The Offshore Racing Congress (ORC) announces the 2021 version of the VPP and Rules are now published and ready for use. The rule books are uploaded and available for viewing and download at www.orc.org/rules and the VPP software has been delivered to ORC’s national Rating Offices around the world for them to issue certificates when ready for their regions. The specific changes to the Rules from 2020 are summarized on the ORC website at this link: www.orc.org/changes. The 2021 editions of the ORC VPP Documentation and the ORC Race Management Guidebook will be updated and available within the next several weeks. While there were very few changes to the VPP and rules for 2021, there have been substantial improvements made to the main product of ORC: the ORC certificate. The new designs for ORC Club and ORC International certificates will now offer the information on a boat’s measurements and rating options in a way that is both complete and easier to read. Firstly, both certificate types are now color-coded: light Blue for ORC Club and dark Blue for ORC International, which is shown on all pages. The type of certificate – General, Double Handed, One Design or the new Non-Spinnaker – will also be prominently shown on the first page. The first page of all types is the same, with the boat’s name, sail number, General Purpose Handicap (GPH) and Class Division Length (CDL) shown within the colored label field, along with a scale drawing of the boat, the rig and sails, basic boat dimensions and a table of rated boat speed values for various wind speeds and angles. The second page is also the same now for all certificate types and is dedicated to the multiple scoring options available for use in the ORC system. Time allowances in the basic options – All Purpose and Windward/Leeward – are shown on the top half of the page, while the bottom half may show a variety of more options depending on the preferences within the region of each rating office. These include popular options such as Triple Number, Predominant Upwind and Downwind, and race-specific models. The third page has more detailed information on the boat, hull, appendages, rig, flotation and stability data, and the measurement inventory of items aboard when measured. ORCi certificates automatically display this data that is provided by measurers, while this page is optionally displayed on ORC Club certificates since the data may be assumed and is at the discretion of the national rating office. A fourth page is also part of all ORCi certificates and contains detailed measurements of all sails of all types declared on the certificate and used to calculate ratings. There have been no changes made to 2021 ORC Superyacht certificate designs. Another innovation for 2021 is the ability for rating officers to issue not only standard and Double Handed ORC Club and ORCi certificates to co-exist for the same boat at the same time, but the addition of the new Non-Spinnaker certificate as well. Since the Scoring page is now standard on all certificate types, the same scoring options are now available whether racing with a full crew, Double Handed or Non-Spinnaker. This gives even greater flexible use of ORC ratings and scoring to serve the needs of sailors without requiring the intervention of the rating office. As new certificates get issued by rating offices, they will be uploaded to ORC’s free web-based public-access portal, the ORC Sailor Services. Here copies of current and past certificates going back to 2009 are available for free, along with many 100’s of measurement records from the earlier IMS era. Self-service test certificates may be run here, as well as Speed Guides of polar performance and upwind and downwind Target Speeds for windward/leeward racing. “Our Management Committee is pleased with the staff working so hard in the last few months since the Annual Meeting to complete this ambitious project, among all their other tasks,” said Bruno Finzi, Chairman of ORC. “We feel race managers and our customers will appreciate this effort to make the ORC system easier to access and understand, particularly among our many new users this year.” About ORC: For over 50 years ORC has managed and developed the IOR, IMS and now ORC rating systems used in inshore and offshore races, and for the past 20 years has organized annual World and European championship events, as well as hundreds of local and regional races and regattas in 45 countries around the world. It is the largest World Sailing-recognized measurement-based handicap system in world, issuing >10,000 certificates per year. www.orc.org
New Dates for 2022 ORC/IRC World Championship - add them in your schedule! After consultation between the Federazione Italiana Vela (FIV), the Unione Vela Altura Italiana (UVAI) and the Union Nationale pour la Course au Large (UNCL), the Offshore Racing Congress (ORC), the Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) and the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS), the dates for the 2022 ORC/IRC World Championship have been changed. The new dates for the event will be from 23 June to 1 July 2022. A large fleet is expected to take part, with organization and race management provided by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda. The new dates will avoid any overlap with the Rolex Giraglia regatta scheduled for mid-June. The Notice of Race for the 2022 ORC/IRC World Championship will be published in June 2021, one year ahead of the regatta. About ORC & IRC: ORC and IRC are the only ratings systems recognized by World Sailing. ORC has managed and developed yacht rating systems for over 50 years starting with IOR, IMS and now ORC used for inshore and offshore races and local and regional races and regattas in 45 countries around the world. For the past 20 years the ORC has organized annual World and European championships. IRC was developed and managed for the past 33 years by the Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) and its French counterpart, Union Nationale pour la Course au Large (UNCL), and is used in over 40 countries for local club regattas, continental championships and many of the world's premier ocean races.
