Following its debut as part of Cork Week in 2016 and a stand-alone event held in Marseille in 2017, the IRC European Championship this year will take place out of one of its spiritual homes. Coming to Cowes for the third edition and for the first time in the UK, a record-sized fleet will compete in the 2018 IRC European Championship. It will be one of the most prestigious regattas ever run for IRC, the rating rule created and managed jointly by the Royal Ocean Racing Club and the Union Course au Large in France. 53 boats took part in the south of France in 2017 and the fleet is expected to top 80 boats this year. Racing will be held over Saturday 9 to Saturday 16 June, run by the RORC with Stuart Childerley presiding as PRO. The event is open to yachts with IRC TCCs of 0.995-1.270. This equates to Sun Fast 3200, X34s, HOD35 at the smaller end up to FAST 40+s at the top. The fleet will be split into classes, but at the end of the week a single IRC European Champion will be crowned. Last year's winner was the St Tropez-based JPK 10.10 Expresso 2 skippered by Guy Claeys, but perhaps it could be third time lucky for the big boats? Already FAST40+ yachts including James Neville's Ino XXX and Mike Bartholomew's Tokoloshe have signed up for the event. RORC Admiral Andrew McIrvine and his heavily campaigned First 40, La Réponse will also be on the start line: "The IRC Europeans are completely different to the IRC Nationals because the Nationals have no offshore element, so the Europeans will be a much more intense competition than we normally get. It should make it more attractive to overseas entries especially from France, Belgium, Holland and as far away as the Baltic and will support IRC racing in those areas." The race format for the IRC Europeans will be a challenging mix of inshores and offshores - similar to that used previously for Commodores' Cups. It will comprise up to 10 inshore races (including windward-leewards, round the cans, some reaching starts, etc), a race around the Isle of Wight (carrying a 1.5x points coefficient) and a 150 nautical mile/30-36 hour offshore race (set in the central Channel to suit the wind direction and strength and coming with a 2x coefficient). France also has a title to defend as the IRC European Championship will this year incorporate the Commodores' Cup, the RORC's biennial event for three boat teams with amateur crews. To simplify putting teams together, for 2018 the Commodores' Cup has been fully opened up. Boats must comply with the overall IRC TCC limits for the IRC Europeans, but there are no longer any class restrictions for Commodores' Cup boats, nor a requirement for one to be a 'big boat'. Similarly, teams are no longer have to enter the event as nations via their Member National Authority. Instead teams can decide themselves whether they wish to represent a nation or a region or their yacht club or simply three likeminded friends with boats can get together, regardless of their nationalities. Any boats entering the IRC Europeans can be part of Commodores' Cup teams, however as the Commodores' Cup is a competition for Corinthian crew, boats entering in this will be limited to having one World Sailing categories Group 3 'professional' aboard. The number of pros on board is unrestricted on boats only entering the IRC Europeans. For more information go to: www.rorc.org or contact the RORC Race Team on: +44 (0)1983 295144, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Program of the North Sea Regatta 2018: This year, the annual sailing event "North Sea Regatta" takes place with the well-known Vuurschepenrace from Scheveningen to Harwich and the RORC North Sea Race back to Scheveningen followed by the North Sea Regatta inshore races, off the coast of Scheveningen. In order to have some air between the Vuurschepenrace and the inshore races, the Vuurschepenrace starts this year already on Tuesday 8 May 2018 at 7:00 PM. The return from Harwich starts on Friday morning 11 May 2018 and the first boats are expected back on Saturday 12 May 2018 (always depending on the weather and the wind as every sailor knows ...). The prize giving ceremony of this beautiful trip takes place on Sunday 13 May. After the Vuurschepenrace there is some time to catch your breath and get the ship back in order to take part in the battle scene off the coast: North Sea Regatta inshore. This takes place at Pentecost, on Friday 18 May, Saturday 19 May and Sunday 20 May 2018. This year we have three racecourses planned. Track A for ORC 1, 2 and 3, ORC TwoHanded & IRC 1 and 2, Track B for the sport boats (SB 20, ORC Sportboats, J / 70, J / 80, J / 22 & Yngling) and track C for the catamarans. The catamarans will fight it out over two days. These races are on Saturday and Sunday. It promises to be a great spectacle. Around the races there is also a nice program with different social events. Keep an eye on the website of the North Sea Regatta and Facebook for the latest information, the Notice of Race and the social events. nsr The registration for the North Sea Regatta 2018 - the largest sailing event off the Dutch coast – is already open for a while. Register immediately if you are in possession of a racer, be sure to have a starting permit! Summarizing: 8 May Vuurschepenrace to Harwich 11 May North Sea Race to Scheveningen 18, 19 and 20 May North Sea Regatta Inshore You can register via www.nsr.nl - Manage2Sail
