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Dutch Veronica Race qualifies for the Rolex Fastnet Race 2021
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The Dutch offshore Veronica Race is accepted as qualification opportunity for the Rolex Fastnet Race 2021. Several qualifying offshore sailing races in the Netherlands had to be cancelled due to the Covid restrictions. Many subscripted teams to the Rolex Fastnet Race 2021 had difficulty to collect their required offshore nautical miles. The RORC recently confirmed the Veronica Race as additional qualification race for the Fastnet.

North Sea Regatta C-19 Windmill Race
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RORC North Sea Race and Vuurschepen Race both cancelled due to travel restrictions in the UK. NSR to organize exciting replacement race.

Portugal The Ocean Race Europe
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Following the Race start from Lorient, France, at the end of May, the inaugural edition of The Ocean Race Europe will stop in Cascais, bringing the top international offshore racing teams in the world to Portugal.

Semaine Olympique Française
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For almost a year, the organising committee of the Semaine Olympique Française has designed and developed many measures to welcome the elite of Olympic sailing in the safest conditions possible. All scenarios were considered and proposed to the DIGES (France’s inter-ministerial delegation for major sporting events), but unfortunately they have not given their permission and the event will not be able to take place in April.

Lorient will host the start of The Ocean Race Europe
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The French city of Lorient in Brittany has been appointed as the starting point for The Ocean Race Europe.

RORC Offshore Racing
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Following on from the UK Government’s ‘Roadmap out of lockdown’ on Monday 22nd February, the RORC Committee, working with the RYA and Government, is confident that overnight racing will return for the 2021 RORC Season’s Points Championship. Some changes will be necessary for the early part of the season, but unless the recovery from the pandemic changes, the world’s largest offshore championship will go ahead, including the 49th edition of the Rolex Fastnet Race.

ORC Double Handed European Championship
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The Hellenic Offshore Racing Club (HORC) and the Offshore Racing Congress (ORC) are pleased to announce that the entry process is now open for the first-ever ORC Double Handed European Championship to be held over 2-10 July 2021. The event is being held concurrently with the AEGEAN 600, a non-stop 600-mile full-crew race tour of the Aegean Sea that also starts and ends in Sounio.

Genova
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As with the round the world race in 2022-23, the iconic Italian port of Genova will play host to the finale of The Ocean Race Europe in June.

Antigua Sailing Week
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Event organizers will be joining local government and the international community in working to limit and eradicate the COVID-19 spread by cancelling the 2021 edition of Antigua Sailing Week (ASW), including the Peters & May Round Antigua Race, which were scheduled for later this year - April 24 – 30.

St. Maarten Heineken Regatta
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On Monday January 25th, organizers of the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta published its plans for the 41st edition of this annual event, eliminating the parties and social gatherings from this year’s event format and focusing on hosting the 4 days of world class racing, as it is first and foremost an outdoor sporting event.