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Presentation Night 

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For those who have questioned the two different advertised dates for Presentation Night, it is officially on Saturday 1st July. More details on bookings soon. If you have not already done so, now is your chance to say thanks, by putting in your nomination for Club Person of the Year, both Junior and Senior. If you can't decide on one person, name two- or more by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Past Winners for the awards are as follows:


What's On 

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This Sunday is the first race of the Brass Monkey Winter Series  - the club will be open for each of these Sundays for lunch from 12 noon with a roast special on these days. Sunday Sounds is also on this Sunday from 1pm-4pm to celebrate the start of the Winter Keelboat series which is held every second Sunday.

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Keelboat News

Brass Monkey Winter Series (BMWS) starts this Sunday!

We would love to see plenty of boats out there competing in the first winter race.  If you are new to the winter series, please read the Sailing Instructions.
Key things to note are:
  • Fortnightly Sunday morning racing
  • Pursuit/Tower starts
  • Advise tower when signing on if intending to use a Spinnaker/Code Zero
    (a 4 minute time penalty will be added to your pursuit start time)
  • Short courses – 8 to 9 nM
  • Race time limit – 3 hours and 30 minutes
As communicated to you all a couple of weeks ago, the development of the Keelboat Module of SailorApp has been suspended at this time, so the Race Management of the 2023 BMWS will now remain unchanged from last year (using TopYacht in the Tower).  Please therefore proceed with the normal practise of signing on with the Tower prior to your start on Channel 69.
If any skippers would like to race but don’t have enough crew, please let us know at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Brass Monkey Winter Series (Race 1)
Sunday 21 May
First Warning Signal:     09:55 Pursuit Start           
Tower: Race Officer: Amanda Malin         
  Assistant: Elaine Nicholas
Please check your pursuit start time HERE


70th Anniversary Apollo Bay – Saturday May 27th
"Sail in company" in the season finale Ocean Race and be part of history and join this 70th-anniversary race. This popular category 3 event is a short coastal race starting off Queenscliff and is an ideal race for those new to try ocean sailing.  Stay over and enjoy Apollo Bay.   https://www.orcv.org.au/apollo-bay-about-the-race
ORCV Training 
Winter is a great time to build your skills and increase your knowledge.  There’s a range of courses on: Navionics, fundamentals of navigation, bowman essentials, practical hands-on radio workshop and safety and sea survival courses.  Click out the options here https://www.orcv.org.au/calendar/orcv-training-calendar
Double Handed & Team Racing – Sunday May 21st
The most fun you have sailing is how some see short-handed sailing. The course travels across the bay and has longer legs to allow for variety and experience when sailing short-handed.  Sail as part of a team entry or as an individual boat, entries are open here https://www.orcv.org.au/double-handed-about-the-race
Keelboat Introduction to Sailing Savvy (KISS) and ORCV Supported Program
Queenscliff Cruising Yacht Club is excited to announce the second running of their successful “Keelboat Introduction to Sailing Savvy” (KISS) program is back for 2023. Buoyed by positive feedback from the graduates of the inaugural class of 2022 and with a wait list for those who missed the cap of 25 participants last year, preparation for the program is well underway with roll out from 16 May through to 26 August. https://www.orcv.org.au/club-blog/5411-2023kiss

Club Merchandise

Club Merchandise is now ready for order. Contact Marg Fleming on her email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to discuss your options. The youth t-shirts (with names on them) will have another order put in soon, so if you missed out on first round orders, please contact Marg to make sure you get one in the next batch, which will be processed by end of March. These t-shirts have been a hit with the juniors and will be great to wear to regatta's etc. 

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Photo Of The Week

Beautiful sunset taken by Deirdre Snooks on Thursday 11th May. Haven't we had some amazing sunsets over the las week!

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