Before the end of 2020 the new Code 10 will be revealed. A spectacular trailerable performance yacht built in carbon and equipped with canting keel! The Code 10 is the perfect daysailer and easy to sail with small crew. She is build by Code Yachts Shipyard and designed by Andrej Justin Follow us on this blog or on our Instagram / Facebook page for the latest on the launch of the Code 10. General specs Carbon-Airex foam-Araldite Epoxy sandwich hull, deck and bones, vacuum infusion, Durepox paintings Carbon prepreg Araldite epoxy mast, baum, bugsprit, Rod rig, carbon mainsail groove all by Pauger Carbon prepreg Araldite epoxy rudder and tiller with tiller extention Casted lead bulb, stainlesssteel keelconsole with carbon prepreg peel, 45ˇ canting Harken winches, blocks and cleats, Spinlock clutches 2pcs Harken 35.2STP and 2pcs 40.2PTP primary winch, 1pcs Harken 35.2STP pit winches FSE/Marlow dyneema ropes. Yanmar 10PS diesel with saildrive Windex®, Navigation led lights, Electric system, 55Ah battery International anti-slip paintings on deck
Racing-Yachts.com brokerage division is proud to announce the new listing: Landmark 43. She is certainly the best Landmark 43 around, and is truely in like new condition after an extensive refit. Designers: Mark MillsBuilders: Premier Composite Technologies Some highlights of the refit 2019: Deck, hull and underwatership new painted Keel installed and laminated to hull, Bottom longboarded, complete build up of barrier coat, anti fouling. Cockpit floor and seats with sea deck Steering pedestals and wheel repainted, steering shafts, bearings, chain, all replaced Push pit, pull pit and stanchions (spigots replaced against tubes laminated to hull / deck) clear carbon matt finish, new wires. Engine and saildrive completely overhauled by Volvo, new hoses, new wiring, new seals, new mastervolt 130amp alternator. Removed ceiling liners and under construction, faired and finished interior surfaces in fwd and aft cabins, Composite floor boards New aircon under the sink, K2 Marine K@KMSC18CK, 18000 BTU B&G Hercules H3000 refurbished by T&T, new network cabling, 3 x 20/20 and 1 GFD on Mast, 2 FFD in Cockpit, new Vulcan 7 plotter and network. New carbon rudder (same as Santa ORCi world champion 2018) deeper draft, higher pre-balance. Complete mast inspection, new halyard sheaves, new standing rigging (rod), new turnbuckles, Reckmann furler refurbished, new bearings , new profile connectors. New internal hydraulic mast jack / new mast butt and mast base. Brand new, never sailed Elvstroem Pentex C1, C2 Jibs, Mainsail, A2 and A1.5 (same design as Santa ORCi Worldchampion 2018) and the list goes on... Contact us for the full refit list
MAT Yachts announces their new model in collaboration with Mills design, the MAT1340. This 44’ IRC special is the result of an extensive R&D phase aimed at optimising under IRC both inshore and offshore and ended up with a solution significantly faster on corrected time than an aggressive ‘Mini-TP’ model. These features of medium/light displacement, fin keel, moderate sail area, and the option of twin rudders enable reduced crew numbers especially offshore. Mat Yachts: 'This is the fourth project with Mills design over 14 very productive years working together. Since the cooperation we have become successful worldwide with focus on high performance, cost-effective boat building, ensuring this new design has the best opportunity to succeed both inshore and offshore.' Sail world writes: 'So whilst the rules will continue not to favour the lightweight whiz-bang, it is important to remember that with the MAT 1340 you’ll have better behaviour and a kinder motion. It will be nicer to race, you have three full cabins and all the amenity that brings, a huge cockpit (especially without a pedestal), and it will still get up and be on the plane in a solid squirt. i.e. No ocean grading going on here.' She features: milled keel carbon stick rod rigging rigid vang Harken deck gear GENERAL INFO: Hull Length: 13.40Beam max: 4.24Draft: 2.65 mDisplacement: 7.150 kg ConstructionISO 12215 structural regulations category AHull, deck, bulkheads, interior components in PVC foam cored composite glass/carbon sandwichVacuum assisted resin infusion AccomodationRacer/cruiser interior Sleeps 8 3 cabins head with toilet and shower galley with stove and sink Click here for the SPECS =================================== Contact us for full specs and options via email@example.com
2020 RACE WEEK AT NEWPORT PRESENTED BY ROLEX For David Team (Newport Beach, Calif.), the owner of the TP52 Vesper, and Bill Ruh (Del Mar, Calif.) and Drew Freides (Los Angeles), co-owners of the Melges IC37 Pacific Yankee, the New York Yacht Club’s Race Week at Newport presented by Rolex is their first opportunity to race their boats in nine months or more. “It’s fantastic,” said Ruh, who helmed Pacific Yankee into a tie for first after four challenging races in shifty, puffy conditions on upper Narragansett Bay. “We couldn’t be happier with all the hard work the New York Yacht Club has put in to get us out on the water. We really appreciate the race committee doing their job and the folks on shore making it happen.” The Pacific Yankee team dominated the Melges IC37 Winter Series in Fort Lauderdale in late 2019 and early 2020, the last class racing before today. Today they picked up right where they left off with a pair of firsts in the first three races today. A slight bobble, a sixth, in the fourth and final race of the day allowed Chris Culver’s Blazer II team to pull level at the head of the pack, with 2019 National Champion Members Only in third, three points behind. But Ruh was more than pleased with Pacific Yankee’s start to the regatta. “We did well today because our crew did a terrific job changing gears, constantly working the boat, and we had fantastic tactical calls from