In conditions the Offshore Racing Council (ORC) describe as 'flat seas, strong winds' for their handicap system, Oyster 825 Maegan showed her strengths in the three days of racing in windy and exciting conditions taking second overall in her class. This good result follows her first in class, second overall in the Palma Superyacht Regatta last June.
With three good boats from three well-known shipyards – Oyster, Swan & Southern Wind – the results show the strength of the ORC system to fairly handicap very different yachts. Oyster congratulates Freya, the Swan 90 on their three 'bullets' – noting however that the gap was just eight seconds in the second race after three hours of great racing! Well done also to Blues, the Southern Wind 100 RS who was close behind Maegan in third each day.
Encouraged by Zig Zag, her Oyster 82 sistership’s recent success in the Antigua Superyacht regatta at the end of January, Pandemonium, an Oyster 82 built ~10 years ago, achieved a very credible fourth behind these three closely placed competitors.
Oyster has built more than 35 yachts over 80ft - all fundamentally specified for bluewater cruising. These yachts are now eligible for Superyacht events and we are delighted that the ORCsy system is now making it worth the owners expense to take part and have some chances of podium results without having to strip out their yachts or empty water and fuel tanks etc.
We are aiming to have more than 10 Oyster "Superyachts" enjoying the wonderful mix of competition and social sailing that the Loro Piana Sardinia event in June 2016 offers.