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Mascalzone Latino, Be Wild and Airis are ORC World Champions

In an exciting finale to a week of mostly light air sailing, overall class winners were not decided until the last race in all classes today at the ORC Worlds Trieste 2017. And the new World Champions in each class were surprises as well, none having been at the top of the leaderboard all week  More ...

One more race at ORC Worlds - Final day will decide winners

The light air continued yet again today on the Gulf of Trieste for the ORC Worlds Trieste 2017, but a scheduled delay allowed race managers to have the fleet wait and enjoy some time ashore before getting them out to the course area in the afternoon when the seabreeze finally filled to a sailable 7-10 knots. More ...

One race day at ORC Worlds Trieste 2017

In another light air day of flat water and breeze never exceeding 8 knots, inshore racing resumed for the second day at the ORC Worlds Trieste 2017. Only one race was held due to the light air, and yesterday's series leaders continued to show their prowess in these conditions and no net change in leadership at the top, More ...

Inshore shuffle at ORC Worlds

The start of inshore racing on the third day of the ORC Worlds Trieste 2017 saw another day of light air – 6-8 knots from the southwest – but racing that was surprisingly close in corrected time. Two races on windward-leeward courses were completed today, with a shortened course in the second race, More ...

Light conditions challenge ORC Worlds fleet in offshore races

Sometimes offshore racing can be grueling, not for too much wind but for too little. In conditions that yesterday and last night tried the patience of both competitors and the Race Committee, today the fleet of 116 teams finally limped across the finish line near the base venue at Porto San Rocco More ...

Frans Maas passes in capsize accident

Skipper Frans Maas (79) and crewmember Freddy Franssens (70) died last Saturday when their yacht Capella capsized after the keel come off the hull near the Belgian coast. A third crewmember, Hannes Goegebeur (18) is still missing. Three crewmembers survived by clinging to the inverted hull for more than six hours. More ...

ORC Worlds Trieste 2017 starts tomorrow

After over a year of preparation, a consortium of organizers from six regional clubs near Trieste, the Porto San Rocco Marina, and the Offshore Racing Congress (ORC) are pleased that 115 entries from 19 countries have accepted their invitations and come to compete at the ORC Worlds Trieste 2017. More ...

First leaders of the XIX Trofeo SM La Reina

The XIX Trofeo SM La Reina - Regata Tribute to the Navy - XXX Admiral Marcial Sánchez - Barcáiztegui Cup has experienced today its opening day with good wind and two races for all classes except the Open class, which will be added tomorrow to the competition. The day began with a weather delay, More ...

Eight bells: Doug Peterson

Doug Blair Peterson, longtime San Diego resident, San Diego Yacht Club member, and trendsetting yacht designer, died June 26 after a long bout with cancer at the age of 71 years (1945-2017).  Peterson, who will be inducted into the America’s Cup Hall of Fame later this year, is survived by four children. More ...

Chapaeu Bolero - Overall winner of Palma's Superyacht Cup

The race committee sent the fleet on two riveting custom courses ranging between 17 and 22nm, which befitted today's menu of light winds (varying between six and ten knots). The shorter 17nm course was sailed by the awe-inspiring yachts in Class B. Two was the magic number this morning as in Class A  More ...

Winners emerge at Block Island Race Week

Winners emerged at the Storm Trysail Club’s 51st edition of Block Island Race Week after a long week of racing that featured nearly all weather conditions: fog, sun, light air and flat water and breeze-on and waves. Courses were windward/leeward all week in three course areas to divide 16 IRC, ORC, PHRF and one-design classes. More ...

Another boisterous day's racing on the bay of Palma

Palma's Superyacht Cup doesn't only bring sailors together from all corners of the globe, but is also an event where the camaraderie plays a pivotal role in the regatta's enjoyment. This was most evident during last night's lively SYC Dock Party, where owners, guests and crew got to rub shoulders, relax and talk 'sailing', More ...

Win Win and Bolero leads Superyacht Cup in Palma

As most owners and sailors know each other from having gone head-to-head at previous editions, last night's 'Welcome Cocktail' (celebrating the 75th anniversary of silver sponsors Astilleros de Mallorca) was abundant with animated catch-ups and the clinking of glasses. Needless to say, today's racing was More ...

