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Around the island in the rain at Block Island

There are many traditions associated with Block Island Race Week. Sailors know to expect certain things over the course of the five-day event, which is why so many keep coming back. One of the most revered traditions is the Around the Island Race, which is associated with Block Island Race Week as much as drinking Mudslides More ...

Close racing in Day 1 of Block Island Race Week

Racing was extremely close in the ORC 1 and 2 with mere seconds separating the first and second places finishes in both Race 1 and 2 after more than an hour sailing around the buoys. Jim Grundy and his crew aboard Baby Bella hold a one-point lead in ORC 1 after beating Interlodge IV by one second in the second start. More ...

Block Island Race Week

All the docks of the three marinas of New Harbor were alive with activity on Sunday in anticipation of Storm Trysail Club's Block Island Race Week. At Payne’s Dock, the professional crews with the TP 52 programs Fox and Gladiator were sorting sails, tuning rigs and testing equipment. Dozens of Midshipmen with the Naval Academy More ...

Win Win lives up her name at Superyacht Cup Palma

The 2019 Superyacht Cup Palma reached its captivating conclusion with the best day’s racing yet on the waters of Palma Bay. Win Win lived up to her name once again and emerged as the overall victor of the Superyacht Cup, with class winners Topaz and Bequia also able to celebrate their success after three days of close racing. More ...

The racing at Superyacht Cup Palma was great

As reliable as ever, Palma Bay delivered on the second day of The Superyacht Cup – a little bit later than usual, a little bit lighter, but more than enough to power the superyacht fleet around the course in spectacular style. The 23rd edition of Europe’s longest-running superyacht regatta continued to deliver close racing.  More ...

The Superyacht Cup Palma is off to a flying start

The 23rd edition of Europe’s longest-running superyacht regatta got started Thursday with the bay off Mallorca’s capital again delivering sparkling racing conditions for The Superyacht Cup Palma.
Nilaya got proceedings underway, the 34m dark hulled black sail carbon sloop powering up  More ...

Triumphant return for Swan fleet

The 165th edition of North America’s oldest sailing competition, the New York Yacht Club’s Annual Regatta, was also the 15th edition of the Swan American Regatta, which was previously last run in 2007. Taking place from 14 – 16 June, the Swan fleet was scored as a single class. After three days of racing,  More ...

North Sea Regatta 2019

During the inshore races of the North Sea Regatta, the race committee started over 115 races, divided over 15 classes, competing on three different race courses. These numbers are not including the races for the Dutch Opti Top 40 Clinic that Principal Race Officer Menno Vercouteren has also been overseeing. More ...

Swan American Regatta - Return of Swans

This week sees the return of a popular institution, the Swan American Regatta, taking place from 14 – 16 June in Newport, Rhode Island, within the New York Yacht Club’s 165th Annual Regatta. Swan yachts will race as a single class, with a separate start and dedicated scoring under ORC. More ...

Giraglia Rolex Cup

Today’s start to the Rolex Giraglia offshore race was one of the most spectacular in recent memory. Clear blue skies and a favourable breeze provided the 243-strong international fleet with ideal sailing conditions as they embarked on the 241-nautical mile race which this year will finish in Monte-Carlo, hosted by the YC Monaco  More ...

The Superyacht Cup Palma - friendly competition and fun for all

With 14 impressive examples of nautical design and technology assembling – ranging in size from the stunning 52m schooner Meteor to the 24.9m Nautor Swan classic Stay Calm – thoughts are turning to the racing to come in the reliable conditions out on the Bay of Palma. It is a feature of Europe’s longest running  More ...

X-Yachts Anniversary Gold Cup 2019

The X-Yachts sailors got superior sailing conditions on the final race day of the X-Yachts Gold Cup 2019. Shifty winds of 15-20 knots with sunny spells was the best possible way to close the ball on water - awaited by a prize giving party in the boat yard hall on shore in Haderslev in the evening. More ...

Magic Carpet 3, Silencio and Grande Orazio winners at LPSYR

The 12th edition of the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta, organised by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda and hosting 20 boats ranging from 25 to 52 metres in length, concluded today with the classification unchanged from yesterday. Today's regattas, which started with a wind of 8-10 knots from the north east  More ...

New ORC World Champions: Xio, Selene Alifax and Sugar 3

For two classes on this final day of the 2019 D-Marin ORC World Championship, the fate of the podium positions would be in the hands of the wind gods: would there be enough wind for only one race? Of for two races? Or maybe none at all? Two races would trigger an inshore race discard for Classes A ad C,  More ...

