By sailsmagazine It’s been a while coming and for the closing Act 6 of the MC38 2019 season pointscore, Leslie Green’s Ginger Ninjas worked their way back to familiar territory, at the top of the class scoreboard. Results from seven races in very different conditions on The Sound, the triangle between North, South and Middle Head at the entrance to Sydney Harbour, over the weekend of November 2-3, added up to Ginger low-scoring a series win from Marcus Blackmore’s Hooligan and Steven Proud’s Swish finishing third, as determined by a countback with Hooligan. Green is enjoying the second half of his eighth decade, and still throwing his rocket-ship around tight windward/leeward courses alongside some of Australia’s best sailing talent. Over this past season a new, young crew has settled in under the mentorship of Green, Richie Allanson on main and Julian Plante calling tactics, and stepped-up each regatta. “If you look at our season results we’ve been getting better and better,” said Allanson. “Our line up changed quite a bit after we last won the nationals and now the balance on the boat is right, and it’s working. We’ve got a great mix of crew including three young women all with vital roles who put in as much if not more than the blokes.” On Saturday’s outing in 18-22 knots of north-easterly breeze gusting to the top end of the class range and poor visibility due to smoke haze, Ginger’s mainsheet hand added: “Our strategy was to keep it together and simple, and get around the track. We had a Steven Bradbury where guys were falling over in front of us, allowing us to pick up places. With scores of 5, 3, 2, 2 it was pleasing to be within striking distance with three races remaining,” Allanson added. Among the incidents was the keel on Steve Barlow’s Lightspeed letting go, a replacement offered by Lang Walker from Kokomo’s garage, and Swish incurring lifeline and stanchion damage during a bump with another MC38. For Act 6, the class’ current yardstick crew of Lazy Dog were forced to jump ship late after an incident during a club race earlier in the week. “Conditions were benign on Wednesday so I thought I’d take the boat out,” co-owner Shaun Lane explained. “With the surge and super low tide at a Grotto Point mark, I put the boat on a Bommie. A new keel is on the way.” Clare Crawford’s Assassin is awaiting a buyer, in the meantime she was happy for Lane and his Lazy Dog team to take her boat out. “Our thanks to Clare for the loan of her boat which is in really good nick,” Lane said. “We put our sails on and we were ready to go,” added the Australian class president. Saturday was the perfect example; as fresh seabreezes increased the speed and intensity of racing, things went off-script onboard a number of 38s and spare parts needed to be quickly sourced and borrowed so the full fleet of six could complete the scheduled races. Final regatta points were vital for Lazy Dog’s perfect 2019 season attendance record, and to remain in contention for the overall pointscore top place. Lazy Dog finished two points in front of Ginger and Hooligan wrapped up their season six points off second place. Dates for the class’ 2020 season are still being finalised but Lane is happy to confirm the 2020 MC38 Australian Championship will be staged March 13-15 and Middle Harbour Yacht Club have agreed to conduct the racing. http://www.sailsmagazine.com.au/ninja-strike/
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New in our charter fleet: The Maxi Trimaran Ultim' Emotion 2 (ex-Prince de Bretagne). She will be ready for charter in the Caribbean from early February to end of April 2020 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! She was launched in 2015 and is very recent and up to date. She has won many races and has been recently prepared for sailing around the world and take part to some famous races (La Cap2Rio, RORC 600 etc...). Built entirely in Carbon/Nomex, ULTIM' EMOTION 2 has a displacement of only 7.2 tons rendering it exceptionally light. She is fully equipped with Incidences DFI sails. She can challenge any MOD 70!She can be available for race group charter and individuals’ sailors for the following races: Cap 2 Rio : Not available St Maarten Heineken Regatta : Not available RORC Caribbean 600 : Available (23-28/03) BVI Spring Regatta : Available (03-05/04) Les voiles de St Barth : Available (12-18/04) Price differs from race to race.
