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Elaya wins Thousand Islands Race for the second time in a row

Second leg of 9th Thousand Islands Race from Porto Montenegro to finish line in Rijeka harbour would be for long retold among its participants. It was hard to imagine that all boats will finish within 2 minutes after 278 NM but that indeed happened. For almost two-thirds of the course boats were in an even fight  More ...

Challenging offshore race launches Ibiza JoySail in style

Ibiza JoySail got underway on Thursday, 22 September with the diverse superyacht fleet taking on the challenge of a 70-mile offshore race from Mallorca to Ibiza, the opening act in what will be four days of competitive, friendly racing and entertaining shoreside celebrations. Light winds greeted the fleet More ...

Elaya wins Leg 1 of the Thousand Islands Race

Slovenian „Elaya“ with her owner Dušan Ušeničnik at the helm is the winner of first leg of 9th Thousand Islands Race sailed on 278 nautical miles long course form Rijeka to Porto Montenegro marina in Tivat.
First leg has brought all that best describes Thousand Islands Race as one of the most demanding regattas in Adriatic More ...

Two Rolex winners in ORC classes at the Big Boat Series

After seven races sailed over four days on breezy San Francisco Bay, there are two new skippers who are wearing Rolex watches for winning their ORC classes in the St Francis Yacht Club's Rolex Big Boat Series. On impressive scores of 1-1-2-1-4-1-3, Paul Dorsey's Carkeek 40 Adjudicator team from San Diego YC More ...

A final day of spectacular sailing rounds off the Rolex Swan Cup

The 21st edition of the Rolex Swan Cup concluded today with another day of great sailing, as the Porto Cervo regatta course showed its best form. A south-easterly wind built from an initial 10 knots to reach around 20 knots in the La Maddalena channel, faced upwind by the boats of Division 1 More ...

9th Thousand Islands Race ready to start from Rijeka

Thousand Islands Race, one of the longest and most demanding Adriatic regattas will start its ninth edition at 12:00 on Sunday, September 18th from Port of Rijeka. The race that is run among more than 1000 Adriatic islands is sailed on what the organizers from Sailing Club of Rijeka and Porto Montenegro Yacht Club More ...

Rolex Swan Cup, champagne sailing in Porto Cervo

The Race Committee's decision to bring forward the start for both divisions to 10 a.m. today enabled them to make the most of a mistral wind blowing at 18 to 22 knots before it became too strong to permit racing. Division 1 yachts raced on coastal courses differentiated according to the various classes More ...

Supreme conditions for Day 1 of the 2022 Rolex Big Boat Series

The weather gods delivered plenty of get-up-and-go on the first day of racing at the 2022 Rolex Big Boat Series, running September 14-18 at St. Francis Yacht Club in San Francisco, California. Morning conditions were moderate for the 76 boats gathered for the West Coast’s most competitive regatta, More ...

All systems go for the 2022 Rolex Big Boat Series

If luck is the confluence of preparation and opportunity, the 76 polished teams gathered at St. Francis Yacht Club in San Francisco, California, for the 2022 Rolex Big Boat Series, will forge their own racecourse fortunes when warning guns fire tomorrow morning. The Rolex Big Boat Series, hosted by StFYC More ...

Rolex Swan Cup gets serious

Among the Swan Mini Maxis, the top three positions continue to be held exclusively by Swan 601s. Flow, Arobas and Les Amis finished today in that order and maintain the same positions in the overall classification as well. In the Class reserved for the Classic Sparkman & Stephens Swans, winner of the day was the Swan 36 Josian, More ...

Perfect first day for 21st Rolex Swan Cup

The Costa Smeralda put on its very best show for the first day of the Rolex Swan Cup, with a fresh south-easterly breeze blowing at around 12 knots and increasing to 15 providing the entire fleet with a fantastic day's sailing. The Rolex Swan Cup is a biennial regatta organised by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS) More ...

Rolex Swan Cup, more than 90 boats at 21st edition

The skipper's briefing in the Piazza Azzurra and the welcome cocktail on the terrace of the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda, overlooking Porto Cervo Marina, marked the start today of the 21st edition of the Rolex Swan Cup, a biennial regatta organised by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS) in collaboration with the Nautor Swan. More ...

ORC excellence at Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup

With a record turnout of 50 entries, this year’s Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup showcased the very best in modern technology and the sailing talent needed to harness it to the highest levels of competitiveness in the sport. The regatta featured a week of spectacular sailing at one of the world’s finest venues at the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda. More ...

