Head to Sailonlineto join in the virtual race - it’s all free. sailonline.org

 

Ocean Racing Club of Victoria – orcv.org.au/

 

About the Rudder Cuphttp://www.orcv.org.au/index.php/deveonport-about-the-cup

 

ORCV's Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/OceanRacingClub

 


 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 




The ORCV welcomes a multihull back to ocean racing in Melbourne

PECCADILLO, owned and skippered by Charles Meredith is competing in the 2014 Melbourne to Devonport ocean yacht race. Charles is also the Commodore of the Multihull Yacht Club of Victoria (MHYC).

The ORCV welcome's multihulls and regularly have multihulls in our longer Bay races, including the Cock of the Bay, Melbourne to Geelong passage race (the last race of the Winter Series) and our new Beyond the Bay Overnight Challenge.

Bob Tanner (previous Office Manager and current National Safety Equipment Auditor) thinks it may have been 20 years since the last multihull competed in an ORCV ocean race. He recalls OCEAN EMU did the 1994 Melbourne to Devonport Race. It certainly pre-dates any electronic records we have, so we'll have to go digging into the paper archives to confirm. If you're aware of any more recent mulithulls competing in ORCV ocean racing events, please let us know.

The Melbourne to Devonport Ocean Yacht Race is a Category 2 event and the Yachting Australia Special Regulations have different safety requirements for multihulls and monohulls.  The ORCV takes safety seriously and compliance with Yachting Australia Special Regulations for multihulls has some unique challenges. The ORCV have collaborated with MHYC regarding safety compliance aspects for multihulls and ORCV National Safety Equipment Auditors have also liaised with some of their interstate colleagues who have experience with multihulls. 

Peccadillo on its way 

 

Peccadillo in the Tamar 

Some brief information on PECCADILLO
Design: Chris White 46 Mk Ii
Length Over All: 14.7m
Rig: Mast Head

PECCADILLO is fast cruising catamaran, launched in 2004 and has been cruised and raced extensively in South East Australia.

PECCADILLO has some impressive race results including:

  • Overall winner and First in the multihull division in the 2011 Three Peaks Race
  • First multihull division 2014 Three Peaks Race
  • Second multihull division 2012 Three Peaks Race
  • Third multihull division 2010 Three Peaks Race
  • Second Mulithull division 2013 Adelaide-Port Lincoln Race
  • Third Mulithull division 2012 Adelaide-Port Lincoln Race
  • Line honours in the 2013 Festival of Sails Melbourne to Geelong passage race.