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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 ...

New ORC South Africa fleet is thriving

As we fast approach the 150 certificate mark in South Africa, the formalities of South African Sailing - our world sailing Member National Authority - proposing that ORC South Africa becomes a member of the Offshore Racing Congress has been confirmed, and South Africa will be presented to become a full member More ...

Early leaders after Day 1 of Sperry Charleston Race Week

The first day of racing at Sperry Charleston Race Week (also the ORC East Coast Championship) featured great racing for the inshore course area where ORC Class C enjoyed beautiful conditions of 8-12 knots and four races sailed. Unfortunately Race 1 was interrupted by a mark dragged by a boat in another class, More ...

Sperry Charleston Race Week

Competitors in Sperry Charleston Race Week 2018 were hurriedly carrying equipment, sail bags and other gear down to the docks while the various vendors were busily setting up shop. Event director Randy Draftz and other organizers with Charleston Ocean Racing Association (CORA) were huddled. More ...

Three exciting new entrants join Superyacht Cup fleet

At the time of writing 17 awe-inspiring superyachts will be taking up this year's challenge over 19-23 June in Palma. Race enthusiasts will be able to look forward to a stellar fleet, not to mention tight racing and, as most entries will have been whipped into shape by virtue of the St Barths Bucket and/or Loro Pian Superyacht Regatta More ...

Nilaya overall winner at St. Barths Bucket

The fresh breezes of the past few days disappeared into Light-Moderate conditions and flat water for scoring the final race of the three-race St Barths Bucket Regatta in all five of the Pursuit classes, with winners emerging in each class after sailing a clockwise or the “Wrong Way Around” the island course. More ...

A Wiggley Test of Wits

In 12-15 knot mid-morning breezes that weakened to about seven knots in the afternoon, the Bucket fleet sailed 22-25 nm “Not-so-Wiggley” courses that seemed quite the opposite of that as they zig-zagged around Ile Fourchue, Roche Table and other natural turning marks on the western side of St. Barths. More ...

Fresh conditions starts ORCsy racing at St. Barths

Following on the success of last year's ORC Worlds Trieste 2017, the Upper Adriatic and Gulf of Trieste are once again the site of another important event in the ORC calendar: the ORC Sportboat European Championship 2018. Held over 29 May - 3 June, this is one of the three most important championship regattas More ...

Entry fee discount ends soon for ORC Sportboat Europeans

Following on the success of last year's ORC Worlds Trieste 2017, the Upper Adriatic and Gulf of Trieste are once again the site of another important event in the ORC calendar: the ORC Sportboat European Championship 2018. Held over 29 May - 3 June, this is one of the three most important championship regattas More ...

St. Barths Bucket Regatta 2018 starts

Barthélemy is open for business and back with its usual zeal to host the annual St. Barths Bucket Regatta, which has been a joyous and meaningful part of this island’s life since 1995. With 26 entries, the fleet is down in count by a relatively small increment over last year, reflecting the preference of attending Superyacht owners More ...

Winners take to the stage at Heineken Regatta

A burst of breeze from the west made for a spectacular grand finale of racing at the 38th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, and with lead positions still up for grabs in several classes, many teams were eager to make their final claims on class victories. To capitalize on the 18-knot breeze, organizers sent Maxi and Ocean Racing Classes More ...