PRICE REDUCTION J-120 MAVERICK Ready for the ORC Worlds in Scheveningen! this J120 has been meticulously prepared and extensively set up for doublehanded racing. With an impressive race record, she is arguably the fastest J-120 in Dutch and UK competitions – including the full-crewed J-120s. Palmares Race record includes class wins and podium places in the RORC East Coast Race (3X), Cowes-St. Malo Race, Cowes-Cherbourg Race, Around North Holland, 50 Miles Doublehanded, Bruine Bank Race, Ijspegel Series, and the Dutch Doublehanded Championships. Finished the 2017 Dutch Doublehanded Series in second place, and 6th in the RORC series. General GPH 603.3 Builder J-Composit Faired and epoxied (6X) hull Antifouling 2 coats Nautix 2017 2 blade folding propellor Well maintained engine new anode 2017 J-120 J-120s continue to enjoy strong popularity and are regularly cited as one of the top cruiser-racers. With a large rudder, fuller keel and high ballast ratio compared to many newer racers, the J-120 is forgiving and easily controlled in heavy conditions, hence an ideal choice for offshore racing and passage making. Maverick is not only a top race boat but also boasts comfortable accommodations in three cabins, with full amenities for cruising comfort. More info: https://www.racing-yachts.com/j-120-j-boats-286.html
Marking the 20th anniversary year of the Farr 40 class, the strongest country-based fleet in the world are assembling their finest teams for the end of season national championship in Sydney, 17 to 19 March, 2018. Reigning titleholder Martin Hill and HillPDA Racing team displayed imposing form when they took out last month’s NSW title, but only once a countback separated first from the Outlaws in the runner-up position. “We are looking forward to the challenge and expecting, as always, tough competition with many snakes and ladders,” Hill said this week. Tom and Alan Quick’s Outlaw was right in Hill’s face that series, and there’s a presumption the pair will resume the same intense rivalry when they come together this Saturday within the mixed fleet for the opening day of racing offshore. Sunday 18 March and Monday 19 March will play out on Sydney Harbour with a course area to be determined each morning by the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron’s race officer Rob Ridley. Final showdown - Sails A celebration of the class’ extraordinary 20-year milestone is tinged with some sadness at the announcement that dual Australian Farr 40 champion (2006 & 2007) Lang Walker has officially retired from competition. Australian Farr 40 president Gordon Ketelbey said: “We acknowledge Lang’s outstanding long-term contribution to the class over many many seasons, both as a fierce competitor and sponsor. Lang’s Kokomo campaigns were always top notch and in turn the overall fleet quality at the time of his team’s dominance rose accordingly.” In addition to HillPDA and Outlaw, Ketelbey suggests Sam Hill’s Forty could easily feature in the top three, as could Jeff Carter’s Edake, winner of two of the three pointscore regattas staged across the summer months and last year’s Corinthian Farr 40 Australian Champion. Among the Victorians, Rob Davis and Andy Baker from Sandringham showed at the recent NSW title what a couple of hard Sydney seasons can do for overall form, finishing on the podium in three of the seven races with Nutcracker. he traditional Farr 40 finals home, the RSYS built on the picturesque Kirribilli waterfront, will host the Melbourne and Sydney fleet of eight one designs to determine the 2017/18 National Championship: John Calvert-Jones Trophy winner. Up to four races per day starting from 1100hrs are scheduled and the long-range forecast for the weekend indicates nor’easters building to 15 knots in the afternoon. List of entries: Double Black – Rob Pitts, Sandringham Yacht Club and MHYC Estate Master – Martin Hill, MHYC Edake – Jeff Carter, MHYC Exile – Rob Reynolds, MHYC Forty – Sam Hill, RSYS Nutcracker – Rob Davis & Andy Baker, SYC Outlaw – Alan & Tom Quick, Cruising Yacht Club of Australia Zen – Gordon Ketelbey, MHYC farr40.asn.au From Sails Magazine Check out the full article: http://www.sailsmagazine.com.au/final-showdown/ contact Racing-Yachts team if you are looking for a Farr 40
Excellent opportunity to buy an amazing racer ready to sale for a good price. Fully equipped Fast Wave 40 Race from 2000, total refit done in 2008! She is an open class sailing yacht, Bermuda (sloop). Trailer for land plus all regatta equipment is included. She is ready to race palmares 2008-2017: - 1st place in Slovenian cup series (overall); 8 times- 1st place (overall) Vis regatta; 2 times- 1st place (overall) Fiumanka regatta- 1st place (overall) Eastern regatta- 1st place (class) Barcolana regatta; 2 times- 15th place (overall) Barcolana regatta; 3 times- 42 overall victories in 10 years in SLO, CRO and ITA
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NEW 2018 ORC RULES AND 2018 VPP NOW AVAILABLE Minor changes to the VPP results in better rating accuracy, and new rules allow for better measurement standards, less restrictions on build materials, more clear formulations on simple scoring options, and other improvements Milan, Italy -- The Offshore Racing Congress (ORC) is pleased to announce that this year's 2018 ORC Rules and the 2018 Velocity Prediction Program (VPP) used for generating certificates, Speed Guides, Target Speeds and other products is now available to Rating Officers worldwide as well as the public in the ORC's online Sailor Services system. For Rating Officers, they may now start issuing 2018 certificates according to their policies, even while some areas will continue to use their 2017 ratings for the remainder of their winter or antipodal summer seasons.For the VPP, improvements in the Aero- and Hydrodynamic formulations based on CFD research conducted by Jason Ker and other designers on the ORC International Technical Committee has caused an increase in upwind rated speeds for most boats and also a