Commodore's Update


26th March 2020

Re: Remainder of ORCV 2019/20 Summer Racing Season Cancelled

Dear ORCV Community,

Since our letter announcing the suspension of training, the Covid-19 pandemic has moved fast. Our Government’s, both State and Federal, have announced various measures to control the speed and extent of spread of the virus including shutting down non-essential services and travel.

As a result, all sailing events of which ORCV is the Organising Authority taking place between today 25th March 2020 and end of May 2020 will be cancelled with immediate effect. This includes ORCV Coastal Race 3, Double Handed Race and Apollo Bay.

The ORCV General Committee will revisit the position on sailing events beyond this date in four weeks’ time – which will allow us to make a call on the Winter Series.

Entrants in ORCV Coastal Race 3, Double Handed Race and Apollo Bay are eligible for a credit on future racing or if needed, a refund. If you do need a refund please contact the ORCV office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

While our short and medium-term plans are on hold we are looking at initiatives to offer some of our ORCV training courses online.

The ORCV office will remain contactable via phone and email and our Web site and Facebook page will remain live.

Stay safe and look out for each other whilst we look forward to the time when you can cross the start line of your next ocean race or attend an ORCV training course,

Yours faithfully,

Martin Vaughan 
Ocean Racing Club of Victoria (ORCV)