Stanley and the Tarkine Coast photo credit Paul Hoelen


ORCV Melbourne to Stanley Race News

We hope your preparations for the 2019 ORCV Melbourne to Stanley race are going well because the Stanley community are ready and are looking forward to your arrival. Please ensure you engage with them and thank them for their huge generosity and support. Activities planned for your arrival include:

  • BBQ and welcome drinks in the “Old Cool Store” on the wharf organised by Smithton Circular Head Lions Club
  • ‘Cape Grim’ Scotch Fillet Steaks sponsored by Bass Strait Meats
  • Community Dockside event by Big hART 

Some housekeeping items;

  1. Blue Water Tracks
    • Crew, please update and check your Blue Water Tracks crew profile
    • Skippers, please update and check your Blue Water Tracks boat profile (you can you assign a person of your crew to be a boat administrator. Instructions are here

  2. Set up your boat social profile on Blue Water Track or please send any photos to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or tag our Facebook page and social media handles by using #ORCV   Photos of the lead up, preparation, on your way there, crew shots are all good.

  3. Life Jacket Servicing for $48.50 basic service replacement parts extra. Quote ORCV to get 10% off. Turn around is 1 - 2 days A special offer from West Offshore Products click here 

  4. Personal AIS tracking device MOB1 for $320 (Saving $29) special offer from CH Smith Click here and use promo code ORCV2019.  For those that have already purchased this key life saving device, TopYacht crew details has been amended to allow you to enter your personal MMSI.

  5. Sailing Instruction are also published here 

  6. The Smithton Lions Club have a vehicle (10 seat capacity) which can be booked to go to the local airport for $150 round trip.  The more on the bus, the cheaper the price and it's about a 1 hour journey so the bus will leave for the earliest flight.  If you need to get back by flying, book your place via Sheryl from the Smithton Circular Lions Club This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Finally, Stanley is a place of deep breaths and great adventures, long walks and slow mornings, smiling faces and big welcomes.  There are plenty of things to do in Stanley.  Click here to take a virtual tour of Stanley and surrounding areas

Tim & Delma 


Photography credit: Photo credit Tourism Tasmania and Jason Charles Hill