Apollo Bay


Final Reminders – 69th Apollo Bay Race 2022

 Before you head off, just some final reminders, please. 

Sailing Instructions - if you haven't already located them please click on this link. https://www.orcv.org.au/apollo-bay-race-documents

Harbour Entry for Apollo Bay - Updated sounding (taken 11th May) for the pdf harbour at Apollo Bay can be found here (439 KB) .  Please note their depth at the time of measurement and remember to take this off the sounding noted.

Apollo Bay Sailing Club BBQ.  The Apollo Bay town is buzzing this weekend with the Great Ocean Road Marathon happening as well.  The Apollo Bay Sailing Club are running a simple BBQ as a fundraiser for their club where you can enjoy the BBQ and drink and sit back after the race.  They have asked for you to bring cash.  Please note should it be raining, as their club location has limited undercover space, the BBQ may not run.  Your Race Directors will update you at the 30min to finish radio call.

We have asked for who is staying overnight or for a short time.  If you don't see your boat name below, please get in contact as the harbour master is working out allocations.  For those staying overnight please ensure you complete the pdf marina form (635 KB)  found here prior to arrival.

  • Boats Staying Overnight:  Alien, Rozinante II, Scaramouche, Shadowfax, Shimmer, Skullduggery, Vagabond, Lady J, True Colours, Vertigo

  • Staying only for a short while:  Another Chapter, Audere, Blue Water Tracks, Faster Forward, Liberator, Maverick, Protagonist, Spirit of Freya, DuXelle

If your boat name is not above, means you have either indicated that your intention is to go through the finish and return to Melbourne or you haven't responded.  Until Friday midday, you can email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. any changes.  After this, please call the Race Director.

Photos, Yes there's a competition - Let us be part of your adventure by sharing your images with us.  Please take crew photos, scenery, on water action shots either on your way to the start or if conditions allow during the race.  You can share them with us via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or via this races Whatsapp group here https://chat.whatsapp.com/FT46l1eyNlZ5frlk1QhWt8

Yes, we are running "a best photo" competition again with the winner being able to select $75 towards a training event or ORCV merchandise.  Entries must be to us by 5pm on Sunday 15th May.  Don't forget to include your name.  We would like to use any photos to build the sport, increase participation, in media releases and talk about your great results of boat finishing posts.  If you are posting to social media, please include #orcv too.

Following the Race - Leave at Home Documents - As this is a coastal race, your friends and family can follow our Facebook, Instagram, website and can follow many who have AIS on marine traffic.  The Leave at Home and Sked sheets are ready for you here too.

Clean Oceans.  As with all ORCV races, we encourage each boat and competitor to reduce the level of single-use plastic on board by using reusable and water bottles, using boat cutlery and plates, refilling onboard and taking food in reusable containers.  Apollo Bay has natural beauty and a community that is focused on sustainability.  

Enjoy the beautiful weather and what's going to be an amazing Great Ocean Road Sail.

Tim & Delma
ORCV Media

 

 

Monday, 16 May 2022 14:05

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 nautical mile race. Ryujin, a Sayers 12,  beat Jason Close’s J133, Patriot by a slim 14 second  margin to claim overall victory under AMS, also winning PHS and Double-Handed divisions. At the...

Saturday, 14 May 2022 20:56

Results for the 69th ORCV Apollo Bay race 2022   Overall winner of the 69th ORCV Apollo Bay goes to RYUJIN the double handed entry sailed by Alex Toomey and Andrew Hibbert. A great race with a bit of everything and a cracking pace. The provisional top 3 results of the day were: AMS 1st. Ryujin (1570) 2nd Patriot (SM133) 3rd Tevake II (H101)   ORC 1st Patriot 2nd Alien (R880) 3rd Bandit (SM4040)   PHS 1st Ryujin 2nd Alien 3rd MRV (SYD5)   PHS Multihull 1st Shadowfax II (M307)   DH 1st Ryujin 2nd Blue Water...

Saturday, 14 May 2022 06:55

Race Updates 69th Apollo Bay Race 2022 11.30 Update Race Director Update "With the first boat now in sight, the Race Directors Jeremy and Cam reflect on the senseless loss of the ORCV Race Control van as they set up a makeshift race management desk in the cold.  The winds have continued to build with some yachts reporting 30 knots at times and the first boat due in within the hour.  It may have been a sailmakers day today for those who still had their light air sails up when the squalls hit.  It's now certainly a two sail race thankfully fast still given how cold we are...

Thursday, 12 May 2022 16:21

Weather Prediction Apollo Bay Race It's predicted to be a great race to Apollo Bay with 10 - 16 knots from the NNW and a simple reach most of the way. The wind coming from the North will give rise to stronger gusts to keep your eye out for. Wish our fleet well as they prepare to start for the race early on Saturday morning.  

Wednesday, 04 May 2022 11:08

Final Reminders – 69th Apollo Bay Race 2022  Before you head off, just some final reminders, please.  Sailing Instructions - if you haven't already located them please click on this link. https://www.orcv.org.au/apollo-bay-race-documents Harbour Entry for Apollo Bay - Updated sounding (taken 11th May) for the harbour at Apollo Bay can be found here.  Please note their depth at the time of measurement and remember to take this off the sounding noted. Apollo Bay Sailing Club BBQ.  The Apollo Bay town is buzzing this weekend with the Great Ocean Road Marathon...

Monday, 16 May 2022 14:05

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 nautical mile race. Ryujin, a Sayers 12,  beat Jason Close’s J133, Patriot by a slim 14 second  margin to claim overall victory under AMS, also winning PHS and Double-Handed divisions. At the...