Rijeka - Porto Montenegro - Rijeka - 14 - 24 September 2017 Sailing Club of Rijeka and Porto Montenegro Yacht Club are privileged to announce dates and invite sailors to the fifth Thousand Islands Race from 14 - 24 September 2017. The race that is run among more than 1000 Adriatic islands is sailed on what we like to call as the best offshore course that nature may design.The format remains the same as in previous four editions. There are two legs and participating yachts can choose to race leg 1 only, leg 2 only or both legs. First leg is starting on Sunday, September 17th in front of the historic Rijeka harbour in Croatia. Race course is set to leave islands Unije, Susak, Premuda, Dugi Otok, Kornat, Vis, Lastovo and Sv. Andrija on starboard and finish in front of Porto Montenegro marina in Tivat, Montenegro. Over distance of about 280 miles, challenge of navigating among the many islands and channels of the Croatian coast and fascinating Boka Kotorska bay await competitors. In return they are awarded by pleasure of sport and stunning region's natural beauty known around the world for its character.After the prize giving party on Wednesday, September 20th, the fleet races back to Rijeka on the same course, starting on Thursday, September 21st followed by the prize giving scheduled for Saturday, September 24th in Rijeka.A short promotional tune-up race is planned in Rijeka on Saturday 16th September and "1000 islands + 2 race" in Boka bay on Wednesday September 20th. Thousand Islands Race, already outstanding sailing experience in addition with its social events in Rijeka and Porto Montenegro marina would give good time together, seeing fellow sailors and meeting new friends.Both legs records were set in 2015 by Hungarian Wild Joe. 27h 25m 5s with average speed of 10.14 kt for Leg 1 and 32h 45s with speed of 8.86 kt for Leg 2 are recognized by the World Speed Sailing Record Council. This is new challenge for Thousand Islands Race participants and opportunity to be listed in World Speed Sailing Records.Entries in monohull division need an ORC Club or ORC International certificate and for multihull division, MOCRA certificate. Accepted are also double handed, one-design or boats of same type or production model as separate categories. Entry fee is 700 EUR but there is significant discount to 500 EUR for the first 20 entered boats following by 600 EUR for 21st – 30th entered boat. http://www.scor.hr/regate/2017e/tir.htm Bewaren Bewaren
TP52 AQUILA is sold to Italian sailing team Aquila was built in 2008, designed by Judel/Vrolijk for Team Mutua Madrilena, andcompletely refitted with new deck layout in 2011 for Team Luna Rossa. We wish the new owner a lot of fun with his new boat! Bewaren
"Monster Project" is a second generation Volvo Open 70, designed by British designer Rob Humphreys and built by Green Marine in Lymington UK. Commissioned by Team Russia, she was christened ‘Kosatka’ in June 2008 (which is Russian for Orca or Killer Whale), and entered into the 2008 Volvo Ocean Race. Due to 'insufficient funds' Team Russia had to suspend racing upon arrival in Singapore at the end of Leg 3. They officially withdrew from legs 4, 5, and 6 of the race, and whilst the team hoped to rejoin for the last legs of the race, this was not possible, however the team did sail Leg 10 beside the rest of the fleet to their hometown of St Petersberg. "Monster Project" is the Round Britain Record Holder 2008 and is in great condition with a large sail wardrobe. A yacht to set records or provide top rate sailing experiences. Dimensions LOA (Length Overall): 21.48m (70') Beam: 5.68m (18' 7'") Draft: 4.49m (14' 8") Displacement: 13,800kg (30423 Ibs) Launched: 2008 Bewaren
Good news! We have 7 berths available on performance yacht Mobile 53 for the spectacular race RORC 600 starting 20 feb 2017 from Antigua MORE INFO ABOUT THE RACE: http://caribbean600.rorc.org/ DETAILS YACHT LENGTH: 16.19m ENGINE: Yanmar 55 HP TANKS: Fuel: 2x200l; Water: 1×200, 1x270l; Holding: 60l ACCOMMODATIONS Berths 8, 3 Cabins Shower Hot water boiler Fridge Isotherm capasity 40 l. NAVIGATION INSTRUMENTS Simrad GS15 GPS. VHF Simrad RS 87 with DSC and external speaker, Simrad NAIS-400 AIs, Simrad HH 33 Handheld VHF with GPS. Automatic pilot B&G H3000 ACP2 Pilot with GPD. Radar / Plotter B&G Zeus 12. B&G Hercules 2000 system with 3 new 20/20 mast display. 