Upcoming Events

Friday, 5 Apr 2019
Time: 05:30 pm - 08:30 pm
Location: ORCV, State Sailing Centre, Albert Park

Sunday, 14 Apr 2019
Time: 01:45 pm - 05:10 pm
Location: The Heads, Port Phillip Bay

Friday, 19 Apr 2019 - Sunday, 21 Apr 2019
Time: 0:30 - 23:00
Location: Queenscliff

Sunday, 5 May 2019
Time: 10:00 - 15:00
Location: Royal Brighton Yacht Club

Monday, 6 May 2019
Time: 19:00 - 21:30
Location: ORCV, State Sailing Centre, Albert Park

Saturday, 18 May 2019 - Sunday, 19 May 2019
Time: 7:00 - 17:00
Location: Queenscliff

Saturday, 25 May 2019 - Sunday, 26 May 2019
Time: 08:15 am - 05:00 pm
Location: Wesley College

Sunday, 26 May 2019
Time: 08:15 am - 05:00 pm
Location: Wesley College

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  "Rip" Tour of Port Phillip Heads Do you want to escape the restriction of our vast Port Phillip Bay and venture outside to try out some ocean sailing in Bass Strait? For this you must first know how to safely enter and exit the bay through its very narrow opening -  affectionately called "the Rip". Find out how to get out of the bay and into Bass Strait by attending our next “Rip [ ... ]

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Melbourne to Port Fairy (M2PF) Off with the Fairies...   The following piece was written John Curnow for The Port Fairy race. At the time, a lot of people commented on how they loved it. Tremendous. If your shore crew are coming this time, then perhaps they might like to read to it. So the dates may all be long gone, but the sentiments are as true as ever.... This is definitely worth  [ ... ]

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Dinghy racer Johnson now ocean racing convert By Tracey Johnstone
13 March 2019   YOUTH dinghy sailor tuned keelboat racer Sarah Johnson has had her first taste of ocean racing and she is hooked. The Mooloolaba Yacht Club member competed in last weekend’s Bass Strait dash from Melbourne to King Island on the Melbourne yacht Faster Forward. “It was amazing," Johnson, 19, said. "I'm add [ ... ]

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Arcadia safe and sound

Arcadia safe and sound At approximately 1.45pm on the 10th March 2019 while on the return trip from the King Island race Arcadia with 8 POB hit the Chancellor reef. One crew member was injured on impact but fortunately his injuries weren’t serious. The boat was taking on a small amount of water as a result of the impact so the skipper made the prudent decision to return to Grassy, the nearest [ ... ]

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2019 King Island race - Less is More - Results The premier measurement handicap division, being the most populous, is AMS and first place has gone to UNDER CAPRICORN followed by VERTIGO and MAVERICK.  It’s interesting to note that UNDER CAPRICORN was sailing in the new 4+ autohelm category and MAVERICK was a double handed entry which goes to show sometimes less can be more.  A special [ ... ]

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2019 King Island Race Update - Race within a Race

2019 King Island Race Update - Race within a Race Shortly after our morning race update Huey did the right thing and bent the wind back to the East meaning that by 9:30 everyone was back on course for Grassy harbour.  Those watching the tracker will have noticed a mysterious green line appear on their screens…that’s the race within the race with the major (and only) prize being a slab of [ ... ]

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2019 King Island race got off to a clean start

2019 King Island race got off to a clean start The 2019 Melbourne to King Island race got off to a clean start at 11pm last night although Escapade was a little late to the action and didn’t clear the line until approximately 2310.  With the wind coming from the east the fleet headed straight down the rhumb line in good reaching conditions.  By 3:00am those yachts who had veered to th [ ... ]

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2019 King Island Race Update Listen to the ORCV Commodore Martin Vaughan update on the years Race   Weather Update

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King Island Race - Divisions and the Cape Wickham Slab

King Island Race - Divisions, Fun and the Commodore's Cape Wickham Slab  Even though we have a number of late withdrawals, the fleet is still 22 yachts and ranges from Micel Calhane's North Shore 38 to Hugh Ellis's Reichel Pugh's 63 ....... a 65% rating difference.  To keep handicap ranges within reasonable levels, we have introduced additional divisions in Unrestricted Monohull even [ ... ]

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