Thursday, July 6th 2017 - The Offshore Sailing Worlds in The Hague, the Netherlands, will be held from 12 to 18 July 2018. Save this date to compete in the first combined IRC/ORC championship, an innovative solution to unite the two largest offshore racing fleets. Registration will open in September 2017.The week from 12 to 18 July fits perfectly in the IRC/ORC sailing calendar with the Kieler Woche, Commodores Cup, Cowes Week and the Copa del Rey. It also fits in the calendar of The Hague, directly after the finish of the Volvo Ocean Race and Optimist Europeans.In 2018 the city of The Hague will be all about sailing and a sailing showcase to the world. Over the years, Dutch ORC and IRC teams have enjoyed the hospitality of previous Worlds organizing countries. Attending events around the globe, the Dutch owe it to the offshore sailing community from all over the world to invite them to the low lands to experience the hospitality and the treasure called ‘North Sea’. Compact, accessible and attractiveThe Hague, with its charm, history and modern seaport is the perfect location to host the Offshore Sailing World Championships in 2018. The compact port is more than sufficient to accommodate all boats just a stone’s throw from the competition areas. The surrounding event grounds will complement the race village in addition to existing lively streets and boulevards offering a wide variety of restaurants, bars and shops.It’s all about teamworkEvery member of a team participating in the World Championships appreciates that sport requires teamwork, focus and dedication. To organise a World Championship requires the same dedication, focus and teamwork. The organising committee in the Netherlands looks forward to organise the ‘best-in-class’ event for all stakeholders and for participating sailors to leave with a big smile and life-long memories. Where sports drives technologyRating systems based on science and technology, continuously adapting and optimizing with the goal of ever more fair sailing competition. The Hague region’s scientific and economic roots are fueled with sports, innovation and technology which couldn’t be a better central theme for the World Championship: Where sports drives technology.Discover The HagueNot only the harbor will be centered around the Worlds, the whole city of The Hague will be captured in the event. Visitors, sailors, locals and shore crew are invited to discover the city and taste the local food.
Marstrand, Sweden: GKSS Match Cup Sweden is renowned for drawing out exceptional performances from local sailors, fired up by crowds cheering them on from the perimeter of Marstrand Arena and with assistance from the Nordic wind gods. This occurred today when Nicklas Dackhammar's ESSIQ Racing Team, 15th on the World Match Racing Tour leaderboard, overcame Australian Matt Jerwood's Redline Racing 5th placed team in a five race marathon. The southerly wind veered west mid-afternoon and there were large holes across the course, with wind speeds of 4- 14 knots. Aboard their high performance M32 catamarans, Dackhammar won race one, then in the second Jerwood prevailed after three lead changes. Jerwood planted a pre-start penalty on his opponent taking it to match point but then the young Swede bounced back the level the score. The final race seemed to all be over when Dackhammar copped another pre-start penalty. Advantage Australia. However "there were puffy conditions. It was getting quite light and we thought that would favour us, sailing upwind with the gennaker," explained Dackhammar. "We tried to avoid the light patches and make good manoeuvres sailing fast all the time." Swedish fans were euphoric when their underdogs eventually pulled ahead, to win the decider and a Quarter Finals place. Tomorrow the remainder of the Super 16 Knockout series will be sailed to determine the rest of the Quarter Finalists. Qualifying sail off - results Harry Price (AUS) Down Under Racing 2-0 Eric Monnin (SUI) Albert Riele Swiss Team Harry Price (AUS) Down Under Racing 2-0 Evan Walker (AUS) KA Match Super 16 knockout - results Yann Guichard (FRA) Spindrift racing 3-0 Sam Gilmour (AUS) Neptune Racing David Gilmour (AUS) Team Gilmour 3-0 Sally Barkow (USA) Magenta 32 Pieter-Jan Postma (NED) Sailing Team NL 3-1 Torvar Mirsky (AUS) Mirsky Racing Team Nicklas Dackhammar (SWE) ESSIQ Racing 3-2 Matt Jerwood (AUS) Redline Racing Chris Steele (NZL) 36 Below Racing 3-0 Johnie Berntsson (SWE) FLUX Team wmrt.com
Marstrand, Sweden: Qualifying at GKSS Match Cup Sweden concluded in magnificent conditions on Marstrand Arena today with northwesterly winds gradually building to 15 knots by mid-afternoon. With the teams divided into three groups of six teams, all sailed five races and the stand-out performer was Ian Williams' Team GAC Pindar. The British six time World Match Racing Tour champion scored consecutive bullets in the first three races with no result off the podium. Elsewhere competition was much closer. In their group Australian Matt Jerwood came out on top, but tied on points with two time Tour champion Taylor Canfield from the US Virgin Islands. Jerwood enjoyed three race wins, but consistency failed them. The tightest group was the last to race and ended up topped by three antipodean teams - Phil Robertson, Chris Steele and Torvar Mirsky - all tied on points. Sailing Team NL sailed some good races with 2 times a 1 a 4, 5 and 6th place ending up at 4th position day 1. Wednesday and Thursday will be the first-to-three Super 16 elimination round, while the three bottom-ranked teams from Qualifying will race to decide the 16th team to go through: Harry Price will face Eric Monnin, the victor then lining up against Evan Walker. Qualifying - results Group 1 1. Phil Robertson, NZL, China One Ningbo, 14 2. Chris Steele, NZL, 36 Below Racing, 14 3. Torvar Mirsky, AUS, Mirsky Racing Team, 14 4. Pieter-Jan Postmam NED, Sailing Team NL, 17 5. Mans Holmberg, SWE, Team Sweden, 19 6. Evan Walker, AUS, KA Match, 27 Group 2 1. Matt Jerwood, AUS, Redline Racing, 11 2. Taylor Canfield, USVI, US One, 11 3. Sam Gilmour, AUS, Neptune Racing, 16 4. Sally Barkow, USA, Team Magenta 32, 20 5. Nevin Snow, USA, 13FIFTY Racing, 21 6. Harry Price, AUS, Down Under Racing, 28 Group 3 1. Ian Williams, GBR, GAC Pindar, 8 2. David Gilmour, AUS, Team Gilmour, 14 3. Yann Guichard, FRA, Spindrift Racing, 14 4. Johnie Berntsson, SWE, FLUX Team, 20 5. Nicklas Dackhammar, SWE, ESSIQ Racing Team, 22 6. Eric Monnin, SUI, Albert Riele Swiss Team, 27 Follow the races via: http://wmrt.com/live-feed/ wmrt.com