3g-WiFi router with external antenna. ELECTRICAL 2×140 Ahrs Service batteries, 1×90 Ahrs starting battery Automatic batteries charger. Invertor 1kVt. SPARS & RIGGING Sails North Sails Racing: – Main 3Di 2013. – Jib 3DI 2013. – Jib 3DI 2012. – Jib N3 2013. – Jib N4 2014. – Light jib 2013(Ulman). – Gennakers North Sails A2 2013. – A2 2009. – A2-3 2011. – A3 2014. – Cod 0 2014. – Cruising Main Dacron. – Jib dacron. – Gennakers A3. – A0. Rigging Rod standing rigging. Carbon Selden Mast 2012 and carbon boom. Rigid vang. Spinnaker pole Tuff Luff Marlow grand prix rope main and jib hallyards 2014, Dyneema Lyros for gennakers halyards. Furlex for Cod 0. DECK EQUIPMENT Lewmar and spinlock clutches, harken blocks. Hatches Lewmar. Harken racing winches with pedestal. SAFETY EQUIPMENT CE Registration Fire-extinguishers Epirb Liferaft KFB 12 pers Bewaren Bewaren Bewaren Bewaren
June 30 - July 8, 2017 Porto San Rocco, Muggia ORC Worlds Low Noise II, Italia 998, first entry for ORC Worlds Trieste 2017! Bach Yachting Racing team became world champion in 2016 with an Italia 998.Let's see if Low Noise II can repeat the success!
MILLS design MAT 1010 for sale She has: Upgraded engine , 29 HP ,major maintenance 10/2016 New gelcoat below waterline / race faired hull and keel , 04-06/2015 New mast and boom ,05/2015 New standing/running rigging,05/2015 Harken Carbofoil ,05/2015 Dyneema sheets and halyards/Tylaska shackles ,05/2015 Backstay with adjustment led to mainsail trimmer port/starrd via multi block tackle,05/2015 Fixed bowsprit for Furling Code Zero /Assy spi,01/2016 Dry sailed 2014-2016 Racing Sails suite-One Sail 05/2015 /Quantum 2013 Race Training Sails suite - Quantum 2011/2013 Cruising Sails suite-Quantum 2012 /2013 IRC TCC 1.034(Endorsed)ORCi measurement Ready to race CE category A – ocean
YACHT RACING FORUM - conclusions Malta, December 1, 2016 - The Yacht Racing Forum in Malta brought together 280 delegates from all over the world to discuss the future of the sport, exchange best practice, network and make business. A strong part of the Forum’s appeal is to share ideas about new developments in design, materials and technology, but also to debate the risks and safety implications; an area where the Yacht Racing Forum plays a pioneering role, being the only organisation to address those issues with speakers spanning the entire spectrum of yacht racing.The Risk Management & Safety conference marked the second anniversary of Team Vestas Wind’s catastrophic encounter with a reef in the Indian Ocean during the last Volvo Ocean Race. While the race winning skipper, Ian Walker, was sitting in the audience, it was the Vestas navigator Wouter Verbraak who took to the stage to relive that horrific moment. “The only way to improve is to admit your mistakes,” said Verbraak, who has been widely praised for his candour and honesty following his widely-publicised error. He used the stage to draw attention to the limitations of both electronic and paper charts. “Paper charts are of no use on a MOD70 when you’re doing 35 knots in the Caribbean,” he said.Learning from accidents is one thing, but planning for the worst before it happens is even better. That was the theme of Mike Gascoyne’s address to the Forum, as the motor racing engineer shared his experience of heading up the technical side of many Formula One teams. “You have to design for the unexpected,” he said. “That’s what we do in Formula One and that’s what should be happening in yacht design.” He said it wasn’t good enough to say that yet another canting keel failure was just an unfortunate accident. Good design, he said, requires hard lessons to be learned and incorporated into the design cycle, rather than dismissing these incidents as an unavoidable accident.On the subject of pre-emptive action, yachting journalist Rob Kothe asked the unaskable to a panel discussing the merits of foiling. “Are we going to wait for a collision and a death before we make changes to the design of foiling boats?” said Kothe.Another hot topic for debate was environmental sustainability; a subject brought forward for the first time by the Forum in 2011, and finally spreading to other organisations, clubs or events such as World Sailing or Land Rover BAR. Susie Thomson works with both organisations as a sustainability consultant and she gave a clear example of where the British America’s Cup team is working hard to minimise carbon fibre waste. “We have been trying to work out what to do with the race boats and the test boats at their end of life. About 40% of the waste in carbon fibre is in the manufacturing process. So we took