Visit us at Boot Düsseldorf. Discover the latest updates on our entire line of carbon-hybrid MCCAT performance cruising multihulls. Developed by McConaghy and renowned designer Jason Ker, the MC50, MC60, MC77, MC82, and MC90 each feature clean lines, apartment style living and overall open and modern dynamics that simultaneously enable more comfortable cruising and better performance. Find out more at Boot Düsseldorf. Hall 15 • Stand 15A41 • 20 - 28 January, 2018
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
Limassol, Cyprus: Registration for the 2018 ORC European Championship, in Limassol, Cyprus is now open and the Notice of Race is officially posted. This Championship regatta will be the third in a line of three consecutive events, with the Famagusta Nautical Club also organizing the 2018 Optimist Mediterranean Championship (21st - 25th August), followed by the 2018 Optimist World Championship (27th August to 6th September) and finally ending with the big event of the ORC European Championship held over 8-15 September. After two days of measurement and registration, racing will start on Monday, September 10th with an Offshore Race, with the following four days dedicated to Inshore buoy racing and Saturday 15th September allocated as a Reserve Day and also for the Awards and Closing Ceremony. Three classes will compete, with a maximum of 50 entries in each class, and winners in each class will be awarded 2018 European ORC Champion titles, in addition to Corinthian prizes for the top all-amateur teams in each class. There will also be a fourth class competing at the ORC European Championship, and although entries will not be eligible for the 2018 European ORC Champion titles, they will be sailing for the ORC Challenge Perpetual Trophy. This so-called "Class D" will be part of all the festivities of the Europeans and will include yachts that do not fall within the range of CDL limits yet will still need to have either a valid ORCi Certificate OR a valid ORC Club Certificate with potential for future upgrade to ORCi. This Class will be sailing under a different Notice of Race and race area orceuropean2018.com www.orc.org
Very nice racer-cruiser for sale equipped with a full new set of Olympic Macros Sails produced in 2017 (1 Main, 3 jibs, 3 kites) also same sails Doyle Stratis produced in 2014 + Doyle Cruising laminate Main and jib for delivery. More info: https://www.racing-yachts.com/bolt-37-277.html ARTICLE SAHORSE MAGAZINE: fast and fun can be affordable and accessible Designed by Ker Yacht Design 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’ is 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 optimisation 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. ISO Cat 1 Compliance. Bewaren Bewaren Bewaren
Yacht description The Landmark 43 is a Mark Mills design and has been one of the most successfull racing boats over the past 8 years in national and international regatta’s. The 2016 ORCi World Championship was won by a Landmark 43 with 2 other Landmarks ranked in the top 10. The Landmark 43 “Skarp” won the Dutch National Championship in 2015 and several other first prizes since it was launched in 2011. This Landmark 43 has been maintained by her skipper/owner by the highest standards and was refitted with new electronics in 2015. The boat, which has the option to sail in symmetrical or asymmetrical spinnaker configuration, comes with a large number of sails including a hardly used North Sails 3Di main and 3Di genua H sail. The Landmark 43 is a remarkable fast racing/cruiser sailboat. The hull is made of fiberglass re-inforced epoxy sandwich and gelcoat. The keel frame inside the boat is made of carbon composite and the whole hull and deck are laminated together to create an even more stiff structure. The deck layout is designed by former Volvo Ocean race members and shows optimal working space for the main sheet trimmer as the mainsheet traveller is placed on the aft of the deck. To save weight all interior components such as cubboards and doors are made of plastic honeycomb material covered by luxurieus wood veneer. Floorboards are sandwich material covered by laminate. This Landmark 43 “Skarp” is hull #9 from the Dubai Ship Yard Premier Composite Technologies Ltd. Several improvements were made to the original Landmark design: Lighter hull, significant weight saving compared to earlier boats Full carbon keel frame inside the hull Hall Spars full carbon mast & boom Both symmetrical and asymmetrical set up (carbon spinnaker boom & carbon bowsprit) Extended electric system panel with 24 breaker/switches Mastervolt Lithium battery 12V / 180 Ah house battery (2016) Carbon light weight racing salon table Carbon light weight entry hatch Carbon foot frame for mainsheet trimmer Carbon deck patches for spinnaker sheet turning blocks Foldable, aluminum cleats (6) Additional 4 cupboards in the main cabin A Lewmar hatch at each side of the main cabin roof that can be opened Lowered in asking price to 295.000 euro incl EU VAT MILLS DESIGN
Salona 41 for sale in very good condition. Unique opportunity to buy a boat in excellent condition without waiting time. she is ready to go! This Salona 41 is built in Vinylester and equipped with special designed Cossutti racing keel with draft of 2.15m. The owner took very good care of her. Every year she was stored in a heated shed and meticulously maintained by her owner. Antifuoling has been applied spring 2017 (Hempel hard racing) She is in mint condition and very well equipped, with: Bowthruster Quatum set of sails in very good condition Heating Harken performance deck hardware White sprayed mast, boom and vang Powdercoats stanchions, push and pull pit and coahroof handles Flexiteak on cockpit seats etctetc
NOW TO BE SEEN IN HOLLAND, THE NEW GRAND SOLEIL 34! Tiller steering, twin rudders, Volvo penta 30HP engine and flexiteak in cockpit and on seats Contact us for more information or an appointment to visit the boat. Bewaren