sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery

 

Sail-World.com : ORCi World Championship reigning European champion wins long race

ORCi World Championship reigning European champion wins long race

'ORCi World Championship 2011'    Hrvoje Duvancic

For Class A competing at the ORCi World Championship the building breeze at the very end of the course was a welcome blessing after a long and fitful night of stop and go sailing in the middle and long distance races.

But this late breeze did sweep in the smaller boats in the class to correct over their larger rivals who finished hours before, propelling Riccardo di Bartolomeo's B&C-designed GS42R Man, the reigning European champion, into winning the long race, followed by Luca Pierdomenico's Farr 40 MP30+10 six minutes behind on corrected time, and FYC Slovakia's Judel/Vrolijk 42 Quebramar only another two minutes behind in third.

The new leader in Class A is Cesare Salotti and Pieralberto Setti's Farr 40 Shear Terror, whose scores of 5-5-4 for one inshore and two offshore races – with the offshore races scoring 1.5 times – yields a points total of 18.5. Man's total is 22.125, and third place is currently held by Roberto Monti's Felci-designed GP42 Airis on 33 points.

Much of Class B raced hard throughout the night and most of the day to complete the 100-mile course, but still could not have their fastest boat get to the finish line within the 36-hour time limit. This means only the first 53.4 miles of the middle distance race could be completed, giving this class only one race on the scoreboard after Monday's general recalls and abandonments left the day without a scored race.

This gives three Italian Grand Soleil 40R's the top three places on the leaderboard: Despeinada Sailing Team's Despeinada, skippered by Claudio Sernagiotto, is in the lead on 1.125 points, followed by Francesco Montanari's Vahine' 5 on 3 points, and Francesco Siculiana's reigning ORC European champion Alvarosky in third. At this scoring gate Vahine' 5 was only nine minutes behind Despeinada after 19 hours of racing, but then Alvarosky was over two hours behind Vahine' 5.

ORCi World Championship 2011 -  Hrvoje Duvancic  

'Unfortunately, because of the course geography, we had no ability to shorten course for Class B,' said event director Zoran Grubisa. 'The boats were never going to come together at one point, except at just a few miles from the finish at the bay in Cres, so we had to just hope the wind filled in enough to get them there. Unfortunately the wind remained very irregular on most of the course today, so it just didn't happen.'

'This is what it was like all night,' said Vasco Vascotto, tactician on Piero Paniccia's Cookson 50 Calipso VI. 'There was a streak of wind for you to advance beyond the others, then you would stop. Then the next streak of wind would miss you and bring the others up. It was very difficult sailing, and I think the scoring gate was not necessarily the best test of skill because of this random aspect of the wind. But this is offshore sailing.'

First through the scoring gate, skipper Gabriele Benussi on the TP52 Ariene 1er Classe felt the same, but said on the final leg to the finish they had a spirited gibing duel with Calipso to break the monotony and protect their first-to-finish lead, which they held by only 96 seconds.

Inshore racing will resume tomorrow, with better breeze predicted than for the past three days, and even better Bura conditions predicted for the final two days of racing on Friday and Saturday.

ORCi World Championship 2011 -  Hrvoje Duvancic  

ORCi World Championship 2011 -  Hrvoje Duvancic  


The ORCi World Championship continues in Cres, Croatia until June 25th.

ORCi World Championship website




by Offshore Racing Congress

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=85043

8:18 PM Wed 22 Jun 2011 GMT






Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.


News - USA and the World







































International Moth Worlds: Rashley ahead as Aussies close in by Mark Jardine / YachtsandYachting.com,




















International Moth Worlds - Mothballed on day 4 + Video by Mark Jardine / YachtsandYachting.com,




Gladwell's Line: A change of direction needed in the America's Cup *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz,




Red Bull 49erFX: First look at the Olympic sailing venue at Rio
Fuerteventura Kiteboarding Grand Slam - Classic conditions on day 3
NYYC Race Week Part II images by Rolex/Daniel Forster
Drowning or electric shock? What you need to know to help save a life
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 1
Six Metre European Championship - Blazing sunshine on opening day
National Sailing Hall of Fame to present Lifetime Achievement Award
International Moth Worlds: Greenhalgh and Rashley tied at the top
PWA Pozo World Cup - Fantastic finale determines winners
Six Metre Class British Open Championship - Llanoria and Valhalla win
Anna Tunnicliffe set to compete at the CrossFit Games
America's Cup: Oracle Team USA holds foiling camp at Wangi SC
Volvo Ocean Race: Abu Dhabi OR completes double Atlantic crossing
Volvo Ocean Race: Team SCA has a 'pull through day' off the Canaries
No tiller sailing - how to steer using just the sails + Video
International Moth Worlds: Three bullets in a row for Greenhalgh
U.S. Junior Women’s Singlehanded Championship - Sophia Reineke wins
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 0 Opening
Fuerteventura World Cup - Slalom action highlights day 2
2014 Governor's Cup - Sam Gilmour of RFBYC victorious again
Farr 40 West Coast Champ - Skipper Alberto Rossi leads Enfant Terrible   
Flying Dutchman World Championships - Magyars are the Masters   
Final day shakes up standings at Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek   
2014 -15 Volvo Ocean Race: Team Alvimedica pushing towards Southampton   
NYYC Race Week - Saving the best for last   
VX One North American Championship - Chris Alexander commands   
2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - Waiting game on Day 3   
International Moth Worlds: Thunderstorms delay racing on Day 1   
Fuerteventura World Cup - Impressive tricks on day 1   
2014 Governor's Cup - Two former winners in the finals   
America's Cup: Iain Murray explains reasons for Australian withdrawal *Feature   
Wilson and Roble remain number one match racers in U.S.   
2014 ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship - Set to start   
PWA Pozo World Cup - Moreno twins dominate home spot   
ISAF Youth Worlds - Record breaking regatta in Tavira + Video   
Melges 32 European Championship - Robertissima remains out front   
Farr 40 West Coast Championship - Italians take one-point lead   
Melges 32 European Championship - Day 3 images by Carlo Borlenghi   
New York Yacht Club Race Week - Marstrom 32 fleet off to anxious start   
Melges 32 European Championship - Day 3 images by Max Ranchi   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL WAS US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT