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Finishers arriving in 25th Buenos Aires - Rio de Janiero

Starting on February 11th, the 25th edition of the Buenos Aires - Rio de Janeiro Oceanic Race has seen the first finishers arriving over the last few days in this classic 1200 mile race between the two great capitals of South America, first sailed in 1947. This year’s race was organized by Yacht Club Argentino. More ...

March regattas at YCCS Virgin Gorda

The team at YCCS Virgin Gorda, the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda's Caribbean home, are putting the final touches to their newly redeveloped Clubhouse and Marina prior to reopening in time for three international regattas taking place in the first half of March 2017.  More ...

Registration for the North Sea Regatta Week 2017 is open

Registration for the Vuurschepenrace, the RORC North Sea Race and the North Sea Regatta inshore races is open! The North Sea Regatta Week 2017 starts with the Vuurschepenrace from Scheveningen to Harwich on Saturday 27 May, followed by the RORC North Sea Race on 30 May. More ...

St. Maarten Heineken Regatta - Recipe for success

What it is like to take a bow on the big stage, in front of thousands of sailors, at the Caribbean's biggest sailing regatta? Four of last year's winning yacht skippers reveal how to win at the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta. The St. Maarten Heineken Regatta attracts a wide variety of competing yachts and competitors, More ...

New solution to unite ORC and IRC at 2018 Offshore Worlds

Baltic, North Sea, Mediterranean, Atlantic and English Channel-based yachts along with rated offshore racing boats based everywhere else in the world, will have the chance to compete for the 'best in the world title' in a World Sailing-sanctioned offshore World Championship. More ...

Flying finish at Superyacht Challenge Antigua

The fourth and final encounter at the 2017 Superyacht Challenge was a magical affair, sparkling Caribbean sunshine, 20 knots of breeze and the added delight of Caribbean swell. The Race Committee set a course of approximately 18 miles, to test every angle of sail and in the true ethos of the regatta it was a fast and thrilling race. More ...

Tactical battle on the south side

The conditions had mellowed somewhat for the second day of the Superyacht Challenge Antigua, compared to the opening day's surfing festival. 15 knots from the east, with a moderate swell, and predominately tactical windward leeward racing, put other skill sets to the test. More ...

Spectacular opener in Antigua

With solid trade winds piping up to twenty knots and a three metre sea state, the south coast of Antigua delivered a memorable day of racing, for the first day of the Superyacht Challenge Antigua. The race committee set a course of just over 20 miles, taking in all angles of sail. Starting at three minute intervals. More ...

Heineken Regatta announces party venues and themes for 2017

The 37th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta continues to improve upon their winning formula and energetic vibe of hosting a world class sailing & music event. The entertainment and musical acts have been booked, the venues have been confirmed and the sailors are rushing to enter to race in the Caribbean’s largest sailing event. More ...

High spirits and fair winds

Hundreds of owners, crew and invited guests gathered at the Welcome Party for the 2017 Superyacht Challenge Antigua. Held at the Boom Bar & Restaurant in the grounds of the Gunpowder House, the magnificent fleet was in view as the party started with sundowners around the pool. More ...

Early discount entry deadlines for 2017 ORC Championships

It may be winter, but boat owners are not in hibernation. After the official opening of registration in the 2017 ORC World Championship, to be held in Porto San Rocco (Trieste) from 30 June to 8 July, there has already been more than 50 entries in the event. And for the 2017 ORC European Championship held in Gdañsk, Poland . More ...

The 7th Superyacht Challenge Antigua

The 7th edition of the Superyacht Challenge Antigua has attracted a magnificent fleet of Superyachts, to take part in daily pursuit races along the stunning south coast of Antigua. 11 yachts have entered ranging from 82ft to 212ft. Schooners: Adela and Adix. Ketches: Elfje and Marama. More ...

Second Star wins Boat of the Day in ORC Class in Key West

After a windy and wavy start to the regatta today's conditions were far more manageable. Depending on the racecourse the wind ranged anywhere from a high of 10 to 13 knots before dying away to 7 to 9 knots by the third race in the afternoon. The sea state, while calmer than the first two days was still lumpy. More ...

