Around the buoys, or around the world: It's a fascinating sport.
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Pay to participate in a grueling race the wrong way around the world, and risk your life in the Southern Seas in the process. Only an avid sailor can see that this makes perfect sense.
Salty Seas were main sponsors of the traditional ocean yacht race across the North sea from Norway to Shetland and return in 2000, 2001 and 2002. Now celebrating the 20th anniversary!
to Hobarth Race
Caught the world's attention after the fatal storm of 1998, but a classic among racers for 60 years.
Volvo Ocean Race Round the World
Now featuring the new Volvo 70 class. Bigger, faster - and less apt to reach the finish line.
The best source of information about a particular type of sailboat - or racing it - is usually its international class Web site. They usually link to national classes and other Web sites that relates to that particular design.
ISAF link list to sailboat racing classes
Sailing Federation (ISAF)
International body overseeing races, clubs, classes, and other organizations worldwide.
Racing Council (ORC)
The sole international authority recognised by the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) for the establishment, management, amendment and administration of several measurement systems for Offshore racing. And oh, yes...we almost forgot: Their other objective is to promote offshore racing.
Racing Rules of Sailing
The body behind ARC (Atlantic Race for Cruisers) and many other cruising-oriented races.
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ã Salty Seas
One of several essential boating sites at Saltyseas.com