Brad Rodi,” says Ruh. “It just all came together for us.” With just one main and one jib for all conditions, changing gears on the Melges IC37, says Ruh, is more challenging that on a boat that might carry three or four headsails for different wind speeds. “It takes more adept and synchronized work from the crew,” he says. “That’s where all the years we’ve spent sailing together is helpful. It’s a matter of having the main and jib trimmers adjusting to the runner tension and working in unison to change the profile of the sails to meet what we’re trying to achieve in boat speed or angle.” David Team’s crew on the TP52 Vesper found themselves in a slightly similar situation when the breeze exceeded their expectations for the day. “We had more breeze than we expected when we left the dock this morning,” says Team. “We only brought out our light-air sails. The second race in breeze was a little bit of a struggle with the lighter jib, but we persevered. We had some interesting starts in races 2 and 3, but were able to stay focused and sailing hard, and enjoy trading tacks with everybody, especially Victor Wild’s Pac52 Fox. All the boats seemed very well sailed.” Team and his crew won the first and third races of the day and finished second in the middle contest. But Wild’s crew is just two points behind after three races. And you never want to count out Hap Fauth’s Bella Mente, especially if the racing transitions from inside the bay to offshore later in the week. Fauth and team sit in third, seven points out of first. For the Vesper crew, however, the results were second to the opportunity to go racing again. Team shipped his boat east from Southern California early in 2020 to prepare for the ORC/IRC World Championships, which were scheduled for this week. That event was canceled in the spring, and Team didn’t sail his boat until a practice session on Narragansett Bay in late August. “The first year we raced her was 2018, against the Pac52 class in Southern California,” says Team. “Then the next year we raced under ORR in Southern Cal and decided to bring her east for the New York Yacht Club series of events and the ORC/IRC worlds. “So we’ve been eagerly awaiting the opportunity to come back and sail here. It’s been a challenging year, and it’s hard not to be happy with our performance today. We also have to give a shout out to the race committee for their work today, especially in such challenging conditions.” The third class, ORC 2, featured some of the closest racing of the day. Tom Sutton’s Leading Edge won the second race by a single second over Cory Sertl’s Das Blau Max. In the third race, it was New York Yacht Club Rear Commodore Paul Zabetakis’ Swan 42 Impetuous taking the win by five second over Leading Edge. With a win in the first race, as well, Leading Edge is living up to its name in the overall standings, two points ahead of Impetuous and seven points ahead of Das Blau Max. With three days of racing remaining, however, no lead is safe in this class where five of eight boats finished a race in the top 3 on Day 1. About the race Race Week at Newport presented by Rolex was created in 1998 by merging two popular events hosted by New York Yacht Club and Rolex: the IMS National Championships and the One-Design Championship Regatta. It was designed to give sailors the opportunity to compete in handicap-rated fleet racing during the first part of the event and one-design class racing during the latter part, and in subsequent years, the event has included the incorporation of significant events into its structure, having doubled as the Rolex IMS World Championship in 2000, the Sparkman & Stephens 75th Anniversary Celebration in 2004, Olin Stephens’s 100th birthday in 2008, and the Rolex US-IRC National Championship in 2010.This biennial race week is now in its 12th running, and has become a favorite of sailors due to the spectacular sailing conditions, unparalleled onshore hospitality and the great race management provided by the Club's all-volunteer race committee. While previous editions have featured two parts, this year all competing yachts will race at the same time with racing running from Wednesday, September 23, to Saturday, September 26.True race weeks are a rarity in today's time-crunched world and the Club is proud to keep that traditional alive with five days of activities and racing. Different course configurations and sailing areas, such as buoy racing and mid-distance courses, will make the week lively for competitors, while the Stadium Sailing will allow spectators to watch the racing from Fort Adams. Source: NYYC
We are very pleased to be able to offer for race-charter in the Caribbean the potential winner in mini-maxi class IRC and well known racing yacht Wally 60 Good Job Guys. - winner of the Volcano Race's Mini Maxi Racer-Cruising class (Rolex Capri Sailing Week) GOOD JOB GUYS is considered to be one of the premier designs that started the Wally revolution. She is equipped to race! Highlights: Optimized by Matteo Polli, redesign of keel and sailplan. more info Carbon rigging 2016 Mast and boom Maxspar 2016 One Sails 2016 ORC GPH 2019 462.8 Contact us for more information and the chartercalendar.
Lowered in asking price the ´ready to sail and race´ Judel Vrolijk 36 Nightshift is designed to be competitive in the top of group C in ORCi/IRC events. The hull, deck/cockpit, structural components and keel were computer fraised. She was launched april 2018. Due to health problems of the owner, since that time, she was not any further used and stored inside a heated shed. All sails are North Sails and electronics B&G H5000 in like new condition. Yacht description GPH 591.6 Displacement: appr. 4.500 kg (depends on ballast) Material: sandwich, glass, epoxy vacuumed Yard: Rega Yacht, Ropszyce, Poland, finishing of yacht in Holland Check here the link to the add