The Barcelona ORC Double Handed World Championship 2023 reaches its long-awaited conclusion.
The races of the 2023 ORC Double Handed World Championship, organized by the Real Club Náutico de Barcelona, have come to their long-awaited conclusion. The second and final race, covering a course of 65 nautical miles, took the 53 boats from Barcelona to the OBAS Blanes buoy and back to Barcelona.
The first boat to cross the finish line was the IMS50 'DUENDE 50,' skippered by Inés Rodríguez with Jorge Arnal (ESP). This team achieved this feat in both the first race and yesterday's, completing the journey in an impressive time of 8 hours, 15 minutes, and 29 seconds. The competition was fierce until the very end, with the DK 46s: the HYDRA-HM HOSPITALES, helmed by Oscar Chaves and Oscar Bachero (ESP), and #URBANIA, skippered by Fernando Julio and Retegui Bernardeau, fighting determinedly for victory. The race concluded this morning at 06:36:34 hours.
The three teams that are crowned World Champions in ORC Double Handed for 2023 are as follows: in Class A, among the 15 participating crews, Pep Soldevila and Pol Servent demonstrated their skill aboard the Dufour 44 'ES TES UNNO' (ESP); in Class B, the largest category with 22 boats, the Americans Jonathan McKee and Peter Isler triumphed with the Sun Fast 3300 'RED RUBY'; while in Class C, where 16 crews competed, Jesus de Miguel and Unai Cilleruelo were crowned champions with their X 332 'O’MARYLOU' (ESP).
The Corinthian division, aimed at entirely amateur teams, also had its own winners: in Class A, Marco Corno and David Belda excelled with the X-41 'MAGICA' (ESP); in Class B, the X-35 'COMETA' (ESP), crewed by Lluis Blanchar and Pablo Calbeto, claimed victory; and in Class C, Jesus de Miguel and Unai Cilleruelo reaffirmed their skill aboard the X 332 'O’MARYLOU' (ESP).