Pete Melvin: To the Olympics and Beyond:
After a multihull event was absent at the 2012 Olympics, the 2016 Games will once again include multihull competition. But when teams from Canada and USA line up this summer at the Rio Games, they will be considered cat converts – sailors who made the switch for 2016 from monohulls to multihulls.
Spreading the ORC Gospel:
At the annual meeting of the Irish Cruiser Racing Association (ICRA) in Limerick on March 5, representatives from the Offshore Racing Congress (ORC) addressed the assembled crowd of over 60 delegates on features of ORC’s rating systems. Here the ORC’s Dobbs Davis gives an overview of the Irish presentation…
The interest from ICRA is in response to the recent growth and popularity the ORC system has seen in recent years around the world: the system issued over 10,000 certificates in 2015 in some 40 countries, has been growing yearly while other international systems are struggling, and yet its not in use at all in Ireland.
What the dele…
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