Ibiza JoySail ready to deliver a second helping of friendly racing

The Mediterranean's newest and fastest growing superyacht regatta, Ibiza JoySail, is all set to deliver a highly anticipated second helping of friendly racing and exclusive and vibrant hospitality ashore later this month. Entries for Ibiza JoySail have almost tripled compared to the inaugural event last year. More ...

ORC mourns the passing of Giovanni Ianucci

ORC mourns for the sudden loss of Giovanni Iannucci, a long time Congressman and member of the ORC family. He was stricken by a stroke approaching the age of 90 in his home in Milazzo, Sicily the last day of August. Iannucci joined the ORC in 1995. He was nominated to the Congress to represent Italy More ...

2022 ORC Italian Championship in Monfalcone

The 2022 edition of the Italian Offshore Sailing Championship, hosted by Marina Monfalcone and organized by the Yacht Club Monfalcone - Home of Hannibal, came to an end on Sunday, August 28. The fourth and final day did not see any races due to the lack of wind. The Italian Champion titles were awarded More ...

North Sails organizes ORC sails webinar

ORC ITC member Rob Ranzenbach and ORC USA Congress member Steve Benjamin helped organize and were on a panel discussion hosted by North Sails on how the ORC system works and the role different sail types play in getting an ORC certificate. Some basic information on certificate types More ...

Great start of Palermo - Monte Carlo

There were exceptional conditions today in the Gulf of Mondello for the start of the Palermo-Montecarlo 2022, the offshore regatta organized by the Circolo della Vela Sicilia, the Club from Palermo that was alongside the Team Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli in the victory of the 2021 edition of the Prada Cup and currently involved More ...

Three new ORC European Champions crowned in Hanko

It came down to today's last inshore race of the series for the winners and podium positions to be determined at the 2022 ORC European Championship hosted by the Royal Norwegian Yacht Club (KNS). In Class A going into today, the Gold medal was assured to go to Michael Berghorn’s team on his Mills 45 HALBTROCKEN More ...

Short offshore racing at the 2022 ORC Europeans

After a brief delay this morning due to fog and light air, race managers were able to get racing started shortly before midday in the Mills Short Offshore Race of the 2022 ORCi European Championship, hosted by the Royal Norwegian Yacht Club (KNS). Clearing skies and bright sun started the usual southerly More ...

Another perfect inshore race day at the 2022 ORC Europeans

The sunny summer weather in southern Norway continued to deliver perfect racing conditions in today’s second day of inshore racing at the 2022 ORCi European Championship, hosted by the Royal Norwegian Yacht Club (KNS). Southwesterly winds increased slightly today from 14-18 knots in strength More ...

A perfect day of three races at the 2022 ORC Europeans

Under yet another day of sunny skies, race managers from the Royal Norwegian Yacht Club (KNS) used the perfect 12-15 knot southerly breeze to produce three windward/leeward races for the first day of inshore competition at the 2022 ORCi European Championship. As expected in all ORC championship events, More ...

ORC Sportboat European Championship fleet is building

The interest is steadily building for the 2022 edition of the ORC Sportboat European Championship being held this year at the Diporto Nautico Sistiana (DNS) over 10-15 October. The club is located in Sistiana, a small harbor just 15 kilometers west of Trieste with three piers, 48 slips available for entries. More ...

Early leaders emerge in the 2022 ORC European Championship

With the results now available from the Mills Long Offshore Race that started yesterday and concluded today, we have three leaders in each class competing at this week’s 2022 ORCi European Championship. This event is hosted by the Royal Norwegian Yacht Club (KNS) and co-organized by the ORC. More ...

2022 ORC European Championship off to a great start

Following perfect 14-16 knot conditions this afternoon at the mouth of the Oslofiorden, numerous teams tested themselves in a lively practice race held just before the opening ceremony of the 2022 ORCi European Championship, hosted by the Royal Norwegian Yacht Club (KNS) and co-organized with the ORC. More ...

40th Copa del Rey Mapfre under starter's order on the bay of Palma

The annual showcase regatta sees nine classes set to line up, four racing on corrected time under ORC handicap, four One Design classes including the ultra competitive ClubSwan 50 which made its debut here in 2017, the ClubSwan 36s, ClubSwan 42s and a J/70 fleet. The Mallorca Sotheby’s Women’s Cup is raced in J/80s. More ...

