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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 ...

Rolex Giraglia 2021 - 138 yachts on the start line

There were 138 yachts on the Sanremo start line at midday today in perfect conditions that were better than expected yesterday: a 15kn easterly that allowed a splendid start with first the 18 big maxis (of more than 18 m) of group 0, then it was the turn of the 64 yachts in group 1 and finally the smaller ones in group  More ...

ORC Double Handed Europeans postponed

Unfortunately, due to the recent situation, the Offshore Racing Congress (ORC) and the Hellenic Offshore Racing Club (HORC) have decided to postpone to future years the 2021 ORC Double Handed European Championship originally scheduled on 2-10 July 2021. More ...

Missy and Highland Fling wins Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta

After three days of perfect breeze, the conclusive day of the 14th Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta, organised by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda with the support of title sponsor Loro Piana, was characterised by lighter airs that allowed the fleet to set off at 1.45 p.m., when the Principal Race Officer Peter Craig  More ...

ORC Fleet tops 50 boats for America's oldest regatta

A decade ago, someone surveying the big-boat racing scene in the Northeast United States might've predicted that the future lay predominantly in one-design classes. But like many things in life, the balance between one-design and rating-rule competition is cyclical. The 167th edition of North America's oldest sailing competition, More ...

Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta - Ideal conditions at Day 2

The Costa Smeralda put on its best show to deliver a second unforgettable race day for the fleet taking part in the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta. A fresh wind from east-southeast of around 15 knots, sunshine and clear skies made for ideal sailing conditions, and perfectly highlighted the incredible scenery More ...

Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta

The 14th edition of the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta officially kicks off today, signaling the reopening of the superyacht sailing season in the Mediterranean. Racing will begin tomorrow and run through Saturday, 5 June. The event is organized by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda with the support of the title sponsor Loro Piana. More ...

Superyacht Cup Palma celebrates its 25th anniversary

With less than a month to go to the start of Superyacht Cup Palma’s landmark 25thanniversary, final detailed preparations are falling in to place to ensure the 2021 event will live long in the memory. The celebration of Europe’s longest running superyacht regatta from June 23-26   More ...

ORC Measurement seminar in Tallinn, Estonia

In preparation for the ORC World Championship 2021, ORC, Estonian Yachting Union and Kalev Yacht Club are offering a two-day comprehensive Measurement Seminar to be held in Tallinn, Estonia over Saturday and Sunday, June 12-13, 2021, with an introduction presentation on the ORC system made on Friday, June 11.  More ...

Alexela new title sponsor of 2021 ORC Worlds

Event organizers of the 2021 ORC World Championship – Kalev Yacht Club, Pärnu Yacht Club, Tallinn Yacht Club, Estonian Yachting Union and the Tallinn Olympic Sailing Center – have proudly announced the Estonian energy company Alexela as the title sponsor of the event, being held this year over 6 – 14 August 2021 More ...

ORC Europeans - Everyone's a winner

Today marked the final day of racing on the waters of Capri for the boats competing for the title of ORC European Champion 2021. After yesterday's two windward-leewards brought the fleet to a total of five races held, the Race Committee was on the water at 10 this morning to position the course More ...

ORC Europeans - Second day of inshore races

This morning the fleet of 62 boats competing in the ORC European Championship took to the race course located 4 miles off Capri's Marina Grande. Conditions were somewhat more stable than yesterday, with about 10 to 12 knots of breeze from 180° for the first race of the day. At 11:40 a.m. the Race Committee More ...

ORC Europeans - First day of inshore races

The first day of mark racing got underway today in ORC European Championship 2021 with a fleet of 62 hulls from 12 different nations taking to the waters off Capri this morning to do battle for the title.
Things got off to a challenging start for the Race Committee, who had to endure a long wait for the weather conditions More ...

66th Regatta dei Tre Golfi - ORC Europeans offshore race

At 7.20 yesterday morning, Monday 17 May, the 66th edition of the Regata dei Tre Golf officially drew to a close. Almost all the participating boats finished the race with impressive times, thanks to the ideal conditions encountered along the route. First to cross the line in real time was Pendragon More ...

35th Pineapple Cup set for January 2022

The Montego Bay Yacht Club and Manuka Sports Event Management announced today that the 35th edition of the Pineapple Cup – Montego Bay Race, will start on January 22 and 23, 2022 from Miami. The 2022 edition of the Pineapple Cup will once again have two starts: the PHRF on Saturday, January 22nd and the ORC  More ...

