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Van Isle 360 Yacht Race update

With 32 boats accepted, the Van isle 360 Yacht Race is shaping up to be another exciting race around the rock. Beginning and finishing in Nanaimo British Columbia, the race circumnavigates Vancouver Island counter clockwise in a series of 9 legs over a 14 day period. The skippers and crews are immersed. More ...

Slovenian ORC National Championship

Eleven boats from five countries participated in the open Slovenian ORC National Championship in Izola on May 20th and 21st under the organization of JK Skipper Maribor. The event started with 15 NM long coastal race and one technical (windward/leeward) race on Saturday. Light rain with 10 knots of wind More ...

151 Miglia Cetilar Race attracts record entries

It is nearly two weeks before the start of 151 Miglia-Cetilar Trophy on Thursday afternoon, June 1st, and the waters between Marina di Pisa and Livorno will be alive to another record-breaking event: at the moment there are more than 211 boats that have already registered their entries. More ...

New updated ORCsy VPP released

The first part of the SuperYacht season is now concluded and has shown some great results and fair competition during the four events completed in the Caribbean season: Antigua, Virgin Gorda (Rolex Swan and Loro Piana) and St Barth. More than 50 ORCsy certificates have been issued, both new issues and renewals, More ...

Hot winds in Busan Super Cup

In the 2017 edition of the Busan Super Cup, part of Asia Sailing Week 2017, 15 ORC entries hailing from Russia, Malaysia, France and Korea came to Busan to compete. Two previous defending champions, the First 40 Malolo and the B&C 46 Sexy Busan were not in the race, however, so most of the contenders raced together, More ...

ORC Sportboat European Championship open for registration

The Offshore Racing Congress (ORC) and the Yacht Club Auda are pleased to announce that Registration is open now for the 2017 ORC Sportboat European Championship to be held over 7-13 August in Riga, Latvia. The event is open to entry for boats that are 6.0 to 9.15 m in length, weigh less than 2000 kg, More ...

ORC Measurement seminar in Cape Town, South Africa

In co-operation with South African Sailing and Royal Cape Yacht Club, ORC and ORC South Africa are offering a two-day comprehensive Measurement Seminar to be held in Cape Town, over Saturday and Sunday, May 20 - 21, 2017, with an introduction presentation on the ORC system made on May 19. More ...

Rattle n Rum wins overall Palmetto Cup in Charleston

In the long history of the prestigious Palmetto Cup, the Charleston Ocean Racing Association (CORA) has awarded to the top-performing boat racing under handicap at Charleston Race Week. For the first time in its history, CORA has awarded this trophy to the top performer using ORC scoring, More ...

High wind produces close results in Charleston

A hallmark of ORC scoring is the ability to customize ratings to windspeeds and course models that produce corrected time results that are generally closer and more fair than single-number rating systems. Using the Triple Number system, ratings for the ORC classes will vary on windward/leeward courses More ...

ORC makes Charleston debut

Ever innovative, Sperry Charleston Race Week has this year been the first regatta in the US to adopt use of the international ORC rating system for all course areas racing around buoys under handicap. Four classes of 27 teams are competing in three course areas, divided by size, speed and boat type, More ...

27th Edition of Block Island Race Week adds ORC to class roster

Every other June since 1965 the Storm Trysail Club has attracted sailors and their families to this small island just a few miles off the Rhode Island coast for a week of racing and evening fun. For many this is the start of the summer sailing season in New England, but the event also draws entries from throughout the US. More ...

X-Cite wins 21st Easter Regatta

The annual Easter regatta in Hvar, Croatia made its 21st edition this year with an impressive starting list of all the best Croatian ORC boats and crews racing together with entries coming from Slovenia, Italy, Russia and Ukraine. For most of the participants this race is the start of preparations for the upcoming ORC World Championship. More ...

2016 ORC Europeans Class C Champion Re-crowned

As a consequence of the disqualification of Vincenzo de Blasio’s Scugnizza by an International Jury convened after receiving an allegation of gross misconduct, a new winner is declared for Class C in the 2016 ORC European Championship regatta organized by the Nautical Club of Thessaloniki. More ...

