104 teams ready for Alexela ORC World Championship 2021
PRESS RELEASE: August 6, 2021 – Tallinn, Estonia –
After a one year hiatus in competition last year, the annual ORC World Championship returns to the international yachting calendar, this year with title sponsor Alexela’s support and organization by the Kalev Yacht Club in beautiful Tallinn, Estonia. A total of 104 entries from 12 nations are registered for competing in three classes, each with its own World Champion titles and awards.
After three days of Registration, Inspection, Measurement and a Practice Race and Opening Ceremony on Sunday, 8 August, racing will commence on Monday, 9 August with a long offshore race in the Baltic, finishing the following day. Then on Wednesday and Thursday, 11-12 August, short Inshore racing will be held on four course areas near Tallinn. On Friday, 13 August there will be a short offshore race finishing the same day, followed on Saturday 14 August with more inshore racing and the Closing Ceremony.
As a prelude to the Worlds, about one third of the fleet – 34 teams – opted to race in the One Sails Cup held at the same venue in Tallinn over the past two days. Five windward-leeward races were held in light to moderate conditions. Yet this was not the only pre-ORC Worlds competition held in the eastern Baltic this season: three prior events – the Moonsund Regatta, the Estonian and Finnish ORC Nationals – also provided opportunities for teams in the region to get themselves ready for the main event.
The Alexela ORC World Championship 2021 is additionally supported by the City of Tallinn, Sportland, Saku, Alter Marine, Amserv, Forus, Rotermann City, Pantaenius, Telia, Postimees, Deinhard and OneSails. The organizers of the Alexela ORC World Championship 2021 are the Kalev Yacht Club, Pärnu Yacht Club, Tallinn Yacht Club, Estonian Yachting Union and the Tallinn Olympic Sailing Center.