With the TP52 Zero Could being under offer we are pleased to announce we have added the ORC 2020 optimized Macchia Mediterranea on our lists. Originally designed by Reichel-Pugh to fit the 2008 Audi/Med-Cup, she was built by Cookson Boats, NZ and optimized for IRC mods by Ericcson boatbuilders. Optimized for ORC 2020. She is ready to race and in very good condition, no expense spared.
We are happy to announce we can offer a very good SunFast 3600 for sale. Sun Fast 3600 Skip Intro is ready for her new owner and to enjoy many more sailing years and racing. She is in very good condition due to regular maintenance. Owner comments her as following: Crazy well maintained Sun Fast 3600, #16 hull, ready for racing at top. Yearly 4 months on dry, full engine service and new hard black racing antifouling. Fully optimized for Med racing double handed. New set of sails in 2018. She was quite successfull in racing the last years, especially in shorthanded class. Check here the Palmares list: La 200 (Caorle): 2nd classified ORC 3 Double Handed; La 500 (Caorle): 1st classified ORC 3 Double Handed; Regatta Brindisi-Corfù: 1st classified ORC 3 Double Handed; 1st classified ORC 3 C Group 5 Fari (Palermo): 1st classified ORC 3 Double Handed; 1st classified ORC 3 C Group Trieste – San Giovanni in Pelago – Trieste: 3rd classified ORC 3 Double Handed Italian Offshore Championship - Winner Category Double Handed Italian Offshore Championship - Winner Category ORC 3 Italian Offshore Championship – 2nd Overall Trofeo Caorle Double Handed – Overall Winner About Sun Fast 36 Designed by Daniel Andrieu, the Sun Fast 3600 benefits from the latest advances in vacuum-bagged resin infusion to ensure exceptional strength and rigidity while drastically reducing weight. The lightweight, powerful hull with its hard chine, twin rudders and lead keel contributes to this Sun Fast’s speed, balance and stability on all tacks. Perfectly adapted to solo, doublehanded, and crewed regattas, the Sun Fast 3600 is designed to compete in both inshore and offshore races. This 3600 is equipped with twin, composite tillers, the deck layout ensures easy handling through well thought-out ergonomics and optimised sailing functions. She was elected: 2016 "Best Sailboat under 45ft" 2017 "IRC Boat of the year" More info about Skip Intro, click this link: https://www.racing-yachts.com/jeanneau-sun-fast-3600-521.html
World Sailing has established a dedicated section of sailing.org to the fastest growing discipline in sailing, double handed offshore sailing. Offshore sailing is a universal discipline that every World Sailing Member National Authority (MNA) can participate in. Following the selection of a Mixed Two Person Offshore Keelboat Event at Paris 2024, event numbers for double handed offshore events in One Design boats and handicap racing have increased. The dedicated section on sailing.org, available here, provides information on Paris 2024 as well as a list of double handed offshore events that will be regularly updated. A section on equipment is also included. To encourage focus on the discipline of offshore sailing itself rather than on specific equipment, the Paris 2024 Olympic Equipment will be selected relatively close to the event. The broad discipline of doublehanded offshore sailing, which includes all doublehanded events over 50 miles in length, with no gender restrictions, and sailed one-design or under any rating system (e.g. ORC, IRC, or regional systems) can guide sailors and MNAs to focus their preparation efforts on the required skills to succeed. Skills such as seamanship, navigation, weather prediction, route selection, boat-handling and of course fast sailing, common to the discipline, can be refined rather than optimising the performance of a particular boat. The 2024 Mixed Keelboat Offshore Event will be a representation of this discipline. A very specific, one-race, mixed-gender, one-design, supplied-equipment, event with a specified duration. In recent weeks and months, a 2024 Offshore Equipment Working Party, that brings together members of the Equipment Committee and Oceanic and Offshore Committee, have been in consultation with manufacturers of offshore boats. The Working Party is developing a set of criteria in consultation with the industry both for the Paris 2024 Olympic event and for the qualification events. An initial draft of the criteria will be made public and accessible here when available. Towards the end of 2019, World Sailing issued a Request for Information to engage manufacturers and classes in the discussions around the equipment. World Sailing received 12 responses from manufacturers and designers who provided information on initial proposals. More on each manufacturer is available below: Dehler 30 OD Django 8s FarEast 28 R Figaro 3 J88 J99 J105 JPK1030 L30 Sunfast 3300 TEN2 Vector6.5 During the COVID-19 pandemic, the manufacturers all met World Sailing collectively via a video conference. Discussions centred around opportunities for all fleets, how World Sailing can help all manufacturers thrive and increase events, as well as emphasising the important of equipment equalisation and the one design aspect for the Paris 2024 Olympic event to ensure the focus remains on the skills of the sailor. The discussion was positively received by all manufacturers as they underlined their commitment to ensuring the continued growth of the discipline. The criteria for suitable Equipment for the Olympic Offshore Event will be published no later than 31 December 2020 and the Equipment will be selected no later than 31 December 2023.