Italian winter championships

The Italian coasts were animated by a lot of interesting winter championships which gave color to the seas during the cold winter days. Starting from the Northwest, the 41st Tigullio Winter Championship in Liguria, organized by Comitato Circoli Velici del Tigullio: Pro Scogli Chiavari, CN Lavagna, CN Rapallo, More ...

New ORC winners in Helly Hansen NOOD regattas

For many years the series of regattas held throughout the US known as the Helly Hansen NOOD Regattas have attracted the best in local and regional talent, usually in keelboat One Design racing (NOOD: National Offshore One Designs). In several locations around the USA these regattas are among the most popular More ...

Racing seasons starts in Croatia

The racing season has started in Croatia with the Zadar ORC Cup, the first event of the CRO ORC Cup, a series of the 6 most important ORC events in Croatia. The Zadar ORC Cup was organized in the Zadar channel in front of D-Marin Dalmacija Marina. In addition to boats with ORC International certificates, More ...

Bucket regattas concludes with 3 days of racing

Three days of racing at the St Barths Bucket Regatta attracted 32 Superyachts divided into five classes, and the racing was close: in the Les Gazelles des Mers class, Unfurled and Winwin finished tied on points, with Unfurled breaking the tie for victory. In the Les Elegants des Mers class, Ganesha was poised to win More ...

Nilaya wins Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta

Nilaya, the dominating Reichel/Pugh design, was presented the Loro Piana Prize: Boat International Media Trophy for overall victory at the Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta & Rendezvous. It is the second consecutive year and third time in the past four years that the 111-footer has won the trophy at the seventh annual More ...

Day 2 at Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta

The second day of racing at the seventh annual Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta & Rendezvous-presented by Italian luxury brand Loro Piana and co-organized by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda and Boat International Media-saw the fleet of 17 superyachts circumnavigate Virgin Gorda. More ...

Splendid start to Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta

The ORCsy Committee, after checking the impact of new measured propeller installation introduced in 2017, released a new a revised version of the ORCsy VPP 2017. The modifications affects only a very small part of the fleet and have been introduced to assess in a more scientific way the characteristics of the big Super Yachts. More ...

New ORCsy VPP version released

The ORCsy Committee, after checking the impact of new measured propeller installation introduced in 2017, released a new a revised version of the ORCsy VPP 2017. The modifications affects only a very small part of the fleet and have been introduced to assess in a more scientific way the characteristics of the big Super Yachts. More ...

ORC Measurement seminar in Gdansk

In preparation for the ORC European Championship Gdañsk 2017, ORC and the Pomeranian Sailing Association is offering a two-day comprehensive Measurement Seminar to be held in Gdansk, Poland over Saturday and Sunday, April 8-9, 2017, with an introduction presentation on the ORC system made on Friday, April 7. More ...

Freya and Cuordileone reign supreme at Rolex Swan Caribbean

After four fun-filled days of racing at the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda's Caribbean home in Virgin Gorda, Don Macpherson's Swan 90 Freya and Leonardo Ferragamo's ClubSwan 50 Cuordileone have been crowned champions of the Rolex Swan Cup Caribbean 2017. Freya, with Volvo Ocean Race veteran Kimo Worthington. More ...

Mother nature smiles on St. Maarten Heineken Regatta

For the last day of racing at the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, Mother Nature smiled on the race course with exhilarating conditions to test the competitors. In Maxi Class St. Maarten's veteran ocean racer Nico Cortlever racing x-612 Nix, won the last race of the regatta to seal victory in the big boat class. More ...

Leaders hold firm heading into final race day

Race Day Three of the Rolex Swan Cup Caribbean brought more of the same sunny and breezy conditions that have characterised the week so far in Virgin Gorda as well as custom courses for the assembled fleet of Nautor's Swan yachts. With just one more race day left in it. More ...

St. Maarten sparkles

On the penultimate day of the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, the competitors enjoyed truly gorgeous conditions. Bright sunshine and 15-20 knots of trade winds with a relatively flat sea state. The CSA Classes raced outside Marigot Bay with the wind funneling down the mountainous shoreline, More ...

