Please select your home edition
Edition
Barz Optics - Floaters

Invitational Team Racing Challenge to take place in Porto Cervo

by Yacht Club Costa Smeralda on 27 Feb 2014
Yacht Club Costa Smeralda Carlo Borlenghi © http://www.carloborlenghi.com
The Yacht Club Costa Smeralda have now revealed plans to hold an international team racing event at the Club's Mediterranean base in Porto Cervo, Italy. The event will take place from second to 6th July and the world's premier yacht clubs have been invited to attend.

Racing in the event will take place aboard Bavaria B/One Farr Yacht Design boats and each competing yacht club will field a team composed of two crews of four people. Each race will see four yachts on the starting line - two teams with two boats each - and the last boat to cross the finish line will determine the losing team.

The event programme will begin on 2nd July with a practice day and will continue with round robins and semi-finals before the final race determines the victorious club. Courses will be short windward-leewards and the combination of top sailors, fierce competition and the spectacular conditions that regatta course off Porto Cervo is renowned for, should make for some thrilling racing.

No regatta at the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda would be complete without a busy social programme and guests from around the world will be able to experience the Club's celebrated hospitality dockside.

'Team racing is an exciting and demanding discipline - a vibrant area of yachting - and something the YCCS has been concentrating on in recent years with teams of our members competing across Europe with notable success.' Commented YCCS Commodore Riccardo Bonadeo. 'We have wanted to organize an inter-club regatta which showcases excellence in this arena for some time and this year we are proud to invite Clubs that represent the cream of yachting to participate in the inaugural Invitational Team Racing Challenge. This will be a Corinthian regatta and I hope to see a lot of enthusiastic sailors on our waters for a truly memorable event.'

Entries for invited teams are currently being accepted for up to a maximum of eight participating teams, including YCCS, on a first come, first served basis.

For further information, click here
Ancasta Ker 40+ 660x82Wildwind 2016 660x82Bakewell-White Yacht Design

Related Articles

RORC Transatlantic Race – Day 14 – Aragon watches the clock
Aragon crew are a blend of family, friends and professional sailors and the youngest sailor was at the helm of Aragon. The crew of Aragon are a blend of family, friends and professional sailors and the youngest sailor, Anna Van Nieuwland was at the helm of Aragon as the team crossed the line.
Posted today at 3:03 pm
52 Super Series – Great strides towards sustainability
The 2016 season represents the second complete year in partnership with sustainability sponsor 11th Hour Racing. The 2016 season represents the second complete year in partnership with sustainability sponsor 11th Hour Racing.
Posted today at 12:24 pm
Strong winds continue on Day 4 of Sailing World Cup Melbourne
Matt Wearn enjoyed the strong winds today, winning both races in the Laser fleet. Wearn is currently leading overall. Matt Wearn enjoyed the strong winds today, winning both races in the Laser fleet. Wearn is currently leading overall, three points ahead of Cypriot Pavlos Kontides. Rio Silver medallist, Tonci Stipanovic finished second in both today’s races and is currently lying third overall, while Australia’s Tom Burton is in fourth overall. Burton scored a 12 and a five in today’s two races.
Posted today at 12:02 pm
Extreme Sailing Series – Oman Air close gap on Alinghi
Oman Air took every opportunity today and cornered the podium to close the gap at the top of the Act eight leaderboard. Team Oman Air took every opportunity on the Sydney Harbour race course today and cornered the podium to close the gap at the top of the Act eight leaderboard as the rivalry with Alinghi intensifies.
Posted today at 11:09 am
SWC Final – Badloe and Squires pick up where their countrymen left off
Badloe holds the lead after nine races and Squires pushed himself into contention after two bullets and a second. Badloe holds the lead in the men's windsurfer after nine races and Squires pushed himself into contention after two bullets and a second. The pair, and the sailors across the ten Olympic and Open Kiteboarding fleets battled against a south westerly wind in excess of 20 knots coupled with a big sea state.
Posted today at 10:38 am
ESS Sydney - second day images from Beth Morley
The Open Water session due for 4pm to 6pm today but it was cancelled due to the wind Beth Morley was back out on the water to capture the second day of Act Eight of the Extreme Sailing Series. An Open Water session was due for 4pm to 6pm today but it was cancelled due to the wind, so these are from the Stadium race. Enjoy!
Posted today at 10:09 am
Alinghi and Oman Air neck and neck at Extreme Sailing Series finale
Swiss crew Alinghi remain in pole position after two days of breathtaking action on the iconic waters of Sydney Harbour. Swiss crew Alinghi remain in pole position after two days of breathtaking action on the iconic waters of Sydney Harbour, but it couldn't be tighter at the top as the battle between the two Series frontrunners intensifies.
Posted today at 10:08 am
Tom Squires 'dab's' while skydiving at Sailing World Cup - Melbourne
Tom Squires from the British Sailing Team is in Melbourne jumped out of a plane as part of the event earlier this week. Tom Squires from the British Sailing Team is in Melbourne for the Sailing World Cup Final sailing on the RS:X jumped out of a plane as part of the event earlier this week. He took the opportunity to do his first 'dab' and managed to hurt his shoulder.
Posted today at 7:25 am
Vendee Globe - Dealer's choice - Antipodean duel in stormy low
Armel Le Cleac’h and Alex Thomson have throttled back to preserve their boats and equipment as best they can Gusty, squally winds averaging 40kts, big, confused seas compounded by an awkward wind angle are all contributing to the worst period yet for two leaders of the Vendee Globe as they deal with a nasty, messy low pressure system. Armel Le Cleac’h and Alex Thomson have throttled back to preserve their boats and equipment as best they can but even so speeds are still averaging between 18 and 20 kts.
Posted today at 6:11 am
Vendee Globe - Conrad Colman - 'It’s emotional and shocking'
Conrad Colman has shown in this race that he is not merely able to deal with the technical problems thrown at him Conrad Colman, currently in twelfth place directly south of Madagascar, has shown in this race that he is not merely able to deal with the technical problems thrown at him, but he has also revealed his ability to communicate how he feels and what life is like aboard an IMOCA with all its ups and downs. Here is his reaction to the recent incidents in the race.
Posted today at 5:24 am