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11. Round Palagruža Cannonball 7.4. – 14.4.2018
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Sailing Instructions for RPC 2014 4. April 2014

Categories: Allgemeines @en —   from: Ronald Zeiller @ 4. April 2014

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RPC Yacht Lottery on Friday 15th of February 2013 29. January 2013

Categories: Allgemeines @en,RPC 2013 @en —   from: Ronald Zeiller @ 29. January 2013

+ RPC Yacht Lottery on friday 15th of February 2013 Vienna
+ Report from Mischa Strobl about his Rolex Middle Sea Race participation
(before the lottery 15.2.2013)
+ Weather Seminar with Slovenian weather expert Jure Jerman in Wr. Neustadt

The lottery of the yachts for the 6th Round Palagruza Cannonball will take place on friday the 15th of February 2013.
Time: 20:00 c.t. (after the report of Mischa Strobl)
Place: Cafe Restaurant Phönixhof, 1070 Vienna, Neustiftgasse 55
(Free parking after 6pm in the near by shopping streets Lerchenfelderstrasse und Neustiftgasse!!)


As an attunement Mischa Strobl will report from his Middle Sea participation starting at 7pm called
"dead calm drama around Sicily" (held in german)

Hopefully no omen for the Cannonball......

After the lottery we will show films and photos of past Cannonballs with opportunities for discussions and exchange of ideas with open end.


Weather seminar with focus on Adriatic sea with reviews of historic Cannonballs and likely weather situations in spring.
Lecturer: Jure Jerman (held in english!!)
Place: Wiener Neustadt
Fee: €250,-
Informations and registration: here.

RPC news, August 2013 20. August 2012

Categories: Allgemeines @en —   from: Ronald Zeiller @ 20. August 2012

This week the contracts for the charter of the RPC yachts will be sent out by Pitter Yachting to the teams.
We think that there probably will be some cancellations so some teams cued at the waiting list will get a chance.

The Bavaria 40 cruiser sport yachts are favoured by the crews and therefore booked out.
Because the options where strictly given in order of the time of registration by the teams there are left 42match only.

Two one design classes again for RPC 2013 12. July 2012

Categories: Allgemeines @en,RPC 2013 @en —   from: Ronald Zeiller @ 12. July 2012

Bav40cs_GlanzBreaking news: Adriatic Challenge will buy 10 new Bavaria Cruiser 40 Sport yachts. Including the 10 yachts of Pitter Yachting, it will make 20 of them in the B40s-class.

On the other hand AC reduces the Bavaria 42 match fleet keeping 10 yachts, which will cover the second one design class for RPC 2013.
For the first time, the Round Palagruza Cannonball will be sailed on 30 yachts then.

Das Alles Yacht-Team auf der Bavaria 42match

Hunting Easter-Bunnies off Biograd? 8. April 2012

Categories: Allgemeines @en,RPC 2012 en —   from: Ronald Zeiller @ 8. April 2012

Not at all, the teams are on training!

Pouring rain, 12°C, bora with 15 to 22 knots... Let's hope for improvement during the week! Tonight we are celebrating a big welcome with kaiserschmarrn (Austrian sweet shredded pancake) for everyone, just as you need it the night before a marathon. Tomorrow morning we are having our last briefing before the 5th RPC starts at noon.

Find the tracking here: Web-Tracking or download Track-O-Mio.

RPC Press Release no. 1 7. April 2012

Categories: Allgemeines @en,RPC 2012 en —   from: Ronald Zeiller @ 7. April 2012

5th Round Palagruza Cannonball:
Easter, as tough as tough comes.

Team Alles Yacht
Among the roughly three or four dozen charter boat regattas drawing mostly Austrian and German sailors to the Croatian Coast every year, the Round Palagruza Cannonball stands out as the season´s toughest and most exciting event. On Easter Monday, the fifth edition of the race starts in Biograd.

The Cannonball´s 380 nautical miles track equals 700 kilometers, roughly the road distance Zagreb-Torino. It leads the fleet out to sea, around the Palagruza rock and back to Biograd again - nonstop, day and night and no matter what the weather dishes out. All competitors in the race´s two groups sail yachts of the same type, keeping up the excitement of close-combat match racing from start to finish. This is racing as tough as tough comes, yet some of the most serious and successful Cannonball competitors have been ladies, and this year, for the first time, an all-women crew enters the race.

Shipshape-Seashape at the Cannonball! 21. March 2012

Categories: Allgemeines @en,RPC 2012 en —   from: Ronald Zeiller @ 21. March 2012

Clean sailing does not mean slow sailing! On the contrary!

This was proofed by the Cannonball participants 2011.
18 crews have rounded Palagruža separating garbage last year.
4 of the 6 podium places went to clean Cannonballers!

Since last year the message to the sailing community has not changed:

“What we can do during a Round Palagruza Cannonball,
can be done on any cruising yacht, in any weather, any day.”

Clean Going Crews please announce their participation either to the organizer or directly to

This is a voluntary initiative by sail attack and Living-Ocean, more infomation in the pdf here

As the Round Palagruza Cannonball is well known for their innovations, we will be the first Austrian sailing regatta in the Adriatic Sea taking care about environmental requirements recommanded by the Austrian sailing federation.

Excerpt of the RPC sailing instructions:

It is prohibited to throw any garbage into the water during, before or after the race.
This concerns mainly glas, metal, plastic waste and cigarettes.

Boats who break this rule can be protested by the race commitee or the jury and get punished under rule 69 (Allegations of Gross Misconduct) of the RRS.