slight increase in downwind speed too. In addition, work on improving the induced drag formulations from the rudder and a more realistic treatment of the effect of transverse crew weight position in light air has also increased the accuracy of the new VPP, with the overall rating changes between boats in the fleet kept to within a modest 0.5%.For the IMS (International Measurement System) there are some clarifications in measurement procedures which should help improve their accuracy, the use of carbon in structures without penalty is now more clearly defined, and some rules have been modified to be more closely aligned with the Equipment Rules of Sailing (ERS) of World Sailing.For the ORC Rating Rules, the limits on use of carbon in construction is now more closely aligned to modern boatbuilding standards, a modification of RRS 49.2 makes hiking easier to control, minimum crew weights are now defined when needed, course lengths have a prescribed accuracy for scoring, and explanations of the formulations used in simple scoring options are now more clearly defined as well.In the ORC Green Book rules for championship events there are several new guidelines that included suggested and mandatory use of scoring software, race management software and tracking systems in future events, as well as new definitions of the CDL limits for Class A, Class B and Class C based on the new VPP ratings for 2018. These are:Class A: 16.5 ≥ CDL > 11.6 Class B: 11.6 ≥ CDL > 9.8 Class C: 9.8 ≥ CDL > 8.6And on ORC International and ORC Club certificates, the Minimum Crew Weight now appears in the Crew Weight box, the "Ocean for PCS" pre-selected course is renamed to "Coastal / Long Distance", and the HHW measurement is now added to the headsail graphic.The 2018 VPP is now uploaded to the ORC's unique Sailor Services system, where test certificates can be run for a nominal fee based on existing or modified certificate data for any one of over 100,000 measurement records in the ORC database of certificates issued in the last nine years, and even more from the pre-2004 IMS certificate database. For only €12 a test certificate can be run to determine what a boat's new rating will be in 2018, including the effects of changes to crew weight, sail dimensions, rig parameters or other changes in measurement. This web-based self-service system is unique to the world's measurement-based rating systems and demonstrates the ORC's dedication to fairness and transparency in rating science.The Sailor Services system is available to anyone after registering with free log-in access at www.orc.org/sailorservices, where instructions are available in English and eight other languages. A Quick Guide for the system is also available on the ORC homepage at www.orc.org.For designers and those interested in running their own test certificates, the ORC Designer VPP is also now available for purchase and download from the Software tab of the ORC homepage."Our technical team has been working hard since the Annual Meeting in November to do the necessary programming, de-bugging and rule writing based on what was approved by the Congress," said Bruno Finzi, Chairman of ORC. "I'm proud they have once again reached their completion target date and have these rules available and ready for use by ORC rating offices, designers and the handicap racing public around the world. We feel confident these rules will further improve the competitiveness, fairness and transparency for all those racing throughout the ORC community, from Sportboats to Superyachts." For more information on ORC and its rules, classes and events, visit www.orc.org.
FARR 52 OD description by owner Owners are keen to sell this mostly updated Farr 52 One Design, that they acquired back in 2003 from George Collins in USA, the last Privateer that raced the VOR. She is a full carbon racing yacht built on an One Design prescription in 2000 from Carroll Marine USA, and untill today had only the two owners mentioned. One Design translates to strong, long lasting, well thought, unbreakable, all round, fast, no rule compromise and perfectly equipped with Hall carbon spars, Lewmar, Harken, Spinlock, Navtec gear and Yanmar engine. But One Design from Bruce Farr means more than anything else User Friendly. Team Optimum, coming from a 36-footer, managed in their second season only(2004) to win the Aegean Rally and the Rolex Middle Sea Race (in IRC & IMS) back to back with a crew of usual suspects (amateurs). In 2008 ORCi World Championship we finished 5th overall and 1st Corinthians and in 2016 ORCi European Championship 9th overall. OPTIMUM 3 has reached the podium in the Aegean Rally 11 times, including 5 times 1st. She has always been dry-sailed, spending no more than 60 days per year in the water, the rest on its US made custom cradle. OPTIMUM 3 has been maintained and upgraded rigorously. Nowadays, she sports a 2,05 meter carbon bowsprit, flies 300 sqm masthead spinnakers that are lowered through a new XL bow hatch and hoists a 100+ sqm mainsail with a square top of 1,6m supported by 3 carbon battens/systems that slide on a special glued-on low profile Hall Spars/Antal dual mast groove track that has proved extremely efficient and versatile. The B&G/Ockham electronics package is PC driven, updated and runs Deckman and Expedition tactical software and all info needed is readily available on any smart screen on board through extended Wi-Fi. Navtec Hydraulics for boomvang, outhaul and at the mast step are fully operational and are reliable solutions to control the loads even in gale force conditions like the ones we encountered in 2004, 2007 and 2014 in the Rolex Middle Sea Race. MORE INFO https://www.racing-yachts.com/farr-52-62.html