The Tre Golfi regatta offshore race which is part of the ORC European Chmpionship in Capri is won by the Swan 45 Tengher in Class A and the Grand Soleil 44 Essentia44 in class B. Scugnizza won the race in Class C. Grand Soleil 44 Essentia Congratulations to all teams!
The 66th edition of the Regata dei Tre Golfi gets underway.A record fleet of over 110 boats took to the starting line off Borgo Santa Lucia in Naples for the first race of the ORC European Championship The Circolo del Remo e della Vela Italia was bustling with preparations today, Saturday 15 May, for the 7 p.m. start of the Regata dei Tre Golfi. The offshore competition represents the second stage of the Rolex Capri Sailing Week, and the 150-mile race set off on time at 7 p.m. with perfect conditions in the Gulf of Naples. The breeze of around 15 knots rotated from westerly to north-westerly and should accompany the fleet for a long upwind leg to round the island of Ponza, the northernmost summit of the Tre Golfi course. The fleet has been divided into two main groups, with the first start for boats competing in the ORC European Championship, and the second, at 7:30, for all other participants. Given the current weather picture, the fastest yachts are expected to complete the course in 20 to 24 hours, with a few favourites tasked with living up to this estimate. Among them are the maxi yacht Pendragon from the LightBay Sailing Team, owned by Carlo Alberini (with Slovenian tactician Branko Brcin), Kuka 3, the Cookson 50 owned by Franco Niggler with a highly experienced crew boasting Pietro D'Alì, Ambrogio Beccaria and Nello Pavoni to name but a few. Among those sighted on the docks, a special mention must go to the Mylius 18e35 Frà Diavolo, owned by Vincenzo Addessi and with Andrea Fornaro calling tactics. Fresh from victory at the Maxi Yacht Capri Trophy, Addessi must maintain his winning streak in order to claim the Rolex Trophy, which will go to the yacht with the best combined score from the MYCT and the Tre Golfi. A range of nations are represented in the fleet of performance yachts competing for the ORC European Championship. The boat to beat here is reigning world champion Sugar 3, the Italia Yachts 11.98 owned by Ott Kikkas, with Sandro Montefusco at the helm and a tried and tested crew including Paolo Montefusco, Maurizio Loberto, Paolo Bucciarelli and Matteo Polli, the boat's designer. The course From the start off Naples, competitors will race to Ponza before returning to round the Li Galli islets off Positano. The fleet will cross the finish line in Capri, after approximately 150 miles of racing.The fleet competing in the ORC European Championship will have until Monday 17 to complete the offshore race, making their base then in Capri for the second phase of the championship. From Tuesday 18 to Thursday 20 May, 3 days of mark racing - with a total of 6 races scheduled, including the offshore - will be held to assign the title of ORC European Champion 2021. The racing can be followed live with online Tracking. (click the link) All information on the race, official announcements and results are available on the official website rolexcaprisailingweek.com
For decades record-setting in sailing has been dominated by adventurers, pioneers, eccentrics and, in recent years, pro-sailing teams in custom built machines. That is now set to change with the advent of a new platform that will enable any skipper and crew to use their yacht and its rating, to attempt a record course and then see their new benchmark time published. Bringing a new concept to the world of sailing, 'Corrected Time Records' enables a new category of sailing record which is launching with the IRCRecords.com platform. Attempts will be calculated and ratified using the highly popular 'International Rating Certificate' system (IRC). Whether a 100' supermaxi, standard production cruiser/racer, sports boat, high-tech racing yacht or a classic, the IRC rating rule is highly inclusive. Having a record that is based on corrected time rather than the more traditional elapsed time, allows teams to compete on a level playing field. Operated by sports management company Fourth Cape, IRCRecords™ fills a large gap in the sailing record arena. Managing Director Charles Darbyshire explains: "We've all enjoyed watching the high-profile teams going on standby then attempting & breaking the major records. We are very pleased to be launching the concept of corrected time records, which will make the skill and thrill of record breaking accessible to a much wider group of sailors, making best use of the equipment they already own or have access to. We wish IRC rated yachts the best of luck as they establish, then lower the corrected record times across our wide variety of challenging courses." Jules Verne Trophy Winner and 33 times World Speed Sailing Record holder Brian Thompson remarked "I have spent a good proportion of my sailing career on the quest to break world records and I have utterly loved the challenge of racing the clock. After all, it's the original form of sailboat racing, harking back to the tea clippers racing through the Southern Ocean, or the fishing schooners