Fast coastal race at D-Marin ORC World Championship

Yesterday the forecast for today looked dismal: a good day for the beach or to enjoy an ice cream, but not for sailing, with very light winds of 5 knots or less predicted. However, at breakfast this forecast evolved into being quite promising with 9-14 knots, so the decision to hold a second coastal/offshore race. More ...

Big breeze in day four of D-Marin ORC World Championship

As teams left the picturesque and protected harbor in Sibenik this morning, the fourth day of the 2019 D-Marin ORC World Championship looked like every other this week on this lovely Dalmatian coast: sunny, warm, slight breeze from the south just starting to rustle leaves on the olive trees. More ...

Two inshore races produce new series leaders at ORC Worlds

In postcard-perfect 13-17 knot southerly winds under sunny Croatian skies, the three classes of the 2019 D-Marin ORC World Championship today enjoyed close competition in two races now added to the series scoreboard. And in three races - yesterday's long offshore and today's two inshores - new leaders have emerged   More ...

Lowell North 1929 - 2019

There are few legends in this sport that have had as much influence on improving the performance of racing sailboats than Lowell North. His early educational background in engineering prompted a rational and scientific approach to designing and building sails that was ahead of its time in the 1950’s and 1960’s. More ...

First points on the scoreboard at 2019 D-Marin ORC Worlds

In elapsed times that ranged from 14 hours 45 Minutes to well over 25 hours, the 110-boat fleet at the 2019 D-Marin ORC Worlds has completed the 126-mile long offshore race today, earning their crews their first points on the event scoreboard. Two offshore and six inshore races are planned through Saturday 8 June. More ...

Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta

No less than 20 superyachts are lined up on Quay A of Porto Cervo Marina for the 12th edition of the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta which gets underway Tuesday, 4 June, organised by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda. The boats will compete divided into Performance and Cruising categories. More ...

Sunny start to 2019 D-Marin ORC World Championship

In the morning before today's start to the 2019 D-Marin ORC World Championship the conditions did not look promising: the cold and rain from the last two days had stopped and the sun was shining, but the water surface was glassy still. Nonetheless, Race Officer Ariane Mainemare had hope for the 130-mile offshore race  More ...

D-Marin ORC World Championship starts in Šibenik, Croatia

D-Marin Mandalina, Sailing Club Val and the Offshore Racing Congress (ORC) are pleased to welcome 112 teams of competitors from 17 nations to the 2019 D-Marin ORC World Championship. The event runs over 31 May - 8 June and is based in the beautiful and historic town of Sibenik in Croatia,  More ...

Start of the 151 Miglia - Trofeo Cetillar regatta

Less than 24 hours before the start of the tenth edition of the 151 Miglia-Cetilar Trophy, scheduled at four o'clock tomorrow. The fleet of over 230 boats is equally divided between the Port of Livorno and the Port of Pisa and busy with the final preparations for what is now the most important offshore regatta in the Mediterranean, More ...

Varna Channel Cup 2019

Over 23-26 May over 35 yachts and 350 sailors from Bulgaria and Romania participated in the 6th edition of the Varna Channel Cup regatta, organized by Yacht Club Bavaria Yachts Varna, LZ yachting 1991 with the cooperation of the Municipality of Varna and Mayor Ivan Portnih with the support of Hotel – Casino Black Sea. More ...

Rolex Capri Sailing Week: ORC Tyrrhenian Champions

Rolex Capri Sailing Week has rewarded us with a grand finale that managed to overcome the previously predicted bad weather. Being the last race of the series, on the final day there were many points up for grabs for the final classifications in the various Classes and groupings, which determined the titles More ...

The final countdown to the start of Superyacht Cup in Palma

With just over a month to go to the start of Europe’s longest standing superyacht regatta, final preparations are being made for the 23rd edition of the Superyacht Cup Palma. As owners, skippers and crews look forward to the opening day of the regatta on June 20, new entries are still joining the already impressive fleet. More ...

Champions emerge after perfect PalmaVela 2019

Perfect champagne sailing conditions in a solid Bay-of-Palma sea breeze of up to 20 knots and spring sunshine signed off the 16th Sail Racing Palma Vela regattas as one of the very best for many years. After four great days of racing the champions of the 16th Sail Racing PalmaVela in ORC classes were: More ...

Start of 43rd Oregon International Offshore Race

The 43rd Annual Oregon Offshore International Yacht Race started today with 21 entries ranging from the Wylie 70 RAGE to the J/92 Zaff Racing. This 193-mile race started at Buoy 2 off the Columbia River entrance off Astoria, Oregon and will finish at the entrance to Victoria, British Columbia harbor in Canada. More ...