Less than two weeks to the 2022 ORC European Championship

On Monday 8 August there will be 62 teams from 7 nations starting the first race in a 6-day series of races for the 2022 ORC European Championship hosted by the Royal Norwegian Yacht Club (KNS). This event will crown three new ORC European champions in each of three classes of racing. More ...

A tale of two Mackinac Races: Bayview and Chicago

The two largest freshwater races in the US have been held in succession within the last 10 days and provide a study in contrasting offshore racing challenge. The Bayview to Mackinac and Chicago to Mackinac races are both approximately the same length and end at the same finish line, but are raced from different starts More ...

Podium finishers celebrated at the Aegean 600

This year’s second edition of the Hellenic Offshore Racing Club’s (HORC) AEGEAN 600 has secured this race’s place among the world’s important offshore challenges. The complexity of the race course, the outstanding range of conditions, the excellence in organization and venue and the performance of the teams More ...

A little over one month from the start of Palermo - Monte Carlo

The thrilling glance at a huge fleet of racing boats off the Gulf of Mondello, waiting for the big event. The joy of sharing a route that crosses all the Mediterranean Sea, symbolically uniting Italy with France. All this and much more is the Palermo-Montecarlo, the regatta organized by the Circolo della Vela Sicilia More ...

2022 Race Week at Newport

Three races, three different winners on the water, three points separating the top three teams. Those are the bullet points from the sharp end of the leaderboard in ORC D (above), and they all portend a great week of racing in the largest class of handicap yachts at 13th edition of Race Week at Newport presented by Rolex. More ...

ORC Portuguese National Championship

The Portuguese Sailing Federation and the Clube de Vela Atlântico, with the support of the Regional Sailing Association of the North and the Atlantic Front, composed of the municipalities of Matosinhos, Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia, were organising the Portuguese ORC Championship from 6 to 10 July 2022 More ...

A fast and perfect start for the Aegean 600

With a 18-22 knot Meltemi wind blowing from the north generating white-capped seas under bright blue skies, race managers from the Hellenic Offshore Racing Club (HORC) got the fleet off to a fast start today in the 2nd edition of the AEGEAN 600. The conditions were a truly perfect example of Aegean sailing More ...

Three new ORC Double Handed World Champions

Here at the Royal Swedish Yacht Club (KSSS) at the first-ever ORC Double Handed World Championship three new World Champions have been crowned for each of the three classes competing in the KSSS's Gotland Runt race, the world's largest annual offshore race. These three winning teams are as follows. More ...

ORC Double Handed World Championship off to a spectacular start

Today the three starts for each class at the ORC Double Handed World Championship could not have been more spectacular under sunny skies and downwind conditions. The 77 entries were sent off by race managers from the Royal Swedish Yacht Club (KSSS) and led the larger Gotland Runt fleet through a labyrinth More ...

First ever ORC Double Handed Worlds starts in Stockholm

An astounding turnout of 77 entries from nine nations will continue their final inspection and measurement checks today in preparation for tomorrow’s start to the inaugural ORC Double Handed World Championship, co-organized by the Royal Swedish Yacht Club (KSSS) and the Offshore Racing Congress (ORC).  More ...

Ganesha wins Superyacht Cup Palma

In a testing final day amid challenging conditions the ultimate outcome of the 2022 Superyacht Cup Palma could not possibly have been closer. The destination of the overall Superyacht Cup Palma Trophy remained in doubt until the end of the St. Regis Race Day, with the end result only decided on countback. More ...

Nail-biting date at Superyacht Cup Palma

Some big changes in fortune, along with a change in wind direction and the closest possible finish in one class, saw results in the Superyacht Cup Palma fleet set the scene for a dramatic finale after a day of frenetic activity out on the Bay of Palma. With an initially solid north-easterly breeze More ...

Beau Geste, Essentia 44 and Sugar 3 are ORC World Champions

After five days of competitive sailing with a long offshore and six inshore windward/leeward races, three new ORC World Champion teams have emerged here at the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda. Each of these teams rose above tough fields of competitors in races that were contested in a wide variety of wind and sea More ...

Superyacht Cup Palma hit its stride with full fleet in action

The entire Superyacht Cup fleet made the Bay of Palma their arena today as Europe's longest-running superyacht regatta hit its stride with another day of sparkling Mallorcan sailing conditions.
Pantaenius Race Day saw slightly lighter breeze than Wednesday's opening races for the J Class More ...

 


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