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Countdown for the 200 miles a2 of Altea
Less than twenty days before the race begins, there are already twenty-five boats registered in the 32nd edition of the 200 miles a2 of the Altea Yacht Club, one of the oldest nautical events in the national regatta calendar that will be held on 2-4 March 3 2018. It is a top-level sailing regatta that has become a benchmark. More ...
2018 US ORC Regional Championships
There are two new ORC regional championship events being planned for the 2018 racing season, with some taking entries now.
The first is the East Coast ORC Championship at Sperry Charleston Race Week being held over April 12-15. Two offshore and two inshore course areas are planned, along with a Pursuit class. More ...
Spiip and Acadia wins Superyacht Challenge Antigua
The Caribbean superyacht season kicked off in fine style with the 2018 Superyacht Challenge Antigua. Now its 8th year, the Superyacht Challenge Antigua is free from commercial endorsements, and has one clear objective; to provide all the facilities to stage an ideal event for an exclusive selection of yachts, More ...
Spiip and Rebecca tied at the top
Spectacular conditions prevailed for the penultimate day of the 2018 Superyacht Challenge Antigua on the stunning waters south of Antigua. Two short races were completed in a building breeze and sea state. In the Corsairs Class Spiip took Race 3 to take the over all lead for the class. More ...
Heavenly conditions in Antigua
The second day of the Superyacht Challenge Antigua was blessed with 16 knots of north easterly trade winds, sublime air temperature, and a dazzling blue Caribbean sea. In the Corsairs Class Rebecca put in a great performance, winning by just over a minute after ORCsy time correction. Spiip took second, just 13 seconds More ...
Glorious start of Superyacht Challenge Antigua
Superb conditions and close racing were the order of the day for Race One of the Superyacht Challenge Antigua. In the Corsairs Class, Elfje took the first gun, and after ORCsy time correction won the class, just 16 seconds ahead of Rebecca, with Spiip third. In the Buccaneers Class, Acadia was the victor More ...
Superyacht season underway in Antigua
The Caribbean superyacht season starts in earnest on Thursday 1st February with the 8th edition of the Superyacht Challenge Antigua. The Superyacht Challenge Antigua has once again attracted a magnificent fleet, including five previous winners. This will be the first regatta using the new 2018 ORC Superyacht Rule More ...
2018 ORC Superyacht Rule now available
The Offshore Racing Congress (ORC) is pleased to announce that the 2018 ORC Superyacht Rule (ORCsy) is now available and can be viewed online on the ORC's Superyacht website. Like the main ORC rating system, the rule and its formulation is accessible in the Rules section of the ORCsy webpage More ...
2018 ORC VPP and rules now available
The Offshore Racing Congress (ORC) is pleased to announce that this year’s 2018 version of the ORC Rules and the 2018 VPP used for generating certificates, Speed Guides, Target Speeds and other products is now available to Rating Officers worldwide as well as the public in the ORC’s online Sailor Services system. More ...
Rolex Circuito Atlantico Sur starts in Bueons Aires
On Satuday 13 January the new year of 2018 ORC racing starts in Buenos Aires ARG with the annual Rolex Circuito Atlantico Sur organized by the Yacht Club Argentino, the Yacht Club Olivos, the Yacht Club Punta del Este and the Yacht Club Uruguayo. A total of 60 yachts are expected to compete  More ...
ORC makes progress in South Africa at season half point
We are pleased to bring you a local, club-based update at the halfway point of the first season in which the ORC rating has been used for sailing as a credible national club measurement rating system. Firstly, the success and growth of this rating has exceeded the expectations of the international organisation. More ...
Quest wins ORCi division in Rolex Sydney Hobart Race
Paul Clitheroe and Bob Steel’s Farr TP 52 Quest has emerged on top in ORCi scoring in the 2017 Rolex Sydeny Hobart Race of 53 yachts scored in this division. Matt Allen’s TP 52 Ichi Ban won the IRC division and was second to Quest in ORCi scoring, with Vincenzo Onerato’s Cookson 50 Mascalzone Latino in third.. More ...
LDV Comanche secures line honours and the race record
Sport is often determined by fine margins and yachting is no exception. After a phenomenal contest between Jim Cooney’s LDV Comanche and the Oatley family’s Wild Oats XI over the full 628nm of the Rolex Sydney Hobart concluded yesterday in the Derwent River, the line honours title for first to finish. More ...
Rolex Sydney Hobart is underway
Grey skies could not diminish Sydney’s enthusiasm for the start of its seminal ocean race. Crowds flocked to the foreshore and the Heads, while an assortment of vessels filled the harbour as the 102-boat Rolex Sydney Hobart fleet set off on the great adventure south. Peter Harburg’s 100-foot Black Jack led the length More ...
ORC AGM minutes now available
The complete set of minutes from the various committees and the Congress of ORC is now available on the Annual General Meeting page These summarize not only what was discussed at the AGM in Puerto Vallarta one month ago, but also policy and rule decisions heading soon into 2018. More ...
Scoring plan and new class limits announced for 2018 Worlds
Organizers from the 2018 The Hague Offshore Sailing World Championship, in consultation with the Offshore Racing Congress (ORC) and the Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC), have announced the scheme for scoring this first World Championship to use both the international IRC and ORC rating systems. More ...
The Real Club Nautico de Valencia presents The Intrepid Race
The Real Club Nautico de Valencia will celebrate in November 2018 The Intrepid Race - Offshore Regatta A2 - Valencia - Columbretes, a scoring event for the A2 Spanish Championship, which will test the offshore expertise of its participants. It is a 150-mile race with a route that will depart from Valencia. More ...
Registration open for 2018 ORC European Championship
