Entries open for 2021 ORC World Champs
Published on November 23rd, 2020
The ORC World Championship 2021 already have 86 entries from 9 countries pre-registered for the event to be held August 6-14 August 2021 in Tallinn, Estonia. As with all ORC Continental and World Championships, racing will be conducted in three classes based on the size and speed of the boats, with medals awarded in each of three classes: Class A, Class B and Class C.
The racing itself will be a scored combination of short windward-leeward races as well as short and long distance racing held in the Bay of Tallinn and the Gulf of Finland, the eastern extremity of the Baltic Sea.
Teams with all-amateur crews are eligible for Corinthian prizes in each class, and for the first time there will be a National Team Trophy awarded to the top-scoring team of entries from each class that represent their country – eligible national teams must have at least one entry in each of three classes.
The 2021 ORC Worlds will be the second major ORC championship event held in Estonia, the first having been in Parnu, where the 2015 Volvo ORC European Championship drew 65 teams from 8 countries, setting a new participation record at the time. Enthusiasm for ORC racing in the eastern Baltic region has built steadily since then, with nearly 800 ORC certificates issued this year in the seven nations of this region.