2017-18 Sailing Calendar:

Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18 first leg starts Sunday, October 22, 2017, in Alicante, Spain, when the teams set out to complete a total of 45,000 nautical miles of offshore racing, over a course that takes in 11 landmark cities in five continents over eight months. Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18 schedule:

Extreme Sailing Series 2017
ACT 1: 08 - 11 March - Muscat, Oman
ACT 2: 28 April - 1 May - Qingdao, China
ACT 3: 29 June – 2 July - Madeira Islands, Portugal
ACT 4: 20 - 23 July - Europe
ACT 5: 10 – 13 August - Hamburg, Germany
ACT 6: 25 – 28 August - Cardiff, UK
ACT 7: 19 - 22 October - San Diego, USA
ACT 8: 30 Nov– 3 Dec - Los Cabos, Mexico

    Sailing World Cup Series 2017:
    22-Jan-2017 SWC Series Round 1 - Miami US
    23-Apr-2017 SWC Series Round 2 - Hyères FR
    04-Jun-2017 Sailing World Cup Final - Santander ES

    2017 RC44 Class events season and host venues will be comprised of five European events. Starting in Sotogrande, Spain (27 – 30 April), the fleet will return to the iconic Sardinian sailing mecca of Porto Cervo, Italy (29 June – 2 July), before moving onto to the Marstrand, Sweden for the 2017 RC44 World Championship (10 – 13 August). The penultimate regatta of the season will be held in the sailor’s favourite stop, Cascais, Portugal (28 September – 1 October), with the season finale in Lanzarote hosted by Calero Marinas, Arrecife (23 – 26 November).

    2017 Antigua Bermuda Race 12 May, 2017
    World Match Racing Tour (WMRT): Last event for 2017: Oct 24-29 China--Match Racing World Championship
    GC32 Racing Tour | GC32 Racing Tour 2017 
    11-14 May – GC32 Riva Cup / Riva del Garda, Italy; 28 June-1 July – TBA; 2-5 August – 36 Copa del Rey / Palma de Mallorca, Spain; 13-16 September – TBA; 12-15 October – Marseille One Design / Marseille, France.

    2018 52 SUPER SERIES:
    May 22-27: Sibenik 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week – Sibenik, Croatia
    June 19-24: 52 SUPER SERIES Zadar Royal Cup – Zadar, Croatia
    July 16-21: ROLEX TP52 World Championship Cascais 2018 – Cascais, Portugal
    August 20-25: Puerto Portals 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week – Mallorca, Spain
    September 17-22: 52 SUPER SERIES Valencia Sailing Week – Valencia, Spain

    Rolex Yachting:

    Beyond 2018:
    • 2021 America's CupEntries for challengers open on 1 January 2018 and close on 30 June 2018 with late entries accepted until 31 December 2018. The America's Cup World Series will be held in 2019 and 2020 with a Christmas regatta in December 2020. The Challenger series will be held in January and February 2021 with the America's Cup match in March, 2021.
    See also:

    World Sailing (formerly, the International Sailing Federation or ISAF) is the world governing body for the sport of sailing, officially recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), and is responsible for:
    • the promotion of the sport internationally;
    • managing sailing at the Olympic Games;
    • developing the Racing Rules of Sailing and regulations for all sailing competitions;
    • the training of judges, umpires and other administrators;
    • the development of the sport around the world; and
    • representing the sailors in all matters concerning the sport.
    United States Sailing Association | Calendar - US Sailing - National Governing Body for the sport of sailing in the United States. The organization works to achieve this mission through a wide range of programs and events, geared towards providing an equal level playing field for all sailors.The US SAILING Offshore office administers the IRC rule in the US. Yacht owners should contact Eric Baittinger at for help with certificate application or with rating questions.

    ORC - World Leader in Rating Technology - ORC Calendar: Worldwide Events - ORC: Offshore Racing Council is the sole authority for the ORC Rating System is the Offshore Racing Congress and the Rule shall be maintained and administered at ORC discretion. The roots of the ORC International handicap rule lie in the history of the International Measurement System. ORC International will continue to use the IMS platform of multiple modules from measurement to scoring. Boats required to have ORC International certificates have to be measured using all the criteria listed in IMS.


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