Gloves are off for 2017 edition of Palma's Superyacht Cup

Interiors have been stowed, winches have been serviced, and cruising sails have been stored away for later use. Yachts are primed for action and crew members have been perfecting their sailing maneuvers, as well as picking the brains of local racing virtuosos. The heads of this year's participating sailors  More ...

Block Island Race Week: Let's go race already

When the AP flag was taken down to finally mark the start of Block Island Race Week 2017, it was like watching schoolchildren being let out for recess. Sailors who had waited 1 ½ days to go racing rushed down the docks, hopped aboard their boats and couldn’t wait to cast off the lines. More ...

Van Isle 360 update

This year’s race has been a mixture of big breeze and elusive zephyrs. The start out of the Nanaimo was on a last minute puff that managed to lift the fleet around Gallows Point and out into the Strait of Georgia. Winds were generally light but consistent in terms of wind direction. With a short night of rest, More ...

Overall winners declared at Giraglia Rolex Cup

Patience, mental fortitude and an unrelenting desire to surmount the challenges posed by fickle weather conditions defined the racing at the 2017 Giraglia Rolex Cup. A profound respect for tradition, a collective love of sailing and a genuine spirit of sportsmanship the qualities which shone through the event as a whole. More ...

Winners decided at America's Cup Supeyacht Regatta

Overall victory in the highly competitive fleet of six J Class yachts earned the crew of Lionheart the top prize at the second America’s Cup Superyacht Regatta. The record sized J Class fleet was the centre of attention amidst the 20 superyacht crews mustered in Bermuda to enjoy competing against each other More ...

America's Cup Superyacht Regatta - Race Day 2

After light winds on the opening day, the America’s Cup Superyacht Regatta fleet revelled in the brisker winds and glorious hot sunshine during the second day of racing. The conditions resulted in more open courses which were set to offer more passing lanes and keep the crews on their toes with a bigger range of wind angles More ...

Giraglia Rolex Cup - Race around the rock underway

The famous race is underway. At 12:45 today an international fleet of 209 yachts commenced the 65th running of the Giraglia Rolex Cup. Departing from Saint-Tropez, France, their destination is the historic port city of Genoa, Italy with 241-nautical miles of tactically challenging sailing in constantly shifting weather More ...

America's Cup Superyacht Regatta

If the turquoise waters off Bermuda's north coast offered a gentle, benign start to the America's Cup Superyacht Regatta 2017 there were few complaints from the 19 crews who enjoyed a relatively straightforward Race Day One, in association with Rego Sotheby's International Realty, More ...

Action commences at 2017 Giraglia Rolex Cup

The famous Vieux Port of Saint-Tropez, a location whose light has inspired a multitude of artists, is today absorbed in nautical activity, as hundreds of yachts and thousands of competitors engage in a week of first class sailing at the 2017 Giraglia Rolex Cup.
This is the 65th uninterrupted year More ...

8th edition of 151 Miglia - Trofeo Cetilar Race

The 8th edition of the 151 Miglia - Trofeo Cetilar Race attracted 190 entries, with 184 crossing the finish line. Weather was light winds for this edition and no records set, but it was still a really tough competition, especially in the strategic passages of the course area and near the Islands. More ...

Pro4U / Malin wins Swedish ORCi National Championship

With a format of two short offshore and six inshore Windward/Leeward races, the Swedish ORCi National Championship was sailed over June 1-4 on the water’s outside of Oxelösund. Weather varied widely over these four days, from 25 knots for the offshore races and 5 to 10 knots. More ...

Champions crowned at North Sea Regatta

Two Courses, 138 boats on the South Course, 120 boats on the North Course, 120 volunteers and three days of beautiful mediterranean-like sailing conditions 'made' it a brilliant North Sea Regatta for the sailors! After three days of amazing sailing conditions the Dutch champions are crowned in ORC 2, ORC 3  More ...

Dream triple treat for Saudade superyacht winners

A dream was realised a year ago for owner Albert Buell when he and his crew won the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta on Sardinia's glorious Costa Smeralda for the second successive year. The popular German skipper, who, since winning the Admiral's Cup in 1973 has raced eight subsequent yachts all called Saudade, More ...

Sun and sea breeze, the battle in Scheveningen is on

Another sunny day in Scheveningen. Day 2 for the Worlds J22 and the first race day for the 120 yachts in all ORC and IRC classes on the North Course. All smaller boats sailed together on the South Course, seven classes in total including the Worlds J22. For the next two days of the regatta the forecast looks excellent, More ...

