clase ORC 1continúa siendo territorio Swan 42, barco que ocupa las tres primeras posiciones. El mejor de ellos fue hoy el Nadir de Pedro Vaquer (1-2), pero el Dralion de Pit Finis hizo lo suficiente para mantenerse en cabeza (5-1). Sólo cuatro puntos separan a los tres primeros clasificados de cara a mañana. RESULTS: http://www.palmavela.com/resultados/resulta/overall_orc1.html
Portoroz, Slovenia - Organizers from the Yacht Club Marina Portoroz (YCMP) and the Offshore Racing Congress (ORC) are pleased to announce the opening for entries to this year's ORC Sportboat European Championship. Held over 24-30 August in Portoroz, Slovenia, this ORC championship event will be open to yachts that fit the following ORC Sportboat parameters: - length from 6.00 - 9.15 m - displacement less than 2000 kg- displacement/length ratio (DSPM/LSM03) less than 3.70 for Division A- displacement/length ratio (DSPM/LSM03) less than 6.00 for Divisions B and C After three days of measurement from 24-26 August, racing will start with a coastal race on Tuesday 27 August, followed by three days of six inshore races until Friday 30 August, the closing date for the event. Inshore racing will take place in the Bay of Piran very near the venue at Marina Portoroz, with the length and location of the coastal race options determined by organizers in the Sailing Instructions. The area is in the same general region and only a few miles south of where the ORC Worlds 2017 were held in Trieste. Marina Pororoz is a full-service facility and equipped to accommodate the needs of a large fleet of visiting Sportboats, including easy road access, launching, hauling and berthing facilities, repair equipment and facilities and storage areas for boats and trailer. For the regatta, marina areas will be assigned for all regatta functions - technical and social. Trophies will be awarded to the top three teams in each division, along with awards for Corinthian teams with all-Group 1 (amateur) skippers and crew members. For those interested to attend who cannot bring their own boat, CleanSport in nearby Izola is offering charter deals from their fleet of six new Simonis-designed Far East 28R's, a proven performer in ORC Sportboat rules. More info can be obtained by visiting www.cleansport.si/en/fareast-28r_1.html, writing to firstname.lastname@example.org or calling +386 40 550 520. "We are accustomed to hosting major regatta events," said David Bartol of YCMP, "and very much look forward to welcoming the ORC Sportboat fleet to Portoroz. The race conditions in August should be perfect with reliable seabreezes giving the fleet a suitable challenge for buoy racing as well as coastal racing in the Bay of Piran." "The ORC Sportboats are the smallest in size of the specialized ORC fleets," said ORC Chairman Bruno Finzi, referring to ORC's rule systems for Superyachts and now Multihulls as well - these are in addition to the ORC Club and ORC International systems that generate over 10,000 certificates a year around the world for general fleet use. "Yet Sportboats are very popular and there are fleets in numerous areas around the world that use this system. We look forward to have our technical team working with the participants, organizers and sponsors to create a competitive and enjoyable event, and invite teams to come to Portoroz from all over Europe and the world to enjoy fair and close racing." For more information and entry, visit the event website at www.ycmp.eu. More on ORC rating systems, ORC certificates and events can be found at www.orc.org. Since 1969, ORC has been a world leader in providing a scientific and transparent rating system used to create fair racing among a broad variety of boat types, from Sportboats to Superyachts. Nearly 10,000 ORC certificates were issued to boats from 45 countries by 35 ORC national rating offices in 2018. Since 1999 ORC has organized annual ORC World Championships, in 2018 a combined IRC/ORC Offshore World Championship, and other inshore and offshore racing events sanctioned by World Sailing, with recent events attracting over 100 entries from dozens of countries around the world. www.orc.org
For sale Farr Maxi Maxi Farr Yacht Design Completely refitted. Complete new paint interior/exterior: Topsides in Lamborghini Grigio Antares Titanium Deck in light gray awlgrip nonskid Hull completely stripped and faired, new antifouling New Interior with White/Gray/Carbon Black theme throughout New Instrument Package w/ SailSteer and Race Start with fully integrated tablet/smartphone navigational control system:-new B&G H5000 CPU -new B&G Zeus Chartplotter w/SailSteer-new B&G Navigation Autopilot system -new B&G 4G Radar -new B&G ForwardScan Sonar -new B&G WiFi system-new gimballed radar pole mounted windvane & anenometer-redundant B&G Hercules 2000 ocean racing package with complete set deck & mast racing displays with new Masthead carbon 3 m Wand w/ wind vane & anenometer Updated deck plan for shorthanded sailing:-Fully integrated Lewmar Commander hydraulic winch system w/ grinder backup-Self tacking Jib track incorporating jib or staysail if desiredUpdated Interchangeable Sail Plan allowing for shorthandex sailing or racing:-Furling Headsail-Quick release Staysail-Masthead Furling Asymmetric ready-New SS bracketed Park Ave boom with lazyjack system allowing for quick dispatching of mainsail-New Bowthruster-New LiferaftMaintenance/Replaced:-New gel-mat low maintenance battery banks-Mast unstepped, completely serviced, painting in black awlgrip, all new sheaves and Hardware-All deck Hardware serviced including:-all