Sibenik, Croatia -- In June 2019 Sailing Club Val, D-Marin Mandalina and the City of Sibenik will host the 2019 D-Marin ORC World Championship, which will attract around 150 sailboats and 1,000 sailors from all over the world to participate in this prestigious regatta. This will be the greatest sporting event ever held in Sibenik. The official regatta program will start on May 31st with sailboat measurements, while the opening of regatta will take place on Sunday, June 2nd in the Old Town of Sibenik. Except in D-Marin Mandalina, the sailing boats will also be berthed on beautiful Sibenik waterfront promenade, so locals and their guests will be able to see them from up close. The regatta will last for six days and will be divided in one long and one short offshore navigational races with the remainder of the program being buoy racing on two course areas. Final awards ceremonies will be held after racing on June 8th in the D-Marin Mandalina marina, as D-Marin is the general sponsor of the event. "The D-Marin ORC World Championship will be the most significant nautical event of the season and we couldn't be more proud for hosting it in Croatia. This gives us an opportunity to simultaneously promote nautical sports in Croatia, as well as the alluring charm and rich cultural heritage of Sibenik", said Burak Baykan, CEO of D-Marin Group. Sibenik has hosted numerous past championships Along with Sailing Club Val, the marina D-Marin Mandalina has hosted many other high-level international regattas including the 52SuperSeries, the Croatian ORC D-Marin Cup, and various Farr 40, Melges 24 and Melges 32 Class events. "We are very pleased to return to Croatia for our ORC World Championship event," said Bruno Finzi, Chairman of ORC. "Sibenik is a beautiful venue, and everyone who has come here has been extremely impressed. It was in 2011 here in Croatia where the number of ORC World Championship entries exceeded 100 for the first time, so we are looking for another strong turnout for 2019 and a great regatta for all." "The fact that Sibenik will host 2019 ORC World Championship is a big recognition for our Sailing Club Val, the City of Sibenik and the whole of Croatia. In June 2019, Sibenik waters will be full of the world's best sailors, and millions of people around the world will get to see that. This is an excellent promotion for our town and it gives us an optimist view of the next tourist season," said Zeljko Burić, Mayor of Sibenik. Entries are now open at the event website: www.orcworlds2019.com.
Sarasota, Florida, USA -- The Offshore Racing Congress (ORC) working in cooperation with the Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) and Union National Course au Large (UNCL), founding partners of the IRC rating system, are pleased to announce the approval of the New York Yacht Club (NYYC) to host the 2020 IRC/ORC World Championship in Newport, Rhode Island, USA. This will be the first World Championship for offshore boats held in the United States since the IMS World Championship in 2000, also hosted by the New York Yacht Club. "We are very pleased to work once again with RORC to plan this important event on the offshore sailing calendar," said Bruno Finzi, Chairman of ORC. "It has been too long since we have been away from the U.S., where US Sailing was one of our founding members when ORC was formed in 1969." Competitive offshore racing is in the DNA of the NYYC - photo Daniel Forster/New York Yacht Club The proposed dates are 25 September - 3 October 2020, subject to slight modifications pending review by a Working Party formed by members representing all three partners to start on the detailed planning. "Our experience in The Hague for the first edition of the IRC/ORC World Championship this year was positive on many levels," said Steven Anderson, Commodore of RORC, "There is a strong desire to continue this cooperative momentum towards the future. We have agreed that IRC and ORC will work with each other to approve and plan these Worlds events every two years so that our sailors may also plan to put this on their calendars as well." The Worlds have not been in the USA since last held at NYYC in 2000 - photo Daniel Forster/New York Yacht Club "Offshore sailing is part of the DNA of the New York Yacht Club," said Commodore Philip A. Lotz. "Our waterfront clubhouse at Harbour Court combined with Newport's tremendous sailing conditions and extensive marine infrastructure, provide what we feel is one of the greatest venues for offshore racing. The Club is very excited to welcome the world to our hometown for the 2020 IRC/ORC World Championship." The typical format of the combined Worlds has been 2-3 offshore or coastal races, followed by 6-7 inshore races. Racing will be in three classes defined by the size and rated speeds of the boats, and all-amateur Corinthian prizes will be offered in each class. ORC and IRC ratings will be used to score the racing, however the Working Party will make the final determination on how when a Notice of Race is issued for the event in 2019. www.orc.org
