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Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) News and Results
Green Dragon crossed the Atlantic in a time of 9 days, 18 hours, 53 mins and 40 secs
Johannes Schwarz’s Volvo 70 Green Dragon crossed the finish line of the 7th edition of the RORC Transatlantic Race at 04:53 UTC in an elapsed time of 9 days, 18 hours, 53 mins and 40 secs. Green Dragon wins the…
Johannes Schwarz’s Volvo 70 Green Dragon is expected to take Monohull Line Honours n the RORC Transatlantic Race
 (1200 UTC Sunday 17 January) Johannes Schwarz’s Volvo 70 Green Dragon is leading the RORC Transatlantic Race for Monohull Line Honours and is approximately 500 miles from Antigua The race reaches an exciting stage on the ninth day with the leading…
Current leading monohull - Olivier Magre’s Class40 Palanad 3
On the fifth day of the RORC Transatlantic Race, all of the competing yachts are fully offshore in the Atlantic Ocean. Life on board will have found a rhythm to the corkscrew motion of surfing downwind for days on end.…
Unlucky 13th - the 2021 edition of the RORC Caribbean has been scrubbed
Competitors will have to wait until 21 February 2022 to take part in the Caribbean's only offshore race - the RORC Caribbean 600 - after the RORC announced the cancellation of the 13th edition due to the pandemic After much…
IRC56 Black Pearl, sailed by Stefan Jentzsch retires from the RORC Transatlantic Race
The IRC56 Black Pearl, sailed by Stefan Jentzsch, contacted the RORC Race Management Team at 11:30 UTC on 10th January to report that Black Pearl is retiring from the race and heading back to Lanzarote. All are well on board.…
Sebastien Saulnier’s Sun Fast 3300 Moshimoshi
The 2021 RORC Transatlantic Race started in glorious conditions outside Marina Puerto Calero on Saturday 9th January. With the RORC Racing Management Team operating remotely, the race start was officiated by Manuel Torres, Sporting Director, Real Club Náutico de Arrecife.…
Sebastien Saulnier speaks about racing two handed across the Atlantic in the Sunfast3300 this weekend in the video below
The new Jeanneau Sunfast 3300 launched in Ireland last Spring will be among the marques competing in this weekend's RORC Transatlantic Race from Lanzarote. As regular readers will know, its Irish debut at the Royal Irish Yacht Club by Irish distributors…
The former Irish round the world racer, the Volvo 70 Green Dragon now skippered by Johannes Schwarz will start as a monohull favourite in Lanzarote this weekend in RORC's Transatlantic Race
Ireland's former Round the World race Green Dragon will start as favourite in this weekend's 2021 RORC Transatlantic Race. Run in association with the International Maxi Association, the race is scheduled to start from Puerto Calero, Lanzarote on January 9th, 2021.…
The biggest ever entry in the Dun Laoghaire Dingle Race arrives into Dingle Bay to set a new record in the 2019 race
Previous race entrants will be offered an early entry option into June's 2021 Volvo Dun Laoghaire-Dingle Race before entry is opened to others boats to allow up to a maximum of 50 for the 280-miler.  The next edition of the…
Eddie Warden Owen (right) with former RORC Admiral Michael Boyd of Dun Laoghaire
After 12 years at the helm of the Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC), Eddie Warden Owen has informed the club of his desire to step down as Chief Executive Officer in 2021. The identification of a replacement has already begun,…
Jangada, Richard Palmer's British JPK 10.10 announced as RORC Yacht of the Year 2020. L to R: Richard Palmer and Jeremy Waitt with the Somerset Memorial Trophy.
The 2020 RORC Yacht of the Year, winning the Somerset Memorial Trophy is the British JPK 10.10 Jangada, owned by Richard Palmer. Racing with Jeremy Waitt as crew, Jangada was the overall winner of the RORC Transatlantic Race and winner…
A yacht with both a sprit and a pole of the same length
IRC specialist and Olympic helmsman Mark Mansfield analyses the rating rule changes agreed for next season. Following the IRC Congress earlier this month, chaired by Ireland's Michael Boyd, changes were agreed for the 2021 season. The two main areas of change deal…
ORC/IRC World Championship 2022 To Be Held in Porto Cervo, Sardinia
The Offshore Racing Congress (ORC), the Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) and the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS) are pleased to announce the next biennial ORC/IRC World Championship will be held in Porto Cervo, Sardinia, Italy. Dates for the event…
Teasing Machine approaches Redonda
The 13th edition of the RORC Caribbean 600 is scheduled to start off Fort Charlotte, Antigua on Monday 22nd February 2021. “The RORC Flag Officers meet regularly and since July the overall commitment from the Club has been to provide…
Will Ireland's Fastnet Rock be the only Great Unchangeable? If the Royal Ocean Racing Club Executive's decision of a year ago to change the finish for the next two Fastnet Races in 2021 and 2023 to Cherbourg is upheld at an EGM of all members on December 7th, then Irelands Fastnet Rock will be the only enduring feature of the course of a race which was first staged in 1925
It says everything about the iconic nature of the Royal Ocean Racing Club's Fastnet Race that a General Meeting about the route for the race, which should be a private matter among the admittedly many members of the RORC, has…
Alex Thomson prior to the start of this month's Vendee Globe
The Royal Ocean Racing Club in London has released a special edition of its Time Over Distance video series with Louay Habib talking to Alex Thomson just days before Alex and HUGO BOSS started the 2020 Vendee Globe. This is…

THE RORC:

  • Established in 1925, The Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) became famous for the biennial Fastnet Race and the international team event, the Admiral's Cup. It organises an annual series of domestic offshore races from its base in Cowes as well as inshore regattas including the RORC Easter Challenge and the IRC European Championship (includes the Commodores' Cup) in the Solent
  • The RORC works with other yacht clubs to promote their offshore races and provides marketing and organisational support. The RORC Caribbean 600, based in Antigua and the first offshore race in the Caribbean, has been an instant success. The 10th edition took place in February 2018. The RORC extended its organisational expertise by creating the RORC Transatlantic Race from Lanzarote to Grenada, the first of which was in November 2014
  • The club is based in St James' Place, London, but after a merger with The Royal Corinthian Yacht Club in Cowes now boasts a superb clubhouse facility at the entrance to Cowes Harbour and a membership of over 4,000
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RORC Race Enquiries:

Royal Ocean Racing Club T: +44 (0) 1983 295144 E: [email protected] W: http://www.rorc.org/

Royal Ocean Racing Club:

20 St James's Place, London SW1A 1NN, Tel: 020 7493 2248 E: [email protected] 

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