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Trevor Middleton's Sun Fast 3600 Black Sheep win 2019 RORC Season's Points Championship overall
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More than 5,000 sailors from around the world, racing in a dazzling variety of 570 yachts, took part in the 2019 RORC Season's Points Championship. The world's largest offshore racing series comprised 14 testing races and every race had its own coveted prize for the overall winner and for IRC class honours.

IRC European Championship
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The 2020 IRC European Championship will be held at Cork Week as part of the unique celebration of the 300th anniversary of the Royal Cork Yacht Club. The 5th edition of the IRC European Championship will take place over five days of racing from Monday 13th July to Friday 17th July 2020. The championship is expected to attract a record fleet of highly competitive IRC rated boats vying for the overall win and class honours.

World Sailing and Virtual Regatta
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Following the success of the first two eSailing World Championship seasons, World Sailing, the world governing body of the sport, and Virtual Regatta, the leading digital sailing platform, have extended and expanded their relationship through to 2028.

ORC/IRC Worlds
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Today's annual meeting of the Offshore Racing Congress (ORC) marks 50 years since this organization started as the first international body to organize and develop a system to fairly handicap offshore racing yachts.

Marco Gradoni and Anne-Marie Rindom
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Italy’s Marco Gradoni was crowned the 2019 male Rolex World Sailor of the Year on Tuesday 29 October in Bermuda, becoming the youngest ever recipient, at the World Sailing Awards. Anne-Marie Rindom of Denmark received the female accolade to follow in the footsteps of the all-time great sailors.

Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image 2019
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The best yacht racing photos taken this year are now available online. The public is invited to vote for their favourite image. The winning images, as well as the best yacht racing photographers, will be celebrated at the Yacht Racing Forum in Bilbao, Spain, on November 26.

Itajaí
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The Ocean Race 2021-22 will stop in Itajaí, Brazil, marking the fourth consecutive time the city on the Santa Catarina coastline will host the iconic event.

Wally
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The Wally Class marks its shared 20th anniversary with the Voiles de St Tropez with the announcement of a new cruising class to run alongside its current competitive racing class from next year.
 

Ineos Team UK
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Just 48 hours after the Italians’ launch, the British team take their turn to reveal their first AC75.

Vendée Globe start
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On 8th November 2020, at 13:02, the 9th Vendée Globe will start from Les Sables–d’Olonne. Ever since its creation, the Vendée Globe – a sailing race round-the-world, solo, non-stop and without assistance - has been an essential reference in the world of offshore sailing. Driven by an ever-increasing popularity, the race attracts sailors from all horizons.