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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 ...

Baltic Offshore Week 2018

Baltic Offshore Week 2018 regatta, the second event of the 2018 FINEST Offshore Series which was also scored as the Estonian and Finnish ORC Championships was held over the weekend of June 14-17 in Kalev Yacht Club, Tallinn, Estonia. The place is very well known as the venue for the 1980 Moscow Summer Olympics More ...

The Superyacht Cup gets the party started

The Superyacht Cup Palma got into full flow today as the Pantaenius Race heralded the start of fleet racing with a course around a sun-soaked Palma Bay. Following a spectacular curtain raiser to Europe’s largest and longest-running superyacht regatta with the J Class yachts Svea and Velsheda More ...

Palada repeats title as Slovenian ORC Champion

The last regatta of the NARC (North Adriatic Rating Challenge) took place between Muggia in Italy and Portorož in Slovenia last weekend, and was also scored as the ORC Slovenian National Championship. A total of 22 entries from 4 nations and of various sizes competed in the series. More ...

Kiel Weeks starts, World's largest sailing event

With about 4000 regatta participants, 1900 boats, 400 starts, active sailors from more than 60 nations, 38 classes/disciplines, ten race courses on nine days – its easy to see how Kiel Week is the world’s largest annual sailing event. In addition, 3.5 million visitors are expected, among them 400,000 visitors coming More ...

Club Swan 50 Skorpios first in ORC Class in Giraglia Race

Results are now confirmed for the podium positions of the ORC Class in the 2018 Rolex Giraglia Race, with Andrey Konogorov’s ClubSwan
50 Skorpios from Russia winning the Challenge Nucci Novi Trophy. Light winds are forcing the smaller – and slower - boats arriving during the day More ...

John Roome passes, ORC Chairman 1978 - 88

It is with great sadness and regret that ORC announces the passing of ORC past Chairman John Roome, who died peacefully at home on Friday 8th June, at the age of 90. John was a distinguished solicitor and recognized yacht racing figure in the UK offshore racing scene. More ...

Rolex Giraglia: Inshore racing series commences

Saint-Tropez, a destination characterised by the alluring light, unique charm and vibrant colours which has attracted artists throughout the last century, is each year in mid-June, home to one of the Mediterranean’s largest and most impressive sailing events. The Rolex Giraglia is in rare company. More ...

My Song and Savannah wins Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta

Sardinia put on her best show today, providing sunshine and a mistral wind for the final day of the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta. The event, in its 11th edition and organised by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda with the support of title sponsor Loro Piana, saw My Song triumph in class A and Savannah take victory in class B. More ...

Double wins for My Song and Savannah in Porto Cervo

The Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta got underway today with two coastal races held, both of which were won by My Song in class A and Savannah in class B. The Race Committee made the decision to set two races today - an unusual choice for a superyacht regatta, but one that was popular with the competitors More ...

Vic - Maui Race start set for Canada Day July 1st

Organizers of the bienniel Victoria-Maui Race from the Royal Vancouver YC and the Lahaina YC have announced all entries will start the race on Sunday, July 1st, Canada Day. 33 teams from Canada, the US and the UK have entered, and will sail the 2308 mile course from the start in Victoria, British Columbia. More ...

KSSS and SHF presents ORCi Cup 2018-2019

KSSS and SHF are proud to present the ORCi Cup 2018 & 2019 to boost the interest for ORCi as an international rule in Sweden and to encourage continued strong participation at international offshore championships for Swedish participants. The aim is to significantly increase the number of Swedish boats holding a valid ORCi. More ...

No racing at Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta

A light and shifty breeze prevented the Race Committee of the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta 2018 from getting racing underway today. A gradual increase in wind is forecast over the coming days, while tonight sees the owners dinner take place at the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda. More ...

Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta starts in Costa Smeralda

All is ready in Porto Cervo for the 11th edition of the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta, with the first race scheduled for tomorrow, June 6, on the waters of the Costa Smeralda. The event provides a unique combination of spectacular sailing between the islands of the La Maddalena archipelago More ...