The 25th anniversary of the Superyacht Cup Palma

The 25th anniversary of the Superyacht Cup Palma is shaping up to be a landmark celebration of Europe’s longest running superyacht regatta. With the new-look event fully focused on the racing from 23-26 June, the prospect of top-level competition on the Bay of Palma has attracted an inspiring degree of interest More ...

Rolex Giraglia 2021 - Notice of Race published

The Yacht Club Italiano, organiser of the 68th edition of the Rolex Giraglia, has published the Notice of Race and officially opened registration for this offshore classic, starting this year from Sanremo.
The Rolex Giraglia will thus start on Wednesday, June 16 from Sanremo over a route of 241 miles More ...

2021 Great Lakes 52 Season - Notice of Race released

In the US Great Lakes owners of many generations of TP 52’s have organized themselves into a class called the Great Lakes 52’s for a series of seasonal racing on Lake Michigan and Lake Huron. These powerful and agile race boats are renowned for buoy racing yet fast enough to win line honors offshore as well. More ...

ORCmh reaches Beta version status

After being introduced as a concept at the ORC Annual Meeting in November 2016, it’s been over 4 years of effort to reach the “soft launch” phase of the development of the new ORC Multihull Rule system (ORCmh). A team of ORC, World Sailing and KND performance analysts, measurers, and programmers More ...

ORC 2021 European Championship program confirmed

The first major event of the sailing season will take place as scheduled between Naples and Capri, from 13th to 20th May, with an unprecedented desire to race and on a completely Covid-free island – as confirmed by the administration. Measurement checks are set to begin in just one month, on 13th and 14th May,. More ...

Registration is open for Key West 2022

Registration is now open for the Inaugural Southernmost Regatta powered by Sailing Inc. Our mission is to provide a fun, sustainable event that features high-quality racing and social activities, while creating a welcoming environment for sailors and industry partners alike. More ...

DFDS sponsors transport to ORC Sportboat Europeans

 In a generous offer of support for the 2021 ORC European Sportboat Championship held over 23-29 August, transport company DFDS has agreed to ship participating entries from Trieste, Italy to the event venue in Istanbul, Turkey. The first 15 boats to register for this special offer will receive shipping for free. More ...

Javier Romero Aznar passes

Senior ORC measurer and rating officer Javier Romero Aznar has passed away at age 82 after an accident in his home in Galicia. After a career in the Spanish Navy where he got a degree as a Naval Architect, in 1990 Javier was appointed by RFEV (the Spanish Sailing Federation) to run the ORC systems (IOR and IMS) in Spain More ...

Cannons, dolphins and an overall winner of the Millennium Cup

While the race committee worked to plan a race around the conditions, the fleet headed to Motuarohia Island to make the most of the beautiful weather; and the opportunity to swim with dolphins. Unfortunately at 3pm the announcement was made to cancel racing for the day. Due to the unstable nature More ...

'Brilliant and breezy' on day two of the Millennium Cup

Brilliant and breezy was how Tawera owner, Mike Mahoney described the day which saw Miss Silver maintain the overall lead. After today’s two races, characterised by good breeze, an appearance by the local dolphin pod and close racing, Miss Silver emerged as the leader in the race for the 2021 Cup..  More ...

Miss Silver wins the first day of Millennium Cup

Racing in the 2021 Millennium Cup started today, putting to the test an innovative scoring system which is being used for the first time in a superyacht regatta. With the two leading yachts finishing within four seconds of each other, race officers are pleased with how the system is working.  More ...

The New Zealand Millennium Cup is open

New Zealand's summer of racing continues, as the NZ Millennium Cup gets underway with a welcome function at the Duke of Marlborough, sponsored by Southern Spars. The Sunday evening function marks the start of the South Pacific’s longest-running superyacht regatta and also heralds a new era in superyacht ratings systems.  More ...

New Zealand's summer of racing continues

With an exceptional summer of racing underway in New Zealand, the final event of the season promises to wrap things up in style. The New Zealand Millennium Cup kicks off on 28 March in one of the world’s best patches of yachtracing water. With world class crews and experienced owners and captains  More ...

Kiel Week 2021 will take place in September

Free, outside and for everyone - that's how Kiel Week wants to present itself again this year. Therefore, it will not take place at the end of June again, but will be postponed to the date 4 to 12 September. In 2020, Kiel Week had set a mark for sailing and the event industry in Corona times More ...

