Melbourne to Stanley Ocean Race. Develop Fully Crewed, Double-Handed or 4+autopilot racing skills.

The race to Stanley is the traditional season-opening ocean race and proving popular for those preparing for a Hobart race. The 152 nautical mile race is held over the weekend before Melbourne Cup and this year starts on 2nd November at 00:05 from Queenscliff.  Traditionally a great warm-up race for those planning a Hobart.  The bonus of all ORCV races is the options of 4 + Auto Helm and Double Handed Divisions.

Stanley and the Tarkine Coast photo credit Paul Hoelen

Stanley and the Tarkine Coast photo credit Paul Hoelen

The race finishes in the town of Stanley which is dominated by a huge basalt headland locally known as "The Nut". Berthing is available in the Stanley Boat Harbour and the ORCV is arranging a welcome event with the local Lions Club. More information.