ORC Sportboat Europeans concluded in Portopiccolo

A final day of racing yielded one more inshore race in light conditions to conclude the 7-race series at the ORC Sportboat European Championship 2018, hosted by YC Porto Piccolo.. Davide Rapotez’s Melges 24 Destriero from Italy, with his crew of Lorenzo Coslovich, Simone Viduli, Alan Ravaglio and Marie Sole. More ...

Mind the gap ensures victory in ORC Sportboat Europeans

In another day of light to moderate seabreeze and after winning this penultimate day’s two races at the ORC Sportboat European Championship 2018, the Italian team on the Fat 26 Mind the Gap Tempus Fugit have managed to defend their title earned in 2016 to be this year’s ORC Sportboat European Champions. More ...

New leader tops the standings in ORC Sportboat Europeans

After three races held in light-moderate breeze today, a new leader has arisen to the top of the ranks in the ORC Sportboat European Championship 2018, hosted by YC Porto Piccolo. On scores of 2-2-3-2 Ugo Guarnieri’s Delta 84 Chardonnay from Sistiana, Italy leads the fleet of 27 teams from 6 nations. More ...

Destriero takes early lead at ORC Sportboat Europeans

Davide Rapotez’s Melges 24 Destriero has won the opening race of the ORC Sportboat European Championship 2018, hosted by YC Porto Piccolo, on a coastal course set off of Trieste, Italy. The all-Corinthian team won this race by 3 min 01 sec in corrected time over another Italian entry in second place.. More ...

ORC Sportboat Europeans 2018 starts in Portopiccolo

The Gulf of Trieste welcomes once again a major international sailing event, with the opening of the ORC Sportboat European Championship 2018 scheduled in Portopiccolo from 29 May to 3 June.
The Yacht Club Portopiccolo, in collaboration with the Sistiana Nautical Department and the Offshore Racing Congress. More ...

Great conditions in Rolex Capri Sailing Week

A week of inshore and offshore sailing in stunning Capri concluded with a cheerful, spectacular Prize-giving ceremony in the Piazzetta of Capri, crowded with tourists and sailors, concluding the 2018 Rolex Capri Sailing Week which saw more than a thousand sailors and 121 boats in the regatta. More ...

FINEST Offshore started strong

A strong fleet of 25 ORC boats competed in the E4 Championship in Tallinn, Estonia – 17 teams from Estonia and 8 from Finland including some of the top ORC boats and teams in the world. The event was a second stage of the Kalev Yacht Club’s offshore sailing series called SEIKO CUP 2018.  More ...

Brujo, Majoche, Pestaneo and Saona, winners of UPV Trophy

This weekend the XXI edition of the Universitat Polècnica de València (UPV) Trophy, which aims to bring nautical sports to the university community, concluded in Valencian waters with 4 class winners declared among 23 entries. This unique regatta hosted by the Real Club Nautico Valencia More ...

Offshore Worlds 2018 Class C teams confirmed

It is only 62 days left until the start of The Hague Offshore Sailing World Championship, and the approved entries in Class C are now confirmed for this first-ever regatta using both IRC and ORC scoring to crown three new World Champions of offshore sailing. These Class C entries include 56 boats More ...

Busan Super Cup 2018 edition returns

The 13th edition of Busan Super Cup has returned competition to Suyeong Bay, this year in a perfect 15 knots of breeze. Led by cup defender Malolo (JPN6693, First40), 19 ORC boats competitors include challengers of Vikira (KOR5503, Ker40), First (RUS5500, First 40.7) and a hidden ambush in Big Apple (KOR2299, Farr 45) More ...

Stormy end to Sperry Charleston Race Week

There was an interesting dynamic taking place on the docks of Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina Sunday morning.
Some of the boats competing in Sperry Charleston Race Week 2018 were getting ready to go racing with sailors pulling on foul weather gear in anticipation of heavy air and rough seas. More ...

Leaders remain secure at Sperry Charleston Race Week

Day two of racing at Sperry Charleston Race Week - the ORC East Coast Championship - featured light air but sailable conditions, and leaders in each of the three ORC classes continued to lead their respective classes. On the offshore courses for ORC Class A and B, one windward/leeward race was sailed, More ...

 


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