Kuka Light Kuka Light is one of the fastest boat ever built in it’s class (40-42 feet) for offshore races. The full-carbon autoclave built yacht is thought and engineered to be raced in long distance races by a small crew of 7. The super light boat (3.4 tons displacement) has demonstrated to be as fast as the best 50 and 60 footer in races like Giraglia and Middle Sea Race. Equipped with a canting keel and a rotating mast Kuka-Light has been constantly developed during the last years and is very competitive also in ORC rating. The boat has been professionally maintained and serviced throughout the years. The carbon fin and the structural parts of boat and mast have been checked by QI-Composite with ultra sound. All hardware of the boat has been checked and replaced during every winter. 2015 new PBO rig. The engine has been also serviced every year. More info: https://www.racing-yachts.com/open-42...
GS44 Essentia today became second time World Champion in Porto Cervo Class B with 27 boats enrolled leaving behind four Swan 42s in the top 6. In Class A Karl Kwok's (HKG) TP52 BEAU GESTE, driven by Ken Read (USA) and guided by tactician Gavin Brady (NZL), were among the early favorites but had not raced in an ORC Worlds since 2018 when they won Class A in that year's Worlds. The 9th place earned in the non-discardable Offshore race was due to a filling breeze that favored the slower boats in the class, but the remainder of their scorecard was impressive with 3-1-1-1-1-2 in the inshore races. This pushed them out on top of the standings where they stayed In Class C there was a similar dominance by one team, who were also past ORC World Champions. Ott Kikkas's (EST) Italia 11.98 SUGAR 3 won the 2019 Worlds in Sibenik, Croatia with this boat and were runner's up in last year's Worlds in Tallinn, so they too were favorites coming into the event. Class A Overall Top 3 BEAU GESTE TP52 of Karl Kwok (HKG) - 9-(3)-1-1-1-1-2 - 15 pts FROM NOW ON Swan 45 of Fernando Chain (ARG) - 1-5-86)-5-6-2-3 - 22 pts MILU III Mylius 14ESS of Andrea Pietrolucci (ITA) - 4-(12)-4-6-5-3-7 - 29 pts Class A Corinthian Top 3 MILU III Mylius 14ESS of Andrea Pietrolucci (ITA) - 4-(12)-4-6-5-3-7 - 29 pts BLUE SKY TP52 of Claudio Terrieri (ITA) - TENGHER Swan 45 of Alberto Magnani (ITA) Class B Overall Top 3 ESSENTIA44 Grand Soleil 44 P of Catalin Trandafir (ROU) - 2-4-1-1-5-(6)-5 - 18 pts MELA Swan 42 of Andrea Rossi (ITA) - 3-(11)-7-3-1-4-3 - 21 pts KATARIINA II Swan 42 of Aivar Tuulberg (EST) - 7-3-2-2-4-(9)-9 - 27 pts Class B Corinthian Top 3 SIDERACORDIS X-41 of Pier Vettor Grimani (ITA) SETSAIL Swan 42 of Valentin Oeru (ITA) TETTA IMX 45 (SD) of Giacomo Dell´Aria (ITA) Class C Overall Top 3 SUGAR 3 Italia 11.98 of Ott Kikkas (EST) - 2-1-1-1-1-1-(23 DNC) - 7 pts SCUGNIZZA Italia 11.98 of Vincenzo De Blasio (ITA) - 1-2-(5)-2-4-3.5-1 - 13.5 pts TO BE Italia 11.98 of Stefano Rusconi (ITA) - 4-6-2-3-3-(9)-5 - 23 pts Class C Corinthian Top 3 LADY DAY 998 Italia 9.98 F of Annis Corrado (ITA) SOUTH KENSINGTON - MODES First 35 of D'Andrea Massimo Licata (ITA) IL PINGONE DI MARE IIII J 112 std of Federico Stoppani (ITA)
HIGHLIGHTS REGATTA CALENDER IJSSELMEER / NOORDZEE 2022 Scheveningen North Sea Regatta 24 May - 6 June Enkhuizen Flevorace 18 - 19 June Zierikzee Deltaweekend 24 - 26 June Breskens IRC Europeans (Breskens Sailing Week) 25 - 28 August Enkhuizen, European Championship Fareast 28R 15-18 September
Unique opportunity! We have 6 berths available on 60ft racing yacht during Tregolfi Sailing Week /Maxi European Championships from 14-21 May The racecharter includes: entree and berthing fees skipper and crew services 2 days basic sailing training a place on a yacht ready to race. Contact us for prices and more information via firstname.lastname@example.org. You can find details and the program of the race here: www.tregolfisailingweek.com/maxi-european-championship-2022
The Fareast 28r European Championships will take place this summer in Enkhuizen, the Netherlands. The Watersport Vereniging 'Almere' (EWVA) is hosting the event. The Fareast sailor can expect Perfect sailing conditions on the IJsselmeer, organized from the lively Compagnieshaven Marina and with the beautiful historic city of Enkhuizen in the background: the ideal setup for a spectacular event! Like to participate? We have a Fareast 28R available located in Lelystad. More info check this link.
