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Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) News and Results
Ed Bell's JPK 1180 Dawn Treader
The Royal Ocean Racing Club’s Spring Series continued on Saturday 10th of April with the second race of the series. The RORC Race Team set an inshore race in the Solent, approximately 38 nautical miles for the IRC fleet, and…
Andrew Hall's Lombard 46 Pata Negra
The Royal Ocean Racing Club Spring Series continues this weekend with Race 2 of the three-race series, designed to get teams back racing for the 2021 RORC Season. The RORC Spring Series is open to IRC rated boats including an…
Jeremy Wilton joins the Royal Ocean Racing Club as Chief Executive
The Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) has announced Jeremy Wilton as the new Chief Executive of the London and Cowes based Club from 6th April 2021. He will take over the leadership and development role of one of the world’s…
RORC Commodore James Neville, racing HH42 Ino XXX took line honours and the overall win after IRC time correction
The Royal Ocean Racing Club 2021 season got underway on Easter Saturday with an inshore race in the Solent of approximately 38 nautical miles, the first of three races in the 2021 RORC Spring Series. The top three boats included…
The IRC European Championship is a flagship event of the 2021 IRC season and aims to bring together more than 60 boats
The fifth edition of the IRC European Championship will take place in Hyères, France, organised by the COYCH (Cercle d'Organisation du Yachting de Compétition Hyérois), in collaboration with the UNCL (Union Nationale pour la Course au Large). Following Cork Week…
The Half-Ton Classic Cup has been forced to cancel for a second time. The Cup is now scheduled for Cowes on 18-22nd July 2022
The Half Ton Classic Cup in Cowes has been cancelled in July. It is the second time the event has cancelled due to COVID. Unfortunately, with most of the fleet hailing from Belgium, France and Ireland, it isn’t expected to…
IRC Two-Handed is expected to be the largest class racing in the RORC Spring Series
The ‘stay at home’ rule in the UK will end on the 29th March allowing the Royal Ocean Racing Club to organise a Spring Series of racing in April and early May. With some government restrictions still in place, three…
Deb Fish racing Sun Fast 3600 Bellino Two-Handed with Rob Craigie in the Rolex Fastnet Race
This Friday’s RORC interview guest is with Deb Fish - one of the most successful Two-Handed sailors racing with the Royal Ocean Racing Club. Like most of the thousands of RORC members, Deb is an amateur sailor who enjoys the…
RORC are planning a Spring Series for April and May, plus the London club is confident that overnight racing will return for the 2021 RORC Season’s Points Championships=
Following on from the UK Government's Roadmap out of lockdown’ on Monday 22nd February, the RORC Committee, working with the RYA and Government, is confident that overnight racing will return for the 2021 RORC Season’s Points Championship. Some changes will…
The 2022 biennial ORC/IRC World Championship to be held in Porto Cervo, Sardinia - 23 June to 1 July 2022
The Royal Ocean Racing Club in London has published new dates for its 2022 ORC/IRC World Championship The second edition of this biennial event will be held from 23 June to 1 July 2022 in Porto Cervo. After consultation between…
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.…

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

At A Glance – RORC 

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: in[email protected] 

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