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
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