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OFFSHORE SAILING WORLDS 2018

- where sport drives technology –

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

News and Notice Board


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.

All competing entries must have valid IRC Endorsed and ORC International certificates, and a change to the Notice of Race (NOR) has been issued that specifies:

IRC results will be determined by corrected times calculated by Time on Time using single number TCC.

  ORC results will be determined by corrected times calculated by Time-on-Time Offshore Single Number for the offshore races and Time-on-Time Triple Number for the inshore races.

– Each race will be scored with a finishing place determined using ORC ratings and IRC ratings, with the two summed up.

– The final race score will be scored according to RRS A4 (First = 1 point, Second = 2 points, etc – see Race 1 example below), and if there is a tie the points assigned will be the shared equally among the tied boats (Race 2 example below).

Examples of this scoring scheme are as follows:

Inshore races and the first offshore race will have a scoring coefficient of 1.0, while the second offshore race will have a scoring coefficient of 2.0. And the championship is valid if at least 4 inshore races and 1 offshore race or at least 3 inshore races and 2 offshore races are completed. One discard of worst results will be allowed when 6 discardable races are completed. Discardable races include any inshore race and the first offshore race if the second offshore race is completed. The second offshore race shall not be discarded, and the first offshore race shall not be discarded if second offshore race is not completed.

And since the rules for both the IRC and ORC systems are in effect, the NOR amendment also states that a breach of any rule in either system that results in a disqualification or scoring penalty in a race will apply to the final race score.

In addition, with the 2018 ORC VPP ready to launch soon after the first of the new year, the CDL limits on ORC certificates are now modified in an amendment to the NOR to reflect the slight shift in 2018 ORC fleet ratings that will define the three classes racing at the event:

  • Class A: 16.5 >= CDL > 11.6
  • Class B: 11.6 >= CDL > 9.80
  • Class C: 9.80 >= CDL > 8.60

The 2018 The Hague Offshore Sailing World Championship has thusfar attracted strong interest from 111 boats registered from 18 countries: 12 in Class A, 27 in Class B and 74 in Class C. The first deadline for receiving a €250-300 discount on the entry fee is at the end of the month, 31 December.

 

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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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Offshore Sailing Worlds 2018 held in the Netherlands

Offshore Sailing Worlds 2018 held in the Netherlands

At the World Sailing Conference in Barcelona, The Hague is chosen as the city for the Offshore Sailing Worlds 2018. This means we will see worlds best 1300 sailors racing each other in front of the coastline of Scheveningen. The council of The Hague is really happy the Worlds are appointed to them.

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