Sarasota, Florida, USA -- Representatives of the RORC and ORC met at the Royal Malta Yacht Club before the start of the Rolex Middle Sea Race to discuss the continued cooperation between IRC and ORC on a technical level, and the future of a joint Offshore World Championship. Both sides agreed that The Hague Offshore World Championship, which used both IRC and ORC to score the results, was a success on many levels. Most notably was the willingness of the technicians from IRC and ORC to quickly find solutions to measurement issues and that most competitors felt that the combined scoring allowed boats normally using different rating rules to race competitively against each other. The two international rating systems recognized by World Sailing, IRC and ORC, agreed to continue their dialogue on a technical level to further develop the Universal Measurement System (UMS) to allow boats to be rated more easily for different measurement system around the world. It was also agreed that IRC would be involved in the decision to select future venues for the joint Offshore World Championships and in the interest of the sport and event organisers that a joint Worlds would be held every two years starting in 2020. Chairman of ORC Bruno Finzi was pleased with this accord: "We're pleased we can agree on this shared vision for the future health of offshore sailing. It will help give confidence to the many thousands of boats competing in this important sector of the sport that we will have a clear road map forward towards popular and competitive World Championships." Commodore of the RORC Steven Anderson was pleased with the outcome: "It was a very positive discussion. My thanks to Bruno for such a positive and open approach. Both organizations agreed that the joint Worlds had been a success and the organisers had run an excellent event. The decision for the 2020 World Championships has not yet been made and we would like to be involved in that decision and also feel that having a joint Worlds every two years would be attractive to boats outside the region in which the Worlds are being held." Further discussion about the level of co-operation will be held at the World Sailing Annual Conference being held now in Sarasota, Florida. More on the ORC rating system, ORC certificates and events can be found at www.orc.org.
Farr 52 made the podium in IRC-2 of the 2018 Rolex Middle Sea Race Official Site. Farr 52 Team Optimum sailed their yacht to first place in IRC2 and second ORC2. Periklis Livas & Nikolaos Lazos have shown with the Farr 52OD "Optimum3" (des 444) that she is a competitive racer. owners comment: our Farr 52OD has given us so many pleasure rides in Greek and Middle Sea waters. It is still such a crazy, reliable and winning yacht! For the results check this link Like to sail this racer yourself? She is for sale, contact us for more information
YouTube videos on Sail measurements are the first of several being produced to educate new measurers and the public on measurement techniques for boats, spars and sails Annapolis, USA -- As part of its ongoing commitment to support offshore sailing around the world, members of the technical team of the Offshore Racing Congress (ORC) have been working with T2P Productions to produce a series of instructional videos on measurement of boats, sails and spars. These videos provide step-by-step guidance on the techniques of collecting the measurement data outlined in the International Measurement System rules that are needed by rule authorities to produce certificates for ORC and other rating systems as well. As such these videos provide practical reinforcement of the Universal Measurement System concept that is supported by World Sailing. The first in the series are three short videos each on the measurement of Mainsails, Headsails and Spinnakers. Other videos in final production now and to be made available soon are on Boats, Propellers, Rigs, and Stability. "Accurate measurement data provides the fundamental backbone of any science-based handicap rating system," says Bruno Finzi, Chairman of ORC. "We feel these videos are an important step forward in making the racing public more aware of how this data is collected so they may then have a better understanding of how its use affects their ratings, and in turn their racing." The Mainsail, Headsail and Spinnaker videos have been made searchable, or "Public", on YouTube with the following titles and descriptions: "How to Properly Measure Sailboats - Mainsails" In an effort to standardize the way measurers around the world are measuring sails, this is an instructional video on how to properly measure a mainsail. "How to Properly Measure Sailboats - Headsails" In an effort to standardize the way measurers around the world are measuring sails, this is an instructional video on how to properly measure a headsail, whether on the headstay or set flying. "How to Properly Measure Sailboats - Spinnakers" In an effort to standardize the way measurers around the world are measuring sails, this is an instructional video on how to properly measure a spinnaker, whether symmetrical or asymmetrical. The videos have also been added to a playlist with the following title and description: "How to Properly Measure Sailboats" In an effort to standardize the way measurers around the world are measuring in sails, this instructional video on how to properly measure mainsails, headsails and spinnakers. More on Measurement, the ORC rating system, ORC certificates and events can be found at www.orc.org.
