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Selection of 2018 ORC Champions on Lake Constance

The Final Race organized by the Regatta Union Lake Constance (RVB) took place in Ueberlingen and marks the conclusion of the International ORC Lake Constance Championships for this windward-leeward and long-distance race series. The overall winner in all ORC classes in the windward-leeward series More ...

ORC Annual Dinner

The ORC Annual Dinner will take place on Monday, 29th October at 20:30 at Ritz Carlton Hotel Sarasota. ORC Congress Members and other interested Committee Members are welcome to attend the ORC Dinner and are invited to purchase the tickets through the online form by 25th October 2018. More ...

Submissions for the 2018 AGM posted

A total of 26 submissions have been received from the ORC Nominating Bodies. Submissions will be discussed through the Congress and ORC Committees during the Annual General Meeting (AGM) that will be held in Sarasota, USA from 25 - 31st October. Agendas will be posted soon. More ...

Lucia X is overall winner of 6th Thousand Islands Race

Slovakian Lucia X owned by Milan Fabian with Croatian crew onboard and Mladen Kraljić at the helm is the winner of 6th Tyhousand Islands Race. Second leg form Tivat to Rijeka changed only the course direction among more then 1000 islands of Croatian coast but NE wind (BURA) stayed constant throughout both legs More ...

Godspeed 52 wins Leg 1 of Thousand Islands Race

Austrian Peter Steinkolger on Godspeed 52 is the winner of 278 NM long first leg of Thousand Islands Race from Rijeka to Tivat. Single word description of the leg would be - BURA. Strong and gusty offshore NE wind caused by cold inland air precipitating to the sea from top of the high mountainous More ...

Thousand Islands Race has started

Traditionally, today at noon major of Rijeka Mr Vojko Obersnel symbolically signalled start of the 6th Thousand Islands Race outside Rijeka harbour with a long horn sound from harbour master’s rescue vessel “Vid” used as signalling boat. In spite of prognosis for 278 NM long route calling SE at first and then NE (Bura) More ...

Maltese Falcon and Silencio triumph in Perini Navi Cup

After three days of racing, the seventh edition of the Perini Navi Cup drew to a close today. The event, organized by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda, had gathered 21 yachts from the Perini Navi fleet in Porto Cervo. Overall leader in the Cruiser Racer division was the 50-metre Silencio, while The Maltese Falcon triumphed  More ...

Seond day of Racing at Perini Navi Cup

The fleet of Perini Navi yachts once again took to the waters off the Costa Smeralda today for the second day of racing in the seventh edition of the Perini Navi Cup. The event, which gathers the pearls of the Italian shipyard together, is organised by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda and will conclude tomorrow, More ...

Silencio and Maltese Falcon winners of the day

The Perini Navi yachts unfurled their sails this morning for the first of three days of racing in the seventh edition of the Perini Navi Cup, an event organised by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda and running through Saturday 22 September. Racing for the two divisions, Cruiser Racer and Corinthians Spirit,  More ...

Perini Navi Cup returns to Porto Cervo

The quays of Porto Cervo are bustling as a fleet of superyachts arrives for the seventh edition of the Perini Navi Cup, an event organised by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda in collaboration with the prestigious Perini Navi shipyard. Tomorrow, Thursday 20 September, 12 of the 20 attending sailing yachts will cast off. More ...

Successful 20th edition of Rolex Swan Cup draws to a close

The final day of the 20th edition of the Rolex Swan Cup decreed the winners in each of the six categories that the fleet of 110 boats from 17 nations was divided into. The winners were: Plis-Play in the Maxi Class, Solte in the Grand Prix division and Six Jaguar in the Sparkman & Stephens Class. The ClubSwan 50 world champion is More ...

Third racing day on Rolex Swan Cup

The third day of racing at the Rolex Swan Cup welcomed the typical Mediterranean conditions that the Costa Smeralda is famous for the world over: clear skies, sunshine and a light wind that built from just 6 knots in the morning to more than 16 over the course of the day. Ideal conditions for a regatta that gathers as many  More ...

Estonian teams are new 2018 ORC European Champions

Another brilliant sunny day in Cyprus produced the highest winds of the week for the eighth and last race of the 2018 ORC European Championship, with the final podium positions at stake in each of two competing classes. The two teams from Estonia – Mati Sepp’s modified X-41 Technonicol in Class AB  More ...

