The ORC Worlds Trieste 2017 Organizing Committee has finalized the entry list for the ORC World Championships taking place in Porto San Rocco-Muggia from 30 June to 8 July 2017 Trieste, ITA -- At one month before the start of the competition to determine this year's ORC World Champions, the names of the teams admitted to the regatta were officially selected and announced using assessment criteria drafted specifically by the Organizing Committee in agreement with the Offshore Racing Congress (ORC). The criteria used for entry was devised to ensure the highest quality of competition and greatest geographic diversity within the available space limitations of the event. The limit of 55 boats was reached in both Class B and Class C, while Class A has a strong turnout of 17 participants. By application boats may still be admitted to Class A, but teams not admitted to Classes B and C were added to a waiting list that will be used to replace any teams who do not confirm their participation prior to the start of racing. The ORC Worlds 2017 is being held in the Upper Adriatic and the Gulf of Trieste for the first time, and while restricting the number of participants, the event has still managed to attract a broad range of entries from 19 countries. These include: Great Britain, Greece, Russia, Germany, Ukraine, Finland, Turkey, Norway, Denmark, Holland, Spain, Estonia, Czech Republic, Malta, Croatia, Cyprus, Austria, Slovenia and Italy. There are 6 nations competing in Class A, 10 in Class B and 12 in Class C. Italy has a strong presence in all three classes. More than 1500 athletes will stay at the regatta venue at Porto San Rocco during the event with two simultaneous regatta course areas planned by the Regatta Committee to guarantee the best racing for the most anticipated sailing event of the year. "We are pleased to see the Organizing Committee in Trieste doing such a fine job of promotion that we found an important balance of quality and quantity at our World Championship event this year," said Bruno Finzi, Chairman of ORC. "This is important for us so that the three new ORC Champions crowned in each class truly represent the best in the World." The Organizing Authority of ORC Worlds Trieste 2017 is led by Yacht Club Porto San Rocco and the Offshore Racing Congress along with Yacht Club Adriaco, Triestina della Vela, Circolo della Vela Muggia, Società Velica di Barcola e Grignano, TPK Circolo Nautico Triestino Sirena and Yachting Club Portoroz, Slovenia. The event is sponsored by Mureadritta, Ingemar, Porto San Rocco Marina Resort and Hotel Porto San Rocco. For more information, visit www.orcworlds2017.com. For more information on ORC and its rules, classes and events, visit www.orc.org.
Formidable Yacht for sale! Built by Goetz, this offshore racer makes a formidable yacht! Well equipped and invery good condition, with lifting keel! She was built in carbon fibre and equipped with carbon fibre Hall Spars mast and rigging, extensive set of North Sails in carbon/kevlar, B&G instruments, hydraulic lifting keel and even heating! Check our facebookpage for the new album of pics taken today!
Farr 50 ex-Jamarella British Admirals Cup Team 1989 The 1989 champion Admiral's Cup yacht, the Farr IOR 50 Jamarella (Farr design #213), has recently been listed for sale via Bach Yachting. Jamarella was English yachtsman Alan Gray's second yacht of that name, and followed his successful One Tonner that finished as second yacht overall in the 1987 Admiral's Cup. Gray had built the new Jamarella expressly to try out the new World Cup circuit established for the Fifties, and because he felt that the TMF changes could produce a 50-footer that was not just a useful Admiral's Cup team yacht, but a potential series top scorer.The design for Jamarella was slightly altered from her circuit-racing sisterships Carat VII and Windquest, with rig and keel modifications to orient the boat for ocean racing courses and to suit the slightly lower maximum rating limit of the Admiral's Cup. She was built in carbon/epoxy/PVC foam and Nomex sandwich by Thompson boatbuilders, and was helmed by Gordon Maguire and Lawrie Smith. She sported Diamond sails on a Sparcraft mast, a common and fast combination at that time.Gray's instinct was confirmed and his professionally-run campaign was rewarded as Jamarella spearheaded the dominance of the Fifties in the 1989 series, with the new breed of these Admiral's Cup 'maxis' taking line and handicap wins in five of the six races, and taking four of the top five places overall. Jamarella led the charge for the British team with a superbly consistent 1/3/2/3/2/4 series that made her top individual performer in the 42-boat fleet (from 14 nations), and led Britain to its first Cup win since 1981. The British team was sponsored by The Observer and The Glenlivet, and the team sought to play their part by carrying their logos on their hulls. The first attempt at placing the decals on the hull of Jamarella was, at the last minute, identified as being too far aft to comply with the tight regulations that were then in force. Leaving nothing to chance, the letters behind the line 18ft from the transom, were removed to be replaced in a compliant mid-ship position after the first race After the 1989 Admiral’s Cup the Fifties gathered again in Newport Rhode Island for the sixth and final event in the 1989 World Cup. Jamarella was shipped over from England and finished third. Jamarella is now based in the Netherlands - Farr 50 lowered in asking price to 49.000 euro.
