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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 ...

2022 ORC European Championship Notice of Race published

Organizers with Hankø Yacht Club, the Royal Norwegian Yacht Club (KNS) and the Offshore Racing Congress (ORC) are pleased to announce that the Notice of Race for the 2022 ORC European Championship is now available on the event’s website Early interest of this event has been outstanding: More ...

52nd ORC Congress looks forward to 2022 - and beyond

The 52nd Annual Meeting of the Offshore Racing Congress was held in two parts: Zoom committee meetings held over 6-8 November followed by both in-person meetings in Athens and Zoom conferences held over 12-14 November. In the concluding meeting of the ORC Congress a thorough overview was given More ...

Entries open for 2022 ORC Mediterranean Championship

Circolo Remo Vela Italia has announced that registration is open today for Tre Golfi Sailing Week, sponsored by Rolex, and held over 14-21 May 2022. This event will include racing for the 2022 ORC Mediterranean Championship, the 67th edition of the Regata dei Tre Golfi, and the 2022 Maxi European Championship. More ...

Notice of Race published for 2022 ORC World Championship

The Notice of Race for the ORC World Championship 2022 is now available online. This major sailing event, with a mixed format of inshore and offshore racing, will be organized by the YC Costa Smeralda and held between 22-30 June 2022. The fleet will be divided in to three classes More ...

Maiden regatta success for Moat at first Ibiza JoySail Regatta

Racing at their first regatta since acquiring the boat, the crew of the Swan 115, Moat were crowned winners of the inaugural Ibiza JoySail regatta today. The team led by skipper Nicolas Gonzalez with round-the--world race and America’s Cup winner Juan Vila as navigator went into the final day of racing  More ...

ORC AGM Submissions posted

For the 52nd Annual Meeting of the ORC Congress next month, Submissions on suggested changes to rules and policies are now posted. Submissions are a method used to give feedback to ORC from the users of the system, as represented by their representing organizations in the Congress. More ...

ORC Ratings gain further momentum at RPAYC

With one of the largest ORC fleets at any one club in Australia, the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club (RPAYC) situated on Pittwater in Sydney, is seeing an ever-growing trend of club boats acquiring an ORC Rating, through the Australian Sailing Ratings Office. With an increased number of perpetual trophies  More ...

Luiz Kahl 1961 - 2021

Luiz Kahl was perhaps the one of the most well-known individuals in the small world of big boat yacht race administration. Yacht Scoring, his successful regatta management program is used world-wide by many, many clubs and organizations, and Luiz addressed all these clients personally. He developed relationships  More ...

Paolo Massarini Perpetual Trophy

The Yacht Club Costa Smeralda in collaboration with ORC has assigned for the first time the ORC perpetual trophy in memory of Paolo Massarini. Paolo’s wife, Alessandra Massarini, awarded the trophy to Alessandro Del Bono's Capricorno, winner of the Mini Maxi 2 Division. More ...

Thousand Islands race is back in pandemic variant

Almost two years now the world lives with pandemic that significantly changed our lives and consequently Thousand Islands Race had to be postponed in 2020 to 2021. Situation is a bit better now but still restrictions adversely affect Thousand Islands Race organization. In spite of difficulties and respecting wish of the sailors More ...

31st Maxi Yacht Rolec Cup draws to a successful conclusion

The 31st Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup, organised by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda with the support of Title sponsor Rolex and the International Maxi Association, concluded with victory awarded to the boats already sitting at the top of their respective classifications. Today's light and shifty breeze meant that the final coastal race, More ...

Fourth day of intense racing at 31st Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup

Day four of racing at the 31st Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup, organised by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda with the support of title sponsor Rolex and the International Maxi Association. The Race Committee's decision to move the rest day to tomorrow proved to be the right one, as all divisions were able to race in perfect conditions, More ...

Kiel Week winners crowned after four races

The Kieler Woche winners 2021 in the Kiel Cup for offshore yachts are Michael Berghorn with Halbtrocken 4.5 in the ORC I group, Torsten Bastiansen at the helm of Xen-Sydbank in ORC II and Kai Mares, who led IMMAC Fram in ORC III/IV. Four races in light to very light breeze offered an unusual challenge  More ...

Third day of great sailing at Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup

Today brought the third race day in the 31st Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup, organised by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda with the support of title sponsor Rolex and the International Maxi Association. The Race Committee's perseverance paid off as an easterly breeze finally filled in, allowing all competitors to complete an excellent  More ...

