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Successful 20th edition of Rolex Swan Cup draws to a close

The final day of the 20th edition of the Rolex Swan Cup decreed the winners in each of the six categories that the fleet of 110 boats from 17 nations was divided into. The winners were: Plis-Play in the Maxi Class, Solte in the Grand Prix division and Six Jaguar in the Sparkman & Stephens Class. The ClubSwan 50 world champion is More ...

Third racing day on Rolex Swan Cup

The third day of racing at the Rolex Swan Cup welcomed the typical Mediterranean conditions that the Costa Smeralda is famous for the world over: clear skies, sunshine and a light wind that built from just 6 knots in the morning to more than 16 over the course of the day. Ideal conditions for a regatta that gathers as many  More ...

Estonian teams are new 2018 ORC European Champions

Another brilliant sunny day in Cyprus produced the highest winds of the week for the eighth and last race of the 2018 ORC European Championship, with the final podium positions at stake in each of two competing classes. The two teams from Estonia – Mati Sepp’s modified X-41 Technonicol in Class AB  More ...

Two teams poised for the top at ORC Europeans

Today the Cypriot sun blazed hot and bright in a brilliant blue sky, with no haze or humidity and a refreshing burst of fresh breeze for Races 6 and 7 in the 2018 ORC European Championship. On the warm clear water right off the beach here in Limassol, its hard to imagine better sailing anywhere in the world than here today More ...

Rolex Swan Cup: Plis-Play and Mela shine in respective classes

At the end of the second day the rankings of four of the six classes in the 20th edition of the Rolex Swan Cup see the leading boats separated by just a handful of points, only Plis-Play and Mela emerge as clear leaders in their respective classes. The second day was also characterized by very light air from east-northeast More ...

First discard tightens the standings at ORC Europeans

After another leisure afternoon start to two inshore races, Day Three at the 2018 ORC European Championship featured similar light but raceable conditions and an interesting set of results. The two Estonian teams that have each dominated Class AB and Class C, respectively, are being more closely challenged now  More ...

Light wind doesn't stop Rolex Swan Cup fleet

The 20th edition of the Rolex Swan Cup, which sees 110 Swan yachts from 17 countries racing, got underway today in the waters off Porto Cervo. While the three One Design classes completed windward-leeward races, the rest of the fleet sailed a coastal course of approximately 18 miles. More ...

Leaders still leading in Day two of ORC Europeans

With a leisure 13:00 afternoon start, Day Two of the 2018 ORC European Championship commenced the inshore phase of the competition with two close-fought windward-leeward races held today. The two Estonian teams who won yesterday's short offshore race in each of their respective classes More ...

Rolex Swan Cup gets underway in Porto Cervo

The 20th edition of the Rolex Swan Cup officially opened this evening with the Skippers' Briefing and Welcome cocktail at the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda. The biennial event is organised by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda in collaboration with Nautor's Swan and with the support of title sponsor Rolex. More ...

Estonian teams takes early lead in ORC Europeans

Under a hot Cypriot sun, the 29 teams entered in the 2018 ORC European Championship today made their way through patchy and shifty conditions to produce the first race results of the event from a short offshore race sailed in Akrotiri Bay. From a starting line laid out in front of the beach palms and cabanas More ...

2018 ORC European fleet poised and ready to race

In a fleet that is not overly large but is incredibly diverse, three classes will start battling tomorrow for two class crowns in the 2018 ORC European Championship. This is the first ORC championship event held this far east in Mediterranean waters, with sixteen teams in Class AB More ...

Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup concludes in grand style

The 29th edition of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup & Rolex Maxi 72 Class World Championship, organised by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda in collaboration with the International Maxi Association and title sponsor Rolex, concluded with the usual healthy participation - 41 yachts racing - and to the great satisfaction More ...t

Penultimate day of Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup

On the penultimate day of racing a mistral wind blowing at up to 20 knots provided fantastic racing for the entire fleet of more than 40 boats enrolled in the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup & Rolex Maxi 72 World Championship. The event is organised by the YCCS in association with IMA and title sponsor Rolex. More ...

Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup: Leaderboard starts to take shape

The fourth day of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup & Rolex Maxi 72 World Championship, an event organised by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda with the support of the International Maxi Association and title sponsor Rolex, saw the fleet complete a 22.1-mile coastal course. With a south-easterly breeze of 12 to 14 knots More ...

