In contrast, SUGAR dominated the 12-boat Class B by over 40 points to their nearest rival, Sinem Ergun’s SB20 HARMONIX, helmed by Guray Zunbul. Besides Kikkas and Brcin, racing on board SUGAR was Matteo Polli, Paolo Bucciarelli, Maraliisa Umb, Karl-Robert Trink, Risto Riim, and Maurizio Loberto.
The strong turnout of local teams along with interest from outside Turkey from new designs like the Corsa 915 indicates continued significant growth potential in the ORC Sportboat class. To be defined as an ORC Sportboat, the boat must be between 6.00 – 9.15 m in length, be no more that 2000 kg in weight, and have a displacement/length ratio of < 6.00.
As seen here in Istanbul, well-sailed popular one-designs may race competitively using the ORC Sportboat rules, and the corrected time results show this: after nearly an hour of sailing many top ten race results here were often decided by only seconds in corrected time.