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ORCV Members and Friends TeamO Special Offer Modern lifejackets, how they have evolved! ORCV is pleased to announce our partner Adventure Safety is now selling the TeamO back tow life jackets, a jacket that is being used more and more globally in today's Ocean Races. It is the only lifejacket with integrated harness on the market with Back Tow Technology. The BackTow lifejacket is the only life...

ORCV Christmas and Holiday Racing. Entries open Have you heard our secret?  We take you places!  The ORCV holiday season events havean event to suit everyone, a bay passage race, a short coastal sprint and a longer offshore race.  You can compete double-handed, 4+autohelm or fully crewed.   December 26 - ORCV Cock of...

Good news!  ORCV starting gun is out being polished and ready to start three races before New Year! The first gun will be fired on November 21st at 7.30 am for the 55nm Category 3 West Offshore Coastal Sprint, starting near Queenscliff and finishing off Portsea Back Beach. It's a great daylight ocean race to test boat, gear and crew and will have yachts home by sunset. Currently, 21...

We're Back with a New Calendar There's a new updated ORCV Sailing Calendar is now available here.  Entries are now open for the first West Offshore Products Coastal Sprint 1 on November 21. https://www.orcv.org.au/sailing/races/coastal-sprint-series   You can join the existing 8 entries today and pay later.  If we are required to delay due to Government regulation, we...

Planning for a Race  Article by Rod Smallman Earlier this year the ORCV asked us to provide comments in a possible race to the Pacific.  I started to imagine escaping Melbourne in winter and going somewhere warm, possibly Noumea.  I thought I'd share my thinking and planning.  I am intending on participating in this event when it's announced and, as part of my initial...

A Race is the best way to get to where the cruise begins For a race when the appointed time begins, you go whatever the weather and start time. After arrival however it is a different story, the return home can be planned for as many stops as required and to any destinations desired. The thrill of cruising is firstly ‘getting there’ and secondly ‘having a look round’, and thirdly enjoying...

  Winner - Sustainability Award   Winning this award is for all our members who showed interest and participated in their thinking about how they can reduce waste in order to protect our oceans. It's just a starting point we can continue to build upon.   Alvaro Maz, who inspired the ORCV to focus on sustainability, how we can all make a difference to keep our oceans...

Introducing Grant Dunoon - ORCV’s new Commodore                     The Ocean Racing Club of Victoria (ORCV) is pleased to announce that following the 2020 AGM, respected Victorian yachtsman Grant Dunoon, is the Club’s new Commodore. A successful businessman and yachtsman, Dunoon has a vision and plans on giving the Club a fresh...

Five Starting Tips that Contribute to Running a More Sustainable Boat To all who have a love for the environment and our oceans: "Save the ocean, protect your passion and make an impact", is the message from all of us at the ORCV. Behind every ORCV race, there is a dedicated clean oceans team paying attention to important details of keeping plastics out of the oceans. During the recent Apollo...

  Why be a Cloud Spotter Any mariner who ventures offshore will appreciate visual signs assisting the wonderful technology available for forecasting. No matter the amount of information one has, the more confirmation the less stress, keeping a weather eye out is de riguer at sea. Jet streams in the upper atmosphere can have major influences on our weather and sometimes we are lucky enough...

Upcoming Events

20/21 ORCV Cock of the Bay

Saturday, 26 Dec 2020
Time: 09:30 am - 05:00 pm
Location: Station Pier

20/21 Melbourne to Devonport (The Rudder Cup)

Sunday, 27 Dec 2020
Time: 11:15 am - 11:16 am
Location: The Heads, Port Phillip Bay

20/21 West Offshore Products Coastal Sprint Race 2

Saturday, 23 Jan 2021
Time: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
Location: The Heads, Port Phillip Bay