Ocean Racing Club of Victoria

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Ocean Racing Club of Victoria (ORCV)
Legal status active
Purpose advocate and public voice, educator and network for Recreational boating, and competitive sailors, coaches, volunteers and events
Location
Official language
English,
Website www.orcv.org.au

The Ocean Racing Club of Victoria Inc. (ORCV) conducts ocean/offshore and bay yacht races and events in Victoria, Australia.

History[edit]

The not-for-profit club was founded in 1949 so that ocean races in Victorian waters could be efficiently developed and run by an organisation focusing specifically on the needs of ocean racers. Membership is drawn from all of the major keel boat yacht clubs in Victoria, but does not compete with other yacht clubs by operating a clubhouse or marina facility.

The ORCV was formed as the Cruising Yacht Club of Victoria by a group of yachtsmen in 1949 and renamed in 1972.[citation needed] The ORCV was incorporated in 1986. The ORCV is an Organising Authority of Category 1, 2 and 3 ocean races and a Yachting Australia Training Centre (YATC) with five Yachting Australia accredited Yachtmaster Offshore and Safety & Sea Survival Course Instructors.

The Ocean Racing Club of Victoria is a member club of Yachting Victoria, with affiliations to Yachting Australia and the International Sailing Federation (ISAF).[citation needed]

All ORCV training activities specifically relate to ocean sailing and racing, particularly where there may be barriers to entering this domain. They are designed to provide supplementary training, which compliments other available sailing training from commercial training organisations.[1]

The ORCV conduct the following Ocean and Bay yacht races and events: Annual local and interstate events

Name Type When Race

Category

Distance

nautical miles

Year first

conducted

Melbourne to Stanley

or

Melbourne to Portland

Ocean Yacht Race November 2 152

or

163

Latitude Ocean Ocean Yacht Race or Cruising event November 3 Handicap dependent
Latitude Pursuit Bay Yacht Race or Cruising event November 6 34
Cock of the Bay (previously known as Boxing Day Dash) Bay Yacht Race December 6 34
Melbourne to Hobart Westcoaster blue-water classic Ocean Yacht Race December 2 435 1972
Melbourne to Hobart Eastcoaster blue-water classic Ocean Yacht Race December 2 455 2007
Rudder Cup Melbourne to Launceston blue-water classic

or

Rudder Cup Melbourne to Devonport blue-water classic

Ocean Yacht Race December 2 198

or

195

1907
Melbourne to Grassy, King Island Ocean Yacht Race March 2 115
Melbourne to Port Fairy Ocean Yacht Race March 2 135
Double-Handed Bay Yacht Race May 6 24
Melbourne to Apollo Bay Ocean Yacht Race May 6 52
Winter Series Bay Yacht Races Series June to August 6
Melbourne to Geelong Bay Yacht Race September 6 34 to 58
Women Skipper & Navigators Bay Yacht Race September 6 33

International events

Name Type When Race

Category

Distance

nautical miles

Year first

conducted

Melbourne to Vanuatu International Ocean Yacht Race Every 4 years 1 1,885 2006
Osaka Cup Melbourne to Osaka Double-Handed International Ocean Yacht Race Every 4 years 1 5,500 1987

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rose, Neville. "Commodore". Ocean Racing Club of Victoria. 

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