This Rodman 42 is a silver-hulled race yacht, designed by Judel & Vrolijk, built in 2003 by Rodman in Spain and acquired by the present owner in July 2011. After racing in RORC races for 3 seasons (3rd IRC1 season 2012, 1st IRC1 North Sea Race 2012, 4th IRC1 season 2014, 2nd IRC1/6th overall Round Ireland 2014), the boat was moved to the Mediterranean in 2015. Since then the team took part in many of the major Med offshore events including the Giraglia. The most recent was the Thousand Islands Race in Croatia, Sep 18th-25th 2016, from Rijeka to Montenegro and back. In the combined results for both legs the team came first overall and first in class (ORC2). The Rodman JV42 was originally aimed at racing under IMS and this design together with the Sinergia 40 and Grand Soleil 42R were the most competitive models while the IMS rule was in use, dominating the IMS600 class. This Rodman, while racing with its former owner, did very well under the ORC rule. Several modifications have been made to the boat since it was first launched. Most importantly, the original keel has been replaced with a fin-and-bulb keel. It was designed by JV and fitted by Knierim; the actual construction was by Schumacher Metall. The mast and rig have also been modified by lengthening the spreaders and moving the chainplates outboard. In March 2012 a carbon bow sprit was fitted as part of the new sailplan which now includes fractional and masthead sails The boat is fitted out to OSR Cat 2. Anti-fouling is Veneziani Speedy Carbonium, excellent and expensive, still in good condition New folding propeller fitted 2015 (2 blade) TCC 1.128GPH 563.8 She is on the hard for inspection. You are very welcome to come and visit her. Lowered in asking price to 59.999 euro
FOR ALL FANATIC REGATTA SAILORS AND PEOPLE IN SAILING INDUSTRY The 2017 Yacht Racing Forum will be held in Aarhus. Denmark’s second biggest city will host the tenth edition of the leading annual conference for the business of yacht racing, on November 27 - 28. A perfect & newsworthy destination: the city of Aarhus is the european capital of culture in 2017; the city will also host the 2018 Sailing World Championships, and is ideally located at the heart of Europe. The conference will focus on the theme «Growing The Sport» The following modules will be discussed : Design & Technology Marketing & Media Sports governance & Event Management Sustainability Risk Management & Safety More info@ www.yachtracingforum.com Bernard Schopfer, Yacht Racing Forum organiser : « We are very proud to gather sailing’s leading personalities for the tenth year in a row. We offer an unique platform for all participants to network and make business. » Lars Lundov, CEO, Sport Event : « Yacht Racing Forum adds to the many international sailing events staged in Denmark and Aarhus – the city of sails. To Sport Event Denmark it is important to reach out to the many stakeholders within and around sailing worldwide. » Finn Lyck, event manager, Aarhus events : « We are very pleased to be welcoming the world of yacht racing to Aarhus in November 2017. Hosting the Yacht Racing Forum is supporting our strategy in being one of the top yacht racing cities in the World, and with a portefolio of yacht racing events including the Yacht Racing Forum and the 2018 Sailing World Championships we are very well on the road to achieve this goal. »
Gerry Hatton’s MAT1245 Bushranger won both the IRC and ORCi Rating Divisions at the Australian Yachting Championships in Sydney, Australia to wrap up a coveted double. Counting nothing but firsts and seconds under both scoring systems in an event that started in big southerly breezes and ended with light easterlies, Bushranger proved the versatility of the MAT1245 design and the tenacity of the long-established Bushranger team, now on their third boat of that name. The Hattons are very enthusiastic about the boat “Thanks for designing such an amazing boat. The MAT 12.45 is not only a beautiful boat to sail, but it rates incredibly well too .“ The Australian Yachting Championships are following a growing trend worldwide to combine racing under both IRC and ORCi,and embrace a wider variety of course types, in this case including two days of coastal courses outside the Sydney Heads.
Taylor Canfield The Standout On Day 1 Perth, Australia: In front of a packed lawn at the Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club, Taylor Canfield and his US One team are the standout performers of Qualifying Session 1 of Match Cup Australia. This is the first event of the 2017 World Match Racing Tour. Canfield, from the US Virgin Islands, chalked up three wins and a second place to dominate his group. The Swan River's Freshwater Bay sparkled in the sunshine through the morning, with a good easterly breeze making for a great spectacle in the early races. Also at the top of the scoreboard in their respective groups of six teams were Kiwi Chris Steele in Group 1, and Frenchman Yann Guichard in group three. Steele and his 36 Below Racing team also scored three first places, with a third place their other score, but they were penalized a further point for a collision. As a measure of the aggressive tactics on the racecourse, a number of penalty points were issued, with local wild card entry Matt Jerwood receiving two. Match Cup Australia Results Day 1: Qualifying Group 1 1. Chris Steele (NZL), 36 Below Racing - 7 points 2. Phil Robertson (NZL), Robertson Racing - 9 3. Matt Jerwood (AUS), Redline Racing - 14 4. Pieter-Jan Postma (NED), Sailing Team NL - 17 5. Sam Gilmour (AUS), Neptune Racing - 20 6. Nicklas Dackhammar (SWE), ESSIQ Racing - 20 Group 2 1. Taylor Canfield (ISV), US One - 5 2. David Gilmour (AUS), Team Gilmour - 11 3. Steven Thomas (AUS), RPM Racing - 11 4. Sally Barkow (USA), Team Magenta 32 - 18 5. Jonas Warrer (DEN), Warrer Racing - 18 6. Nicolai Sehested (DEN), EWII Racing - 21 Group 3 1. Yann Guichard (FRA), Spindrift Racing - 11 2. Ian Williams (GBR), GAC Pindar - 12 3. Torvar Mirsky (AUS), Mirsky Racing Team - 12 4. Evan Walker (AUS), KA Match - 14 5. Mans Holmberg (SWE), CFA Sports - 15 5. George Anyon (NZL), RNZYS Performance Program - 20 wmrt.com