The 2019 D-Marin ORC World Championship expects to attract around 150 sailboats and 1,000 sailors from all over the world when the competition is held on June 3-8 in Sibenik, Croatia. The 6-day regatta will be divided in one long and one short offshore navigational races with the remainder of the program being buoy racing on two course areas.
“The D-Marin ORC World Championship will be the most significant nautical event of the season and we couldn’t be more proud for hosting it in Croatia,” said Burak Baykan, CEO of D-Marin Group. “This gives us an opportunity to simultaneously promote nautical sports in Croatia, as well as the alluring charm and rich cultural heritage of Sibenik.”
Along with Sailing Club Val, the marina D-Marin Mandalina has hosted many other high-level international regattas including the 52SuperSeries, the Croatian ORC D-Marin Cup, and various Farr 40, Melges 24 and Melges 32 Class events.
“We are very pleased to return to Croatia for our ORC World Championship event,” said Bruno Finzi, Chairman of ORC. “Sibenik is a beautiful venue, and everyone who has come here has been extremely impressed. It was in 2011 here in Croatia where the number of ORC World Championship entries exceeded 100 for the first time, so we are looking for another strong turnout for 2019 and a great regatta for all.”
Entries are now open at the event website: www.orcworlds2019.com.