Registration for the 2018 ORC European Championship, in Limassol Cyprus is now open and the Notice of Race is officially posted. The Championship shall be the third in a line of three consecutive events, since the Famagusta Nautical Club will organize the 2018 Optimist Mediterranean Championship (21st – 25th August), More ...
Mad Max amd Happy Hour wins ORC Nationals in Argentina
After two successive weekends of mixed distance and course racing in the Rio de la Plata, winners have emerged from the 2017 ORC Argentinian Championship, hosted by YC Argentino. A total of 42 yachts competed in both divisions, each with two classes. The wind seemed to take the day off on the final day of racing, More ...
Sandro Ricetto passes
On Sunday 19th Sandro Ricetto passed away at the age of 83, after a long illness,in Cagliari, his hometown. A civil engineer by profession, he pioneered and managed the initial times of the IMS all over Italy, in the early 1990s, chairing the RC in a great number of events. Things had to be conducted his own way. More ...
Vikira, Samba and Monella winners in 11th Yisunsin Cup
In the only one last decisive race of Day Three, wind conditions were ideal for the finale of the 11th Yisunsin Cup, held this year in Tongyeong, South Korea – with a light breeze up to 12 knots. 45 entries from 5 countries were competing this year in three ORC classes. More ...
8th Edition Superyacht Challenge Antigua
By popular demand, the eighth edition of the Superyacht Challenge Antigua will feature an extended programme of five races held over four days. The magnificent fleet take part in spectacular racing, with daily pursuit races along the stunning south coast of Antigua. Warm trade winds and ocean swell produce ideal conditions. More ...
ORC Congress concludes successful 2017 and looks ahead to 2018
As part of the World Sailing Annual Conference, the Offshore Racing Congress (ORC) has today concluded 6 days of meetings of its Committees and Congress to report on a successful 2017 as well as looking forward to 2018. The Congress has approved new rules and initiatives for next year  More ...
ORC Annual Meeting in Puerto Vallarta
Committee and Congress members of the ORC are meeting now through Wednesday 8 November in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico for the Annual Meeting, where decisions are made on a wide array of topics, ranging from detailed technical improvements made to the VPP to where to decide future ORC Championship events.. More ...
Music wins ORC Division in Rolex Middle Sea Race
With 74 yachts in the ORC Division starting the 38th edition of the race, James Blakemore's South African Swan 53 Music is the winner, with Nikolay Drozdov's Russian Elan 35 Rosatom Sailing Team in second, just 30 minutes ahead of Zdenek Jakoubek's M37 Hebe V from the Czech Republic in third. More ...
St. Maarten Heineken Regatta 2018 dates announced
First held in 1980, the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta has consistently attracted local and international talent with a perfect blend of world-class competition, island camaraderie and entertainment. The 2018 event will not disappoint, with organizers planning an epic four days of serious fun both on and off the water. More ...
Sitella and Rattle N Rum new Chesepeake ORC Champions
Nobody – neither sailors nor organizers – is happy when lack of wind puts a damper on a long-awaited regatta. Nonetheless, Mother Nature did not cooperate with the Storm Trysail Club’s Annapolis Fall Regatta, which lost almost an entire weekend of windward-leeward racing due to light air on the mid-Chesapeake Bay. More ...
ORC Annual Dinner
The ORC Annual Dinner will take place on Monday, November 6th at 20:30 at Le Kliff Restaurant in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. ORC Congress Members and other interested Committee Members are welcome to attend the ORC Dinner and are invited to purchase the tickets by completing and returning order form.  More ...
Rolex Middle Sea Race ready for start
Starting and finishing in Malta, an island often referred to as the ‘Crossroads of the Mediterranean’, the Rolex Middle Sea Race is an international competition of distinction and an offshore race par excellence. The proof lies in the numbers. Registrations for this year’s 38th edition. More ...
Submissions for the 2017 Annual General Meeting published
Nineteen submissions were recieved from the ORC Nominating Bodies for the AGM that will be held in November in Puerto Vallarta. During the AGM, submissisons will be discussed within ORC committees that will make reccomendations to the Congress for changes in the ORC rules and general policies for the next year. More ...
01 Express wins 5th Annual Thousand Islands Race
The Czech crew of Pavel Belehrad’s First 40.7 01 Express is the winner of the 5th Annual Thousand Islands Race, organized by the Sailing Club of Rijeka. The second 279.7 NM leg of this two-leg race started on Thursday, 21 September from Porto Montenegro in Tivat and finished on Sunday, 24 September in Rijeka. More ...
Roccabella wins Leg 1 of the Thousand Islands Race
The Latvian Roccabella with Edgars Salmanis at the helm is the winner of the first leg of the Fifth Thousand Islands Race. Favourable winds accompanied sailors throughout the entire course and it turned out that the first leg was different from the previous years. At the start in Rijeka in light wind Chilean Mardivino singled out More ...
Registration opens for The Hague Offshore Worlds 2018
In July 2018 the challenging waters of The Hague will be the host for the best 150 offshore racing crews in the world. For over a week a combination of offshore and inshore racing will challenge these boats and their teams to determine who are the best in The Hague Offshore Sailing World Championship 2018,  More ...
Fri av Fjaerholmen Norwegian champion
Weather forecast for the annual Norwegian ORC Championship predicted very light airs, but this sunny and chill autumn weekend showed up with northerly winds ranging form 6 to 14 knots - perfect conditions to crown a champion. Former ORC World champion Claus Landmark on his Landmark 43 Santa More ...
Blue wave wins 2017 Ioannideia Regatta