Allegra wins 2021 Multihull Cup

The all-conquering Allegra took a clear-cut victory at the 2021 Multihull Cup in Mallorca today after another high tempo performance out on the racecourse secured her third straight race win. Sailed by Switzerland’s Adrian Keller, the 84’ Nigel Irens design eased her way to the front of the fleet of performance  More ...

Two new ORC Sportboat European Champions

Two races today sailed in a pleasant 6-9 knot southerly breeze has produced two new ORC Sportboat European Champions: Saruhan Cinay skippering his Turkish team on HSSK’s J/70 NIMBUS in Class A, and Ott Kikkas’s Corsa 915 SUGAR, helmed this week by Branko Brcin, in Class B with a mixed Estonian and Italian crew. More ...

Four races in ORC Sportboat European Championship

For two frustrating days, the 27 teams from 4 nations waited in the hot sun for wind to appear on the Sea of Marmara on the Asian side of Istanbul near the host club of the ORC Sportboat European Championship, the Kalamis Yelken Spor Kulubu. For several hours each day a light southerly teased  More ...

New ORC World Champions crowned at Alexela ORC Worlds 2021

“The Alexela ORC World Championship 2021 has to be regarded as nothing less than a complete success.”  So said ORC Chairman Bruno Finzi with the roar of the crowd at the prizegiving in the background, the Olympic torch lit once again and hundreds of sailors assembled at the host Pirita Marina venue.More ...

Pantaenius Coastal Race at Alexela ORC Worlds

Today was the best sailing day yet in the Alexela ORC World Championship 2021, with a perfect westerly breeze of 12-22 knots under cloudless skies propelling the event’s three classes around courses set on the northern coast of Estonia in Pantaenius Short Offshore Race. Class A raced on a 53-mile course More ...

Sunny skies and close racing in Day Four of Alexela ORC Worlds

Today’s was Rotermann City day for prizes of the inshore competition on the fourth day of racing at the Alexela ORC World Championship 2021, which got a late start awaiting the the mid-afternoon fill of a light westerly sea breeze. Yet the wait was worth it in completing two windward/leeward races for Classes A and B  More ...

Three new leaders at Alexela ORC World Championship 2021

After another interesting weather day of sun, rain and elusive light to moderate wind conditions, three new class leaders have emerged at the Alexela ORC World Championship 2021. Only Classes A and B managed to complete the planned agenda of two inshore races on Alter Marine Race Day, with Class C abandoning  More ...

Three offshore race winners at Alexela ORC Worlds 2021

After about 24 hours of battling all range of conditions – sun and rain, calm wind to over 20 knots, beating and reaching and running – all teams are finished and scored in the first race of Alexela ORC World Championship 2021. Results are in for the Long Offshore Race powered by Tactical Foodpack, with three winners declared  More ...

Anticipation builds at Alexela ORC World Championship 2021

Despite today’s light and fluky air in Tallinn Bay, most of the 104 registered teams went out to participate in today’s practice racing of the Alexela ORC World Championship 2021. And while the wind was low, spirits are high here in the Pirita Marina with the assembly of this large fleet of boats returning to serious big boat racing. More ...

Teatro Sofo Caixabank wins 39th Cope del Rey Mapfre

The award for top boat overall at Mallorca’s showcase 39 Copa del Rey MAPFRE goes to the durable Spanish partnership of owner Javier Banderas and skipper Daniel Cuevas. Their Swan 42 Teatro Soho Caixabank not only won BMW ORC Class 2 by a margin of eight points but were beaten only once in the Finals series  More ...

Free Sportboat travel for ORC Sportboat Europeans in Turkey

Sportboat sailors are encouraged to take advantage of the outstanding offer of FREE shipping from event sponsor DFDS to transport boats and trailers to and from the upcoming ORC European Sportboat Championship. This important ORC event, held over 23-29 August, is organized by the Turkish Sailing Federation More ...

104 teams ready for Alexela ORC World Championship 2021

After a one year hiatus in competition last year, the annual ORC World Championship returns to the international yachting calendar, this year with title sponsor Alexela’s support and organization by the Kalev Yacht Club in beautiful Tallinn, Estonia. A total of 104 entries from 11 nations are registered. More ...

ORC East Coast Championship in Newport, Rhode Island

If there was a common theme to the three division winners in the ORC East Coast Championships is was their comprehensive dominance across a variety of conditions and course configurations. The three winning boats earned 16 of 21 individual race victories and won ORC A, B, and C by 11, 7 and 2 points, respectively. More ...