Claus Landmark drove his Landmark 43 Santa to a runaway victory in Class B at the inaugural Offshore Sailing Worlds at the Hague. Her sistership White Shadow of Torkel Valland was second, both well clear of the third place finisher. The first event to combine the IRC and ORC World Championships, it was scored using the combined results under each rule, underlining the strength of this Mills Design 43 footer in the light medium conditions that prevailed off the Dutch coast. Landmark had previously won the 2016 ORC World Championship in Santa, but success here carries twice the sweetness as it represents the first coordinated effort to bring the world’s two major rating systems together at a single event. Designer Mark Mills commented after the event “This provides us with a well controlled trial for comparing the two rating systems, from which we are learning more about crossover opportunities to make our designs more capable under both rules, and perhaps under a unified rule of the future.” Looking for a good Landmark as well to win in Croatia? We have a beautiful 43 for sale. More info: https://www.racing-yachts.com/landmark-43-168.html http://mills-design.com/2018/07/landmark-43-s-are-offshore-world-champions/
M.A.T. Yachts presents MAT 1070 a 35 feet IRC Racer Cruiser Fast, modern, stylish looking and exciting dual purpose yacht aimed at providing competitive racing performance and comfortable accommodation. Designed by Bernard Nivelt- Alexis Muratet. Built by M.A.T. Turkey.General info TCC projection 1.054 LOA 10.70 mLWL 9.55 mBeam 3.62 mDeaft 2.20 mDisplacement 4.700 kg More info and specs click here
Canting Keel Super Maxi McConaghy Boats Morning Glory was Developed by the world leading boatdesigners Reichel and Pugh from San Diego and finally built by the Australian shipyard McConaghy in Mona Vale, Sydney in 2004. The boat has a length of 26,2 meters and a width of 4,2 meters, is built completely from carbonfibre, has an extremely flat hull, a wide after (maxi sled), a canting ceel (CBTF) which moves higher than 50 degrees and two movable ceel fins (rudders), one at the rear, one at the front. The vessel has 20,8 tons, almost half of it,10 tons are 4,5 meters deep under water. Additionally 5 tons of water can be used to stabilize the boat. allowed to steer it, since it is registered under British flag with an official length of 23,99 meter. A former ORC measurement was recorded with an index of 366,1. WINNER OF : 2007 MAXI WORLDS 2013 MIDDLE SEA RACE 2004 Newport Bermuda Race (course record) 2005 Transpac Race (course record) 2017 Maxi Cup Venezia 2017 Bernetti race She is also for sale!
The two Dutch-skippered teams in the Volvo Ocean Race, team AkzoNobel and Team Brunel are leapfrogging over each other in a bid to set and hold a new 24 hour distance record. Team Brunel, at the head of the Volvo Ocean Race fleet on Leg 9 from Newport, USA to Cardiff, Wales, was the first to set a new 24-hour distance record in the Volvo Ocean 65 class. Bouwe Bekking's team blew past the previous record of 550.8 nautical miles set in the last race by Abu Dhabi Racing just after 14:00 UTC on Thursday afternoon. But they didn't hold the record for long. Simeon Tienpont's team AkzoNobel soon bettered their rival and the teams traded blows in ideal speed-making conditions in the North Atlantic. As at 17:06 UTC, the best run for team AkzoNobel was 566.02 nautical miles, while Team Brunel had posted 563.06 nm. UPDATE: At 1900 UTC Team Brunel had posted 576.34 nautical miles and team AkzoNobel 579.12 nm. www.volvooceanrace.com from Scuttlebutt