ORC European Championship open for entries

ORC European Championship 2014 open for entries
ORC Media
The Real Club Náutico de Valencia (RCNV) and the Offshore Racing Congress (ORC) are happy to reveal that the 2014 ORC European Championship is now open for entries. This event, held under the patronage of HRH the Queen of Spain, the Spanish Armada and Admiral Sanchez Barcáiztegui, and under the authority of the Royal Spanish Sailing Federation (RFEV) and the Valencia Sailing Federation (FVCV), will be held concurrently with the RCNV's 16th edition of the Trofeo SM la Reina.

Event dates are between 1-6 July, and for Spanish entries the regatta will be scored as the Spanish National ORC Championship for the Mediterranean area.

'It is a great pleasure to once again have an ORC Championship event in Spain,' said ORC Chairman Bruno Finzi. 'Spain has historically been a strong supporter of the ORC system, so we're pleased to once again have this opportunity to help support their efforts to organize a top-level championship event that will bring many yachts from throughout the region to compete for this important trophy.'

The best Spanish ORC boats and teams will be gathering in Valencia, as this is one of the most important events in the country, always held with the support of the Queen, the Royal Family, and the most important figures in the Spanish Navy. But organizers expect to also attract at least 25% entries from outside Spain.

The ORC fleet will compete in the Spanish ORC 0, 1, 2 and 3 classes, which will be forming groups A and B to take part in the races. During July 1-2 there will be Measurement and Registration, and on July 2nd the Practice Race, Skipper's Briefing and Opening Ceremony.

Races are then scheduled every day starting from the third of July until the final day of racing on the sixth of July. All races will be windward-leeward, except on the third of July the fleet will take part in a 70-mile coastal race.

On Saturday and Sunday, the local ORC Open Class will join the rest of the fleet, competing for trophies in the Trofeo SM la Reina.

To download the pre-Notice of Race and get more information on format and entry, visit Trofeo Reina.