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Palada repeats title as Slovenian ORC Champion

The last regatta of the NARC (North Adriatic Rating Challenge) took place between Muggia in Italy and Portorož in Slovenia last weekend, and was also scored as the ORC Slovenian National Championship. A total of 22 entries from 4 nations and of various sizes competed in the series. More ...

Kiel Weeks starts, World's largest sailing event

With about 4000 regatta participants, 1900 boats, 400 starts, active sailors from more than 60 nations, 38 classes/disciplines, ten race courses on nine days – its easy to see how Kiel Week is the world’s largest annual sailing event. In addition, 3.5 million visitors are expected, among them 400,000 visitors coming More ...

Club Swan 50 Skorpios first in ORC Class in Giraglia Race

Results are now confirmed for the podium positions of the ORC Class in the 2018 Rolex Giraglia Race, with Andrey Konogorov’s ClubSwan
50 Skorpios from Russia winning the Challenge Nucci Novi Trophy. Light winds are forcing the smaller – and slower - boats arriving during the day More ...

John Roome passes, ORC Chairman 1978 - 88

It is with great sadness and regret that ORC announces the passing of ORC past Chairman John Roome, who died peacefully at home on Friday 8th June, at the age of 90. John was a distinguished solicitor and recognized yacht racing figure in the UK offshore racing scene. More ...

Rolex Giraglia: Inshore racing series commences

Saint-Tropez, a destination characterised by the alluring light, unique charm and vibrant colours which has attracted artists throughout the last century, is each year in mid-June, home to one of the Mediterranean’s largest and most impressive sailing events. The Rolex Giraglia is in rare company. More ...

My Song and Savannah wins Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta

Sardinia put on her best show today, providing sunshine and a mistral wind for the final day of the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta. The event, in its 11th edition and organised by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda with the support of title sponsor Loro Piana, saw My Song triumph in class A and Savannah take victory in class B. More ...

Double wins for My Song and Savannah in Porto Cervo

The Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta got underway today with two coastal races held, both of which were won by My Song in class A and Savannah in class B. The Race Committee made the decision to set two races today - an unusual choice for a superyacht regatta, but one that was popular with the competitors More ...

Vic - Maui Race start set for Canada Day July 1st

Organizers of the bienniel Victoria-Maui Race from the Royal Vancouver YC and the Lahaina YC have announced all entries will start the race on Sunday, July 1st, Canada Day. 33 teams from Canada, the US and the UK have entered, and will sail the 2308 mile course from the start in Victoria, British Columbia. More ...

KSSS and SHF presents ORCi Cup 2018-2019

KSSS and SHF are proud to present the ORCi Cup 2018 & 2019 to boost the interest for ORCi as an international rule in Sweden and to encourage continued strong participation at international offshore championships for Swedish participants. The aim is to significantly increase the number of Swedish boats holding a valid ORCi. More ...

No racing at Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta

A light and shifty breeze prevented the Race Committee of the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta 2018 from getting racing underway today. A gradual increase in wind is forecast over the coming days, while tonight sees the owners dinner take place at the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda. More ...

Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta starts in Costa Smeralda

All is ready in Porto Cervo for the 11th edition of the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta, with the first race scheduled for tomorrow, June 6, on the waters of the Costa Smeralda. The event provides a unique combination of spectacular sailing between the islands of the La Maddalena archipelago More ...

ORC Sportboat Europeans concluded in Portopiccolo

A final day of racing yielded one more inshore race in light conditions to conclude the 7-race series at the ORC Sportboat European Championship 2018, hosted by YC Porto Piccolo.. Davide Rapotez’s Melges 24 Destriero from Italy, with his crew of Lorenzo Coslovich, Simone Viduli, Alan Ravaglio and Marie Sole. More ...

Mind the gap ensures victory in ORC Sportboat Europeans

In another day of light to moderate seabreeze and after winning this penultimate day’s two races at the ORC Sportboat European Championship 2018, the Italian team on the Fat 26 Mind the Gap Tempus Fugit have managed to defend their title earned in 2016 to be this year’s ORC Sportboat European Champions. More ...

New leader tops the standings in ORC Sportboat Europeans

After three races held in light-moderate breeze today, a new leader has arisen to the top of the ranks in the ORC Sportboat European Championship 2018, hosted by YC Porto Piccolo. On scores of 2-2-3-2 Ugo Guarnieri’s Delta 84 Chardonnay from Sistiana, Italy leads the fleet of 27 teams from 6 nations. More ...

Destriero takes early lead at ORC Sportboat Europeans

Davide Rapotez’s Melges 24 Destriero has won the opening race of the ORC Sportboat European Championship 2018, hosted by YC Porto Piccolo, on a coastal course set off of Trieste, Italy. The all-Corinthian team won this race by 3 min 01 sec in corrected time over another Italian entry in second place.. More ...

ORC Sportboat Europeans 2018 starts in Portopiccolo

The Gulf of Trieste welcomes once again a major international sailing event, with the opening of the ORC Sportboat European Championship 2018 scheduled in Portopiccolo from 29 May to 3 June.
The Yacht Club Portopiccolo, in collaboration with the Sistiana Nautical Department and the Offshore Racing Congress. More ...

Great conditions in Rolex Capri Sailing Week

A week of inshore and offshore sailing in stunning Capri concluded with a cheerful, spectacular Prize-giving ceremony in the Piazzetta of Capri, crowded with tourists and sailors, concluding the 2018 Rolex Capri Sailing Week which saw more than a thousand sailors and 121 boats in the regatta. More ...