2017 ORCsy VPP and Sailor Services now available

The 2017 edition of the ORC's Superyacht Designer VPP (DVP) and Superyacht Sailor Services (ORCsy SaS) is now online and available for use. The DVP is available for purchase and download on the ORC website at www.orc.org/superyachtdvp. The ORC Superyacht VPP (ORCsy VPP) is a Velocity Prediction Program.  More ...

2017 ORC VPP and rules now available

The Offshore Racing Congress (ORC) is pleased to announce that its 2017 version of the ORC Velocity Prediction Program (VPP) is now ready for use. The VPP is the core of the ORC International and ORC Club Rating Systems and is used to generate certificates in these systems. More ...

Kenai wins ORC Overall Trophy in Ft. Lauderdale - Key West

Chris and Karen Lewis’s J/44 Kenai have won the inaugural ORC perpetual trophy in the 160-mile Ft Lauderdale - Key West Race for best corrected time using ORC scoring. The race is organized annually by the Lauderdale YC and the Storm Trysail Club., With strong East and Southeast winds, More ...

Big names, powerful boats highlight Quantum Key West Week

Just 11 days remain until the start of the 30th anniversary Quantum Key West Race Week and the fleet of more than 100 boats shows great strength throughout its ranks. In fashion befitting a 30th anniversary, the celebratory regatta bristles with a plethora of racing stars from the U.S. and 10 countries, More ...

A new record set at Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

Arriving in Hobart at 02:31.20 on Wednesday 28 December, Anthony Bell’s 100-ft Maxi Perpetual LOYAL has set a new race record of 1 day, 13 hours, 31 minutes, 20 seconds at the Rolex Sydney Hobart and in the process secured line honours in the 72nd edition of the famous offshore race. More ...

89 yachts poised for the great journey south

The 2016 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, organized by the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia (CYCA), with the support of the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania (RYCT), starts at 13:00 AEDT on Monday 26 December. 628-nautical miles of challenge and endeavour, steeped in nautical heritage and defined by great feats lie ahead.. More ...

2017 ORC Championships now open for entries

The Offshore Racing Congress (ORC) is pleased to announce that its two major championship events for 2017 - the ORC Worlds Trieste 2017 and the ORC European Championship Gdansk 2017 - are now open for entry, with Notices of Race posted on each event's respective websites. More ...

George Andreadis honoured with Beppe Croce Award

George Andreadis (GRE), a member of the ORC Management Committee and ORC Congressman for over two decades has been awarded the Beppe Croce Trophy, which honours an individual for their outstanding voluntary contribution to the sport of sailing. The trophy, which was first awarded in 1988. More ...

Another great year - 48th meeting of ORC Congress

The 48th meeting of the Offshore Racing Congress was held along with the Annual Conference of World Sailing in Barcelona, and capped yet another successful year for the organization. The number of boats using ORC International, ORC Club or ORC Superyacht certificates. More ...

Solid breeze at Storm Trysail Fall Regatta

The Chesapeake Station of the Storm Trysail Club once again closed its season of racing last weekend with the Annapolis Fall Regatta, and once again brisk fall conditions gave great racing to participants in three classes: Farr 30’s, C&C 30’s and two sub-class groups racing using ORC handicaps. More ...

Rolex Middle Sea Race: 112 boats, 25 nations and 6 starts

Organized by the Royal Malta Yacht Club, the 2016 Rolex Middle Sea Race will start at 11:00hrs (CET) on the 22nd October in the spectacular Grand Harbour, Valletta, Malta. This is the 37th edition of the race dating back to 1968. Various vantage points are available from most areas of the Grand Harbour. More ...

Ningbo Dongqianhu Sailing Club wins Dong Hai Cup

the 2016 Taizhou International Yacht Festival, the first DongHai Cup Sailing Regatta was held in Taizhou, ZheJiang Province China from 1st Oct to 2nd Oct 2016. Supported by the Taizhou government, the two-day regatta has been designed as an important event to introduce and improve the tourism of Taizhou. More ...

