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Sixty-nine teams ready to race at 2022 ORC World Championship

Sixty-nine teams from 16 nations are assembled in the beautiful harbor in front of the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda getting ready to race tomorrow at the 2022 ORC World Championship. The fleet is divided into three classes – 20 entries in Class A, 27 in Class B and 22 in Class C – who will race for separate World Championship More ...

Kiel Cup went to Intermezzo and Halbtrocken

The weather gods had little in mind for the sailors on Wednesday (22 June) at the start of the Olympic part of Kiel Week. Because the sun hid for too long, the thermal easterly wind did not build up. Doldrums - no races were possible in the eight disciplines neither for the 11th ACO Musto Skiff World Championships. More ...

All systems go for Superyacht Cup Palma 2022

The time has come and it is all systems go for the start of Superyacht Cup Palma 2022, with a diverse selection of some of the planet's most inspiring superyachts preparing to put on a show at the home of Mediterranean superyachting. Crews are beginning to gather ahead of the start of racing on Wednesday 29 June More ...

Excitement building for Aegean 600

Teams are entered from all over the world for next month’s AEGEAN 600, the second edition of this iconic offshore racing tour of the Aegean Sea. With one month left to the start, an impressive fleet of 37 entries have registered thusfar, representing 14 nations spread from as near as Greece to as far away as Australia. More ...

Olympic and Team Pro4U are Estonian and Finnish ORC champions

On June 16-19 a traditional Baltic Offshore Week was hosted by Kalevi Jahtklubi in Tallinn, Estonia - the venue of the Alexela ORC World Championship 2021. 25 teams from Estonia, Finland, Sweden and UK had a fierce competition for the titles of the ORC A and B class Estonian and Finnish Championships More ...

Strong competition at New York YC's 168th Annual Regatta

The New York Yacht Club’s Annual Regatta was first sailed on the Hudson River on July 16 and 18, 1846. A similar competition the previous year was called a Trial of Speed. With a few exceptions for world wars and other global crises, the event has been held every year since. For the majority of its existence  More ...

North Sea Regatta 2022

The largest sailing event on the Dutch North Sea took place from May 24 to June 6. The 120-mile Vuurschepenrace from Scheveningen (NED) to Harwich (GBR) opened the annual North Sea Regatta on May 24. After a lay-day in Harwich, the IRC and ORC classes returned to the Netherlands, sailing the RORC. North Sea Race. More ...

69th Rolex Giraglia Cup

With just a few days left until the start of the 69th Rolex Giraglia, a total of 164 boats are registered. Sixty of the participants will take part in the first leg of the event on Friday 10 June, departing from Sanremo in Italy, headed for French. A course of 60 miles, in fact, separates the Ligurian coastal city from Saint-Tropez More ...

Magic Carpet Cubed wins Giorgio Armani Superyacht Regatta

The Giorgio Armani Superyacht Regatta concluded today with a win in the day's racing and overall victory for the Wallycento Magic Carpet Cubed, owned by YCCS member Sir Lindsay Owen-Jones, assisted as always on tactics by Jochen Schuemann. In the Multihull category the overall winner was Allegra, More ...

Second day of Giorgio Armani Superyacht regatta

The second day of racing at the Giorgio Armani Superyacht Regatta, an event organised by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda with the support of title sponsor Giorgio Armani, was graced with an east-northeasterly breeze of 10 to 14 knots, which allowed the Race Committee to commence the starting procedures More ...

Ecoracer wins ORC Italian Minialtura championship

Boats of all lengths (up to ten meters) were sailing together for the championship what was in fact the summer opening of the sailing season on Lake Garda. The Italian Mini Altura ORC Championship brought together the fleets of monotypes and few prototypes from Liguria and the Adriatic, the lakes of Lombardia More ...

Magic Carpet takes lead at Giorgio Armani Superyacht regatta

The first day of racing was held today in the Giorgio Armani Superyacht Regatta, an event organised by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda with the support of title sponsor Giorgio Armani, scheduled to run through Saturday 4 June. After yesterday's friendly sail featuring the two classic schooners More ...

Giorgio Armani Superyacht regatta starts in Porto Cervo

The Giorgio Armani Superyacht Regatta gets underway today, an event organised by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda with the support of new title sponsor Giorgio Armani. Racing will run through Saturday, 4th June. The 15th edition of the event officially opens the YCCS sporting calendar, as well as the Mediterranean More ...