The 2020 ORC/IRC World Championship will bring top sailing teams from around the globe to battle on Rhode Island Sound and Narragansett Bay for one of three coveted world titles. It's the first time in two decades this regatta, which will be held at New York Yacht Club Harbour Court from September 25 to October 3, 2020, has been held in North America. Entries will open Friday October 25. "We're extremely excited for next year's ORC/IRC World Championship," said Patricia Young, the event chair and a passionate sailor who is often round racing on her Tripp 41 Entropy. "We recognize that it's a big commitment to ship a boat from Europe, or further abroad, for this regatta. But Newport and the New York Yacht Club will reward anyone who puts in the effort with one of the best regatta experiences of their lives." Because each of the three divisions is limited to 50 boats, there is a strong incentive to sign up early. The first 30 boats that register for each class will be guaranteed a spot in the regatta. Beyond that initial group, a selection process may be required if there are more than 50 total entries for any class. Divisions of classes is determined by CDL (Class Division Length) limits defined in the Notice of Race. Class A will have the fastest boats in the fleet, from about 45 to 55 feet in length, with TP 52's being the fastest boat type allowed to enter. Already there are preparation plans amongst boats in this fleet to optimize for the 2020 Worlds, and at least one new boat is being built now to compete in this class. Class B is typically composed of mid-sized boats from 39 to 44 feet in length. A Club Swan 42, a class created at the New York Yacht Club in 2006, won Class B at the D-Marin ORC World Championship in Croatia in June. Class C has been the most popular and competitive class at World Championship events held in Europe the past few years. Boat types that compete in this class are typically production racer/cruisers, such as the J/112E from the Netherlands that won Class B at the 2018 ORC/IRC Offshore Worlds in The Hague and Class 3 at the IRC Europeans in Cowes, UK. Yet small fast sportboats, such as GP 26's, C&C 30's and other designs, may also enter this class. Besides 2020 World Champion titles, the event will also award for each class trophies for the top Corinthian team and the top team competing in a boat designed before 2010. The 2020 ORC/IRC World Championship will include a mix of buoy racing and offshore courses, and use of two of world's most popular systems for rating boats, IRC and ORC. The exact scoring methodology will be confirmed shortly, but both rating systems will play a significant role. "We're very excited to return to the US with a World Championship after such a long absence," said Bruno Finzi, Chairman of the Offshore Racing Congress (ORC). "Newport and the New York Yacht Club are the perfect venues, and the interest we have had from teams here in Europe who wish to attend has been strong. We look forward to seeing the best of the US and the best of the rest of the world come to race in Newport." "Newport and the New York Yacht Club will provide a tremendous backdrop for the second combined World Championship of IRC and ORC," said Michael Boyd, IRC Congress Chairman. "Moving the championships around the world, from Europe in 2018 to now USA in 2020, shows the truly international reach of our rating systems and we can't wait to see the broad range of sailing talent from around the world compete for this prestigious event at this esteemed venue." Purchased by the New York Yacht Club in 1988, Harbour Court has become one of the preeminent regatta hosts in the United States. Recent events hosted by the Club include the historic J Class World Championship in 2017 along with world championship regattas for the Etchells and J/70s and Farr 40s. A 2020 summer schedule that includes the 166th Annual Regatta and the 2020 Race Week at Newport presented by Rolex will provide plenty of opportunity for visiting teams to become familiar with the local conditions and enjoy a full summer of sailing in Newport. The stunning grounds of this 115-year-old clubhouse are perfect for entertaining regatta guests and VIPs after racing and provide one of the most spectacular views of Newport Harbor. The Club's location in Brenton Cove is in close proximity to a full suite of maritime services and plenty of lodging options and provides sailors with quick access to the racecourse. The Notice of Race for the 2020 ORC/IRC World Championship can be found on the event website. Click http://orcirc2020.orc.org for more information. More on ORC rating systems, ORC certificates and events can be found at www.orc.org.