Aegean 600: Success in the first edition yields plans for 2022

A week ago in front of the Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounio, 37 teams of monohull and multihull entries with sailors from around the world started a 605 nautical mile non-stop race through the Aegean archipelago, challenged by winds of all extremes, tricky tactics and navigation and tough competition in the inaugural More ...

Aegean 600: The final stretch

Organizers from the Hellenic Offshore Racing Club (HORC) are almost finished their race management duties at the AEGEAN 600 with only a handful of entries still on the race course. A large wave of the fleet finished last night through this morning in the teeth of a Meltemi that built to 30-40 knots of northerly breeze, More ...

Aegean 600: Atalanta II first to finish

At 14:10 local time today, Carlo Alessandro and Puri Egri’s Atalanta II from Italy crossed the finish line at Cape Sounio six minutes short of exactly three days before they started the inaugural edition of the AEGEAN 600 on Sunday. The flat black 70-foot Farr/Felci design led the fleet nearly the entire race, More ...

Aegean 600: Speeding up at the halfway mark

In the last 24 hours the Meltemi has finally arrived on the AEGEAN 600 race course to speed up all members of the fleet as they reach towards and pass through the halfway point in the race. This halfway point is at the famous ancient port city of Rhodes in the race’s 605-mile tour of the southern Aegean. More ...

Aegean 600: A lovely and lively night of sailing ahead

With mostly light air conditions on the race course in the first 24 hours of the race, the 37-boat fleet in the AEGEAN 600 has nonetheless made progress on their tour of the beautiful Aegean archipelago. By 20:00 local time, the two monohull and multihull leaders on the race course – Carlo Alessandro More ...

Aegean 600: A new international sailing race unfurls its sails

At Cape Sounion under the gaze of the temple of Poseidon, Greek god of the Sea, the fleet of the first edition of the AEGEAN 600 set off today for the start of their 605-mile odyssey throughout the Aegean archipelago. Thirty-eight monohull and multihull teams started in a gentle 7-9 knot south easterly More ...

Global interest and a strong start awaits Aegean 600

In less than a week on Sunday, 4 July in front of the Temple of Poseidon in Sounio, an international fleet of 43 monohull and multihull entries hailing from 16 countries will cross the start line in the AEGEAN 600. This 600 nautical mile non-stop race tour of the Aegean is being organized by the Hellenic Offshore More ...

Ravenger wins Superyacht Cup Palma 25th anniversary

A final day of sublime sailing conditions brought the Superyacht Cup Palma’s landmark 25th anniversary regatta to a close on Saturday with a first time entrant stealing the headlines. hile broad smiles were in evidence across the entire fleet, the biggest perhaps were on the faces of the crews of the two class winners, More ...

Great sailing brings big smiles to Superyacht Cup Palma

Brilliant conditions again provided the perfect arena for the second day of Superyacht Cup Palma, allowing some of the fleet to consolidate their position, some to improve, and all to revel in the great sailing on offer. Making the most of the breeze, the race management team from the Real Club Náutico de Palma  More ...

Close racing the order of the day at Superyacht Cup Palma

The frustrations of a challenging year were blown away Thursday as a solid sailing breeze kicked in to help celebrate the opening day of the 25th anniversary of Superyacht Cup Palma. Near ideal conditions once again graced the Bay of Palma, delivering tight and exhilarating racing on a 23nm course to the nine-strong fleet More ...

Superyacht Cup Palma swings into action

The 25th anniversary gathering has successfully adapted itself to the local pandemic requirements, with permitted shoreside activities now centred around the iconic Real Club Náutico De Palma in the heart of Mallorca’s capital. Meanwhile the heartbeat of the event remains unaffected, with a striking fleet of nine superyachts More ...

Forte and Katariina II are 2021 ORC Estonian Champions

This year's ORC Estonian Championship for classes A and B were organized by the Kalev Yacht Club on the venue of the Alexela ORC World Championship in Tallinn on June 17-20. While the ORC Estonian champions in these classes have been revealed together with the Finnish sailors at different sides of the Gulf of Finland  More ...

Rolex Giraglia 2021 - Prizes awarded at the Yacht Club Italiano

The prizegiving at the headquarters of the Yacht Club Italiano brought to an end the 68th edition of the Rolex Giraglia. Many prizes were awarded and everybody was very satisfied for the success of this offshore classic of the Mediterranean, which this year was in an unprecedented “all Italian” setting. After the prizegiving, More ...

 


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