on the Grand Banks racing home to sell their catch. What is particularly wonderful about this aspect of the sport is that we need the ideal weather for a record, which means we sail in the perfect conditions to suit our boat, providing the most exhilarating and unforgettable sailing! I'm looking forward to getting my name on this new record leader board." An IRCRecords™ entry provides a "14-day attempt window" for competitors to start their attempt. This allows teams to target favourable weather and tidal conditions for their vessel. Unlike a regatta or a race start, these record attempts can be made at any stage and time to suit the competitor, giving greater flexibility to owners and sailors to take part. Benefitting from the increase in satellite tracker accuracy and reduced airtime costs, IRCRecords™ attempts will be validated through the popular and well-proven YB Tracking system, providing a device and interface which is simple and straight forward to use. Director of Rating for IRC Dr Jason Smithwick commented: "We're delighted that IRC has been chosen as the rating rule to be used with the Corrected Time Records system. The IRCRecords.com platform allows accurate calculations for the wide range of boats that have IRC certificates across the world to challenge these record attempts." "The IRC rule is used in over 40 countries for local and international, inshore and offshore events, we welcome more boat owners to apply for their certificates and to take part in this new challenge," he added. "We look forward to seeing record courses grow in both number and geographical spread. It will be interesting to see which courses emerge as the new 'classics' establishing themselves as 'the one to hold." Joining the platform from inception, leading marine electronics company B&G come onboard as a Founding Partner. Simon Conder, Head of Brand - B&G commented: "Making it easy for sailors to compete against the best on their own terms, when conditions and time suits them, has been well overdue in sailing. Many other sports already have these programmes in place, so when we started talking to the team at Fourth Cape about this, we instantly recognised the opportunity and felt we are ideally placed to help launch and grow the programme over the coming years" Other partners include; Jeanneau Yachts, Predict Wind, Foiling Tack, PlanetSail and the Royal Ocean Racing Club. Launching with courses in the northern hemisphere, IRCRecords™ will quickly ratify record courses in each major IRC region allowing club racers to establish new courses and set new records. Courses in the southern hemisphere will be opened in time for the start of the next sailing season. To compete and get on to the IRCRecords™ leader board, a current, valid IRC certificate will be required along with validation of the record attempt using data from a YB Tracker, which may be loaned from an IRCRecords™ partner, purchased at a discounted rate, or rented. On setting a new record an official IRCRecords™ certificate will be issued and access granted to purchase copy certificates for crew members, and other IRCRecords™ 'record-breaker' merchandise. To see available courses or to apply to have your course ratified head to ircrecords.com By Sail World
Rolex Giraglia 2021: Notice of Race published, online registration is open The Yacht Club Italiano, organiser of the 68th edition of the Rolex Giraglia, has published the Notice of Race and officially opened registration for this offshore classic, starting this year from Sanremo. The Rolex Giraglia will thus start on Wednesday, June 16 from Sanremo over a route of 241 miles with the first mark in French waters between Cannes and Saint Tropez and then heading for the islet of Giraglia. The finish line will be the Yacht Club Italiano in Genoa where the prize-giving will be held on Saturday, June 19. The Yacht Club Italiano and its partners feel that this unprecedented programme, with start and finish in Italy as a result of the restrictions imposed by the pandemic, will honour the tradition of the Rolex Giraglia, reinforcing the friendly relationships between Italy and France and facilitating the participation of crews from Italy and abroad. For this reason, the Société Nautique di Saint Tropez will be in charge of the approach race from Saint Tropez to Sanremo, for all the boats joining the race from France. They will also be overseeing the Rade d'Agay mark, about 15 miles from Saint Tropez, part of the new course of this year course of the regatta. The 2021 edition in fact sees two separate approach races headed to Sanremo. Two legs of about 60 miles, one starting from Genoa and one from Saint Tropez, to allow Italian and foreign crews to race to Sanremo, the official start of the race. Notice of race Link for online registration The Rolex Giraglia is back in 2021 with an unprecedented format with the start in Sanremo, with which it has a very long relationship: it was from Sanremo that the first edition of the race started on Saturday, July 12, 1953. And still speaking of tradition, before taking on its "modern" format with the Saint-Tropez week from 1998, the race has seen a succession of