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It's a World title for The Sailing Books aka Karl Otto and Maren Book!

This weekend, the ORC Double-handed World Championship was decided in Tønsberg, Norway. The racing started in Oslo on June 11th and took the field along the legendary Skaw course over a distance from 300 to 340 miles to the finish in Tønsberg.

The Class A title was decided after a solid battle between four boats - and White Shadow was not the only Landmark 43 to be in with a shout of the title.

Another Landmark 43, GAME, led early on, but as the event moved on, they had to withdraw, and it turned to a three-way battle between three Norwegian boats: White Shadow (Landmark 43), Zorro (Swan 45), and Snakkas (Humphreys Aquatich 40).

At the line, White Shadow took the title ahead of Zorro with Snakkas coming third, all with a time difference of 27 and 30 minutes respectively.

You can join Karl Otto and Maren for the winners interview at Offshore Racing Congress here:

Second ORC Double-handed title in a row

The World Championship title in Norway also means that our colleagues have won the ORC Doublehanded twice in a row. Last year, it was the European Championship in Elsinore, Denmark, and this year they also secured the World title.

The event in Tønsberg turned out to be one for the home sailors as every single title was won by Norwegian crews.

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Thanks to Kongelig Norsk Seilforening and Trond Teigen for the pictures!