Team AkzoNobel and Team Brunel, the two Dutch-flagged rivals in the Volvo Ocean Race, are to face off against each other in final friendly duel at the race's ultimate destination, The Hague. On Wednesday June 27 the two crews will compete in an exhibition 'match race' series on their home waters in front of what is expected to be thousands of Dutch sailing fans. After 45,000 nautical miles of racing around the world in the 2017-18 edition of the Volvo Ocean Race, the final act of this legendary race will take place off the coast of The Hague where the overall winner will be confirmed. Today, with eight of the race's 11 legs completed, the Spanish team MAPFRE are the current leaders, ahead of the Chinese syndicate Dongfeng Race Team in second. Team Brunel, led by Dutch skipper Bouwe Bekking, sits in third – six points ahead of fellow-Dutchman Simeon Tienpont's team AkzoNobel crew. "I'm sure it will be very exciting for us sailors and with this match race we also want to honour all the Dutch fans who have supported us for more than nine months in our race around the world." www.volvooceanrace.com by Scuttlebutt
Plenty Wins Farr 40 North American Championship Long Beach, California: Skipper Alex Roepers and his team on Plenty put forth one of the most impressive performances in the 2018 Farr 40 North American Championship, posting a tremendous score line en route to a commanding victory. Roeper steered Plenty to first place finishes in 10 of 11 races to post a remarkably low score of 11 points - 22 better than runner-up Struntje Light - to capture his second North American crown. Veteran professional Terry Hutchinson called tactics for Roepers, who has now won both his North American titles while racing off Long Beach. Plenty previously captured the 2014 North American Championship, which was also held out of Long Beach Yacht Club. Needless to say, this particular part of the Pacific Ocean has become a favorite venue for Roepers, a New York City resident. Owner-drive Wolfgang Schaefer and his team on Struntje Light won a dramatic match race with Australian Temptress in the last race to place second in the overall standings. The German entry placed fourth in Race 11 while the Australian boat finished sixth, a two-point swing that produced a flip-flop in the standings. Struntje Light trailed Australian Temptress entering the final race and came out of it ahead by one. Sten Mohr made his debut as tactician aboard Struntje Light, which won Race 2 and took second in five other starts in posting a total score of 34 points. Australian Temptress, skippered by Ray Roberts, won the Corinthian class, with 35 points, bettering the second place boat by 18 points. Mick Schlens on Blade 2 finished second, followed by the CalMaritime team. Full results: yachtscoring.com/emenu.cfm?eID=4753 farr40.org Looking for a Farr 40? Contact racing-yachts team via email@example.com
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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