FINEST Offshore started strong

A strong fleet of 25 ORC boats competed in the E4 Championship in Tallinn, Estonia – 17 teams from Estonia and 8 from Finland including some of the top ORC boats and teams in the world. The event was a second stage of the Kalev Yacht Club’s offshore sailing series called SEIKO CUP 2018.  More ...

Brujo, Majoche, Pestaneo and Saona, winners of UPV Trophy

This weekend the XXI edition of the Universitat Polècnica de València (UPV) Trophy, which aims to bring nautical sports to the university community, concluded in Valencian waters with 4 class winners declared among 23 entries. This unique regatta hosted by the Real Club Nautico Valencia More ...

Offshore Worlds 2018 Class C teams confirmed

It is only 62 days left until the start of The Hague Offshore Sailing World Championship, and the approved entries in Class C are now confirmed for this first-ever regatta using both IRC and ORC scoring to crown three new World Champions of offshore sailing. These Class C entries include 56 boats More ...

Busan Super Cup 2018 edition returns

The 13th edition of Busan Super Cup has returned competition to Suyeong Bay, this year in a perfect 15 knots of breeze. Led by cup defender Malolo (JPN6693, First40), 19 ORC boats competitors include challengers of Vikira (KOR5503, Ker40), First (RUS5500, First 40.7) and a hidden ambush in Big Apple (KOR2299, Farr 45) More ...

Stormy end to Sperry Charleston Race Week

There was an interesting dynamic taking place on the docks of Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina Sunday morning.
Some of the boats competing in Sperry Charleston Race Week 2018 were getting ready to go racing with sailors pulling on foul weather gear in anticipation of heavy air and rough seas. More ...

Leaders remain secure at Sperry Charleston Race Week

Day two of racing at Sperry Charleston Race Week - the ORC East Coast Championship - featured light air but sailable conditions, and leaders in each of the three ORC classes continued to lead their respective classes. On the offshore courses for ORC Class A and B, one windward/leeward race was sailed, More ...

New ORC South Africa fleet is thriving

As we fast approach the 150 certificate mark in South Africa, the formalities of South African Sailing - our world sailing Member National Authority - proposing that ORC South Africa becomes a member of the Offshore Racing Congress has been confirmed, and South Africa will be presented to become a full member More ...

Early leaders after Day 1 of Sperry Charleston Race Week

The first day of racing at Sperry Charleston Race Week (also the ORC East Coast Championship) featured great racing for the inshore course area where ORC Class C enjoyed beautiful conditions of 8-12 knots and four races sailed. Unfortunately Race 1 was interrupted by a mark dragged by a boat in another class, More ...

Sperry Charleston Race Week

Competitors in Sperry Charleston Race Week 2018 were hurriedly carrying equipment, sail bags and other gear down to the docks while the various vendors were busily setting up shop. Event director Randy Draftz and other organizers with Charleston Ocean Racing Association (CORA) were huddled. More ...

Three exciting new entrants join Superyacht Cup fleet

At the time of writing 17 awe-inspiring superyachts will be taking up this year's challenge over 19-23 June in Palma. Race enthusiasts will be able to look forward to a stellar fleet, not to mention tight racing and, as most entries will have been whipped into shape by virtue of the St Barths Bucket and/or Loro Pian Superyacht Regatta More ...

Nilaya overall winner at St. Barths Bucket

The fresh breezes of the past few days disappeared into Light-Moderate conditions and flat water for scoring the final race of the three-race St Barths Bucket Regatta in all five of the Pursuit classes, with winners emerging in each class after sailing a clockwise or the “Wrong Way Around” the island course. More ...

A Wiggley Test of Wits

In 12-15 knot mid-morning breezes that weakened to about seven knots in the afternoon, the Bucket fleet sailed 22-25 nm “Not-so-Wiggley” courses that seemed quite the opposite of that as they zig-zagged around Ile Fourchue, Roche Table and other natural turning marks on the western side of St. Barths. More ...

Fresh conditions starts ORCsy racing at St. Barths

Following on the success of last year's ORC Worlds Trieste 2017, the Upper Adriatic and Gulf of Trieste are once again the site of another important event in the ORC calendar: the ORC Sportboat European Championship 2018. Held over 29 May - 3 June, this is one of the three most important championship regattas More ...

Entry fee discount ends soon for ORC Sportboat Europeans

Following on the success of last year's ORC Worlds Trieste 2017, the Upper Adriatic and Gulf of Trieste are once again the site of another important event in the ORC calendar: the ORC Sportboat European Championship 2018. Held over 29 May - 3 June, this is one of the three most important championship regattas More ...

St. Barths Bucket Regatta 2018 starts

Barthélemy is open for business and back with its usual zeal to host the annual St. Barths Bucket Regatta, which has been a joyous and meaningful part of this island’s life since 1995. With 26 entries, the fleet is down in count by a relatively small increment over last year, reflecting the preference of attending Superyacht owners More ...

Winners take to the stage at Heineken Regatta

A burst of breeze from the west made for a spectacular grand finale of racing at the 38th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, and with lead positions still up for grabs in several classes, many teams were eager to make their final claims on class victories. To capitalize on the 18-knot breeze, organizers sent Maxi and Ocean Racing Classes More ...

The Hague 2018: three regattas, one harbor
For The Hague, 2018 is all about sailing. The annual North Sea Regatta in May, the finish of the Volvo Ocean Race in June and the Offshore Sailing Worlds in July. All happening in the same harbor in a period of weeks. For sailors the perfect chance to combine those events!
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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 ...
 


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