Clipper - The only race in the world where the organisers supply the fleet of twelve identical, 70-foot, stripped down racing yachts - each sponsored by a brand - and manned with a fully-qualified skipper, employed to lead the crews safely around the globe.
Cruising Yacht Club of Australia - Australia's premier ocean racing club for conducting world class
events such as the Telstra Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, and Southern Cross Cup, and for setting the benchmark for ocean
Fairplay Cup - An annual sailing event which gets representatives of the different sectors of
the shipping industry together in a friendly but mildly competitive environment. For more information visit this site.
Rolex Big Boat Series - Annually attracts many world-caliber sailors, all of whom are
eager to win one of the six specially engraved Rolex timepieces, given to the winners of San Francisco's St. Francis Yacht Club's Perpetual Trophies.
Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) - The club racing is now on a two-year cycle with the Fastnet and the qualifiers necessary for it in each odd numbered year. For a typical "even year" such as 2004 there was a revival of a race from
the Solent to Cascais in Portugal, and a series in the Solent and offshore for three boat teams from around Britain and abroad for the Rolex Commodores' Cup. Some 20 events appeared on the annual programme, climaxed by the RORC racing division of the ARC race from
Las Palmas, Canary Islands, to Rodney Bay, St Lucia. In the Mediterranean there was the Middle Sea race of 630 miles from Malta, the China
Sea race of 650 miles was from Hong Kong to Manila and there was a non-stop 700-mile round Ireland event. Continental ports which marked
the finish of races of various lengths included St Malo, Ostend, Scheveningen, Cherbourg, Le Havre, Dieppe and St Quay Portrieux.
Multihulls, having been given a class briefly in the 1960s, were re-admitted in 1997 and then seemed set to continue.
World Cruising Club - Specialises in organising cruising rallies and races for yachts on a
worldwide basis. Best known among the events, is the ARC - the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers, an annual rally for cruising
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