Eva Holmsten Drakenberg

With great sadness the ORC and offshore racing community mourns the passing of Eva Holmsten Drakenberg in Stockholm after a short illness. Eva was a long term Board member and vice chair of the Swedish Offshore Association (SHF), as well as a member of the ORC “family” for many years on the Race Management Committee More ...

Over 100 registered entries for 2021 ORC World Championship

Organizers from the Kalev Yacht Club and the Offshore Racing Congress (ORC) have announced a change to the Notice of Race that will broaden participation in the 2021 ORC World Championship being held over 6-14 August 2021 in Tallinn, Estonia. Currently there are 120 entries from 14 countries More ...

North Sea Regatta to host new race: The C-19 Windmill Race

During this year's upcoming Ascension Day Weekend, on Friday May 14th and Saturday May 15th the North Sea Regatta will host a brand-new Race: the NSR C-19 Windmill Race. The NSR C-19 Race will cover a figure eight course providing exciting and challenging racing around existing marks such as buoys More ...

Aegean 600: A sailing race that has the makings of a legend

On July 4th, 2021, the Hellenic Offshore Racing Club (HORC) in Greece will organize a new 600 nautical mile offshore yacht race. This is a race designed by sailors for sailors in which the sporting challenge will meet the legendary beauty of the Aegean islands. It is the first time the one sea favored by poets,  More ...

First ever ORC Double Handed Europeans open for entries

The Hellenic Offshore Racing Club (HORC) and the Offshore Racing Congress (ORC) are pleased to announce that the entry process is now open for the first-ever ORC Double Handed European Championship to be held over 2-10 July 2021. The event is being held concurrently with the Aegean 600, More ...

New Zealand Millennium Cup March Notice of Race released

An amendment to the notice of race has been released for the New Zealand Millennium Cup superyacht regatta; postponed from February 15-18 to March 28-31. With almost all existing entries able to race over the new dates, organisers are also pleased to report that the date change has allowed for further entries More ...

Gerd Kall, ORC Measurer from Germany passes at age 81

Starting his activity as a measurer in the IOR times of the 1970’s, Gerd Kall of Flensburg continued with the new IMS system in the 1980’s, measuring thousands of boats in his active life, and giving his contribution to the development of the German Hull Measuring Machine. More ...

Gotland Runt Offshore Race 2021

Gotland Runt is the world’s largest annual offshore race and since the start in 1937 it has attracted sailors from around the world, especially boats from the Baltic countries. In the later years there has been hundreds of boats on the start line in central Stockholm, Sweden. After a cancelled race in 2020. More ...

2021 ORC Rules now published

The managers and staff of the Offshore Racing Congress (ORC) are pleased to announce the 2021 version of the VPP and Rules are now published and ready for use. The rule books are uploaded and available for viewing and download and the VPP software has been delivered to ORC’s national Rating Offices  More ...

New Dates for 2022 ORC/IRC World Championship

After consultation between the Federazione Italiana Vela, the Unione Vela Altura Italiana and the Union Nationale pour la Course au Large, the Offshore Racing Congress, the Royal Ocean Racing Club and the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda, the dates for the 2022 ORC/IRC World Championship have been changed. More ...

Preliminary dates set for 2022 Vic-Maui Race

Sailors, of all adventurers, know that it is darkest just before the dawn. We are currently deep in the clutches of a global pandemic, but the long term forecast is improving – including treatments and vaccines appearing on the horizon. And so we are ramping up preparations for the next Victoria to Maui Race in July 2022 More ...

Eight bells: Dave Irish

David H. Irish passed away peacefully in his home in Harbor Springs, Michigan, at the age of 83. He is survived by his wife Ann, four children, 11 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. From his home base in upper Michigan, where water turns to ice almost half the year, More ...

Ten weeks to go to New Zealand Millennium Cup

With Ten weeks to go until the New Zealand Millennium Cup begins, new entries are rolling in. The South Pacific’s longest running superyacht regatta will be the first global superyacht regatta held in close to a year, marking a moment for the industry to gather and for owners, guests and crew to enjoy competitive, fun racing. More ...

2022 ORC/IRC World Championship to be in Porto Cervo

The Offshore Racing Congress (ORC), the Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) and the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS) are pleased to announce the next biennial ORC/IRC World Championship will be held in Porto Cervo, Sardinia, Italy. Dates for the event are to be 18-26 June 2022.: More ...

 


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