Less than one week to entry deadline for 2023 ORC Mediterraneans
9 March 2023
than one week remains to the 15 March deadline for regular entry
fees assessed to attend the 2023 ORC Mediterranean Championship
being held over 18-21 May in Piano di Sorrento, Italy. At the
discretion of the organizers from the Circolo Remo e Vela Italia
(CRV Italia) more entries may be accepted after this date with a
surcharge added to the regular entry fees.
This prominent international sailing event is the last of three parts to Tre Golfi Sailing Week, sponsored by ROLEX as Official Timepiece and is also being run as the Campionato Nazionale del Medio e Basso Tirreno, a qualifier for the Italian national offshore championship.
Currently there is a highly diverse range of international entries, with teams from 8 nations represented, including Czech Republic, France, Hong Kong, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the US. The 10 teams currently in Class A are from 8 nations, while the 8 teams in Class B are all from Italy and the remaining 8 teams in Class C are from 3 nations. Organizers are expecting many more to fill in the ranks in the next several days.
More than just sailing in one of the most scenic and pleasurable venues in the entire Mediterranean region, these teams now have even further incentive to come to Sorrento and compete for the top overall prize: a new Citroën Ami (shown to the right). This innovative ultra-compact electric vehicle is perfect for personalized urban transport where space is tight and distances are short.
Unique among ORC Championship events, where rankings are determined within classes, the Mediterraneans offer an innovative overall trophy determined from among ranking of Classes A, B and C based on the following formula as agreed with ORC:
(P -Nr)/[(Ne x Nr)-Nr]
where “P” are the total points scored by the single boat based on
the low-points system