winches runners and cars bearings replaced-windlass serviced-Navtec Sail Trim Hydraulic Rams all rebuilt-New Navtec hydraulic control panel-New Running Rigging with dyneema MORE INFO: https://www.racing-yachts.com/ior-maxi-farr-yacht-design-longobardo-394.html Some history..... Longobarda (Farr Maxi) Longobarda was a breakthrough IOR maxi that set a new standard in the class during 1989 until the early 1990s. She was the product of a successful combination of Bruce Farr design talent, SAI Ambrosini (Italy) build quality and a no-expense-spared budget, courtesy of her owner, Italian yachtsman Gianni Varasi (who had previously owned Raul Gardini's earlier yacht, Il Moro di Venezia II).Longobarda benefited from an extensive design development programme carried out by the Farr office. This used the Spanish Navy’s maxi yacht, the Farr masthead-riggedHispania (seen in more recent timeshere), as its springboard. This involved research into hull shape variations using velocity prediction programme (VPP) studies that were enhanced by concurrent Whitbread maxi hull testing, that was then corroborated with one-fifth scale tank testing. One feature of Longobarda's design was her distinctive rounded stemhead.Advances in structural engineering were also pursued to achieve the most beneficial weight concentration relative to required strength and stiffness criteria, utilising carbon fibre, Kevlar and Nomex in her hull layup. The development of foil shapes was no less rigorous, and four different keel configurations were wind tunnel tested in the Wolfson Unit in England. In January 2008 Longobarda took line honours in the Barbados Round the Island Race in a time of 5 hours 29 minutes, a new record for the south-about route. Longobarda has recently returned to Europe and is now understood to be located in Portiamo, Portugal. During the winter of 1995/96 further modifications were carried out to enhance her performance and rating under IMS. These included the addition of a new bow, with a more upright profile, modifying the rocker and filling in the bustle under the stern. The internal ballast was also removed, significantly lightening her. Later modifications included the addition of a bulbed IMS-type keel and further reduction in displacement. As a result of these changes, Longobarda grew in length by over 3 feet at the waterline, and reduced displacement by nine tons for the same righting moment. Varasi’s new maxi was launched on 17 July 1989 and was fast from the beginning, winning her first regatta in the 1989 World Maxi Championships in Palma, Majorca, just two weeks after launching. Longobarda reigned supreme throughout the 15 race championship, which took place over three regattas of five races each. Longobarda won each event by wide margins against a formidable fleet of 12 internationally recognised yachts, including Alan Bond’s much heralded Dave Pedrick design, Drumbeat, and Raul Gardini’s Frers design Il Moro de Venezia, the previous form boat of the fleet. Longobarda’s easy victory in 1989 surprised some who expected the tuning of round-the-buoys maxis to take some time, but she showed superior upwind speed to all the fleet, over a wide range of conditions, which allowed her to stay consistently ahead of her opposition. She went on to repeat the feat in the Maxi World Championships in 1990. These victories set in train a string of international successes in the US, Australia and Europe; in iconic events such as the San Francisco Big Boat Regatta, the Sydney to Hobart and the Isle of Wight Round The Island Race. It wasn't long, however, beforeLongobarda was in turn outclassed by the all conquering Matador2, Bill Koch's bigger and more powerful 84 foot maxi that was the product of even more research and development. Following the 1993 Nioulargue regatta, the swansong of top-flight IOR maxi racing,Longobarda was sailed to Southampton where extensive modifications were carried out over that winter, in preparation for a year of international sailing. These modifications included strengthening of the hull structure to take the rigours of offshore racing and ocean crossings, fitting of watertight collision bulkheads for'ard, provision of a quality 'racing' interior, strengthening of both rigs for offshore and delivery, and the fitting of a hydraulic winch pack.Re-launched in the spring of 1994,Longobarda was sailed to Newport, Rhode Island, where she took part in that year's Bermuda Race before the Onion Patch Trophy and New York Yacht Club's 150th Anniversary Regatta. From this article it appears that it was in this period that she lost her mast in spectacular fashion, with the exploding running backstay lifting a crew member clear of the deck. She was later transported across the US to take part in the Big Boat Series in San Francisco, then delivered across the Pacific for that year's Sydney-Hobart classic. Following this she was sailed back to the England to take part in European regattas including the Maxi Worlds in Sardinia 1995. During the winter of 1995/96 further modifications were carried out to enhance her performance and rating under IMS. These included the addition of a new bow, with a more upright profile, modifying the rocker and filling in the bustle under the stern. The internal ballast was also removed, significantly lightening her. Later modifications included the addition of a bulbed IMS-type keel and further reduction in displacement. As a result of these changes, Longobarda grew in length by over 3 feet at the waterline, and reduced displacement by nine tons for the same righting moment.
