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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 ...

Winners crowned at Copa del Rey

The record breaking, maximum capacity 36 Copa del Rey finished with a final flourish as the Bay of Palma uncorked a concluding race in the typical Embat sea breeze. In the full knowledge that entries had to be closed at 138 boats this time, such were the memorable conditions, the close competition on the water.  More ...

ORC Sportboat Europeans 2017 cancelled

By mutual consent, Yacht Club Auda and ORC announce that the planned ORC European Sportboat Championship planned for Aug 7-13 in Riga, Latvia has been cancelled. There has been insufficient diversity of entries representing European nations to meet the ORC criteria for a continental championship,.  More ...

Deserving victory for Bequia in 2017 Candy Store Cup

Sailors couldn't have asked for a sweeter experience at the 2017 Candy Store Cup Superyacht Edition. The event showcased some of the world's most spectacular and technologically sophisticated luxury sailing yachts racing off Newport, R.I. on Thursday through Saturday (July 27-29) and provided three days  More ...

Three new ORC European Champions crowned

Near-perfect conditions today provided a fantastic ending to four days of competition at the Dr Irena Eris ORC European Championship Gdansk 2017. Two hard-fought final races determined the new 2017 European ORC champions in each of three classes, and while ultimately the winners were yesterday’s series More ...

Leaders stay on top at Dr. Irena Eris ORC Europeans

Bright sunlight emerged from the clouds early this morning in the penultimate day of racing in the Dr Irena Eris ORC European Championship Gdansk 2017. Like moles, the crews in the fleet of 82 boats squinted and blinked, emerged from their boats and dragged out their soggy sails and clothes to dry out. More ...

Racing remains wet but close at Dr. Irena Eris ORC Europeans

Race managers at the Dr Irena Eris ORC European Championship Gdansk 2017 started the competition today with the Raymarine Offshore Race, required in the championship format and a test of the fleet's offshore sailing skills, intending to be 10-12 hours long on courses set in the western Gulf of Gdansk.. More ...

Wet start to Dr. Irena Eris ORC European Championship

Race managers at the Dr Irena Eris ORC European Championship Gdansk 2017 started the competition today with the Raymarine Offshore Race, required in the championship format and a test of the fleet's offshore sailing skills, intending to be 10-12 hours long on courses set in the western Gulf of Gdansk.. More ...

Everything is ready for Dr. Irena Eris ORC Europeans

After two days of measurement, registration and practice racing tomorrow and Tuesday, 82 teams from 11 countries throughout Europe will start racing on Wednesday, 26 July for four days of offshore and inshore competition at the Dr Irena Eris ORC European Championship held here in Gdansk. More ...

Stunning superyachts to race in Candy Store Cup

For the second year running, the Candy Store Cup Superyacht Edition will showcase some of the world’s most spectacular yachts racing in a regatta designed specifically for them. The event, scheduled for Thursday through Saturday, July 27-29, is organized and hosted by Newport Shipyard and Bannister's Wharf, More ...

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 during the 6-day format. 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 ...

 


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