Three weeks ago, the Australian Institute of Sport unveiled a three-stage process for the resumption of community sport. Stage Two, which allowed the commencement of predominantly non-contact outdoor sports involving fewer than 10 people, effectively gave the green light for sailing to recommence – with accompanying social-distancing protocols. That also enabled sailing clubs that had been working on Return to Sailing plans with the assistance of Australian Sailing to press the button on the phased re-introduction of competitive sailing for their keelboat fleets. In Sydney, at least, the process is being done in a consistent and coordinated manner with the cooperation of the region’s major clubs. The Commodores of MHYC, CYCA, RSYS, RANSA, RPAYC, RMYCBB, SASC, MYC and RPEYC have been meeting weekly with Australian Sailing and have mapped out a safe pathway for all classes and types of sailing. more info check> https://www.sailsmagazine.com.au/unlock-the-gates/
Entries are now open for 2020’s 628-nautical-mile challenge, with the just-launched documentation encouraging the usual brigade of sailors – plus a whole new pool of talent – to join the adventure. The Notice of Race for the 2020 Rolex Sydney Hobart, the 76th running of the Race, has been released. Owners and Charterers are encouraged to enter the Cruising Yacht Club Of Australia's famous blue-ribbon event. A fresh fleet of adventurers look set to sail to Hobart, too, following the introduction of a two-handed division in the race for the first time. Interest will also be high in the ever-increasing number of women participants, supporters and fans, with the 2020 race marking 75 years of female participation in the race Read more at https://bit.ly/2TKeYwK
Tras 38 años ininterrumpidos de celebración de una de las mayores competiciones de vela del mundo, 2020 pasará a la historia por el aplazamiento de la 39ª edición de la Copa del Rey MAPFRE por “responsabilidad sanitaria”. Desde que la pandemia de la COVID-19 obligó a tomar fuertes medidas restrictivas sociales y deportivas, la “responsabilidad sanitaria” siempre ha sido el principal punto de mira del Comité Organizador, presidido por Emerico Fuster. Un evento como la Copa del Rey MAPFRE, con unas cifras de participación superiores a 2.000 deportistas de más de 30 países y más de 3.000 personas diarias asistiendo a la competición, tanto en el mar como en tierra, tiene que hacer prevalecer la responsabilidad sanitaria por encima de cualquier interés deportivo o social. Emerico Fuster, presidente del Real Club Náutico de Palma y del Comité Organizador de la Copa del Rey MAPFRE, ha querido matizar que “para nosotros, tanto como club como organización y tras 38 años ininterrumpidos de celebración, ésta ha sido una decisión muy dura de tomar pero en nuestra mente, ante todo, siempre ha estado garantizar la salud de nuestros socios, nuestros empleados, los deportistas y todos los invitados de la Copa del Rey MAPFRE”. Emerico, ya con la visión puesta en el año que viene, ha remarcado que “el aplazamiento de la 39ª edición a 2021 nos hace pensar ya en el próximo año, para que entre todos podamos celebrar esta edición con más ganas que nunca. Sin duda 2021 será un momento especial que nos hará recordar la responsabilidad como sociedad ante un problema sanitario mundial que entre todos, espero, habremos conseguido superar”. Fotos: © María Muiña/Copa del Rey MAPFRE ---- © Nico Martínez/Copa del Rey MAPFRE
Team New Zealand judged their return to the water on Thursday a success as they resumed testing and development, using their social distancing alarm devices. The America’s Cup defenders had their boatbuilders back in action on Tuesday as a return to level 3 eased working restrictions introduced to guard against the coronavirus pandemic. Now desperately behind with their plans following the five-week lockdown at level 4 they have sought advice from the government and Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment to get back on the water. The got clearance from the coast guard and the harbour master. Team New Zealand sent a crew of four out on their scaled down test boat Te Kahu. They reduced their staff on support boats. The sailors were wearing the new safety devices that have been developed over the last two weeks with the technology partner, Dunedin-based Igtimi. The battle against Covid-19 has sparked an impromptu technical innovation with their technology partner Zealand and Igtimi, a GPS tracking and big data company based in Dunedin, to create personal separation and contact tracing tags that sends out an alarm when the wearer is too close to a colleague. An ultra wide band positioning system of personal tags was developed that accurately measures the distance between people. Worn by team member, the tags are programmed to react by flashing, beeping and vibrating when a pre-programmed perimetre is intersected. The interactions between the two tags (or people) are then logged for contact tracing purposes. More info & video
The leading annual conference for the business of sailing and yacht racing is currently scheduled to take place on November 23-24 in Portsmouth, UK. The 13th edition of the Forum will provide an opportunity to network, debate the future of the sport and make business. • The sports' leading personalities will be present on stage to share their views.• Sailing events, Yacht clubs and Federations will grab the opportunity to promote their venue and the events they organise.• The sports' leading brands will exhibit their latest innovations.
Due to the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic that is hitting the world so hard, the Rolex Capri Sailing Week Organizing Authority, in agreement with Italian Sailing Federation, ORC and the International Maxi Association, has decided to postpone the Regatta to the 2021 edition, with the following schedule: Maxi Yacht Capri Trophy: May 11th - 14th, 2021 ORC European Championship: May 15th - 21st, 2021 Regata dei Tre Golfi (160 miles long-distance race): start from Naples at midnight on May 15th, 2021 The Organizers are deeply thankful to all owners and crews entered in the event this year. With more than 180 pre-entries from over 25 countries, the 2020 Rolex Capri Sailing Week would certainly have been a record edition. Confident in everyone's support in making this tough decision, the organizers offer each participant to choose between: - full reimbursement of the entry fee- or roll the entry fee forward to the 2021 edition, and thus have guaranteed berthing in the Capri Marina www.rolexcaprisailingweek.com/en