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2019 Race Director Training Session 1

Sunday, 21 Jul 2019
Time: 10:00 am - 04:30 pm
Location: ORCV, State Sailing Centre, Albert Park

2019 Beyond the Bay Session 3

Sunday, 28 Jul 2019
Time: 13:00 - 16:30
Location: ORCV, State Sailing Centre, Albert Park

Practical Radio Workshop

Sunday, 28 Jul 2019
Time: 01:30 pm - 05:30 pm
Location: ORCV, State Sailing Centre, Albert Park

2019 Winter Series Race 3 - Short Passage race

Saturday, 3 Aug 2019
Time: 10:30 - 17:00

2019 August Practical Navigator Course

Sunday, 11 Aug 2019
Time: 8:30 - 17:00
Location: ORCV, State Sailing Centre, Albert Park

2019 Beyond the Bay Session 4

Monday, 19 Aug 2019
Time: 19:00 - 21:00
Location: Bell's Hotel

2019 Incident Management Training

Wednesday, 28 Aug 2019
Time: 06:30 pm - 09:30 pm
Location: ORCV, State Sailing Centre, Albert Park

2019 Winter Series Race 4 - Geelong Passage race

Saturday, 31 Aug 2019
Time: 9:30 - 17:00

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Stanley Open for Registrations

Registrations for Melbourne to Stanley are now open. The race starts Saturday 2nd November 2019. Great training, crew development or qualifier for the coming Christmas Hobart races.



      Ocean Racer of the Year Nominations are called for the 2019 ORCV Shenandoah II Ocean Racer of the year award. The award recognises individual contribution or achievement and excellence in ocean racing including, for example, sailing, navigation, boat preparation, rescue or incident recovery. The achievement is not limited to racing success and may be in the form of a con [ ... ]


Coastal Sprint Series, new initiative in 2019/2020 ORCV Coastal Sprint Races is a new initiative in the ORCV Sailing for 2019/20 season in response to skippers asking for more Category 3 races. These races have been designed to provide crew development and a pathway for longer ocean races. Each ORCV Coastal Sprint race aims to have skippers and crew home Saturday evening. More information can b [ ... ]

Practical Marine Radio Workshop

ORCV Practical Marine Radio Workshop The ORCV Practical Marine Radio Workshop provides that hands on experience often missed. Learn about protocols and how to make routine and emergency radio communications. Next course 28th July 2019, 1.30 to 5.30pm


2019 ORCV Women’s Skipper & Navigator Race required light wind sailing plans. Winning skipper of Xenia, Edel Doyle revealed their successful plan. “We consulted multiple weather sources; Meteye, BOM and watched the ORCV Weather forecast provided Friday evening, and decided that the winds would be towards the middle of the bay on Sunday, so we stuck to our plan and sailed in that direction [ ... ]


Patriot crew photography credit Bruno Cocozza  ORCV Winter Series Race 2 to Blairgowrie, another “Winter Wonder” The second race of the ORCV Winter Series brought with it a sunny day with a light northerly wind. The day started at 9 am with 246 crew onboard 42 yachts who made their way out to the start line for the annual flare shoot on a very reflective bay. The forecasted 10-15 knot [ ... ]

Thank you to Blairgowrie Yacht Club

Thank you goes to Blairgowrie Yacht Club for welcoming and accommodating the growing 40 plus yachts and crews participating in the ORCV Winter Series Race 2. If your boat hasn't confirmed your intention for a free of charge berth or numbers for dinner, please do so tonight. Allocated berths will be posted soon. Gourmet Buffet Dinner and Dessert is $35 per person and includes a glass or wine [ ... ]


ORCV Practical, hands-on marine radio workshop. All sailors, skipper and crew, should be confident to operate the radio equipment on any boat. You never know when you may be called upon to issue that important distress call or coordinate radio communication while your skipper comes to the aid of another vessel. While obtaining your Marine Radio Operators Certificate of Proficiency is a very impor [ ... ]

Safety at Sea

  Just remember it's Safety at Sea with the ORCV.   September and November courses are proving popular as crews get ready for the summer racing season. Time to check everyone's certifications as the ORCV requires 50% of crew members of Category 1 and 2 races to have valid certificates. Bookings are open for the: Full 2 day course…/safety-sea-sur [ ... ]




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