Lowered in asking price well maintained MAT 1180 Equipped with: North Sails 3Di raw New 2017 2,9m keel and bulb design Harken winch upcharge by Self Tailing Performa line All blocks and hardware Grand Prix version Harken/Antal Marstrom carbon rig, very light and super stiff. Halyard locks main, jib and code Facnor Extra carbon internal structure for higher loads on mast and forestay (5 tons) Running rigging: Constantly replaced and serviced by partner Happy Yachting. Grand Prix level B&G H5000 Hercules CPU Steel cradle, low high position, galvanized and much much more Click this link for more info on this amazing racer: Specs MAT 1180 Mills Design describes the MAT 1180 as: The MAT1180 is an exciting IRC raceboat design which is the product of a long and careful design, engineering. Mills Design and MAT have worked together very successfully in the past on the MAT1245 and MAT1010 IRC designs The wide cockpit is laid out for optimal crew communications and promotes the full range of fore-aft crew weight positioning which is a key ingredient for moding in different conditions. The interior has full standing headroom under a shallow wedge coachroof supporting an asymmetric pit and hatch, transverse jib tracks, with a two swept spreader high modulus carbon rig for light weight and high tube stiffness, carrying a square-top main and masthead spinnakers for high performance in all conditions. Mark Mills felt “MAT have been a superb builder of our designs, bringing their own talent for design and construction to each one. I have been impressed at every stage of this project how committed and focused the whole team has been to make this a breakthrough boat for MAT.” Review in sailing world Australia
Copa del Rey MAPFRE The Notice of Race for the Copa del Rey MAPFRE was published today, Friday 1st March 2019, on the event's official web site, by the organising committee of the regatta, and includes the main changes to the 2019 edition. New classification system In an aim to keep expectations running high, ahead of the last few races in the competition, in the new 2019 edition of the regatta classifications will be divided into two phases: the classification, and the Final. The classification stage will be held between Monday 29th July and Thursday 1st August, with up to eight races held over the four days of competition. Once six races have been completed in the classification phase, the worst result is to be discarded, and the final phase to be confirmed for Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd August, with three further races disputed without discard. The Final will only take place if a minimum of six races have been held over the first four days. If this is not the case, the conventional classification system will remain in place as a single racing series. The point system for the classification phase will be as per usual, with the first placed team of each race awarded one point, the second two points, the third three points, and so on. The novelty in reaching the Final phase, is that ahead of competing in three races without discard, teams do not enter with the total number of accumulated points from the classification system, but it will depend on the individual team's position on the score board after the classification phase, ie. the first placed team will enter the Final with one point, the second two, the third three etc. As such, the dispute for the final podium will be held on the last two days of racing, with maximum equality between the top classified teams. New distribution of the ORC class In an attempt to adjust to the distribution systems of the fleets competing in continental events and world championships, the ORC fleet, which was traditionally the most numerous in the Copa del Rey MAPFRE with over 60 boats registered, will be ruled under the CDL system used by the World Sailing Federation, and divides the fleet into four possible classes depending on boat length and speed criteria. The 38th Copa del Rey MAPFRE, organised by the Real Club Náutico de Palma, will be held in the Bay of Palma between 27th July and 3rd August. regatacopadelrey.com
The Australian Farr 40 class will cap off its 20th successful season at the annual pinnacle event, traditionally held at the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron to the north of one of the city's most famous landmarks, the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Tom and Alan Quick's Cruising Yacht Club of Australia based Outlaw is the hot favourite to take out their first Farr 40 Australian Open Series National Championship: John Calvert-Jones Trophy, having won four from five pointscore regattas across the season which saw the fleet travel between Sydney Harbour (MHYC OD regatta video), Pittwater (Pittwater OD video) and Newcastle. Racing over three days, March 8 – 10, daily from 11am, the fleet of nine will spend Friday and Sunday inside Sydney Harbour and Saturday offshore on either the Macquarie or Manly circle. A mixed format offers a range of conditions with private and commercial traffic and chop inshore and typically lumpy swell offshore that makes