2023 Discount Yachting Winter Series

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The ORCV Discount Yachting Winter Series program for racing and cruising is based on passage style racing within Port Phillip Bay. The Series comprises four races including a destination race to Blairgowrie, a destination race to Geelong and two short passage races around fixed marks.

  1. Saturday 24 June 2023 – Short Passage Race (< 6 hours)
  2. Saturday 8 July 2023 – Destination Race to Blairgowrie
  3. Saturday 22 July 2023 – Short Passage Race (< 6 hours)
  4. Saturday 19 August 2023 – Destination Race to Geelong

In addition to the Discount Yachting Winter Series, return races are scheduled to provide the opportunity for crew and team development.

  • Sunday 9th July 2023 – Novice Return Race from Blairgowrie, 
  • Sunday 20 August 2023 – Novice Return Race from Geelong.

As with all ORCV races, you can compete fully crewed, 4+Autohelm and Double Handed.

The races start in the vicinity of RBYC. Shorter course options have been included in all races to cater for the range of conditions which may be experienced during the winter months

Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron (BYS) and Royal Geelong Yacht Club (RGYC) are generously providing their traditional overnight hospitality and camaraderie for the destination races.

The ORCV on water distress flare practice will continue this year prior to the first race in the series on Saturday 24 June 2023. Details will be provided via a Notice to Competitors. 


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