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120 Entries for 2021 ORC World Championship in Tallin, Estonia

3rd March 2021
Holm-Kalev Yacht Club racing with Tallinn Old Town in the background. In 2021 the Bay of Tallinn is the venue for the ORC World Championships
Holm-Kalev Yacht Club racing with Tallinn Old Town in the background. In 2021 the Bay of Tallinn is the venue for the ORC World Championships Credit: Gerli Tooming/ORC

Organisers from the Kalev Yacht Club and the Offshore Racing Congress (ORC) have announced a change to the Notice of Race that will broaden participation in the 2021 ORC World Championship being held over 6-14 August 2021 in Tallinn, Estonia.

Currently, there are 120 entries from 14 countries that are divided into three classes, the largest turnout of entries at an ORC World Championship in five years since the 2016 ORC World Championship at the Royal Danish YC in Skovshoved, Denmark.

Due to this strong interest, organisers for the Tallinn Worlds have chosen to amend the Notice of Race to accommodate all existing and possibly even more entries since there is a capacity limit of 50 boats on each starting line. Currently, Class A has 7 entries, Class B has 38 entries, and Class C has 75 entries, and World Championship titles are awarded in each of these three classes.

The NOR change would allow organisers to divide a class that has at least 60 paid entries by 1 June into two groups within the same class. A plan for heat scoring, if needed for a class being raced in two groups, would be published on 15 July.

Having been the site of the 1980 Olympic Sailing events and with sailing and iceboating being major and very successful watersports activities here ever since, the City of Tallinn is a major supporter of the 2021 ORC World Championship, investing more than €800K in total in this and other sporting events taking place in Tallinn this year.

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