the composite waste and had it made into a giant Anglepoise lamp. Carbon fibre is a cool material that can be used much more creatively. As a sport, sailing is at the top of the game in composite construction, and we have a chance to be ahead of the game in the intelligent recycling of composites.”One of the ‘live’ moments of the Forum was Alex Thomson’s appearance on the satellite phone during the lunchbreak. The Hugo Boss skipper did his best to give an update from the foil-assisted Hugo Boss as he charged through the Southern Ocean. Andy Hunt, the CEO of World Sailing, said his organisation would start to think in much more commercial terms than it had in the past, and to broaden its focus across the whole sport. Where in past Yacht Racing Forums there has been a lot of vocal criticism of World Sailing, speakers and delegates seemed happier with the more defined direction of travel of the sport’s governing body. Bringing 145 member national authorities with him on that journey may yet prove challenging, but Hunt has the mandate to make some strong moves that should mean World Sailing becomes more relevant to the wider sailing community.New Volvo Ocean Race CEO Mark Turner shared his vision for the future of his round the world race. Indeed he called on the delegates to help him resolve a couple of big dilemmas for the 2020/21 edition of the race when he asked for a show of hands on two questions:1. Monohull or Multihull?2. Existing class or new class?In both cases the show of hands was about 50/50. “Well, that didn’t help much,” he said, “but at least you can see the problems that we’re facing. My heart says multihull but my head says monohull.”Turner took the opportunity to repeat an idea that he brought up at last year’s Forum and which has been widely discussed since then in sailing circles. “The potential for an offshore class in the Olympics would be a major help to build the bottom part of the pyramid. It would do something incredible to bridge that gap [to the Volvo Ocean Race], and bridge World Sailing’s credibility gap too.”Considering Mitch Booth is a two-time Olympic medallist, it was a surprise to hear the Australian multihull veteran ask the panel: “What if sailing was dropped from the Olympics? Would we die, survive or thrive?” Turner replied: “A bit like Brexit, I don’t think it would be as bad as we might fear. I think sailing would be just fine. I think it would bring in new innovation. But we should still aim to stay there. The Olympics is forcing us to innovate and we should respond to that and take advantage of the opportunities.”America’s Cup winning skipper and former Olympic campaigner Ed Baird warned against ‘tail wagging the dog’ syndrome, that sailing shouldn’t be bullied into re-arranging itself to suit the interests of other parties such as the International Olympic Committee. “From my perspective as a competitor, I want to be rewarded for my gain in performance and overall ability, not one 20 minute period in my life,” he said, referring to the double-points Medal Race. “When I watch the Olympics it makes me crazy that we count all the scores and put some incredible priority on the last race. Golfers aren’t going to let that happen to their sport. We’re allowing outside influences to change the game that we play.”Fellow America’s Cup sailor and Volvo Ocean Race veteran Ken Read said that it was important that opinion leaders at the top of the sport “remember the little guy”. He said: As fun as it is to talk about the top end of the sport and all these high performance boats, there are a million fibreglass boats out there that people are sailing for fun. It’s cool to be in this amazing evolution of the sport, but we need to remember that it’s those guys that are the backbone of sailing.”The Design & Technology Symposium focused on the latest innovations including foiling, the integration of more composite materials in the design process, developments in superyachts and innovations in sail design and construction. Juan Kouyoumdjian made a welcome return to the Symposium after a few year’s absence, to share his ideas on where big boat racing is going for the future, such as the possible creation of a Super Maxi class. His talk was part of a long discussion on what’s become a wildly popular class of superyachts, with 170 boats now competing around the world with superyacht racing certificates.The ninth edition of the Yacht Racing Forum takes place in Aarhus, Denmark, on 27 & 28 November 2017.