The Hague 2018: three regattas, one harbor
For The Hague, 2018 is all about sailing. The annual North Sea Regatta in May, the finish of the Volvo Ocean Race in June and the Offshore Sailing Worlds in July. All happening in the same harbor in a period of weeks. For sailors the perfect chance to combine those events!
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Countdown for the 200 miles a2 of Altea
Less than twenty days before the race begins, there are already twenty-five boats registered in the 32nd edition of the 200 miles a2 of the Altea Yacht Club, one of the oldest nautical events in the national regatta calendar that will be held on 2-4 March 3 2018. It is a top-level sailing regatta that has become a benchmark. More ...
2018 US ORC Regional Championships
There are two new ORC regional championship events being planned for the 2018 racing season, with some taking entries now.
The first is the East Coast ORC Championship at Sperry Charleston Race Week being held over April 12-15. Two offshore and two inshore course areas are planned, along with a Pursuit class. More ...
Spiip and Acadia wins Superyacht Challenge Antigua
The Caribbean superyacht season kicked off in fine style with the 2018 Superyacht Challenge Antigua. Now its 8th year, the Superyacht Challenge Antigua is free from commercial endorsements, and has one clear objective; to provide all the facilities to stage an ideal event for an exclusive selection of yachts, More ...
Spiip and Rebecca tied at the top
Spectacular conditions prevailed for the penultimate day of the 2018 Superyacht Challenge Antigua on the stunning waters south of Antigua. Two short races were completed in a building breeze and sea state. In the Corsairs Class Spiip took Race 3 to take the over all lead for the class. More ...
Heavenly conditions in Antigua
The second day of the Superyacht Challenge Antigua was blessed with 16 knots of north easterly trade winds, sublime air temperature, and a dazzling blue Caribbean sea. In the Corsairs Class Rebecca put in a great performance, winning by just over a minute after ORCsy time correction. Spiip took second, just 13 seconds More ...
Glorious start of Superyacht Challenge Antigua
Superb conditions and close racing were the order of the day for Race One of the Superyacht Challenge Antigua. In the Corsairs Class, Elfje took the first gun, and after ORCsy time correction won the class, just 16 seconds ahead of Rebecca, with Spiip third. In the Buccaneers Class, Acadia was the victor More ...
Superyacht season underway in Antigua
The Caribbean superyacht season starts in earnest on Thursday 1st February with the 8th edition of the Superyacht Challenge Antigua. The Superyacht Challenge Antigua has once again attracted a magnificent fleet, including five previous winners. This will be the first regatta using the new 2018 ORC Superyacht Rule More ...
2018 ORC Superyacht Rule now available
The Offshore Racing Congress (ORC) is pleased to announce that the 2018 ORC Superyacht Rule (ORCsy) is now available and can be viewed online on the ORC's Superyacht website. Like the main ORC rating system, the rule and its formulation is accessible in the Rules section of the ORCsy webpage More ...
2018 ORC VPP and rules now available
The Offshore Racing Congress (ORC) is pleased to announce that this year’s 2018 version of the ORC Rules and the 2018 VPP used for generating certificates, Speed Guides, Target Speeds and other products is now available to Rating Officers worldwide as well as the public in the ORC’s online Sailor Services system. More ...
Rolex Circuito Atlantico Sur starts in Bueons Aires
On Satuday 13 January the new year of 2018 ORC racing starts in Buenos Aires ARG with the annual Rolex Circuito Atlantico Sur organized by the Yacht Club Argentino, the Yacht Club Olivos, the Yacht Club Punta del Este and the Yacht Club Uruguayo. A total of 60 yachts are expected to compete  More ...
ORC makes progress in South Africa at season half point
We are pleased to bring you a local, club-based update at the halfway point of the first season in which the ORC rating has been used for sailing as a credible national club measurement rating system. Firstly, the success and growth of this rating has exceeded the expectations of the international organisation. More ...
Quest wins ORCi division in Rolex Sydney Hobart Race
Paul Clitheroe and Bob Steel’s Farr TP 52 Quest has emerged on top in ORCi scoring in the 2017 Rolex Sydeny Hobart Race of 53 yachts scored in this division. Matt Allen’s TP 52 Ichi Ban won the IRC division and was second to Quest in ORCi scoring, with Vincenzo Onerato’s Cookson 50 Mascalzone Latino in third.. More ...
LDV Comanche secures line honours and the race record
Sport is often determined by fine margins and yachting is no exception. After a phenomenal contest between Jim Cooney’s LDV Comanche and the Oatley family’s Wild Oats XI over the full 628nm of the Rolex Sydney Hobart concluded yesterday in the Derwent River, the line honours title for first to finish. More ...
Rolex Sydney Hobart is underway
Grey skies could not diminish Sydney’s enthusiasm for the start of its seminal ocean race. Crowds flocked to the foreshore and the Heads, while an assortment of vessels filled the harbour as the 102-boat Rolex Sydney Hobart fleet set off on the great adventure south. Peter Harburg’s 100-foot Black Jack led the length More ...
ORC AGM minutes now available
The complete set of minutes from the various committees and the Congress of ORC is now available on the Annual General Meeting page These summarize not only what was discussed at the AGM in Puerto Vallarta one month ago, but also policy and rule decisions heading soon into 2018. More ...
Scoring plan and new class limits announced for 2018 Worlds
Organizers from the 2018 The Hague Offshore Sailing World Championship, in consultation with the Offshore Racing Congress (ORC) and the Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC), have announced the scheme for scoring this first World Championship to use both the international IRC and ORC rating systems. More ...
The Real Club Nautico de Valencia presents The Intrepid Race
The Real Club Nautico de Valencia will celebrate in November 2018 The Intrepid Race - Offshore Regatta A2 - Valencia - Columbretes, a scoring event for the A2 Spanish Championship, which will test the offshore expertise of its participants. It is a 150-mile race with a route that will depart from Valencia. More ...
Registration open for 2018 ORC European Championship
Registration for the 2018 ORC European Championship, in Limassol Cyprus is now open and the Notice of Race is officially posted. The Championship shall be the third in a line of three consecutive events, since the Famagusta Nautical Club will organize the 2018 Optimist Mediterranean Championship (21st – 25th August), More ...
Mad Max amd Happy Hour wins ORC Nationals in Argentina
After two successive weekends of mixed distance and course racing in the Rio de la Plata, winners have emerged from the 2017 ORC Argentinian Championship, hosted by YC Argentino. A total of 42 yachts competed in both divisions, each with two classes. The wind seemed to take the day off on the final day of racing, More ...
Sandro Ricetto passes
On Sunday 19th Sandro Ricetto passed away at the age of 83, after a long illness,in Cagliari, his hometown. A civil engineer by profession, he pioneered and managed the initial times of the IMS all over Italy, in the early 1990s, chairing the RC in a great number of events. Things had to be conducted his own way. More ...
Vikira, Samba and Monella winners in 11th Yisunsin Cup
In the only one last decisive race of Day Three, wind conditions were ideal for the finale of the 11th Yisunsin Cup, held this year in Tongyeong, South Korea – with a light breeze up to 12 knots. 45 entries from 5 countries were competing this year in three ORC classes. More ...
8th Edition Superyacht Challenge Antigua
By popular demand, the eighth edition of the Superyacht Challenge Antigua will feature an extended programme of five races held over four days. The magnificent fleet take part in spectacular racing, with daily pursuit races along the stunning south coast of Antigua. Warm trade winds and ocean swell produce ideal conditions. More ...
ORC Congress concludes successful 2017 and looks ahead to 2018
As part of the World Sailing Annual Conference, the Offshore Racing Congress (ORC) has today concluded 6 days of meetings of its Committees and Congress to report on a successful 2017 as well as looking forward to 2018. The Congress has approved new rules and initiatives for next year  More ...
ORC Annual Meeting in Puerto Vallarta
Committee and Congress members of the ORC are meeting now through Wednesday 8 November in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico for the Annual Meeting, where decisions are made on a wide array of topics, ranging from detailed technical improvements made to the VPP to where to decide future ORC Championship events.. More ...
 


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