Please select your home edition
Edition
Protector 728x90

New York Yacht Club to host 2020 ORC/IRC World Championship

by Stuart Streuli 1 Nov 2018 06:26 PDT
Harbour Court, Newport home of the New York YC © Dan Nerney

The Offshore Racing Congress (ORC) working in cooperation with the Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) and Union National Course au Large (UNCL), founding partners of the IRC rating system, are pleased to announce the approval of the New York Yacht Club to host the 2020 IRC/ORC World Championship in Newport, Rhode Island, USA.

This will be the first World Championship for offshore boats held in the United States since the IMS World Championship in 2000, also hosted by the New York Yacht Club.

"We are very pleased to work once again with RORC to plan this important event on the offshore sailing calendar," said Bruno Finzi, Chairman of ORC. "It has been too long since we have been away from the U.S., where US Sailing was one of our founding members when ORC was formed in 1969."

The proposed dates are 25 September – 3 October 2020, subject to slight modifications pending review by a Working Party formed by members representing all three partners to start on the detailed planning.

"Our experience in The Hague for the first edition of the IRC/ORC World Championship this year was positive on many levels," said Steven Anderson, Commodore of RORC, "There is a strong desire to continue this cooperative momentum towards the future. We have agreed that IRC and ORC will work with each other to approve and plan these Worlds events every two years so that our sailors may also plan to put this on their calendars as well."

"Offshore sailing is part of the DNA of the New York Yacht Club," said Commodore Philip A. Lotz. "Our waterfront clubhouse at Harbour Court combined with Newport's tremendous sailing conditions and extensive marine infrastructure, provide what we feel is one of the greatest venues for offshore racing. The Club is very excited to welcome the world to our hometown for the 2020 IRC/ORC World Championship."

The typical format of the combined Worlds has been 2 to 3 offshore or coastal races, followed by 6 to 7 inshore races. Racing will be in three classes defined by the size and rated speeds of the boats, and all-amateur Corinthian prizes will be offered in each class. ORC and IRC ratings will be used to score the racing, however the Working Party will make the final determination on how when a Notice of Race is issued for the event in 2019.

Related Articles

Melges IC37 at the NYYC Annual Regatta overall
Unforgettable weekend with three days of nearly perfect conditions The Melges IC37 Class experience was showcased in full at the New York Yacht Club 165th Annual Regatta throughout all three days of nearly perfect conditions, great competition, and unrivaled camaraderie for the Melges IC37 fleet. Posted today at 4:39 am
165th New York Yacht Club Annual Regatta overall
Robin Team and sons score a family win With the exception of maybe a little more sun and a little less rain, Robin Team has a hard time imagining a better Father's Day. The J/122 skipper from Lexington, N.C., spent Sunday sailing with his two sons in testing conditions Posted today at 1:02 am
Melges IC37 at the NYYC Annual Regatta day 2
"Members Only" Syndicate wins the day Only one race was completed on Day 2 of the New York Yacht Club 165th Annual Regatta but Melges IC37 Class sailors recount the afternoon as one of the most memorable days on the water thus far. Posted on 16 Jun
Melges IC37 at the NYYC Annual Regatta day 1
Tom Stark's RUSH takes on the event in style The Melges IC37 Fleet hit yet another milestone on Day 1 of the New York Yacht Club 165th Annual Regatta this afternoon, kicking off its second ever regatta since the Class's inception. Posted on 15 Jun
165th New York Yacht Club Annual Regatta day 1
Fortune favors the bold on a windy lap of Conanicut Island Boats designed to the Universal Rule weren't built to be sailed tentatively, or by tentative sailors. The smaller classes, in particular, were narrow with minimal freeboard and required determined, fearless sailors to get the most out of the design Posted on 15 Jun
New York Yacht Club Annual Regatta classics fleet
13 classic yachts lining up in two very competitive classes 13 classic yachts are registered for the season-opening 165th NYYC Annual Regatta this weekend, and they'll line up in two very competitive classes. Posted on 14 Jun
165th Annual Regatta has strength in numbers
Large fleets in the IRC and PHRF divisions Rating rules have evolved significantly since nine yachts started—from anchor, with all sails except jibs set—a "Trial of Speed" on July 15, 1845, off Elysian Fields in Hoboken, N.J. Posted on 13 Jun
Return of the Swan American Regatta
Some 13 Swans have entered the event Swan yachts will race as a single class, with a separate start and dedicated scoring under ORC. The best-placed Swan will be awarded the Swan American Challenge Trophy. Posted on 13 Jun
New York YC Annual Regatta attracts strong fleet
All classes will enjoy the traditional race around Conanicut Island The return of the Swan American Regatta and the inaugural season of racing in the new Melges IC37 fleet are two of the many reasons why the 165th edition of the New York Yacht Club Annual Regatta is seeing a significant upswing in entries. Posted on 11 Jun
Carina lines up for Transatlantic Race
The only three-time entrant The incident meant that Carina lost out on Class 4 honors by less than an hour. After more than 18 days of racing, a mere 54 minutes—0.2 percent of their race—is all that separated Carina from another transatlantic victory. Posted on 8 Jun
Melges IC37 2019 FooterC-Tech Emirates TNZHenri-Lloyd 2019 Footer