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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 ...

ORC makes Charleston debut

Ever innovative, Sperry Charleston Race Week has this year been the first regatta in the US to adopt use of the international ORC rating system for all course areas racing around buoys under handicap. Four classes of 27 teams are competing in three course areas, divided by size, speed and boat type, More ...

27th Edition of Block Island Race Week adds ORC to class roster

Every other June since 1965 the Storm Trysail Club has attracted sailors and their families to this small island just a few miles off the Rhode Island coast for a week of racing and evening fun. For many this is the start of the summer sailing season in New England, but the event also draws entries from throughout the US. More ...

X-Cite wins 21st Easter Regatta

The annual Easter regatta in Hvar, Croatia made its 21st edition this year with an impressive starting list of all the best Croatian ORC boats and crews racing together with entries coming from Slovenia, Italy, Russia and Ukraine. For most of the participants this race is the start of preparations for the upcoming ORC World Championship. More ...

2016 ORC Europeans Class C Champion Re-crowned

As a consequence of the disqualification of Vincenzo de Blasio’s Scugnizza by an International Jury convened after receiving an allegation of gross misconduct, a new winner is declared for Class C in the 2016 ORC European Championship regatta organized by the Nautical Club of Thessaloniki. More ...

Italian winter championships

The Italian coasts were animated by a lot of interesting winter championships which gave color to the seas during the cold winter days. Starting from the Northwest, the 41st Tigullio Winter Championship in Liguria, organized by Comitato Circoli Velici del Tigullio: Pro Scogli Chiavari, CN Lavagna, CN Rapallo, More ...

New ORC winners in Helly Hansen NOOD regattas

For many years the series of regattas held throughout the US known as the Helly Hansen NOOD Regattas have attracted the best in local and regional talent, usually in keelboat One Design racing (NOOD: National Offshore One Designs). In several locations around the USA these regattas are among the most popular More ...

Racing seasons starts in Croatia

The racing season has started in Croatia with the Zadar ORC Cup, the first event of the CRO ORC Cup, a series of the 6 most important ORC events in Croatia. The Zadar ORC Cup was organized in the Zadar channel in front of D-Marin Dalmacija Marina. In addition to boats with ORC International certificates, More ...

Bucket regattas concludes with 3 days of racing

Three days of racing at the St Barths Bucket Regatta attracted 32 Superyachts divided into five classes, and the racing was close: in the Les Gazelles des Mers class, Unfurled and Winwin finished tied on points, with Unfurled breaking the tie for victory. In the Les Elegants des Mers class, Ganesha was poised to win More ...

Nilaya wins Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta

Nilaya, the dominating Reichel/Pugh design, was presented the Loro Piana Prize: Boat International Media Trophy for overall victory at the Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta & Rendezvous. It is the second consecutive year and third time in the past four years that the 111-footer has won the trophy at the seventh annual More ...

Day 2 at Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta

The second day of racing at the seventh annual Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta & Rendezvous-presented by Italian luxury brand Loro Piana and co-organized by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda and Boat International Media-saw the fleet of 17 superyachts circumnavigate Virgin Gorda. More ...

Splendid start to Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta

The ORCsy Committee, after checking the impact of new measured propeller installation introduced in 2017, released a new a revised version of the ORCsy VPP 2017. The modifications affects only a very small part of the fleet and have been introduced to assess in a more scientific way the characteristics of the big Super Yachts. More ...

New ORCsy VPP version released

The ORCsy Committee, after checking the impact of new measured propeller installation introduced in 2017, released a new a revised version of the ORCsy VPP 2017. The modifications affects only a very small part of the fleet and have been introduced to assess in a more scientific way the characteristics of the big Super Yachts. More ...

 


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