19 countries represented in ORC Worlds 2017

At one month before the start of the competition to determine this year's ORC World Champions, the names of the teams admitted to the regatta were officially selected and announced using assessment criteria drafted specifically by the Organizing Committee in agreement with the Offshore Racing Congress (ORC). More ...

YCCS welcomes the 2017 Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta

A high class fleet of seven Superyachts, headed by the 45m two times champion Saudade, the new 40m My Song of sponsor Pier Luigi Loro Piana and including the new, debuting 33m McKeon designed Ribelle, and a highly competitive fleet of ten Wally class yachts will take to the Costa Smeralda start line Wednesday 31st  More ...

Set Sail Black Sea International Regatta

Excellent start for the 2017 Romanian sailing race season at the SetSail Back Sea International Regatta which took place on the 20 and 21st of May. Excellent wind conditions, 10-25 knots, powered the three inshore races demanding both strategy and sailing skills and the challenging offshore race. More ...

Preview North Sea Regatta 2017

On Saturday 27 May the North Sea Regatta Week 2017 kicks off with the Vuurschepen Race from Scheveningen to Harwich! On the start line we'll see 64 yachts of which 38 yachts are fully crewed and 16 teams are participating in the TwoHanded class. For the first time Olympic Finn sailor Nicholas Heiner teams up More ...

Van Isle 360 Yacht Race update

With 32 boats accepted, the Van isle 360 Yacht Race is shaping up to be another exciting race around the rock. Beginning and finishing in Nanaimo British Columbia, the race circumnavigates Vancouver Island counter clockwise in a series of 9 legs over a 14 day period. The skippers and crews are immersed. More ...

Slovenian ORC National Championship

Eleven boats from five countries participated in the open Slovenian ORC National Championship in Izola on May 20th and 21st under the organization of JK Skipper Maribor. The event started with 15 NM long coastal race and one technical (windward/leeward) race on Saturday. Light rain with 10 knots of wind More ...

151 Miglia Cetilar Race attracts record entries

It is nearly two weeks before the start of 151 Miglia-Cetilar Trophy on Thursday afternoon, June 1st, and the waters between Marina di Pisa and Livorno will be alive to another record-breaking event: at the moment there are more than 211 boats that have already registered their entries. More ...

New updated ORCsy VPP released

The first part of the SuperYacht season is now concluded and has shown some great results and fair competition during the four events completed in the Caribbean season: Antigua, Virgin Gorda (Rolex Swan and Loro Piana) and St Barth. More than 50 ORCsy certificates have been issued, both new issues and renewals, More ...

Hot winds in Busan Super Cup

In the 2017 edition of the Busan Super Cup, part of Asia Sailing Week 2017, 15 ORC entries hailing from Russia, Malaysia, France and Korea came to Busan to compete. Two previous defending champions, the First 40 Malolo and the B&C 46 Sexy Busan were not in the race, however, so most of the contenders raced together, More ...

ORC Sportboat European Championship open for registration

The Offshore Racing Congress (ORC) and the Yacht Club Auda are pleased to announce that Registration is open now for the 2017 ORC Sportboat European Championship to be held over 7-13 August in Riga, Latvia. The event is open to entry for boats that are 6.0 to 9.15 m in length, weigh less than 2000 kg, More ...

ORC Measurement seminar in Cape Town, South Africa

In co-operation with South African Sailing and Royal Cape Yacht Club, ORC and ORC South Africa are offering a two-day comprehensive Measurement Seminar to be held in Cape Town, over Saturday and Sunday, May 20 - 21, 2017, with an introduction presentation on the ORC system made on May 19. More ...

Rattle n Rum wins overall Palmetto Cup in Charleston

In the long history of the prestigious Palmetto Cup, the Charleston Ocean Racing Association (CORA) has awarded to the top-performing boat racing under handicap at Charleston Race Week. For the first time in its history, CORA has awarded this trophy to the top performer using ORC scoring, More ...

High wind produces close results in Charleston

A hallmark of ORC scoring is the ability to customize ratings to windspeeds and course models that produce corrected time results that are generally closer and more fair than single-number rating systems. Using the Triple Number system, ratings for the ORC classes will vary on windward/leeward courses More ...

 


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