East wind carries Maxi fleet around La Maddalena

Day three of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup & Rolex Maxi 72 World Championship welcomed a light easterly wind which allowed the Wally Class to complete two windward-leeward races off Porto Cervo, while the remaining five classes competed in a coastal race of 34 miles - reduced to 31 for the Mini Maxi class- More ...

Racing cancelled in Porto Cervo

Unstable weather conditions, with various storm pockets moving around the regatta course, forced the Race Committee led by Peter Craig to abandon today's race shortly after the start. Racing is postponed until tomorrow in this 29th edition of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup & Rolex Maxi 72 World Championship More ...

Perfect day on Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup

The first day of the 29th edition of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup & Maxi 72 Rolex World Championship, organised by the YCCS with the support of the IMA and the collaboration of title sponsor Rolex, saw Sardinia at its best. More than 40 participating maxi yachts enjoyed perfect sailing conditions with a mistral wind More ...

Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup starts in Costa Smeralda

The 29th edition of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup & Rolex Maxi 72 World Championship officially opened this evening, 2 September, with the skippers' briefing and a welcome cocktail on the terrace of the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda. The event, which opens an intense September of racing in Costa Smeralda, More ...

Rambler 88 first to finish in Palermo - Monte Carlo Race

After 437 miles of sailing, George David’s Rambler 88 from the USA was the first yacht to cross the finish line of the XIV edition of the Palermo-Montecarlo Race, organized by the Circolo della Vela Sicilia in collaboration with the Yacht Club de Monaco and the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda More ...

ORC produces new measurement video series

As part of its ongoing commitment to support offshore sailing around the world, members of the technical team of the Offshore Racing Congress (ORC) have been working with T2P Productions to produce a series of instructional videos on measurement of boats, sails and spars. These videos provide step-by-step guidance More ...

Saturday showdown decides 37th Copa del Rey winners

The 37 Copa del Rey MAPFRE will be remembered for its record fleet of 152 yachts representing 29 different countries. Thirteen classes raced and for the first time ever five different race areas had to be employed. It marked the first ever participation for the Melges 40 swing keel one design and for the historic 6 Metre fleets More ...

37th Mapfre Copa del Rey closing in on penultimate day

Sunshine and boiling summer heat, the 37 Copa del Rey MAPFRE may be the biggest ever but it is likely one of the hottest ever. The local Mallorcan newspapers are talking of heat ‘like Africa’! And one of the key attributes required at the ‘Copa, is stamina. It is a long regatta, racing six days Monday to Saturday. More ...

Joyride wins Victoria - Maui overall

The Victoria to Maui International Yacht Race, hosted by the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club and the Lahaina Yacht Club, got underway July 1st. The 2,308nm course went from Victoria, British Columbia to Maui, Hawaii and finishers have been coming in for the past week or so. The lone J/Crew sailing the race More ...

Three new World Champions crowned at The Hague

With yet another sunny day here on the Dutch North Sea coast, the final race to conclude The Hague Offshore Sailing Worlds looked like it could be easy. Yet the weak and shifty northwesterly 8-9 knot breeze kept frustrating race managers as they tried to set a square course that would be sufficient quality More ...

A new World Champion in The Hague Offshore Worlds

With yet another sunny day on the North Sea coast, in a little gentler winds than in the last few days, another two inshore races were held in The Hague Offshore Sailing Worlds. The completion of the first race prompted a discard of the worst race score for all competitors More ...

Racing tightnes up in The Hague Offshore Worlds

In contrast to the past few days of light shifty winds, today’s superb 12-17 knot southerly breeze made for fast and furious racing on all courses of The Hague Offshore Sailing World Championship 2018. And so even with a later 1300 start today, Principal Race Officer Peter Anink informed everyone two inshore races.  More ...

New winds yet same class leaders in The Hague Offshore Worlds

In contrast to the past few days of light shifty winds, today’s superb 12-17 knot southerly breeze made for fast and furious racing on all courses of The Hague Offshore Sailing World Championship 2018. And so even with a later 1300 start today, Principal Race Officer Peter Anink informed everyone two inshore races.  More ...

Early leaders in The Hague Offshore Sailing Worlds

After over 24 hours of sailing in light air off the Dutch North Sea coast, the opening act of The Hague Offshore Sailing World Championship has concluded and the leaders are now known in each of three classes before the second stage of inshore racing begins tomorrow.  More ...