Busan Super Cup 2019 ready to race

Under the bright sunshine and cool breezes at HaeWoonDae Beach in Busan City, 34 boats from Russia, Japan and Korea are ready to battle again at the 2019 edition of the Busan Super Cup. Ten Russian boats are entered, including First (a First 40.7) and Gastion (another First 40.7). Two boats from Japan are also entered, More ...

Final arrangements for 2019 Superyacht Cup in Palma

With less than 50 days to go to the start of the 2019 Superyacht Cup Palma, final arrangements are falling into place as new arrivals continue to swell the impressive entry list. The most recent yacht to join Europe’s longest standing superyacht regatta is the stunning 51.5m schooner Meteor, returning to the event  More ...

North Sea Regatta 2019

The North Sea Regatta is back again for the 2019 edition. Also this year the event will be hosted by Stichting North Sea Regatta and Jachtclub Schevening and our team is very busy planning some amazing race courses and super fun parties on shore! We (and other organizing authorities) have noticed a trend that More ...

2019 ORC Annual General Meeting in Hamilton, Bermuda

The 2019 ORC Annual General Meeting will be held in Hamilton, Bermuda from 25 - 30 October 2019 During the AGM, ORC and its committees will discuss all submissions for rule changes received from the ORC member national authorities. Schedule of meetings is now available and more information will follow soon. More ...

Lots of wind - and no wind - in Charleston

Finally in the last day of racing the wind gods permitted the ORC Hybrid Pursuit entries to enjoy the intended three-race daily format at Charleston Race Week: a morning pursuit distance race from the harbor to the offshore course area, followed by a windward/leeward buoy race, and ending with another distance race More ...

Day One starts light for Sperry Charleston Race Week

Day One starts light for Sperry Charleston Race Week
This year’s 24th edition of Sperry Charleston Race Week features a near-record turnout of 260 boats from 8 countries, with racing started today and continuing through Sunday. Three of the four ORC classes are trying something new in the racing format: More ...

Countdown begins to Superyacht Cup Palma

International sailing clothing company Marinepool has joined the exclusive family of Superyacht Cup Palma supporters as the countdown accelerates towards the 23rd edition of Europe’s largest festival of superyacht sailing. “We are delighted to welcome Marinepool to the Superyacht Cup Palma family, More ...

Boris Hepp: 1969 - 2019

The ORC community mourns the loss of German Rating Officer Boris Hepp, who passed yesterday while at Keil University Hospital. He was 49 years old. His loss will be felt most keenly in the German sailing community, where he was the head of the Technical Department of the German Sailing Federation, in Kiel. More ...

Flow takes Offshore Multihull Class at BVI Spring Regatta

In an event billed as Bigger, Better, Stronger in reference to the BVI’s recovery since Hurricane Irma struck in Sept 2017, the event did just that with >90 entries in numerous classes and a week of sailing in a wide range of conditions, from breezy tradewinds to no air at all. More ...

ORC Sportboat Europeans now open for entries

Organizers from the Yacht Club Marina Portoroz (YCMP) and the Offshore Racing Congress (ORC) are pleased to announce the opening for entries to this year's ORC Sportboat European Championship. Held over 24-30 August in Portoroz, Slovenia, this ORC championship event More ...

Record smashed in Round Tortola Race

A perfect day for record setting at the BVI Sailing Festival saw Fujin, the Bieker 53 catamaran owned and skippered by Greg Slyngstad, win the Nanny Cay Challenge with the fastest elapsed time of 1:57:16, breaking the standing record set in 2015 by the trimaran Triple Jack of 2:33:40. More ...

Hetarios overall winner at St. Barths Bucket

At this year’s edition of the St. Barths Bucket, 34 Superyachts enjoyed three days of racing on a variety of courses around this picturesque French Caribbean island. Organizers split this fleet into six classes according to size and style, with the smallest Class F Les Voiles Blanche  More ...

ITC meets in Annapolis

Members of the International Technical Committee are meeting in Annapolis USA to discuss a wide variety of topics on their agenda that relate to highly-technical items such as Residuary Resistance to more practical items like the use of outriggers on reaching sails. More ...

Fast start in Miami-Havana Race

Record-breaking conditions are anticipated for today’s start to the Miami-Nassau Race, the last race of this year’s SORC series. Event organizer Chris Woolsey explains: “North-easterly breeze of 15-20 knots today and tonight shifting east tomorrow ensures this to be a fast downwind ride for the fleet all the way to Havana. More ...

 


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