Visit Code Yachts at Interboot in Friedrichshafen from 18 to 26 September Both the Code 8 and Code 10 will be shown at the boatshow in Friedrichshafen @ BodenSee Germany. CODE8 One Design is presented at Halle A3, Stand 507. This CODE8 One Design is the fiberglass version of CODE8, with an aluminum mast and boom, plus a new layout. The boat is served with Karver 45 compact winches. Further there is the opportunity to testsail the CODE10 in the harbour of the boatshow. • CODE10 is easy to sail solo & double-handed • Opportunity to nest new gennaker, 190sqm downwind Please contact us if you like to visit or testsail CODE yachts.
The Yacht Racing Forum, which was cancelled in 2020 and 2021 due to the pandemic, will try again for Malta in November 2022. As the leading annual conference for the business of sailing and yacht racing, the event organizes two days of networking, business, and socializing.
Alexela ORC World Championship "We had everything this week: light winds, heavy winds, multiple courses, tough competition, great sailors, great organizers and sponsors, and results that came down to the final race in each class. We could not have had a better result to determine our new World Champions." These new champions are as follows: in Class A: Michael Berghorn's Mills 45 HALBTROCKEN 4.5 team from Germany that includes Luke Malloy, Mareike Berghorn, Mikkel Rossberg, Jes Gram Hansen, Hendrik Plate, Sebastian Plate, Konrad Nehrenberg, Justus Reinke, Hasso Hoher, Marc Viehofer, and Linus Dopp. In Class B: Catalin Trandafir's Grand Soleil 44 P ESSENTIA44 from Romania that includes Joan Navarro, Piotr Przybylski, Nacho Postigo, Hugo Rochas, Afonso Domingos, Eduard Guta, Andrei Teodorecu, Lars Koridon, and Jochem Schoorl. And in Class C: Juss Ojala's J-112E MATILDA team from Estonia that includes Marek Harjak, Karlo Hmeljak, Joachim Aschenbrenner, Arne Vest, Kelly Vest, Priit Berkmann, Christopher Juul, and Felix Andresen. All-amateur teams winning Corinthian prizes were Tiit Vihul's X-41 OLYMPIC from Estonia in Class B and Team PRO4U in Class C. Complete results are available at data.orc.org/worlds2021 Photos by Felix Diemer
Alexela ORC World Championship The ORC Worlds Championship starts today with a Long Offshore Race. Class A entries will be sent on a course of 200 or 216 miles in length, depending on the wind direction, the Class B course will be either 181 or 167 miles, and the Class C course will be either 147 or 143 miles in length. This course lengths were chosen to anticipate a race of at least 24 hours length to fulfill the ORC “Green Book” championship rules requirements. The remainder of the week will feature windward-leeward races and a short Coastal race. Live Tracking More on the race: orcworlds2021.com
London (21st June 2021); The World Match Racing Tour, today announced the Fareast 28R keelboat has been selected and approved for the Shenzhen Bao’an Match Cup, host of the WMRT Finals in Shenzhen China, 15-19 December 2021. A new fleet of seven Fareast 28R’s will be built for the event by Shanghai based manufacturer Far East Boats, a World Sailing One-Design Class. The selection of the Simonis-Voogd designed Fareast 28R for the WMRT Finals was agreed following consultation between WMRT and the Shenzhen Bao’an District Government, host sponsor of the Shenzhen Bao’an Match Cup which will host the WMRT Finals from 2021-2025 in an agreement secured with the Tour last year. “The Fareast 28R is a popular and proven match racing boat”, commented WMRT Executive Director James Pleasance. “It is of course an advantage that the boats are built in China as this also helps to reduce any unnecessary shipping from both a cost and sustainability angle. The Fareast 28R has been used in previous WMRT events including the Monsoon Cup in Malaysia, so the teams are used to their handling and performance. We are excited to see a brand-new fleet being built for the WMRT Finals in December.” Established in 2002, Far East Boats has built over 18,000 boats to date across a comprehensive range of dinghies and keelboats, racing yachts, catamarans and rigid inflatables. The company is represented in over 50 countries and all boats are built in Far East Boats own state-of-the-art 20,000sq meter facility just outside Shanghai with a capacity to build between 30 – 40 Fareast 28Rs per month. Over 500 Fareast 28R boats have been sold to date with a growing fleet covering Asia, Europe, America, Africa and Oceania, including Korea, the Philippines, Sweden, Germany, Holland, UK, USA, Canada, Seychelles, South Africa and Australia. Constructed using an ISO polyester-foam core sandwich, the Fareast 28R is equipped with high quality hardware from industry leading suppliers including Harken, Robline, Spinlock and Selden. The new fleet of seven Fareast 28R yachts will be built around October prior to being commissioned and delivered for the event in December. The boats will have the very latest modifications following feedback from a number of professional sailors over the last few months. The inaugural Shenzhen Bao’an Match Cup will play host to the WMRT Finals from 15-19 December in Shenzhen, China. For information on: Far East Boats, check our new built section World Match Racing Tour, visit www.wmrt.com Shenzhen Bao’an Match Cup, visit http://www.szbaoanmatchcup.com/sy
Tomorrow final day of racing at ORC Europeans in Capri With just two points apart it is a close call for the top 4 in ORCB at the Europeans in Capri.Top 4 is occupied by three Swan 42s and the new Grand Soleil 44 Performance. Check here the ranking: https://bit.ly/3bEC9RY Tomorrow last day, exciting! Follow the race with the tracker.
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