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23-25th June 2017, Cowes Racing gets under way this Friday on the Solent for the cream of the British keelboat fleet at the Royal Ocean Racing Club's IRC Nationals. The rating rule will create a level playing field between the 53 boats entered ranging from the fastest, the Ker 46 Lady Mariposa, to the slowest, the two Quarter Tonners. In between it must cope with planing machines such as the eight FAST40s or Jamie Rankin's Farr 280, Pandemonium, to the Quarter and Half Tonners originally designed to the IOR rule to Giovanni Belgrano's 1939 Laurent Giles classic, Whooper. Three 46 footers are competing. In addition to Lady Mariposa is Colin Campbell's Azuree 46 Eclectic, theoretically slowest of the trio. In between is the Marc Lombard-designed Pata Negra, chartered for the summer by the Dutch de Graaf family, who previously campaigned the Ker 40, Baraka GP. In IRC One they will also face their old foe, Andy Williams' Ker 40 Keronimo, and Tor McLaren's MAT 1180, Gallivanter. There will also be a trio of J/111s, Simon Bamford's Kestrel, Paul Griffiths' Jagerbomb and Cornel Riklin's Jitterbug. A favourite for this year's title is former RORC Commodore Mike Greville and his trusty Ker 39, Erivale, having come so close to winning last year. Among the eight FAST 40+s all eyes will be on the latest generation Carkeek design, Girls on Film of 2016 class winner Peter Morton. With a modified cockpit layout compared to her predecessor (now Bastiaan Voogd's Hitchhiker), the IRC Nationals will be her first competitive outing having freshly arrived from her builder in Dubai. IRC Two will see a dust up between five First 40s, including La Reponse of RORC Admiral Andrew McIrvine, who memorably scored three straight bullets on the final day of the IRC Nationals. On that occasion he was beaten to the class win by Adam Gosling's JPK 1080+ Yes!, ultimately crowned joint IRC National Champion. Yes! will return to defend her title. IRC Three includes regular campaigners such as Harry Heijst's S&S 41 classic, Winsome, Mike Moxley's HOD35 Malice and Mike Bridges' Elan 37 Elaine. Alongside Quarter Tonners, Berry Aarts' Wings and Tom Hill's Belinda, Phil Plumtree's Half Tonner, Swuzzlebubble, and Whooper, one of the lowest rated is the Poole-based MG 346, MS Amlin Enigma of Ian Braham. Racing at the RORC IRC Nationals takes place over 23-25th June with a first warning signal each day at 1050 BST. More info on MAT Yachts
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The ORC Worlds Trieste 2017 Organizing Committee has finalized the entry list for the ORC World Championships taking place in Porto San Rocco-Muggia from 30 June to 8 July 2017 Trieste, ITA -- At one month before the start of the competition to determine this year's ORC World Champions, the names of the teams admitted to the regatta were officially selected and announced using assessment criteria drafted specifically by the Organizing Committee in agreement with the Offshore Racing Congress (ORC). The criteria used for entry was devised to ensure the highest quality of competition and greatest geographic diversity within the available space limitations of the event. The limit of 55 boats was reached in both Class B and Class C, while Class A has a strong turnout of 17 participants. By application boats may still be admitted to Class A, but teams not admitted to Classes B and C were added to a waiting list that will be used to replace any teams who do not confirm their participation prior to the start of racing. The ORC Worlds 2017 is being held in the Upper Adriatic and the Gulf of Trieste for the first time, and while restricting the number of participants, the event has still managed to attract a broad range of entries from 19 countries. These include: Great Britain, Greece, Russia, Germany, Ukraine, Finland, Turkey, Norway, Denmark, Holland, Spain, Estonia, Czech Republic, Malta, Croatia, Cyprus, Austria, Slovenia and Italy. There are 6 nations competing in Class A, 10 in Class B and 12 in Class C. Italy has a strong presence in all three classes. More than 1500 athletes will stay at the regatta venue at Porto San Rocco during the event with two simultaneous regatta course areas planned by the Regatta Committee to guarantee the best racing for the most anticipated sailing event of the year. "We are pleased to see the Organizing Committee in Trieste doing such a fine job of promotion that we found an important balance of quality and quantity at our World Championship event this year," said Bruno Finzi, Chairman of ORC. "This is important for us so that the three new ORC Champions crowned in each class truly represent the best in the World." The Organizing Authority of ORC Worlds Trieste 2017 is led by Yacht Club Porto San Rocco and the Offshore Racing Congress along with Yacht Club Adriaco, Triestina della Vela, Circolo della Vela Muggia, Società Velica di Barcola e Grignano, TPK Circolo Nautico Triestino Sirena and Yachting Club Portoroz, Slovenia. The event is sponsored by Mureadritta, Ingemar, Porto San Rocco Marina Resort and Hotel Porto San Rocco. For more information, visit www.orcworlds2017.com. For more information on ORC and its rules, classes and events, visit www.orc.org.
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