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OFFSHORE SAILING WORLDS 2018

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From 12 – 20 July 2018, the Offshore Sailing World Championship is held in The Hague. Offshore racing is performed on different type of yachts between 9 and 20 meters in length.

Clever hi-tech models give each racing yacht a handicap, which are refined year on year. In 2018 it will be even more exciting; the 2 leading handicap systems IRC & ORC have joined forces, efforts and knowledge into 1 combined World Championship Offshore Sailing.

The challenging seawaters of The Hague will host the best 150 racing teams of the world out of 15.000. For over a week a combination of offshore and inshore racing will challenge these boats and teams to determine who are the best in the world.

For questions please contact us at: racing@osworlds2018.com

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Published newsletters to competitors

Published newsletters to competitors

To keep up to date with all the latest information, fun facts and practical stuff, we send out a newsletter to all competitors.

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Scoring plan and new class rating limits announced

Scoring plan and new class rating limits announced

Organizers from the 2018 The Hague Offshore Sailing World Championship, in consultation with the Offshore Racing Congress (ORC) and the Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC), have announced the scheme for scoring this first World Championship to use both the international IRC and ORC rating systems. The event is being held at Scheveningen Marina in The Hague over 12-20 July 2018.

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Great start for the Offshore Sailing Worlds 2018 in The Hague

Great start for the Offshore Sailing Worlds 2018 in The Hague

Tuesday September 12th, 2017 the entry of the Offshore Sailing Worlds 2018 opened. In the pre registration their were already a lot of enthusiastic international top sailing teams. The animo has never been so big for a top sailing championship, within two weeks the entry is half full. It promises to be a beautiful international field where 15 countries have already committed themselves.

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Registration for the Offshore Sailing Worlds is open!

Registration for the Offshore Sailing Worlds is open!

Tuesday, September 19th 2017 – The World Championships will be held from 12 to 20 July 2018. It’s the first ever combined ORC and IRC championship, an innovative solution to unite the world’s two largest offshore racing fleets. Be part of this unique fleet and register now for this historic event.

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Where sports drives technology

Where sports drives technology

In 2018 the city of The Hague Beach will be all about sailing and a sailing showcase to the world. Over the years, Dutch ORC teams have enjoyed hospitality of previous Worlds organizing countries. Being the 3rd largest ORC country, the Dutch owe it to the community and fellow racers from all over the world to invite them to the low lands to experience the hospitality and the treasure called ‘North Sea’.

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