Dates revised for 2022 ORC/IRC Worlds
Published on January 20th, 2021
After consultation between the Federazione Italiana Vela (FIV), the Unione Vela Altura Italiana (UVAI), and the Union Nationale pour la Course au Large (UNCL), the Offshore Racing Congress (ORC), the Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC), and the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS), the dates for the 2022 ORC/IRC World Championship have been changed.
The new dates for the biennial event will be June 23 to July 1, which will avoid any overlap with the Rolex Giraglia regatta scheduled for mid-June. The original championship dates were June 18-26, 2022. The ORC/IRC World Championship remains in Porto Cervo, Sardinia, Italy.
The event will be the second World Championship held using both of these two World Sailing-recognized international rating systems following the cancellation of the 2020 event in the USA at New York Yacht Club due to pandemic restrictions. The first combined ORC/IRC Worlds was held in 2018 in The Hague, Netherlands and attracted 85 yachts from 15 nations.
The Notice of Race for the 2022 ORC/IRC World Championship will be published in June 2021, one year ahead of the regatta. As in previous planning for the combined Worlds, three full-crew classes segregated by size and speed will be competing for three World Champion titles.
Source: ORC/IRC World Championship