Botin Partners and McConaghy have been working on a new 40' IRC race yacht targeted at the ever growing FAST40+ circuit. Over the past 20+ years Botin Partners have been one of the dominant forces in the TP, Mini-maxi and IRC fleets. This new yacht will be a limited edition build with only three hulls available from the tooling, the costs of which will be equally shared by the three buyers. World renowned composite engineers Pure Design & Engineering have been contracted for the composite engineering of the yacht. The yacht will be built in prepreg carbon, from CNC cut, female, high temperature tooling. Underdeck systems come as standard and there is an extensive list of factory fitted options available from the McConaghy build library including sheet reelers, take down systems, deflector drums, precision foils, bulbs and more. If you have been waiting for a reason to jump in to the 40+ racing scene, let this be your excuse and be one of the limited few to partner with Botin and McConaghy on this exciting new design.
Malta, November 29, 2016 - More than 280 of the brightest minds in sailing have just concluded two days of intense discussion and debate about the hot topics in sailing, at the eighth edition of the Yacht Racing Forum in Malta.The Yacht Racing Forum brought up a broad range of big topics that generated heated debate. Expert panels explored commercial strategies for small and medium-sized events, affordable sailing on TV, and making the sport environmentally sustainable. Doing some crystal-balling for the future of the sport was an expert panel that included America’s Cup winner Ed Baird, Volvo Ocean Race CEO Mark Turner and former Puma skipper Ken Read, along with World Sailing’s Alastair Fox and leading grand prix designer Juan Kouyoumdjian.The panel identified the late teens and young adults as the age group that need the most attention. Read commented: “There are yacht clubs buying their own boats, so that the tweeners get a chance to go sailing when life is at its most expensive, when they’re looking for jobs, starting families. We need to convince the yacht clubs to do more to make it fun for tweeners to go sailing.”Read added: “When you come to the Yacht Racing Forum, it’s not enough to talk, we all have to go away and decide what it is we’re going to do to grow the sport.”One of the big debates of day two took place in the Risk Management & Safety conference. Delegates explored the rapidly increasing speed of grand prix racing yachts and the recent developments in hydrofoiling, as well as the added risk that comes with that, the safety and insurance implications, and whether or not the sport is doing enough to address the risks. During the lunch break, in amongst the networking and swapping of business cards, Volvo Ocean Race winner Ian Walker dialled up Alex Thomson in the Southern Ocean, currently battling for the lead in the Vendée Globe. Even with his broken foil, Thomson was optimistic about his prospects and delighted to have an audience as the Forum delegates listened in from Malta.Running parallel to the Business and Marketing Conference, the Design & Technology Symposium focused on the latest innovations including foiling, the integration of more composite materials in the design process, developments in superyachts and innovations in sail design and construction. The room was packed to overflowing as the moderator Dobbs Davis steered the discussion through some of the big issues in advanced yacht design. “We explored a range of topics not just in design but also in materials, from everything to building boats and building sails, even software applications managing the overwhelming array of data collection tech available,” said Davis.There were plenty of opportunities to network outside of the formal discussions, at the drinks receptions sponsored by World Sailing, North Sails and GAC Pindar. Event manager Bernard Schopfer was delighted with the friendly atmosphere and the quality of the discussions. “I think we have given people a lot of food for thought, and hopefully for ideas and actions that they can take away from Malta and implement in the wider world of sailing. We’re looking forward to seeing what progress has been made when we come back together next year for the Yacht Racing Forum in Aarhus, Denmark, on 27 & 28 November 2017.”
BH36 lowered in asking price, just under 60.000 euro. She is a nice boat in good condition and can be visited in Lelystad performance centre. TCC 1.035 (2016) Palmares Vuurschepen race 2013 1st IRC2 Vuurschepenrace 2015 1st IRC1 & ORC1 and 1st overall IRC & ORC North sea race 2015 1st IRC3 and 2nd overall IRC Vuurschepenrace 2016 1st IRC2 IRC nationals Cowes; 2013 and 2014 2nd and 3rd IRC nationals Cowes 2016 3rd 2016; winner Tiny Mitchell trophy Breskensweek 2 times 2nd in IRC2. Grevelingencup. 2015 1st ORC1 & 2014 2nd ORC1 & 2013 3rd ORC1 in front of Xentric Ripper(J111) Veronicarace 2x winner Yeomancup 2x 2nd Round the isle of wight 2016 4th IRC 1day; 7th IRC1 of total 120 boats Etc etc