More than 100 boats entered! With 76 days to go until the start of the Tre Golfi Sailing Week 2022, the entry list has already passed the 100 mark. The race will take place from 14 to 21 May 2022- The Maxi European Championship has broken at least one record before it even gets underway, as it prepares to welcome the largest fleet of maxi yachts ever assembled in the waters of the Gulf. The largest yacht of the fleet so far is Arca, measuring 30 metres in length and with a beam of 5 metres. Formerly known as Skandia, she claimed victory in the Sydney Hobart in 2003 and in the Barcolana two years later. Like so many thoroughbreds of a certain age, she lay half-abandoned until Furio Benussi and his "Fast & Furio Sailing Team" decided to bring her back to winning form, radically modifying the hull and renaming it after Italian sponsor Arca Fondi sgr. First across the line at the Giraglia in 2021, Arca is aiming, at the very least, for line honours in the 67th edition of the Tre Golfi. From a boat with a long history to another in its first season, in the form of the new My Song, owned by Pier Luigi Loro Piana, an 80-footer designed by Juan Kouyoumdjian. Meanwhile, three similarly-sized Wally yachts also boast several nautical miles under their respective belts: Lyra, a Frers 78 owned by Canadian Terry Hui, several times division winner in the Rolex Cup in Porto Cervo in recent years; Ryokan 2, a Farr 80 owned by France's Philippe Ligier, and Highland Fling, a Reichel / Pugh 82 owned by Lord Irvine Laidlaw. Also among the favourites are two pure racers: the M72 North Star owned by Peter Dubens, a member of CRV Italia who will take part in the Championship flying the colours of the organising club, and the M74 Jethou owned by Sir Peter Ogden, with America's Cup tactician Brad Butterworth on board. Turning to the oxymoron of the mini-maxi yachts, 10 of 60-80 feet have already enrolled. Stars among the Mylius yachts designed by Alberto Simeone will certainly include Cippa Lippa X, owned by Guido Paolo Gamucci, with its futuristic canting keel, and Fra Diavolo owned by Vincenzo Addessi, with a strong crew including a mix of professionals and corinthians sailors. In the Wally class, meanwhile, a match-race battle is expected between Boabunda, owned by Argentinian Lucas Massa, and Walliño, owned by Benoît de Froidmont, President of the IMA. Finally, let's not forget the Swans of yesteryear, who remain a clear and present danger when they find the right conditions. Last year Shirlaf, a splendid and combative Swan 65 launched in 1976, handed out lessons to yachts some 40 years younger. The Tre Golfi Sailing Week starts on 14 May, 2022 with the 67th edition of the Tre Golfi Regatta, a 150-mile course touching on Naples, Ponza, Li Galli and Capri. The week then continues in Sorrento with coastal and windward-leeward racing for the Maxi European Championship, the ORC Mediterranean Championship and the Campionato Nazionale del Tirreno. www.tregolfisailingweek.com - email@example.com
2022 IRC EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP AT BRESKENS SAILING WEEKEND The 2022 IRC European Championship will be held at in Breskens, Netherlands alongside the Breskens Sailing Weekend from 25 to 28 August 2022. Double-Handed and CR classes will start one day later on the 26th of August. For the IRC classes 4 days of competition with varied courses, including windward/leeward courses and courses around existing markings (August 25 - 28). The CR and Double Handed classes sail for 3 days, from Friday 26 to Sunday 28 August. The Notice of Race, which can be found via www.breskenssailing.nl or directly on www.manage2sail.com, has been split into two separate documents for this edition: one for the IRC classes and one for the CR and Double Handed classes. Participants who register before the end of June can take advantage of the “Early Bird” discount. Participating yachts can make free use of a berth in the Breskens marina the week before and after the event. The organization is ready to make it another special event with exciting competitions and entertainment afterwards. Breskens Sailing Weekend Foundation offer exemplary race management on inshore and offshore race courses, with an international network of talented race-officers, jury members and race and rescue services. All these elements contribute to the reputation that Breskens has earned as an international sailing competition centre.
Grundig J/70 Sailing Cup 2022 dates announced The first regatta will go as planned in Kaløvig (Denmark) in May. Only one week later, J/70 sailors will meet in Norway for the regatta in Oslo, then travel to Finland for the first time! CALENDER May 13-15- Kalovig, Denmark May 21-22- Oslo, Norway May 27-29- Tammerfors, Finland Jun 4-5- Oslo, Norway- Grundig Women's Cup Jun 11-12- Marstrand, Sweden Jun 30- Jul 2- Hanko, Norway Aug 12-14- Mariehamn, Finland Aug 26-28- Nynashamn, Sweden Sep 10-11- Niva, Denmark Like to sell your J/70? We have clients looking to buy!
Entry registration now open for 2022 ORC Mediterranean Championship This event is positioned as a prelude to the ORC Worlds in June in Porto Cervo Registration is now open for Tre Golfi Sailing Week, sponsored by Rolex, and held over 14-21 May 2022. This event will include racing for the 2022 ORC Mediterranean Championship, the 67th edition of the Regata dei Tre Golfi, and the 2022 Maxi European Championship. The racing venue for this event is in the Bay of Naples between Sorrento and Capri, with shoreside activities being based in Sorrento, a beautiful village and its surroundings known worldwide for its scenery and attractions, with plenty of hotels and accommodation alternatives available for all budgets. The area is easily connected to Naples by road and ferries, thus rendering logistics much easier than being based on an island. The 2022 ORC Mediterranean Championship will comprise one long-distance race on the same course of the 150-mile Regata dei Tre Golfi (starting on Saturday 14 May) and, from Thursday 19 to Saturday 21 May, up to five windward-leeward races on the usual courses in the waters between Sorrento and Capri. Yachts will be hosted in one of the three marinas in the city at Piano di Sorrento, providing all services to yachts and where the race village will be located. Social events will be open to participants in both the ORC series and the Maxi Europeans. “The ORC Mediterranean Championship was established a year ago and subsequently abandoned,” said CRV Italia Vice President Maurizio Pavesi. “Re-establishing such a prestigious trophy is a great honor to us and we at CRV Italia are confident the event will be attractive to all racers, including participants who are also in training before the ORC World Championship hosted in Porto Cervo in June.” For the Notice of Race and Registration, visit the event website at www.tregolfisailingweek.com. Photo by Studio Borlenghi