Freya and Cuordileone hang tight

After a stunning start to proceedings in the third edition of the Rolex Swan Cup Caribbean yesterday, the fleet of Nautor's Swan yachts gathered in Virgin Gorda for the event enjoyed equally exciting conditions as they completed today's round-the-island race. A steady easterly of approximately 18 to 20 knots  More ...

Record run for SFS II at St. Maarten Heineken Regatta

On the first day of the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, 164 yachts experienced strong trade winds and four metre seas on the windward side of the island. The Round St. Maarten Race produced a new record, a full on foam up, and sailors grinning like Cheshire cats at the Sint Maarten Yacht Club. More ...

Freya and Cuordileone enjoy perfect start

Bright, blustery conditions and plenty of breeze made the first race day of the Rolex Swan Cup Caribbean 2017 one to remember. The fleet took to the starting line just off Necker Island this morning as scheduled and shot off on a breathtaking course through the islands and islets around Virgin Gorda. More ...

Rolex Swan Cup Caribbean starts in Virgin Gorda

The Rolex Swan Cup has been attracting fleets of Nautor's Swan boats to the iconic yachting haven of Porto Cervo, Sardinia since 1980. Although the Caribbean version of the event has just reached its third edition, it is already a firm fixture on the Caribbean racing calendar and has been gathering ever-more impressive. More ...

Finishers arriving in 25th Buenos Aires - Rio de Janiero

Starting on February 11th, the 25th edition of the Buenos Aires - Rio de Janeiro Oceanic Race has seen the first finishers arriving over the last few days in this classic 1200 mile race between the two great capitals of South America, first sailed in 1947. This year’s race was organized by Yacht Club Argentino. More ...

March regattas at YCCS Virgin Gorda

The team at YCCS Virgin Gorda, the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda's Caribbean home, are putting the final touches to their newly redeveloped Clubhouse and Marina prior to reopening in time for three international regattas taking place in the first half of March 2017.  More ...

Registration for the North Sea Regatta Week 2017 is open

Registration for the Vuurschepenrace, the RORC North Sea Race and the North Sea Regatta inshore races is open! The North Sea Regatta Week 2017 starts with the Vuurschepenrace from Scheveningen to Harwich on Saturday 27 May, followed by the RORC North Sea Race on 30 May. More ...

St. Maarten Heineken Regatta - Recipe for success

What it is like to take a bow on the big stage, in front of thousands of sailors, at the Caribbean's biggest sailing regatta? Four of last year's winning yacht skippers reveal how to win at the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta. The St. Maarten Heineken Regatta attracts a wide variety of competing yachts and competitors, More ...

New solution to unite ORC and IRC at 2018 Offshore Worlds

Baltic, North Sea, Mediterranean, Atlantic and English Channel-based yachts along with rated offshore racing boats based everywhere else in the world, will have the chance to compete for the 'best in the world title' in a World Sailing-sanctioned offshore World Championship. More ...

Flying finish at Superyacht Challenge Antigua

The fourth and final encounter at the 2017 Superyacht Challenge was a magical affair, sparkling Caribbean sunshine, 20 knots of breeze and the added delight of Caribbean swell. The Race Committee set a course of approximately 18 miles, to test every angle of sail and in the true ethos of the regatta it was a fast and thrilling race. More ...

Tactical battle on the south side

The conditions had mellowed somewhat for the second day of the Superyacht Challenge Antigua, compared to the opening day's surfing festival. 15 knots from the east, with a moderate swell, and predominately tactical windward leeward racing, put other skill sets to the test. More ...

Spectacular opener in Antigua

With solid trade winds piping up to twenty knots and a three metre sea state, the south coast of Antigua delivered a memorable day of racing, for the first day of the Superyacht Challenge Antigua. The race committee set a course of just over 20 miles, taking in all angles of sail. Starting at three minute intervals. More ...

Heineken Regatta announces party venues and themes for 2017

The 37th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta continues to improve upon their winning formula and energetic vibe of hosting a world class sailing & music event. The entertainment and musical acts have been booked, the venues have been confirmed and the sailors are rushing to enter to race in the Caribbean’s largest sailing event. More ...

 


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