05 Jan 2021 ORC Double Handed European Championship
The Offshore Racing Congress (ORC) awarded the 2021 ORC Double Handed European Championship to the Hellenic Offshore Racing Club (HORC).
This is the first European Double Handed Championship to be organized by ORC. Offshore Double Handed events have been proposed by World Sailing to be included as a mixed two-person offshore keelboat event in the Olympic program for Paris 2024.
The event will be held from 4-10 July 2021, alongside the international sailing race “AEGEAN 600” (non-stop 600 mile race) organized by HORC on the same dates and the conduct of which for 2020 was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
A key role in the selection of HORC has been its long history in holding world championships and the excellent preparation and presentation.
Hellenic Offshore Racing Club is in close collaboration with the ORC Offshore Classes and Events Committee regarding the format to be decided for the initial ORC Double Handed European Championship. Further details will be issued later this month.