The 2019 Rolex Middle Sea Race, the 40th edition of the 606nm classic offshore, set off from Grand Harbour Saturday. A fleet of 113 yachts, separated into seven starts, were wafted on their way by a very gentle northerly breeze that sent cat's paws across the harbour, and left plenty of traps for the unsuspecting. For a second year in a row the first 36 hours of the Rolex Middle Sea Race have proved extremely challenging, testing the patience and commitment of the 113 crews participating. Yesterday's light wind start, was followed by a light wind passage north to Sicily. Overnight, most boats maintained momentum before the wind shut down for much of the fleet around day-break. A leading group of yachts have managed to capitalize on what wind was available and are breaking through into the Tyrrhenian Sea, while the vast majority are yet to reach Etna. George David's Rambler (USA) exited the Messina Strait just before midday and double-headed reached towards Stromboli in a predominantly easterly wind. Rounding shortly after 17:00 CEST, Rambler has virtually matched her performance of 2018. At press time, eleven yachts, including the leading multihull Ad Maiora (ITA), were on the leg to the active volcanic island In terms of fleet position, the American 88-footer benefited from passing through the strait just before the tide turned foul and stretched her advantage as those behind struggled. While 12 hours off the 2007 record pace, the crew will be encouraged by their improving position and the prospect of securing a fifth consecutive line honours title. Behind, the picture has been evolving constantly. At sunrise, the maxi had a lead of 10nm over Marton Jozsa's RP60 Wild Joe (HUN). Two hours later the gap had stretched to 15nm and Wild Joe, on her own when the sun came up, found herself being rapidly caught by a group of yachts including Aragon (POL), Lupa of the Sea (ITA), R92 Pendragon (HUN) and, impressively, the French 52-footer Arobas2. Three hours later, as Rambler started the leg to Stromboli, the gap was 20nm, roughly the length of the infamous strait. Having rounded Stromboli, the northernmost point on the course, Rambler is now on her way to Palermo. Wild Joe, Arobas2 and Kuka 3 (SUI) passed through the narrow channel separating Sicily from the mainland three hours in arrears, with Wizard (USA) next to follow. The gap to the leader is holding for the moment and whether it extends will depend greatly on the conditions encountered post-Stromboli. The forecast shows predominantly light easterly winds for the passage across the north of Sicily. A localised area of higher wind pressure looks possible between Alicudi and Palermo, and this could benefit Rambler. Around Palermo, the southerly influence looks likely to increase, with the wind clocking to the southeast. There may then be a zone of very little wind to negotiate. Yacht Tracker by scuttlebut. ON BOARD OF VO65 Update 21/10/2019 morning VO65: Update #4 from the Rolex Middle Sea Race:Good morning, Stromboli! In the night, the crew was able to overtake Sailing Poland again Current wind speed: 8-9ktsCurrent boat speed: 8-9kts VO65 FOR YACHTCHARTER - RORC600 STILL AVAILABLE
BOTIN 65 HIGH SPIRIT The 65-foot sailing yacht Botin 65 is a unique racing yacht with a functional, stylish interior. She was built by Spanish shipyard King Marine and launched at the end of 2015. There were no costs spared in building this magnificient racer, from her designed and costruction to the addition of B&G Electronics, VMG, Cariboni Carbon, Aramare Ropes, Southern Spars and much more. During the winter of 2015, High Spirit was preparated for regattas and the mast configuration, rigging set up and sails were optimised. She now has a stable heading in any wind and easily hydroplanes in 10 knots. she is very lightly used yacht, well cared for and is extremely highly specified for all styles of racing and fast cruising. Offered for a fraction of the build cost. She is to be seen in Valencia and sold including container.