Rats on Fire takes its 13th Trophy at the 49 Godo Vela

Trofeo de Vela Conde de Godó was held in the waters of Barcelona form 26 - 29 May, 2022. The 49th Trofeo de Vela Conde de Godó featured the usual ORC classes and the J70 fleet, and as a novelty the ORC A Dos (Double Handed) class was incorporated, giving projection to this modality for the celebration More ...

ORC Rule builds momentum at North America's oldest regatta

The Holy Grail, the Fountain of Youth, the perfectly equitable rating formula for racing sailboats. Three things not yet discovered. But that didn’t, and won’t likely ever, stop Indiana Jones, Juan Ponce de León, and sailors around the world—respectively—from trying. In 2020, the New York Yacht Club turned to ORC More ...

ORC Mediterranean Championship concluded in Sorrento

Final day of the Tre Golfi Sailing Week presented almost perfect conditions. The sea breeze from west-northwest was already blowing at around 8-10 knots at midday, reaching 12-13 knots in the afternoon. Racing for the ORC fleet was therefore fast and spectacular on their third day More ...

67th Tre Golfi Regatta

Yesterday evening was an extraordinary one. The city of Naples stood still to watch the fleet of 130 boats sailing along Posillipo at sunset, turning streets like Via Caracciolo into stadium viewpoints. The beauty of this unique spectacle thrilled the entire city. This edition of the race has been characterized by good weather More ...

Seabiscuit is overall Palmetto Trophy winner in Charleston

The start of the USA’s ORC inshore racing season for 2022 was at last week’s Charleston Race Week where two ORC Classes competed among numerous other one designs at the 26th edition of this annual event. ORC Class D raced on windward/leeward courses within Charleston Harbor, with daily sea breezes More ...

Gaastra Official Apparel Partner with ORC

The Offshore Racing Congress (ORC) is pleased to announce GAASTRA as its Official Apparel Partner for the 2022 season. This premium brand in marine and lifestyle apparel has deep roots in performance sailing. Founder Douwe Gaastra established his sail making business in Sneek in 1897 on the age-old Dutch principles More ...

Superyacht Cup Palma 2022 is getting ready

Superyacht Cup Palma 2022 is getting ready to greet new entries and familiar faces to the mid-summer festival of sail, as well as celebrating the welcome return of long-standing Preferred Hotel Partner, St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, part of Marriott International. “We are delighted to be restoring our long and valued partnership" More ...

Eight bells - Lars Strom

Lars Strom from Finland has been involved with the production of all Swans since the very early years of the prestigious Nautor yard in the 70s. He knew all details of all the hundreds of boats manufactured in Pietarsaari yard in Finland, to be sent to selected owners all over the world More ...

Palaemon wins in San Diego

After two days of windward-leeward competition in six races, Rudi Hasl’s J/145 Palaemon has won the Helly Hansen Regatta Series Sailing World San Diego, the first-ever ORC-scored regatta in Southern California. The seven entries in the ORC Class spanned a wide range of boat sizes and types More ...

Superyacht Challenge Antigua wraps up in Nelson's Dockyard

After four days of exciting racing, the 11th edition of the Superyacht Challenge Antigua concluded with the Prize Giving held at the Admiral’s Inn Nelson’s Dockyard. The Round Antigua Race and Superyacht Challenge Series were held in strong winds for all but the last race of the regatta. More ...

Hetairos charges to Round Antigua Record

Hetairos has set a new monohull race record for Round Antigua Race. The 218ft Dykstra/Reichel Pugh ketch skippered by Graham Newton, was the last to start in the pursuit race, completing the 46.8nm Round Antigua Course in an elapsed time of 03 hrs 46 mins 08 seconds. Hetairos beat the previous record set in 2018 More ...

11th Superyacht Challenge Antigua - Back in action

The 11th edition of the Superyacht Challenge Antigua has attracted ten magnificent superyachts, all set to race in the fantastic waters around Antigua. Ideal conditions are forecast for the regatta with blue skies, trade winds and Caribbean swell. As always, the Superyacht Challenge Antigua is designed to be solely More ...

Full Moon Regatta - new offshore challenge on the Croatian coast

The Delfin Sailing Club in Pula, Croatia invites all sailing offshore enthusiasts to participate in the inaugural Full Moon Regatta, an overnight race from Pula to the island of Cres to be held from 18 - 20 March. The race will be scored under ORC and has already attracted teams from the Northern Adriatic region More ...

Eight bells - Claudio Schiano

Claudio Schiano passed away suddenly at the age of 83. After a short experience in designing rockets in Naples, he opened an activity dealing with high profile audio and video equipments, and came on board the FIV after he closed it, starting and increasing the Italian IMS then ORC fleet, measuring hundreds of boats. More ...