Offshore race off to a light start

The sun continued to shine today at the start of racing in The Hague Offshore Sailing World Championship, with many thousands of beachgoers watching nearly a thousand sailors on their boats in the fleet start the long offshore race portion of the programme. Class A competitors were sent on a 155-mile zig-zag course More ...

A sunny opening day for The Hague Offshore Worlds 2018

Under bright sunny skies and a gentle 10 knots of wind, many entries of the 85-boat fleet from 15 nations made it out to the race areas today to test the waters of the North Sea in preparation for tomorrow’s opening round of races in The Hague Offshore Sailing Worlds 2018. The conditions were perfect More ...

"Auf Wiedersehen" Bermuda

Blessed with superb conditions, the international fleet enjoyed 15 knots of SSE breeze, with warm air and ocean swell. Two miles east of Bermuda's iconic St. David's Lighthouse, the intrepid fleet of sailors, from 14 different countries, set off bound for Hamburg, 3,500 miles across the Atlantic Ocean. A highly competitive start More ...

Giulietta II and Project O3 win Portuguese ORC Nationals

Alexandre and Julieta Kosssack’s J/V56 Giulietta 2, skippered by four-time 470 Olympic sailor Miguel Nunes, and Frederico Rodrigues’s Vrolijk 37 Project O3 have won the Portuguese ORC Championship in Classes A and B, respectively. Organized by Associao Naval De Lisboa (ANL) under sanction of the Portuguese Sailing Federation More ...

Du Soleil overall winner of AF Offshore Race 2018

The Estonian 50-footer Furiosa, skippered by Rolf Relander, was first to cross at the finish line in Sandhamn at 04.50 AM Tuesday morning. And for several hours, it looked like their time would be good enough to give them the overall winner in the regatta. But as more boats got closer to the finish in Sandhamn after rounding Gotland  More ...

Offshore Sailing Worlds fleet assembling now

With the final deadline now passed for committed entries to submit their measurement and certificate data, The Hague Offshore Sailing World Championship is in final preparation for the fleet of 90 yachts from 15 nations to start the event. This fleet represents a diverse cross section of teams from around the world More ...

2018 Vic-Maui race starts on Canada Day

At 10:00 am Pacific Time, the 2018 Vic-Maui fleet sailed through the start line outside Victoria Harbor, tacking into a stiff, building Westerly breeze. In the days leading up to the start, the sun broke out just in time for the fleet Send-off Party which rocked the Wharf Street docks on June 29. More ...

Maverta overall winner Trofeo SM La Reina

This year the XXth Trofeo SM La Reina at Real Club Nautico Valencia has a very high level cast in the competition, with 70 boats in contention among which are the current champions of the Copa del Rey, the SM La Reina Trophy, Palmavela, the Castellón Costa-Azahar Regatta or the Rolex Giraglia Race. More ...

248 yachts competing in the AF Offshore Race 2018

A competitive fleet of yachts have gathered in Stockholm for the 2018 edition of the ÅF Offshore Race, a unique race that starts in the heart of the city, stretches through the beautiful archipelago and continues out on open water and round the island of Gotland. The ÅF Offshore Race was first raced in 1937  More ...

Solid turnout at the XX Trofeo SM La Reina

A competitive fleet of yachts have gathered in Stockholm for the 2018 edition of the ÅF Offshore Race, a unique race that starts in the heart of the city, stretches through the beautiful archipelago and continues out on open water and round the island of Gotland. The ÅF Offshore Race was first raced in 1937  More ...

New 2018 ORC Italian National Champions

The first three days featured light and shifty winds, but on the last day Ischia woke up with a NE “gregal” blowing over 20 kts. The Race Committee, chaired by Mario Lupinelli, moved the course towards Lacco Amendo for a truly challenging last day, with 2 races completed for the fleet. More ...

Velsheda wins The Superyacht Cup

Once the spray had settled at the end of the deciding St. Regis Mardavall Race the overall trophy went narrowly but deservedly to the famous J Class yacht Velsheda after an inspiring performance over the three days of Europe’s largest and longest-running superyacht regatta. More ...

Bigger breeze brings Palma Bay alive

Any early concerns over the wind evaporated as Palma’s ever reliable sea breeze kicked in to send the 16-strong fleet off to a flying start in a steady 10 to 15 knots. The extra five knots of wind around the course added spice to an already indulgent feast of sailing, with the battle lines now firmly established on the route More ...

 


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