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Job Advertisement – ORCV Training & Admin Assistant The Ocean Racing Club of Victoria (ORCV) is offering the right candidate an exciting opportunity to work with our team to deliver our training events, racing program and assist with office administration.   You will be working with our current office staff member in our busy office located in the picturesque Albert Park Lake...

Double-handed Ryujin wins Apollo Bay Race Sailed double-handed by owner Alex Toomey and crew-mate Andrew Hibbert, Ryujin has won the Ocean Racing Club of Victoria’s (ORCV) 2022 Apollo Bay Race, in which Margaret Rintoul V (Damien King) took line honours in a close race across the board. Sailed double handed, Ryujin won the race.  Photo Chris Furey A fleet of 31 boats started the 52...

DONATE to Replacement ORCV Race Control Van All donations over $2.00 are fully tax deductible. Our ORCV van was stolen and burnt out in April 2022. The ORCV van is critical for monitoring race fleet activities and communicating with all interested parties before, during and immediately after every race. It's our clubhouse on wheels!  Our aim is to replace the van by November 2022 in...

Ginan 50th entry for 50th Melbourne to Hobart Yacht Race     Expectations and entries are running high as the Ocean Racing Club of Victoria (ORCV) prepares to host its 50th Melbourne to Hobart Yacht Race, with Cam McKenzie and Nigel Jones’ recently purchased J/111, Ginan, marking the occasion by being the 50th entry.  McKenzie and Jones can boast a long and...

Vertigo wins ORCV Bass Strait race. Tim Olding's Summit 35 Vertigo, won the Ocean Racing Club of Victoria (ORCV) 55 nm West Offshore Products Coastal Sprint Race on a perfect sailing day. Sailing under beautiful sunshine with a 10 knot SE wind, eleven yachts competed in the Bass Strait race that started off Queenscliff just before dawn on Saturday 23rd April. John Chipp’s, Dehler 46, Hot...

Go out “Beyond the Bay” “Live the dream with confidence” Ideal for Cruisers and Racers  Have you often thought about what it would be like to sail across Bass Strait or head off to Queensland or the Pacific? It could be just around Westernport for the weekend, or around the many fascinating islands off Tasmania, or to venture further up the east coast to warmer waters in the winter...

Rozinante II wins slow dance to Grassy in 50th King Island Race Rozinante II has won a protracted King Island Race from Melbourne to Grassy at the southern end of the Island, while John Newbold’s Primitive Cool took line honours in the time of 1 day, 3hrs 13mins 11secs, well outside the record he set in 2014 of 9 hours 50mins 21secs.   Start with Rozinante II centre stage...

50th King Island Race: Forget sheep stations – entrants playing for crayfish   Forty-five entries have so far locked in for the Ocean Racing Club of Victoria’s 50th King Island Race, which starts at 1500 hours on 11 March off Queenscliff, with competitors playing for something far more important than sheep stations – crayfish and King Island cheeses. It’s a known fact that King Island...

  2022 the Year of 50th's. In 1972, the ORCV launched two new races, the King Island Race and the Melbourne to Hobart via the West Coast. Now 2022, we celebrate the anniversaries of these two iconic races.  King Island and Hobart (Westcoaster)  Known for its meat, cheese and tides.  Our race to King Island high on the list of many a sailor and some say the steak sandwich...

Upcoming Events

2022 Beyond the Bay starts

Wednesday, 25 May 2022
Time: 19:00 - 21:00
Location: Royal Brighton Yacht Club

Safety & Sea Survival Course Full Course

Sunday, 5 Jun 2022
Time: 08:15 am - 05:00 pm
Location: Wesley College

2022 Winter Series Race 1 - Short Passage race

Saturday, 25 Jun 2022
Time: 10:30 - 17:00
Location: Royal Brighton Yacht Club

2022 Winter Series Race 2 - Blairgowrie Passage race

Saturday, 9 Jul 2022
Time: 9:30 - 17:00
Location: Royal Brighton Yacht Club

2022 Women Skippers & Navigators Race

Sunday, 10 Jul 2022
Time: 10:00 - 16:00
Location: Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron

2022 Winter Series Race 3

Saturday, 23 Jul 2022
Time: 10:30 am - 05:00 pm
Location: Royal Brighton Yacht Club

2022 Winter Series Race 4 - Geelong Passage race

Saturday, 20 Aug 2022
Time: 9:30 - 17:00
Location: Geelong

2022 Novice Skippers Race

Sunday, 21 Aug 2022
Time: 09:00 am - 05:30 pm
Location: Royal Geelong Yacht Club