Modified ORCsy rating system with performance curve scoring to be used for 2022

Rating System for our next regatta 2022. As everyone knows key to rating/handicapping Superyachts is knowing the wind strength. We all know that some competitors that shouldn’t even be sailing in 10K TWS turn into another animal altogether in 20K TWS. So initially the rating system incorporated wind bands with different ratings for each per your certificates. In the past that meant the onus wa...
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09 October, 2020 News Update SYCA

As thoughts turn to next season Antigua has just released the following protocols for yachts clearing in. You must remember this reflects the situation in the world as of now. As such it is very much a work in progress. It is totally reliant on the situation of the COVID status worldwide in the months to come and maybe also on the situation of the country you originate from. If you are...
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2020 Zig Zag awarded the Gosnell Trophy

John McMonigall’s Oyster 82 Zig Zag 2020 Superyacht Challenge Antigua Final Report Monday 15th March 2020 After a vote from all competing boats, the Gosnell Trophy for the 2020 Superyacht Challenge Antigua has been awarded to John McMonigall’s Oyster 82 Zig Zag, skippered by Philip Howard-Smith. Class winners of the 2020 Superyacht Challenge Antigua are Oyster 885 Firebird...
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Results in for 2020 SYCA!

Congratulations to all of the yachts in the Superyacht Challenge Antigua. With no racing today. Final Results are in! RESULTS The Gosnell Trophy is still to be awarded. The trophy will go to "the yacht, who in the opinion of the competitors and race committee, has competed in the Spirit of the Regatta, where they have sailed as hard as they can with the equipment available while still represen...
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Extraordinary in Antigua

2020 Superyacht Challenge Antigua Day Three Report Saturday 14th March 2020 Day Three of the 2020 Superyacht Challenge Antigua was both bizarre and eventful. Shortly after the starting sequence the race area was enveloped in low cloud and torrential rain, scattering the wind in every direction. For over four hours, the superyacht fleet battled for supremacy, as well as control of the...
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Beautiful South

2020 Superyacht Challenge Antigua Day Two Report Friday 13th March 2020 Sojana (Claire Matches) Day Two of the 2020 Superyacht Challenge Antigua was blessed with beautiful conditions on the South Coast of Antigua. A stable breeze of 14-15 knots just south of east, with no squall activity, produced picture-perfect conditions. The Corsairs were set a 33nm course. The Buccaneers and Priv...
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Perfect Cocktail Opener

WinWin sailed by Kim Schindelhauer, and skippered by Ryan Taylor, took first blood in the Corsairs Class. (Claire Matches) 2020 Superyacht Challenge Antigua Day One Report The opening day of action for the 2020 Superyacht Challenge Antigua featured exciting racing for the magnificent fleet off the South Coast of Antigua. WinWin sailed by Kim Schindelhauer, and skippered by Ryan Taylor, ...
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Bigger than Ben Hur

Preview 2020 Superyacht Challenge Antigua The 10th anniversary of the Superyacht Challenge Antigua has a record entry of fifteen superyachts and four J Class taking part. The 2020 Superyacht Challenge Antigua is the largest collection of superyachts that has ever raced in Antigua. The Superyacht Challenge Antigua is designed to be solely for the pleasure of superyacht owners, their gues...
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J Class Debut

Superyacht Challenge Antigua 11-15 March, 2020 Since the first edition of the Superyacht Challenge Antigua, 33 magnificent superyachts have taken part in the regatta. However in the past nine editions, the historic J Class has not featured … that is about to change. Five J Class yachts have expressed their interest to race in the 10th anniversary edition of the Superyacht Challenge Antigua, 1...
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