ORC World Championship 2024


27.09.24 - 05.10.24


Newport, R.I., USA



Preliminary Schedule

  • Friday, September 27 Registration and measurement
  • Saturday, September 28 Registration and measurement
  • Sunday, September 29 Registration and measurement, Practice Race, Opening Ceremony
  • Monday, September 30 Long Offshore Race
  • Tuesday, October 1 Long Offshore Race (continued)
  • Wednesday, October 2 Inshore Race Day 1
  • Thursday, October 3 Inshore Race Day 2
  • Friday, October 4 Short Offshore Race
  • Saturday, October 5 Inshore Race Day 3, Closing Ceremony
The ORC World Championships is a unique event
The ORC World Championships is a unique event
The 2024 ORC World Championship will bring top sailing teams from around the globe to battle on Rhode Island Sound and Narragansett Bay for one of four coveted world titles.

It will be the first time in nearly a quarter century that sailing’s offshore world titles are decided on American waters. The last time was in 2000 when the New York Yacht Club hosted the IMS World Championship.

The event will include the standard ORC A, ORC B and ORC C divisions, but will also include Class 0 for the first time opening up the event to boats with CDL values up to 17.400.

Now, the event has added an important new class: Maxi yachts that are larger and faster than those competing in the Worlds and fighting for their own Maxi North American Championship title using ORC scoring.
Further Information
New York Yacht Club Regatta Association
NYYC Sailing Office: 5 Halidon Avenue, Newport, RI 02840
+1 401-845-9633
+1 401-846-3303 fax
The host
The host
The Organizing Authority (OA) is the New York Yacht Club Regatta Association. The host yacht club is New
York Yacht Club.

The New York Yacht Club (NYYC) is one of the oldest and most prestigious yacht clubs in the United States.

The New York Yacht Club was founded on July 30, 1844, by a group of nine prominent yachtsmen who gathered aboard the yacht Gimcrack anchored in New York Harbor. They aimed to promote yacht racing and establish rules for the sport.

The NYYC has had several clubhouses over the years. The current clubhouse is in Newport, Rhode Island, where it moved in 1988.

The New York Yacht Club has been influential in shaping yacht racing rules and standards. The club has also been a pioneer in ocean racing, organizing events such as the Transatlantic Race.

The New York Yacht Club's rich history and its pivotal role in the development of yacht racing in the United States make it a venerable institution in the world of sailing.