Please select your home edition
Edition
Ancasta Ker 40+ 728x90

ORCi World Championship new Class B leader

by Offshore Racing Congress on 24 Jun 2011
ORCi World Championship 2011 © Max Ranchi Photography http://www.maxranchi.com
ORCi World Championship, Cres Croatia.

Light winds and general recalls once again impeded progress on the event format with only one race held in Class B.


The locals claim that in over a decade of June championship racing in Cres, it's never been like this: four consecutive days of light wind. But this is what Principal Race Officer Bojan Gale has had to contend with at the 2011 ORCi World Championship, along with an unruly group of competitors in both classes of the 119-boat fleet.

After a three hour postponement on the water, a light southwesterly sea breeze finally filled to seven to eight knots, allowing race managers to start a sequence for Class B's first inshore race.

However, a right shift in the breeze prompted one general recall, then another, and only under threat from the black flag did the fleet finally behave and get off the line clean. A big left shift rewarded those on that side of the 1.4-mile windward leg, including race winner Spin One, an X-35 owned and skippered by Pietro Saccomani. The dying and shifting breeze then prompted a course shortening at the second top mark.


Class A had the same general recall affliction as their smaller bretheren, and the delay caused them to have to wait until the gate area cleared of Class B boats before another start could be made. But the dying breeze prevented this, and even after re-locating to a new course area closer to the harbor at Cres where the sea breeze was still strong, by the time a new course could be set this breeze drifted away as well, prompting Gale to signal the fleet to go home for the day.

So, while the results from yesterday remain unchanged for Class A, with Cesare Salotti and Pieralberto Setti's Farr 40 Shear Terror in the lead, for Class B there is a new leader. Francesco Montanari's Grand Soleil 40R Vahine' 5 now leads the 63 boat class on scores of 3 – 5, 7.125 points ahead of yesterday's leader Despeinada, another GS 40R skippered by Claudio Margherita, and nine points ahead of third placed Next Team, a modified X-35 skippered by Filippo Tognana.

Inshore racing will resume tomorrow, with Bura conditions predicted for the final two days of racing which ends on Saturday.









Results Class A here
Results Class B here


Ancasta Ker 40+ 660x82Bakewell-White Yacht DesignInSunSport - NZ

Related Articles

J-70 World Championship – More action-shots by Erik Simonson
Erik Simonson provided this gallery of images from 2016 J-70 World Championship – Day 2. Erik Simonson provided this gallery of images from 2016 J-70 World Championship – Day 2.
Posted today at 5:46 am
J-70 World Championship – Day 2 images by Erik Simonson
Erik Simonson provided this gallery of images from 2016 J-70 World Championship – Day 2. Erik Simonson provided this gallery of images from 2016 J-70 World Championship – Day 2.
Posted today at 5:26 am
Building conditions on Day 2 of the 2016 Alcatel J/70 Worlds
San Francisco has a storied reputation as a world-class venue during summer/early fall, and Day 2 of Alcatel J/70 Worlds San Francisco has a storied reputation as a world-class venue during the summer and early fall, and Day Two of the 2016 Alcatel J/70 Worlds, hosted by the St. Francis Yacht Club, did not disappoint.
Posted today at 4:54 am
J-70 World Championship – Day 1 images by Erik Simonson
Erik Simonson provided this gallery of images from 2016 J-70 World Championship – Day 1. Erik Simonson provided this gallery of images from 2016 J-70 World Championship – Day 1.
Posted on 28 Sep
Alcatel J/70 Worlds - Cut-throat competition on Day 1 in San Francisco
World Championship regattas always generate high-level competition World Championship regattas always generate high-level competition, but when you stack 68 of the world’s most popular One Design boats on San Francisco Bay in a crisp, late-September breeze, you can bet your last shackle that the competition will be ferocious.
Posted on 28 Sep
Olympic Gold medalist and Volvo Ocean Race winner up for WS Board
Torben Grael (BRA) is amongst the 15 nominations for one of seven places on the Board of Directors of World Sailing Torben Grael (BRA) is amongst the 15 nominations for one of seven places on the Board of Directors of World Sailing in November. The five times Olympic medalist, Volvo Ocean Race winner and several times America's Cup competitor will bring a much needed sailing edge to the Board of World Sailing if he can navigate the politics of the controlling body of the sport.
Posted on 25 Sep
World Sailing President nominated by 45 Member National Associations
Incumbent World Sailing President, Carlo Croce (ITA) has welcomed nominations from 45 Member National Associations Incumbent World Sailing President, Carlo Croce (ITA) has nominations from 45 Member National Associations [MNAs] for his re-election as the President of Sailing’s International Federation. Nominations for the position of President have been formally published by World Sailing and show widespread support for Croce.
Posted on 25 Sep
World-class talent expected at 2016 Alcatel J/70 Worlds
Summer’s days may be numbered, but this comes as welcome news to all sailors participating in 2016 Alcatel J/70 Worlds Summer’s days may be numbered, but this comes as welcome news to all sailors participating in the 2016 Alcatel J/70 Worlds hosted by the St. Francis Yacht Club, as fall’s arrival neatly dovetails with the start of what promises to be a world-championship regatta for the ages.
Posted on 22 Sep
Daniel Frost’s JJOne of Germany solidifies advantage at J/24 Worlds
Keiji Kondo’s Fox of Japan moved up to second place after a solid 1,2,4 on Wednesday for 15 net points. JJOne earned their second bullet of the regatta in the day’s middle battle, trailed by Fox and Mark Laura’s Baba Louie of the USA.
Posted on 21 Sep
RS Aeros at the Houston Open One-Design Regatta (HOOD)
RS delivered the demo trailer from New England for this, the first of three Texas events on the North American Aero Tour RS delivered the demo trailer from New England for this, the first of three Texas events on the 2016 North American Aero Tour. A number of people came over to talk about the boats and possible fleets in Corpus Christi, Austin and elsewhere--the curiosity and positive energy were great to see! We also had a few people try the boat out and come back grinning.
Posted on 20 Sep