Melbourne to Stanley Ocean Race

Held over the Cup weekend this is our Ocean Racing season opener, a key race for those heading to Hobart over Christmas.
Stanley is great fun, the hospitality put on by the local Lions Club and the steaks on arrival are always welcome.
Join us at the start line, we'll see you there. 

Wednesday, 17 June 2020 10:17

Five Starting Tips that Contribute to Running a More Sustainable Boat To all who have a love for the environment and our oceans: "Save the ocean, protect your passion and make an impact", is the message from all of us at the ORCV. Behind every ORCV race, there is a dedicated clean oceans team paying attention to important details of keeping plastics out of the oceans. During the recent Apollo Bay Race the ORCV team organised a fundraising activity to raise awareness of how, as a community, we all can make changes to keep plastics out of the ocean. The Club has had a long-held an interest...

Monday, 29 July 2019 21:58

Planning for a successful Hobart race With Winter well underway and a new season about to commence many skippers and yachties thoughts are well-tuned into the new season. Some have chosen a year off, focusing on bay racing. Others set their sights north, heading to Queensland for the various regattas, perhaps doing an ocean race on the way. Many others are focused on doing “a Hobart”. For many that will be a Sydney to Hobart, for others a Melbourne to Hobart. They are both iconic races and offer different challenges. The Westcoaster has a long history and has the added bonus of...

Saturday, 03 November 2018 08:43

2018 Stanley Race Weather Update Conditions are much brighter for the race crews this morning, with significant moderation of the wind and waves overnight. The forecast looks good, there is a chance of the race record being broken but that may change as the winds lighten off as the fleet approach Stanley    

Friday, 02 November 2018 17:35

2018 Stanley race start postponed From Nicholas McGuigan, Stanley Race Director As Race Director for the 2018 Melbourne to Stanley Yacht Race, I have considered the latest weather forecast and taken the decision to delay the start of the race to the next slack in the Heads. The new start time will be 0930 on 3 November and other related times, Sign-on Schedule, Shipping Advice Broadcast and the Warning, will be adjusted accordingly. A Notice to Competitors has been posted detailing all the required timing changes. As the weather system passes through, conditions are expected to...

Friday, 02 November 2018 10:50

2018 Stanley Race Weather Update Friday morning The trickiest weather for the fleet will be negotiating the passage down to the start this evening. The Race Directors Nick and Martin had a pleasant passage on the Spirit of Tasmania and are down in Tassie setting up to welcome the fleet in tomorrow evening