ORC Annual Dinner

The ORC Annual Dinner will take place on Monday, November 7th at 20:30 at the Angel’s Leon Bistreau at the Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona. ORC Congress Members and other interested Committee Members are welcome to attend the ORC Dinner and are invited to purchase the tickets More ...

Entry discount deadline approaches for Quantum Key West

The regatta that started as a mostly fun series among casual racers and grew to the most important international regatta hosted in the U.S. is shaping up to be memorable: a new host venue in Key West’s Old Town - the Waterfront Brewery - will bring the nightly action back to the waterfront More ...

BeWild declared Italian National Offshore Champion

As part of the International Boat Show in Genoa there was the awarding of the Italian Offshore Championship in 2016, the circuit designed by the Italian Sailing Federation, which brings together the fifteen most important offshore races that took place using the ORC rating system in Italian waters More ...

Phosphorus and Sayg I win Thousand Islands Race

Now with the completion of the second leg of the 4th annual Thousand Islands Race, winners can be declared in the monohull and multihull categories. Phosporus helmed by Mark Emerson from the UK has won among the monohulls, and Sayg I helmed by Andreas Hofmeier from Austria was won in the multihulls. More ...

Giulia wins Leg 1 of Thousand Islands Race

The first leg of this year’s Thousand Islands Race held among more than thousand islands of the Croatian coast was the slowest ever. At both the start in Rijeka and finish in the marina Porto Montenegro the Tivat winds were very weak. Nonetheless, boats finished in succession with no large gaps and in some cases More ...

Raa Glede is new Norwegian ORC Champion

A strong fleet of 29 boats assembled in Tonsberg for the 2016 edition of the Open Norwegian Championship, with three Swedish yachts also entering the regatta. It was dream conditions during the both days of the event, this year hosted by Soon Seilforening. The weather report for both days predicted minimal wind More ...

Winners crowned at Rolex Swan Cup

The curtain closed on the 19th edition of the Rolex Swan Cup and Swan 45 World Championship with a superb final day of brisk wind and choppy seas putting the 125 competing yachts through their paces on the regatta course off Porto Cervo. In a record edition of the event organized at the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda More ...

Show goes on at Rolex Swan Cup

If there is one thing that the 125 Nautor's Swan owners participating in the 19th Rolex Swan Cup can agree on it is that the YCCS Race Committee is one of the most tenacious around. After yesterday's total lack of wind, this morning's heavy rain clouds and light breezes did not bode well. Principal Race Officer Peter Craig  More ...

Windless day for Swan fleet

Despite spending several hours on standby in the starting area, the 125 boats enrolled in the Rolex Swan Cup were forced to give up all hope of racing today as the breeze resolutely refused to rise above 5 knots. After cancelling coastal races for most divisions, the YCCS Race Committee valiantly attempted to move More ...

Bustling second day at Rolex Swan Cup

If yesterday's 12-knot breezes eased the 125-boat Swan fleet into their first day of competition, today's sirocco, which reached peaks of 20 knots, brought out the best in each of the six competing divisions. While some lengthened their early leads, others gained control of their divisions for the first time More ...

IronFX wins Ioannideia's ORC Challenge Trophy

In three races sailed along the coast from the Famagusta Nautical Club towards the Limmasol Marina, and attracting the largest fleet yet in a sailing event in Cyprus, Markos Kashiouris‎' Farr 45 IronFX has won the 2016 edition of the Ioannideia Regatta’s ORC Challenge Trophy on scores of 2-1-1. More ...

Splendid start for Swans

The 125 Nautor's Swan yachts enrolled in the 2016 Rolex Swan Cup and Swan 45 World Championship took to the waters off Porto Cervo today for the first of five scheduled race days. A steady sirocco breeze allowed the one-design classes, the Swan 45s and Swan 42s, to complete three windward-leeward races More ...

 


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