ORC position on Ukraine situation

ORC stands in solidarity with the Ukrainian people and the Ukrainian Sailing Community. Our hearts go out to all who have been affected by this senseless violence. ORC joins many international sports organizations and World Sailing in calling for an immediate end to all hostilities and a resumption of dialogue. More ...

ORC of the Chesapeake is born

A new regional authority to promote ORC racing for a broad spectrum of boat types has been formed in the Chesapeake region of the USA. ORC of the Chesapeake, LLC has been formed to support the best handicap racing of keel boats on the Chesapeake Bay using the premier VPP handicapping system More ...

Support for Ukraine

For nearly two decades sailors in Ukraine have used ORC certificates to help them enjoy their summer racing seasons. Recent events have all of us thinking about our sailing friends in Ukraine, and wishes that they and their families and friends will prevail in this terrible situation. More ...

Giraglia Rolex Cup 2022 now open for entries

The Yacht Club Italiano, organizer of the 69th edition of the classic offshore regatta, is pleased to announce the opening of registrations and the publication of the Notice of Race for the Rolex Giraglia. In 2022 the race will return to its original format consisting of the Sanremo-Saint-Tropez leg, 3 days of coastal races. More ...

2022 ORC Rules now online

The managers and staff of the Offshore Racing Congress (ORC) are pleased to announce the 2022 version of the VPP and Rules are now published and ready for use. These are updates of previous year’s rules with changes mandated by the ORC Congress meeting in November 2021. More ...

ORC Double Handed Europeans 2022 now open for entries

Organizers from the Hellenic Offshore Racing Club (HORC) and the Offshore Racing Congress (ORC) are pleased to announce the Notice of Race and online entry portal are now published for the ORC Double Handed European Championship 2022 held over 7-16 July 2022. This major new offshore championship race. More ...

It's all systems go as Superyacht Cup 2022 start to take shape

Numerous prospective entries from both newcomers and SYC regulars have been received, joining the trio of confirmed J Class entries Topaz, Ranger and Velsheda at the June 29 to July 2 festival of sail, with a 12-15 strong fleet expected. And as a further sign that it is all systems go for Superyacht Cup Palma 2022. More ...

Interlodge IV wins Southernmost regatta in Key West

Going into the final of five days of racing, Gwen Fragomen’s Botin 44 Interlodge IV has had nearly a perfect scorecard of wins in 9 races, and with only one race left this team is assured of victory in the ORC Class at the inaugural Southernmost Regatta held this week in Key West, Florida. After a hiatus of three years. More ...

Rolex Big Boat Series to race under ORC Rating Rule in 2022

On September 15, 2022, when handicap fleets line up to compete in the Rolex Big Boat Series, they will be racing under rating rules established by the Offshore Racing Congress (ORC) rather than the Offshore Rating Rule (ORR). The four-day regatta, hosted by St. Francis Yacht Club in San Francisco, California More ...

Strong breeze faces Rolex Sydney Hobart Race fleet

In its first night at sea, the fleet of 88 starters to this year’s Sydney Hobart Race has been reduced to 70 by strong southerly winds of up to 30 knots along with high seas. Rigging and sail failures have been the major problems, and so far no injuries are reported. This classic 628-mile race got off to an enthusiastic start More ...

First ORC Double Handed Worlds in Stockholm in 2022

The Royal Swedish Yacht Club (KSSS) will host the first ever ORC Double Handed World Championship starting on 30 June 2022 with registration, preparations and inspections at the starting venue in the middle of Stockholm. Here the race will start with an intricate navigation race through the archipelago More ...

15th Yisunsin Cup International Yacht Race held in Tongyeong

The organizing committee of the Yisunsin Cup International Yacht Race successfully completed the 15th Admiral Yisunsin Cup International Yacht Race, which was held over 16-21 November in Tongyeong, Korea. A total of 37 yachts and 292 athletes participated from 11 countries More ...

Entries now open for 2022 ORC World Championship

Entries for the 2022 ORC World Championship are now officially open. The event will be organized by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda and is scheduled to take place from 22 to 30 June 2022. A large fleet is expected for the event, which will be divided into three classes based on the size and performance characteristics More ...

Miami - Nassau Race: First race of 2021-22 SORC

Since 1934, some of the best offshore sailors in the world have battled for the prestigious Miami to Nassau Cup, including Ted Turner, Dennis Conner, Dick Bertram, and Ted Hood, aboard legendary boats like Running Tide, Windward Passage, Tenacious, and Boomerang. Half a generation after World War II More ...

 


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