Trieste, Italy: Way of Life, owned by the Slovenian shipowner Gasper Vincec, wins Barcolana51 presented by Generali in 1h54'10''. The boat beat an epic calm sea and all the competitors who had been tipped to win on the eve of Barcolana, thanks to an outstanding set-off and to the accurate selection of the stern sail. The crew decided to use a small winseeker instead of a big code zero, in order to take advantage of any puff of wind and get closer to the first mark. The second place was unexpectedly scored by Shining, the ultralight hull owned by Milos Radonjic, followed by the RC44 Scorpio of Iztok Krumpak. This podium was completely unexpected and made up of Adriatic light boats, which benefited from the non-existent wind: Adriatic Europa came fourth with Dusan Puh and Fanatic of Alex Peresson fifth. Arca SGR, the 100-feet hull of the Benussi brothers, scored a sixth place, the women's crew of Golfo di Trieste captained by Francesca Clapcich came eighth, behind Barraonda (provvidenti-Ferluga), whereas Portopiccolo Tempus Fugit with Mitja Kosmina came ninth. Known in the Gulf under the name of Maxi Jena, Way of Life won the regatta in 2009 and scored a second place in several editions: today, the boat has raced an excellent regatta with no wind, steadily sailing at a maximum speed of 3 knots. Gasper Vincec, Finn class Olympic champion (Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008) was at the helm and accurately replaced, according to the different speed, by Zan Luka Zelko, a young promising Slovenian sailor who has already qualified in Laser class in the Tokyo Olympics, and by the Slovenian "super coach" Neno Viali, sporting "dad" of many champions. The Slovenian cycling champion Primož Roglic, winner of the Vuelta race, was aboard Way of Life, The Race Committee decided to reduce the race course and place the finish line at the second Mark due to the lack of wind which only reached a peak of 3 knots. So at 5.00 pm the finish line was crossed by those boats and crews that managed to defeat the dead calm sea, also because they wanted to know who would rank last. They were all welcomed by a festive city. The first 10 boats to have crossed the finish line: 1. Way of Life - Sailing Planet 2. MM Shining 3. Scorpio - JK Izola 4. Adriatic Europa Valicelli - JK Piranski Zaliv 5. Fanatic - S.T Sport del Mare 6. Arca SGR - Società Velica di Barcola e Grignano 7. Barraonda Confartiginato FVG - Società Velica Oscar 8 Cosulich 8. Golfo di Trieste - Società Nautica Pietas Julia 9. Portopiccolo Tempus Fugit - Yacht Club Portopiccolo 10. Cleansport one - Cartubi The VO65 that was chartered via racing-yachts.com became 4th in their class. barcolana.it
Farr 40 Worlds While some may claim beginners luck, the first place team, Far Niente, of the 2019 Farr 40 World Championship earned their win with an amazing team and by going back to the fundamentals. Brand new to the Farr 40 class, Vince Brun and Drew Freides, Far Niente co-owners, have only been sailing in the fleet for 10 days prior to taking the win in Long Beach, California this week from Wednesday, October 2 to Saturday, October 5, 2019. Closely behind Far Niente was 2018 World Champion Wolfgang Schaefer's Struntje Light, finishing with 36 points, only three points behind Freides/Brun. In third was Jeff Carter's Edake with 41 points. The regatta took place in the waters off Long Beach, generally south of Alamitos Bay Harbor. On Wednesday, the sailors embraced the 20 knot conditions. As the regatta carried on, the average breeze filled in at 10-12 knots daily. While the scoresheet generally stayed pretty consistent, Friday's racing allowed for Far Niente to really pull ahead and claim their win. "We were on fire," Freides started. "Some of our closest competition struggled a bit, whether it was the kelp or just bad luck. We got off the line really well and controlled our own destiny." Schaefer and his crew spent day three of the regatta struggling in the Southern California kelp, allowing Far Niente and several other boats to make their gains. Even with five bullets in their scoresheet, the conditions were not on their side. Other noteable boats on the water were Rob Davis' Nutcracker, who came in fourth, and Rick Goebel's Insanity. Both teams were kept in the top of the fleet, taking several