starting and finishing ports. From 1953, the Giraglia started from Cannes (1), from Le Lavandou (5), from Toulon (14), from Sanremo (22), from St. Tropez (25), and finished in Monaco (2), Le Lavandou (2), St. Tropez (3), Toulon (16), Genoa (18) and Sanremo (26). The news The 2021 race will see the return of the Rolex Giraglia X2, at its sixth edition and also the entry of the big MULTI 70, including Giovanni Soldini's Maserati, fresh from a season of records in the Mediterranean and the Atlantic, in the front line to defend the Italian honours. The Rolex Giraglia also becomes Classic, with a special ranking for yachts built before 1985 taking part in the offshore race. To the boat classified first Overall, in the most numerous IRC and ORC/ORC Club Class (just among the Classics) the YCI Heritage challenge Trophy will be awarded. The first boat to finish in Real Time will win the Classic Trophy. The yachts The Rolex Giraglia is open to all yachts with an IRC/ORC/ORC Club certificate with an overall length of more than 9.14 m. The fleet will be subdivided into four main groups: Group 0: for yachts of more than 18.05 m Group A: (Classes 0 - 1- 2) Group B: (Classes 3 and 4) MULTI 70 The programme Sunday, June 13: 7 PM: Start of the Genoa-Sanremo; 7 PM: Start of the Saint Tropez - Sanremo; Monday 14: Arrival in Sanremo and start of registrations; Tuesday 15: Registration of Rolex Giraglia participants and prize-giving for the previous day's races; Wednesday 16: Start of the Rolex Giraglia offshore; Saturday 19: Prizegiving at the Yacht Club Italiano. The Rolex Giraglia is a race valid for the Championnat Méditerranée IRC UNCL. IMA (International Maxi Association) is proud to include the Rolex Giraglia in its 2021 calendar. The offshore race is part of the 2021 Mediterranean Maxi Offshore Challenge. Registration Only online on www.rolexgiraglia.com/i by 11 PM of May 27's 2021. All yachts registering by May 11th will be guaranteed a free mooring in the Port of Sanremo subject to availability.
Good news! The first major event of the sailing season will take place as scheduled between Naples and Capri, from 13th to 20th May, with an unprecedented desire to race and on a completely Covid-free island – as confirmed by the administration. ProgramMeasurement checks are set to begin in just one month, on 13th and 14th May, before the 66th Regata dei Tre Golfi sets off from the bay of Santa Lucia in Naples at the stroke of midnight on Saturday 15th May, against the backdrop of the sparkling lights of this enchanting Italian city. This year’s edition of the regatta will be valid as the offshore race in the ORC European championship.The prospect of a further postponement after the 2020 cancellation has therefore been averted; the extraordinary sight and sound of more than 140 boats moored below the Castel dell’Ovo in Naples, sounding their sirens to accompany the flag-raising ceremony in honor of the 93 teams (representing 9 nations) doing battle for the title of European Champion 2021, will remain as thrilling a spectacle as ever.The Tre Golfi regatta is open to multihull, vintage and classic boats as well as double-handed crews, and covers approximately 150 miles from Naples to Ponza, returning to round the Li Galli rocks off Positano, before crossing the finish line in Capri. The fleet will then remain in Capri for the second phase of the European Championship, with three days of coastal racing taking place from Tuesday 18th to Thursday 20th May. A total of six races are scheduled, including the offshore race.“We are very impressed with the responsible manner in which the organizers have coordinated this important championship during these challenging times. With 93 entries, this is the most popular ORC Europeans in the event’s 18-year history. I think this is indicative of everyone’s great desire to get back to competitive sailing” commented Bruno Finzi, President of the Offshore Racing Congress. A safe islandAlongside the stringent safety protocols put in place by the organizers, the administration of the island of Capri has implemented a rigorous program to safely welcome all participants in the event, which will inaugurate the tourist season in this difficult year. “By the first week of May the entire island will be Covid-free,” declared Marino Lembo, Mayor of Capri “for the week of the Rolex Capri Sailing Week we will create a ‘secure bubble’ around the marina, which will cover the entire Marina Grande area. In addition, thanks to an agreement with the association of hoteliers, all accommodation facilities have implemented a strict safety protocol providing the utmost healthcare assistance.” CommunicationTo optimize communication and limit contact between the organizers and skippers, the RCSW will become a paperless regatta. All registrations and communications will take place exclusively via the event website, where participants can use a live chat to contact the organizers.A weekly newsletter will provide all relevant updates, including those related to the Covid safety protocol. www.rolexcaprisailingweek.com The new GS44 Essentia44 is participating, follow the race via racingyachts INSTA account!
