Technical

ORC Measurement Video Series
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As part of its ongoing commitment to support offshore sailing around the world, members of the technical team of the Offshore Racing Congress (ORC) have been working with T2P Productions to produce a series of instructional videos on measurement of boats, sails and spars.

Zhik sailing suits
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While the Volvo Ocean Race is heading for one of the most exciting finishes in Gothenburg, the teams are trying to arrive in Sweden as dry as possible. At Team AkzoNobel, this is done by exchanging the sailing suits of their Zikh sponsor clothing for the Musto HPX suits.

How to win a distance race
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The different type of challenge offered by distance races attracts a myriad of different sailors, both racers and cruisers. Quantum's Dave Flynn details how you can increase your odds of success in this unique type of event.

B&G Zeus3 Glass Helm
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B&G is pleased to announce the launch the new Zeus3 Glass Helm from B&G which will be on show at Dusseldorf and Miami boat shows this month.

2018 The Hague Offshore World Championship
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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.

Phantom Decksweeper sail catamaran
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After announcing the launching of a new windsurfing sails line last week, Phantom goes on with another announcement as the company extends its catamaran sails line with a full range of DeckSweepers.

iAIS app
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A new version of Digital Yacht’s iAIS app is now available that supports a background layer of charting utilising the popular and detailed Navionic’s charts. What’s more, there’s no requirement to re-purchase charts so long as you have a current Navionic’s subscription and app on the iOS device.

Nautix
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No doubt about it, 1 January 2018 is a significant date for marine paint producers. Why? Because new European legislation on antifouling will be coming into wider force on that day.

ORC congress
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As part of the World Sailing Annual Conference, the Offshore Racing Congress (ORC) has today concluded 6 days of meetings of its Committees and Congress to report on a successful 2017 as well as looking forward to 2018. The Congress has approved new rules and initiatives for next year that will help the ORC system further improve its rating services to offshore sailors in 45 countries around the world.

Great Circle–SQUID
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The Volvo Ocean Race, a 45,000 nautical mile race around the world, has selected Great Circle–Squid as its marine and race weather provider.