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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 Gdańsk 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 ...

High spirits and fair winds

Hundreds of owners, crew and invited guests gathered at the Welcome Party for the 2017 Superyacht Challenge Antigua. Held at the Boom Bar & Restaurant in the grounds of the Gunpowder House, the magnificent fleet was in view as the party started with sundowners around the pool. More ...

Early discount entry deadlines for 2017 ORC Championships

It may be winter, but boat owners are not in hibernation. After the official opening of registration in the 2017 ORC World Championship, to be held in Porto San Rocco (Trieste) from 30 June to 8 July, there has already been more than 50 entries in the event. And for the 2017 ORC European Championship held in Gdańsk, Poland . More ...

The 7th Superyacht Challenge Antigua

The 7th edition of the Superyacht Challenge Antigua has attracted a magnificent fleet of Superyachts, to take part in daily pursuit races along the stunning south coast of Antigua. 11 yachts have entered ranging from 82ft to 212ft. Schooners: Adela and Adix. Ketches: Elfje and Marama. More ...

Second Star wins Boat of the Day in ORC Class in Key West

After a windy and wavy start to the regatta today's conditions were far more manageable. Depending on the racecourse the wind ranged anywhere from a high of 10 to 13 knots before dying away to 7 to 9 knots by the third race in the afternoon. The sea state, while calmer than the first two days was still lumpy. More ...

2017 ORCsy VPP and Sailor Services now available

The 2017 edition of the ORC's Superyacht Designer VPP (DVP) and Superyacht Sailor Services (ORCsy SaS) is now online and available for use. The DVP is available for purchase and download on the ORC website at www.orc.org/superyachtdvp. The ORC Superyacht VPP (ORCsy VPP) is a Velocity Prediction Program.  More ...

2017 ORC VPP and rules now available

The Offshore Racing Congress (ORC) is pleased to announce that its 2017 version of the ORC Velocity Prediction Program (VPP) is now ready for use. The VPP is the core of the ORC International and ORC Club Rating Systems and is used to generate certificates in these systems. More ...

Kenai wins ORC Overall Trophy in Ft. Lauderdale - Key West

Chris and Karen Lewis’s J/44 Kenai have won the inaugural ORC perpetual trophy in the 160-mile Ft Lauderdale - Key West Race for best corrected time using ORC scoring. The race is organized annually by the Lauderdale YC and the Storm Trysail Club., With strong East and Southeast winds, More ...

Big names, powerful boats highlight Quantum Key West Week

Just 11 days remain until the start of the 30th anniversary Quantum Key West Race Week and the fleet of more than 100 boats shows great strength throughout its ranks. In fashion befitting a 30th anniversary, the celebratory regatta bristles with a plethora of racing stars from the U.S. and 10 countries, More ...

A new record set at Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

Arriving in Hobart at 02:31.20 on Wednesday 28 December, Anthony Bell’s 100-ft Maxi Perpetual LOYAL has set a new race record of 1 day, 13 hours, 31 minutes, 20 seconds at the Rolex Sydney Hobart and in the process secured line honours in the 72nd edition of the famous offshore race. More ...

89 yachts poised for the great journey south

The 2016 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, organized by the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia (CYCA), with the support of the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania (RYCT), starts at 13:00 AEDT on Monday 26 December. 628-nautical miles of challenge and endeavour, steeped in nautical heritage and defined by great feats lie ahead.. More ...

2017 ORC Championships now open for entries

The Offshore Racing Congress (ORC) is pleased to announce that its two major championship events for 2017 - the ORC Worlds Trieste 2017 and the ORC European Championship Gdansk 2017 - are now open for entry, with Notices of Race posted on each event's respective websites. More ...

George Andreadis honoured with Beppe Croce Award

George Andreadis (GRE), a member of the ORC Management Committee and ORC Congressman for over two decades has been awarded the Beppe Croce Trophy, which honours an individual for their outstanding voluntary contribution to the sport of sailing. The trophy, which was first awarded in 1988. More ...

Another great year - 48th meeting of ORC Congress

The 48th meeting of the Offshore Racing Congress was held along with the Annual Conference of World Sailing in Barcelona, and capped yet another successful year for the organization. The number of boats using ORC International, ORC Club or ORC Superyacht certificates. More ...

Solid breeze at Storm Trysail Fall Regatta

The Chesapeake Station of the Storm Trysail Club once again closed its season of racing last weekend with the Annapolis Fall Regatta, and once again brisk fall conditions gave great racing to participants in three classes: Farr 30’s, C&C 30’s and two sub-class groups racing using ORC handicaps. More ...

Rolex Middle Sea Race: 112 boats, 25 nations and 6 starts

Organized by the Royal Malta Yacht Club, the 2016 Rolex Middle Sea Race will start at 11:00hrs (CET) on the 22nd October in the spectacular Grand Harbour, Valletta, Malta. This is the 37th edition of the race dating back to 1968. Various vantage points are available from most areas of the Grand Harbour. More ...

Ningbo Dongqianhu Sailing Club wins Dong Hai Cup

the 2016 Taizhou International Yacht Festival, the first DongHai Cup Sailing Regatta was held in Taizhou, ZheJiang Province China from 1st Oct to 2nd Oct 2016. Supported by the Taizhou government, the two-day regatta has been designed as an important event to introduce and improve the tourism of Taizhou. More ...

 


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