An adventure of a life time is now within reach. This spectacular Maxi trimaran with an excellent list of palmares is now available for sail charter. This is the first and only time that such a unique maxi trimaran can be privately chartered either for day sailing, regattas or team building in the Caribbean! Built in 2015 entirely in Carbon/Nomex, she has a displacement of only 7.2 tons rendering it exceptionally light. She is fully equipped with Incidences DFI sails. She has been recently prepared for sailing around the world and participate in the famous races (La Cap2Rio, RORC 600 etc...).She can challenge any MOD 70! She is available for race group charter and individuals’ sailors for the following races: RORC Transat : start January, 8 Multihull Challenge (Saint-Martin) : from February 4 to 6 RORC Caribbean 600 Heineken Regatta (Saint-Martin) : from March 3 to 6 Les Voiles de St Barth: from April 17 to 23 Before the race there will be 1 or 2 training days. Day sailing on the trimaran includes : 3 professional crew who assist during the day Food and drinks Tender Sailing gear More information contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org
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Code Yachts Shipyard on the Code 10 Why built in carbon? Compared to fiberglass, it's lighter, stiffer, stronger and provides a smoother ride. We aimed for a trailerable boat so that our customers have the freedom to set sail wherever they want. The total displacement of CODE10 is 1900kg (4189 lbs), from which the ballast weights 960kg (2116 lbs).We used Carbon-Airex® foam-Araldite® Epoxy sandwich for the hull, deck, and liner with vacuum infusion technology and covered it with Durepox paintings. We kept her thick but slim. "It is not prepreg/honeycomb because the product must be marketable and not overpriced."Other advantages of a carbon boat* Carbon has excellent lifespan and is extremely strong and rigid.* Light boats are easier to handle because of reduced loads, and therefore are safer.* Light yachts are environmentally friendly, they reduce fuel consumption yet increase the range.What else can we tell about the CODE10?She is 10m (33ft.) long and comes with a removable bowsprit (this helps when you transport her with your car). The beam is slightly less than 3.00m (2.98m), which allows the owner to drive it with a regular trailer. Any regular car with the capability of towing 3500kg is perfect for moving the CODE10 wherever you want. CODE 10: the perfect daysailer! it has space for a sailing crew of 4-6 persons with a maximum crew weight of 600 kgs. Spars come from Pauger carbon. All code10 are built with excellent precision and outstanding durability in order to deliver maximum performance and safety
Sailing VO65 @ The Ocean Race Europe The inaugural edition of The Ocean Race Europe, scheduled to start late in the spring of 2021, will bring international top-flight, competitive ocean racing to up to five European cities. The Ocean Race Europe will engage with European citizens to enhance the ambitious green transition and showcase the power of Digital Transformation. The Ocean Race Europe will see crew members from all over the world racing in foiling IMOCA 60s and one-design VO65s racing from the North Atlantic coast of Europe into the Mediterranean Sea, on a race course of up to five legs, each to be scored equally. There will be winners and prizes in each class. On shore, there will be public activities within each host city, along with team promotional and hospitality events. The Ocean Race Europe will put the health of the sailors, teams and public as a top priority and respect all COVID19 regulations in each city visited. The work started by the award-winning sustainability programme of the 2017-18 Race continues as part of The Ocean Race Europe and beyond. The Racing with Purpose programme includes advocacy, science, learning and sustainable event excellence. The inaugural edition of The Ocean Race Europe in 2021 leads off a ten-year calendar of racing activity that includes confirmed editions of the iconic, fully-crewed, around the world event - The Ocean Race - every four years, beginning in 2022-23. Wanna join with your team on a VO65? Contact us for more information
