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2021 ORC Rules published

ORC World Championship © ORC

The managers and staff of the Offshore Racing Congress (ORC) are pleased to announce the 2021 version of the VPP and Rules are now published and ready for use. The rule books are uploaded and available for viewing and download at www.orc.org/rules and the VPP software has been delivered to ORC’s national Rating Offices around the world for them to issue certificates ...

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Tour Catamaran Excess Surplus 11

Excess 11 © Excess Catamarans

The Excess 11 no longer hides any secrets from you! Bruno Belmont, Product Design Manager at Excess, takes you on a guided tour of this sailing catamaran. Whether it’s to enjoy the sunset, to make the full of sensations or simply for the pleasure of sailing, the Excess 11 is a catamaran with multiple benefits. by Excess Catamarans

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PRADA Cup Final

PRADA Cup Semi-Final Day 2 - New York Yacht Club American Magic - photo © COR36 / Studio Borlenghi

American Magic concludes campaign for 36th America’s Cup New York Yacht Club American Magic, the U.S. Challenger for the America’s Cup, was eliminated from the Prada Cup Semifinal following a loss in the fourth race of the series against the Challenger of Record, Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli of Italy. American Magic’s participation in the events associated with the 36th America’s ...

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Prada Cup Semi Finals

Luna Rossa sets up to cross the finish line and progress to the Final of the Prada Cup - Semi-Finals - January 30 © Richard Gladwell / Sail-World.com

Breezes today were much more mild than yesterday’s extremes. The Hauraki Gulf gets its name from the “North Wind” which today is flowing unencumbered by any land into the racecourse area, setting up some fantastic sailing conditions. It lived up to its name today. Luna Rossa continued on Day 2 from where she left off in yesterday’s fresh to frightening ...

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IMOCA Class President Antoine Mermod, hails 2020-21 Vendée Globe

Maitre CoQ IV skipper Yannick Bestaven clinches victory © Bernard Le Bars

Antoine Mermod, president of the IMOCA Class, hailed the 2020-21 VendĂ©e Globe as one of the class’s greatest ever races, after a breathtaking night of drama on the Bay of Biscay that saw the Maitre CoQ IV skipper Yannick Bestaven clinch victory. Speaking at the finish at Les Sables d’Olonne, Mermod noted that there is still a long way to ...

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18ft Skiff Australian Championship

Trouble at the bottom mark in Race 4 of the 18ft Skiff Australian Championship © Frank Quealey

Defending champion tech2 team of Jack Macartney, Charlie Wyatt and Lewis Brake holds a slender lead in the Australian 18ft Skiff Championship after today’s incredible day’s racing in Races 4 and 5 of the series being sailed on Sydney Harbour. The two races sailed today produced two of the best finishes seen for some time as the leaders raced to ...

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Create Futuristic Solar-Powered Catamarans from Volkswagen

VW/Silent Yachts

After churning out cars 84 years, Volkswagen is switching gears and segueing into the yachting game. The German automaker recently announced it’s taking its electric vehicle platform to the high seas in the form of a new solar-electric catamaran. Volkswagen has partnered with Austrian builder Silent Yachts for the new endeavor that will eventually see the same electric powertrains currently used in VW’s ID.3 and ...

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Yannick Bestaven Wins the Vendée Globe 2020/21

Yannick Bestaven on Maître Coq wins the Vendée Globe 2020/21 © A. Champy-McLean / Addvisio / Vendée Globe

Yannick Bestaven on MaĂ®tre CoQ IV has won the VendĂ©e Globe 2020/21 finishing the race at 03:19 UTC on Thursday 28th January in a time of 80 days, 13 hours, 59 minutes and 46 seconds. While being the third boat to arrive in Les Sables d’Olonne, the 10 hours 15 minutes awarded to him for diverting to assist Kevin Escoffier ...

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Finish Charlie Dalin on Apivia in the Vendée Globe 2020/21

Line honours for Charlie Dalin on Apivia in the Vendée Globe - 80 days, 6 hours, 15 minutes, 47 seconds © Jean-Marie Liot / Alea #VG2020

After an immaculately executed race, at 20h 35m 47s UTC this evening, 80 days 6hrs 15mins 47secs since the start on Sunday 8th November, French skipper Charlie Dalin emerged from a damp, misty Bay of Biscay to break the finish line of the Vendée Globe, the solo, non-stop round the world race, in first position and in doing so realised ...

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PATRIOT returns to sailing

PATRIOT is launched with a tribute to the assistance provided by Emirates Team New Zealand, Auckland's first responders, rescue services, Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli, INEOS Team UK, and others © Sailing Energy / American Magic

New York Yacht Club American Magic, the U.S. Challenger for the 36th America’s Cup, on Wednesday re-launched its racing yacht, PATRIOT, for the first time since a damaging capsize and near-sinking suffered by the team during a Prada Cup Round Robins race on January 17. After nine days of intense boatbuilding and systems work inside the team’s base, the AC75 ...

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