Upcoming Events

Friday, 1 Mar 2019
Time: 05:30 am - 08:30 am
Location: ORCV, State Sailing Centre, Albert Park

Saturday, 2 Mar 2019 - Sunday, 3 Mar 2019
Time: 08:15 am - 05:00 pm
Location: Wesley College

Sunday, 3 Mar 2019
Time: 08:15 am - 05:00 pm
Location: Wesley College

Friday, 8 Mar 2019 - Sunday, 10 Mar 2019
Time: 23:00 - 23:00
Location: Queenscliff

Friday, 5 Apr 2019
Time: 05:30 pm - 08:30 pm
Location: ORCV, State Sailing Centre, Albert Park

Sunday, 14 Apr 2019
Time: 01:45 pm - 05:10 pm
Location: The Heads, Port Phillip Bay

Friday, 19 Apr 2019 - Sunday, 21 Apr 2019
Time: 0:30 - 23:00
Location: Queenscliff

Sunday, 5 May 2019
Time: 10:00 - 15:00
Location: Royal Brighton Yacht Club

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1st March Members and Guests BBQ We are excited to advise that all systems are go for our next Members and Guests BBQ, next Friday evening, 1st March 2019, at the beautiful lakeside venue of the State Sailing Centre, at 3 Aquatic Drive, Albert Park, commencing from 5:30pm. As with our December BBQ, we will again be providing a range of meats (chicken, porterhouse steak, burgers sausages and salm [ ... ]

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Annette Hesselmans and Crew

Come and hear Annette Hesselmans speak this Friday 7:00pm 22nd February at Royal Brighton Yacht Club
Annette Hesselmans describes herself as just an ordinary sailor.  She says that with a little determination, a dash of confidence, and a few other key ingredients, anything is possible. It is with these attributes that Annette has completed an extraordinary 2018. Sailing 15,000 nautic [ ... ]

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2018-19 ORCV season calendar Updated

2018-19 ORCV Season Calendar Updated We have just updated the “fridge door” version of the 2018 – 2019 ORCV Calendar.  The new calendar includes: Revised Rip Tour Dates in April and Sept/October necessitated by changed launch availability; and The training program has been expanded to include weather modules in June.” We are expecting to issue a further update next month to  [ ... ]

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YACHT RACING OUTSIDE THE BAY - HIGHLY RECOMMENDED First of all I am a newcomer to ocean racing and I would like to share my experience having completed our first ORCV race - Melb to Devonport. Having sailed all my life I only progressed to owning my first “real” boat;  a Hanse 445 (B455 Mersea) about 3 years ago. The learning curve was rather steep in the first year or two. As expected [ ... ]

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The February 8 Members BBQ has been cancelled. NEXT one is on MARCH 1st. We have decided to cancel tomorrow night’s lakeside BBQ. For an event like this flexibility is expected, and we should have promoted the event earlier, as at 5pm today we had only one booking. It is anyone’s guess as to how many people were planning to attend - a caterer’s nightmare! The next BBQ evening is scheduled  [ ... ]

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Entries open for 2019 King Island yacht race

Entries open for 2019 King Island yacht race Entries are open for the 2019 Melbourne to King Island Yacht race.  Starting 11pm on Friday 8th March 2019 it is a great way to spend the Labour day long weekend sailing with friends against a competitve fleet of yachts.  Hosted by the King Island Boat Club in Grassy Harbour, the race is famous for it's late night hospitality with cold drinks [ ... ]

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SAFETY AND SEA SURVIVAL (SSS) FULL AND RE-VALIDATION COURSES March 2-3. 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 what you and your fellow crew can do to make your trip off shore safer. Those p [ ... ]

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Lessons learned - Drogue steering

Lessons Learned - Drogue steering A report follows from the crew of Patriot, an entrant in the 2018 Sydney to Hobart yacht race who lost their rudder and were forced to use drogue steering.  It is an interesting read with a number of lessons learned for those setting up their own drogue steering systems. Download the full document pdf here (634 KB) . Summary of lessons lea [ ... ]

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2018 Melbourne to Hobart and Devonport yacht races - TV News bulletins Pre-Start and Start 27-Dec-18 In case you missed the TV News coverage on the day: Pre-Start and Start of 2018 Melbourne to Hobart WestCoaster and Melbourne to Devonport Rudder Cup ycaht races - TV News bulletins by Channel 7 and Channel Nine.   Channel 7 News   Channel 7 News bulletin on 2018 Melbourne [ ... ]

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