The Offshore Racing Congress (ORC) announces the 2021 version of the VPP and Rules are now published and ready for use. The rule books are uploaded and available for viewing and download at www.orc.org/rules and the VPP software has been delivered to ORC’s national Rating Offices around the world for them to issue certificates when ready for their regions. The specific changes to the Rules from 2020 are summarized on the ORC website at this link: www.orc.org/changes. The 2021 editions of the ORC VPP Documentation and the ORC Race Management Guidebook will be updated and available within the next several weeks. While there were very few changes to the VPP and rules for 2021, there have been substantial improvements made to the main product of ORC: the ORC certificate. The new designs for ORC Club and ORC International certificates will now offer the information on a boat’s measurements and rating options in a way that is both complete and easier to read. Firstly, both certificate types are now color-coded: light Blue for ORC Club and dark Blue for ORC International, which is shown on all pages. The type of certificate – General, Double Handed, One Design or the new Non-Spinnaker – will also be prominently shown on the first page. The first page of all types is the same, with the boat’s name, sail number, General Purpose Handicap (GPH) and Class Division Length (CDL) shown within the colored label field, along with a scale drawing of the boat, the rig and sails, basic boat dimensions and a table of rated boat speed values for various wind speeds and angles. The second page is also the same now for all certificate types and is dedicated to the multiple scoring options available for use in the ORC system. Time allowances in the basic options – All Purpose and Windward/Leeward – are shown on the top half of the page, while the bottom half may show a variety of more options depending on the preferences within the region of each rating office. These include popular options such as Triple Number, Predominant Upwind and Downwind, and race-specific models. The third page has more detailed information on the boat, hull, appendages, rig, flotation and stability data, and the measurement inventory of items aboard when measured. ORCi certificates automatically display this data that is provided by measurers, while this page is optionally displayed on ORC Club certificates since the data may be assumed and is at the discretion of the national rating office. A fourth page is also part of all ORCi certificates and contains detailed measurements of all sails of all types declared on the certificate and used to calculate ratings. There have been no changes made to 2021 ORC Superyacht certificate designs. Another innovation for 2021 is the ability for rating officers to issue not only standard and Double Handed ORC Club and ORCi certificates to co-exist for the same boat at the same time, but the addition of the new Non-Spinnaker certificate as well. Since the Scoring page is now standard on all certificate types, the same scoring options are now available whether racing with a full crew, Double Handed or Non-Spinnaker. This gives even greater flexible use of ORC ratings and scoring to serve the needs of sailors without requiring the intervention of the rating office. As new certificates get issued by rating offices, they will be uploaded to ORC’s free web-based public-access portal, the ORC Sailor Services. Here copies of current and past certificates going back to 2009 are available for free, along with many 100’s of measurement records from the earlier IMS era. Self-service test certificates may be run here, as well as Speed Guides of polar performance and upwind and downwind Target Speeds for windward/leeward racing. “Our Management Committee is pleased with the staff working so hard in the last few months since the Annual Meeting to complete this ambitious project, among all their other tasks,” said Bruno Finzi, Chairman of ORC. “We feel race managers and our customers will appreciate this effort to make the ORC system easier to access and understand, particularly among our many new users this year.” About ORC: For over 50 years ORC has managed and developed the IOR, IMS and now ORC rating systems used in inshore and offshore races, and for the past 20 years has organized annual World and European championship events, as well as hundreds of local and regional races and regattas in 45 countries around the world. It is the largest World Sailing-recognized measurement-based handicap system in world, issuing >10,000 certificates per year. www.orc.org