2017 was another record breaking year for Ioannideia organizers: after the Optimist Mediterranean Championship brought nearly 160 sailors from 18 countries to Limassol, Cyprus, the ORC Challenge Trophy Mare Nostrum was completed with a record turnout of 51 boats. This was the largest fleet  More ...

The highly successful Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup has just ended

Today was the final day of racing in the 28th edition of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup organized by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda in collaboration with Title Sponsor Rolex and the International Maxi Association. Winners of the respective Classes are Momo (Maxi 72), Ribelle (Supermaxi ORCsy), Highland Fling XI (Maxi), More ...

Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup: The prize is in sight

At the biggest Maxi yacht event of the Mediterranean season the stakes are high. For those with half an eye on the main prize in their class, there are few opportunities left to forge a final, immoveable grip. Organised by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS) in conjunction with the International Maxi Association More ...

Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup: A masterpiece of a day

The third day of racing at the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup & Rolex Maxi72 World Championship was especially satisfying. The Mistral breezes kicked in just as predicted so the Maxi 72 and the Wally Classes managed to get two races in while the rest of the fleet raced along a spectacular 31 nm course through the archipelago. More ...

Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup: Mixed conditions divide the fleet

Today was the second day of racing at the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup, the event organized annually by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda in collaboration with Title Sponsor Rolex and the International Maxi Association.  Current standings see Ribelle at the head of the ORCsy Supermaxis, Highland Fling XI leading the Maxis More ...

L'Ottavo Peccato wins Palermo - Montecarlo race

The Palermo Montecarlo Regatta started Monday morning 21 August at 12.00 from Mondello Gulf, next to Circolo della Vela Sicilia (organizer of the Regatta in cooperation with Yacht Club de Monaco and Yacht Club Costa Smeralda). At the start there was a lively but irregular 12-knot wind from the northwest, More ...

ORC racing comes to Siberia

The ORC Congressman and Rating Officer from Russia, Vasily Alexeev, reports that last weekend at the Novosibirsk yacht club Aqualand the first handicap race for all cruiser-racers was sailed, using the ORC handicap system. Until now this fleet was separated into small groups that were scored without handicap as one design classes. More ...

Abraham Rosemberg suddenly passed away in Brazil

Abraham "Lincoln" Rosemberg suddenly passed away yesterday in Brasil, apparently for a hearth attack. He was long known as the Brasil representative at the annual meetings, where he had a lively participation in ORC but also in World Sailing Committees and Council. After graduating in Naval Architecture  More ...

 


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