seconds, thirds and fourths. Goebel even took a bullet in race 7. Jeff Carter, skipper of Edake and now two-time Corinthian World Champion, acknowledged the dedication and commitment of his crew from Australia and congratulated the Long Beach Yacht Club and Farr 40 Class for an amazing event. Final results 1. Far Niente, Drew Freides / Vince Brun, USA, 33.0 2. Struntje Light, Wolfgang Schaefer, GER, 36.0 3. Edake (Corinthian), Jeff Carter, AUS, 41.0 4. Nutcracker (Corinthian), Rob Davis, AUS, 46.0 5. Insanity, Rick Goebel , USA, 49.0 6. Easy Tiger (Corinthian), Chris Way, USA, 60.0 7. Blade 2 (Corinthian), Mick Shlens, USA, 65.0 8. Skian Dhu (Corinthian), Martin Meerhoff, URU, 94.0 9. Dark Star (Corinthian) Farr 40 Steve Brown, USA, 98.0 10. White Knight (Corinthian), Zoltan Katinszky, USA, 112.0 11. Wild Thing (Corinthian), Yon Belausteguigoitia, MEX, 114.0 12. Foil (Corinthian) , Gordon Leon, USA, 129.0 13. Taurus (Corinthian), Barrington Darcy, GBR, 139.0 14. Katana (Corinthian), John Seit, USA, 149.0 more info: https://www.farr40worlds.com/ FARR 40OD FOR SALE: https://www.racing-yachts.com/farr-yacht-design-40-465.html
Save the date: 2020 ORC European Championship 15-23 May 2020 Naples and Capri, Italy - Organizers from the Circolo Remo e Vela Italia (CRVI), Yacht Club Capri (YCC), Yacht Club Italiano (YCI) and the Offshore Racing Congress (ORC) are pleased to announce the 2020 ORC European Championship will be part of three events that comprise Rolex Capri Sailing Week 2020, with dates set for 15-23 May 2020. These three events are the 66th edition of the Regata Dei Tre Golfi held over 16-18 May, the Capri Regatta that includes the Maxi Yacht Capri Trophy and Mylius Cup held over 19-23 May, as well as the ORC European Championship, with all regattas sailed on the Gulfs of Napoli, Salerno and Gaeta, in addition to around Capri island. This unique arrangement of coincident events will attract a wide diversity of racing yachts from throughout Europe and beyond, with boat types ranging from Classics to Racer and Cruiser/Racer offshore keelboats to Maxis, arrayed in an impressive week-long festival of sail. In fact, there is an overlap in events since the 150-mile Tre Golfi race from Napoli to Santa Lucia is the first race of the ORC European Championship regatta, and the overall winner in ORC scoring will receive the Coppa Senatore Andrea Matarazzo perpetual trophy. Also for the first time ORC will offer the new ORC Double Handed Olympic Certificate to all double-handed / double gender teams participating in the Tre Golfi race. This new format is in recognition of the new offshore medal discipline to start in the 2024 Olympic Games, with this special certificate type created by ORC at the request of World Sailing. ORC will also offer a special prize to the best performing mixed gender crew racing under this new certificate and the overall double-handed winner will receive the Coppa Beppe Knight perpetual trophy. After the Tre Golfi race, teams enjoy a lay day on Tuesday, 19 May in Capri before inshore course racing starts on Wednesday, 20 May and continues daily until concluding on Friday 21 May. The Prizegiving ceremony for the Tre Golfi race will be on Thursday evening, 20 May, while awards for the ORC Europeans will be after racing on Friday evening 22 May. Racing in the ORC European Championship will be in three classes, with three distinct sets of awards for Class A, Class B and Class C: the Rolex Trophy awarded to the winner of each class, with other trophies awarded to the 2nd and 3rd place finishers, a Corinthian Trophy for the highest-scoring all-amateur crew in each class, and ORC European Champion titles awarded to the top three European-based teams in each class. "We are very pleased to once again partner with the organizers of Rolex Capri Sailing Week to conduct an ORC championship event in Capri," said Bruno Finzi, Chairman of ORC. "From 2002 through 2004 we had three successful and competitive World Championships here, and look forward to our return next year to produce the same success in the 2020 European Championship." The Notice of Race for the 2020 ORC European Championship is available now at www.rolexcaprisailingweek.com. Registration for entries will begin on 15 November 2019.
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