Two teams poised for the top at ORC Europeans

Today the Cypriot sun blazed hot and bright in a brilliant blue sky, with no haze or humidity and a refreshing burst of fresh breeze for Races 6 and 7 in the 2018 ORC European Championship. On the warm clear water right off the beach here in Limassol, its hard to imagine better sailing anywhere in the world than here today More ...

Rolex Swan Cup: Plis-Play and Mela shine in respective classes

At the end of the second day the rankings of four of the six classes in the 20th edition of the Rolex Swan Cup see the leading boats separated by just a handful of points, only Plis-Play and Mela emerge as clear leaders in their respective classes. The second day was also characterized by very light air from east-northeast More ...

First discard tightens the standings at ORC Europeans

After another leisure afternoon start to two inshore races, Day Three at the 2018 ORC European Championship featured similar light but raceable conditions and an interesting set of results. The two Estonian teams that have each dominated Class AB and Class C, respectively, are being more closely challenged now  More ...

Light wind doesn't stop Rolex Swan Cup fleet

The 20th edition of the Rolex Swan Cup, which sees 110 Swan yachts from 17 countries racing, got underway today in the waters off Porto Cervo. While the three One Design classes completed windward-leeward races, the rest of the fleet sailed a coastal course of approximately 18 miles. More ...

Leaders still leading in Day two of ORC Europeans

With a leisure 13:00 afternoon start, Day Two of the 2018 ORC European Championship commenced the inshore phase of the competition with two close-fought windward-leeward races held today. The two Estonian teams who won yesterday's short offshore race in each of their respective classes More ...

Rolex Swan Cup gets underway in Porto Cervo

The 20th edition of the Rolex Swan Cup officially opened this evening with the Skippers' Briefing and Welcome cocktail at the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda. The biennial event is organised by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda in collaboration with Nautor's Swan and with the support of title sponsor Rolex. More ...

Estonian teams takes early lead in ORC Europeans

Under a hot Cypriot sun, the 29 teams entered in the 2018 ORC European Championship today made their way through patchy and shifty conditions to produce the first race results of the event from a short offshore race sailed in Akrotiri Bay. From a starting line laid out in front of the beach palms and cabanas More ...

2018 ORC European fleet poised and ready to race

In a fleet that is not overly large but is incredibly diverse, three classes will start battling tomorrow for two class crowns in the 2018 ORC European Championship. This is the first ORC championship event held this far east in Mediterranean waters, with sixteen teams in Class AB More ...

Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup concludes in grand style

The 29th edition of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup & Rolex Maxi 72 Class World Championship, organised by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda in collaboration with the International Maxi Association and title sponsor Rolex, concluded with the usual healthy participation - 41 yachts racing - and to the great satisfaction More ...t

Penultimate day of Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup

On the penultimate day of racing a mistral wind blowing at up to 20 knots provided fantastic racing for the entire fleet of more than 40 boats enrolled in the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup & Rolex Maxi 72 World Championship. The event is organised by the YCCS in association with IMA and title sponsor Rolex. More ...

Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup: Leaderboard starts to take shape

The fourth day of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup & Rolex Maxi 72 World Championship, an event organised by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda with the support of the International Maxi Association and title sponsor Rolex, saw the fleet complete a 22.1-mile coastal course. With a south-easterly breeze of 12 to 14 knots More ...

East wind carries Maxi fleet around La Maddalena

Day three of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup & Rolex Maxi 72 World Championship welcomed a light easterly wind which allowed the Wally Class to complete two windward-leeward races off Porto Cervo, while the remaining five classes competed in a coastal race of 34 miles - reduced to 31 for the Mini Maxi class- More ...

Racing cancelled in Porto Cervo

Unstable weather conditions, with various storm pockets moving around the regatta course, forced the Race Committee led by Peter Craig to abandon today's race shortly after the start. Racing is postponed until tomorrow in this 29th edition of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup & Rolex Maxi 72 World Championship More ...

Perfect day on Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup

The first day of the 29th edition of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup & Maxi 72 Rolex World Championship, organised by the YCCS with the support of the IMA and the collaboration of title sponsor Rolex, saw Sardinia at its best. More than 40 participating maxi yachts enjoyed perfect sailing conditions with a mistral wind More ...

Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup starts in Costa Smeralda

The 29th edition of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup & Rolex Maxi 72 World Championship officially opened this evening, 2 September, with the skippers' briefing and a welcome cocktail on the terrace of the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda. The event, which opens an intense September of racing in Costa Smeralda, More ...

Rambler 88 first to finish in Palermo - Monte Carlo Race

After 437 miles of sailing, George David’s Rambler 88 from the USA was the first yacht to cross the finish line of the XIV edition of the Palermo-Montecarlo Race, organized by the Circolo della Vela Sicilia in collaboration with the Yacht Club de Monaco and the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda More ...

ORC produces new measurement video series

As part of its ongoing commitment to support offshore sailing around the world, members of the technical team of the Offshore Racing Congress (ORC) have been working with T2P Productions to produce a series of instructional videos on measurement of boats, sails and spars. These videos provide step-by-step guidance More ...

Saturday showdown decides 37th Copa del Rey winners

The 37 Copa del Rey MAPFRE will be remembered for its record fleet of 152 yachts representing 29 different countries. Thirteen classes raced and for the first time ever five different race areas had to be employed. It marked the first ever participation for the Melges 40 swing keel one design and for the historic 6 Metre fleets More ...

37th Mapfre Copa del Rey closing in on penultimate day

Sunshine and boiling summer heat, the 37 Copa del Rey MAPFRE may be the biggest ever but it is likely one of the hottest ever. The local Mallorcan newspapers are talking of heat ‘like Africa’! And one of the key attributes required at the ‘Copa, is stamina. It is a long regatta, racing six days Monday to Saturday. More ...

Joyride wins Victoria - Maui overall

The Victoria to Maui International Yacht Race, hosted by the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club and the Lahaina Yacht Club, got underway July 1st. The 2,308nm course went from Victoria, British Columbia to Maui, Hawaii and finishers have been coming in for the past week or so. The lone J/Crew sailing the race More ...

Three new World Champions crowned at The Hague

With yet another sunny day here on the Dutch North Sea coast, the final race to conclude The Hague Offshore Sailing Worlds looked like it could be easy. Yet the weak and shifty northwesterly 8-9 knot breeze kept frustrating race managers as they tried to set a square course that would be sufficient quality More ...

A new World Champion in The Hague Offshore Worlds

With yet another sunny day on the North Sea coast, in a little gentler winds than in the last few days, another two inshore races were held in The Hague Offshore Sailing Worlds. The completion of the first race prompted a discard of the worst race score for all competitors More ...

Racing tightnes up in The Hague Offshore Worlds

In contrast to the past few days of light shifty winds, today’s superb 12-17 knot southerly breeze made for fast and furious racing on all courses of The Hague Offshore Sailing World Championship 2018. And so even with a later 1300 start today, Principal Race Officer Peter Anink informed everyone two inshore races.  More ...

New winds yet same class leaders in The Hague Offshore Worlds

In contrast to the past few days of light shifty winds, today’s superb 12-17 knot southerly breeze made for fast and furious racing on all courses of The Hague Offshore Sailing World Championship 2018. And so even with a later 1300 start today, Principal Race Officer Peter Anink informed everyone two inshore races.  More ...

Early leaders in The Hague Offshore Sailing Worlds

After over 24 hours of sailing in light air off the Dutch North Sea coast, the opening act of The Hague Offshore Sailing World Championship has concluded and the leaders are now known in each of three classes before the second stage of inshore racing begins tomorrow.  More ...

Offshore race off to a light start

The sun continued to shine today at the start of racing in The Hague Offshore Sailing World Championship, with many thousands of beachgoers watching nearly a thousand sailors on their boats in the fleet start the long offshore race portion of the programme. Class A competitors were sent on a 155-mile zig-zag course More ...

A sunny opening day for The Hague Offshore Worlds 2018

Under bright sunny skies and a gentle 10 knots of wind, many entries of the 85-boat fleet from 15 nations made it out to the race areas today to test the waters of the North Sea in preparation for tomorrow’s opening round of races in The Hague Offshore Sailing Worlds 2018. The conditions were perfect More ...

"Auf Wiedersehen" Bermuda

Blessed with superb conditions, the international fleet enjoyed 15 knots of SSE breeze, with warm air and ocean swell. Two miles east of Bermuda's iconic St. David's Lighthouse, the intrepid fleet of sailors, from 14 different countries, set off bound for Hamburg, 3,500 miles across the Atlantic Ocean. A highly competitive start More ...

 


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