Distance race starts Offshore Sailing World Championships

Published on July 14th, 2018

The Hague, Netherlands (July 14, 2018) – The 85-boat fleet from 15 nations are geared up for tomorrow’s opening round of races in The Hague Offshore Sailing World Championships 2018.

The fleet is divided into three classes, with nine entries racing in Class A, 27 entries in Class B, and 49 entries in Class C.

The championship begins with a single start for one of two required distance races in the event format which also includes seven inshore windward-leeward races.

Racing is planned for July 15 to 20, with light wind in the forecast to start the event.

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There have been World Championships run since 1999 for yachts handicapped under the Offshore Racing Congress’ IMS and ORCi rating systems, while for the first time since being sanctioned as an International Rating system by World Sailing in 2003, IRC scoring will be used in a World Championship.

For the 2018 edition, all competing entries must have valid IRC Endorsed and ORC International certificates, and each race will be scored with a finishing place determined using ORC ratings and IRC ratings, with the two summed up.

Source: The Hague Offshore Sailing World Championship

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