hanging onto the Farr 40s downwind all-the-more challenging for the owner/driver. Outlaw's convincing result at the Farr 40 NSW State Title and across the summer puts them in the box seat among the full Corinthian fleet. Behind them are a raft of crews who, on their day, are all capable of a bullet and a piece of the trophy action. Nine entries are confirmed for the 2019 title, named in honour of Australia's first Farr 40 world champion John Calvert-Jones: Edake, Exile, Forty, Double Black, Nutcracker, Good Form, Solymar, Zen and Outlaw. RSYS principal race officer Rod Ridley and his team will conduct up to four races daily. The long-range outlook shows temperatures in the high twenties and 15 knot nor'easters both Friday and Saturday afternoons and a 10 knot south to south-easterly on Sunday. Looking to sail a Farr 40? https://www.racing-yachts.com/farr-40-376.html
Bolt 37 sold and on our way to Italy Design Jason Ker, more info: https://www.kerdesign.com/racing-yacht-design/Bolt-37/ CSC Composites on Bolt 37: Ker Yacht Design, widely considered the leaders in this field of yacht design with a uniquely proven ability to produce smaller high performance race-boats that are competitive under IRC.Aimed squarely at the owner who while being excited by the TP’s and 40’ Racers on the market, chooses to apportion a much smaller budget to their racing and be closer in speed to the production cruiser-racers which make up a typical local fleet.Purpose built for handicap racing under IRC and ORCi, the Bolt 37’ will be exciting to sail, and very fast for its size, but at the same time the parameters have been selected with a careful eye on the rating rules. Extensive CFD based optimization techniques have led to lower hydrodynamic resistance but a particular effort has also been made to ensure the yacht is forgiving to sail, making it easier for the crew to extract its full performance potential.Designs from the Ker office have achieved many successes on the race course and have won many international trophies around the world, at regattas and classic offshore races.Key features of the design include: High adrenaline sailing, but with a fair rating. Excellent value. Modern ergonomic flush deck. Powerful sail plan but moderate wetted surface area ensures good performance in all wind conditions. 3.5m maximum beam allows trucking/towing without police escort in many countries. Two part carbon mast for ease of transportation (option). Wheel steering as an option. ISO Cat 1 Compliance. There is one more Bolt 37 for sale. More info on this website.
The Real Club Náutico de Palma's regatta, to be held from 8th to 12th May 2019, has already registered nine different participating countries. The sixteenth edition of Sail Racing PalmaVela, organised by the Real Club Náutico de Palma, has kicked off with the publication of the Notice of Race and the pre-registration of the first 31 boats, already representing nine different nations. The competition will be held in the Bay of Palma at its traditional time of year, between 8th and 12th May, and will be hosting many different kinds of sailboat, ranging from the smallest adapted class for the disabled, to the great over 30-metre "maxis." "PalmaVela is one of the major events on the Mediterranean calendar, and well established in all the different classes. Organised at the start of the season, it is also one of the opening events, just a few days after Palma celebrates its international Boat Show," explains Vivi Mainemare, sporting coordinator for the Real Club Náutico de Palma. As a new feature this year, the One Design class will be including the Viper 640 alongside the J80, Dragon and the Flying Fifteens. The Viper is 6.40m long and 2.5metre wide, cabin-less and is sailed by two to four crew members. Manu Fraga, sporting director of the RCNP describes the class as, "an ideal alternative for fans of fast, speedy sailing, due to its lightness and the rig with a large gennaker (asymmetric spinnaker), making it incredibly swift, particularly downwind." The RCNP has included the class as part of its real time competition, "We are still including the other One Design classes, but we have seen that the Viper is creating a great deal of interest, and believe it could work really well, both in our regional events, and others such as the Princesa Sofía Iberostar and Sail Racing Palma Vela," added Fraga. With four months to go, Sail Racing PalmaVela has already received registrations in almost all the classes: Wally (1), ORC (8), IRC (1), Box Rule (6), Dragon (2), Flying Fifteen (6), Viper (1), Classics (1) and Disabled Sailing (5). "These are significant figures considering that it is just under two weeks since we published the Notice of Race. The interest for this regatta is huge, and we are sure that we will equal or even better last year's 132 boats from 26 countries." The sheer number and types of boats involved, make the organisation of Sail Racing PalmaVela a true logistical challenge for the Real Club Náutico de Palma, with up to four different race course areas, and up to 150 people involved in the shore crew and on the water teams.