Bayview Mackinac Race to Use ORR Rating System:
Bayview Yacht Club’s Bell’s Beer Bayview Mackinac Race, set to start on July 16, will be using ORR (Offshore Racing Rule) for the first time. Boats sailing the longer Cove Island course (259 nautical miles) will require an ORR rating while boats sailing the shorter Shore Course (204 nautical miles) will use PHRF. Full report.
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Bayview Mackinac Race to Use ORR Rating System, Editor
Clipper Race: East Beats North:
(March 3, 2016; Day 5) – It has been another 24 hours of challenging seas and strong winds with the worst sea state of the entire circumnavigation reported by new Clipper Round the World Yacht Race leader Garmin. Former race leader ClipperTelemed+, which chose the northerly as opposed to the easterly route, has fallen back into third place in the race to China. Full report.
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Clipper Race: East Beats North, Editor