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Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) News and Results
RL Sailing finishes at Cherbourg to record a five hour win in the Figaro 3 Two-Handed Division in the Rolex Fastnet Race 2021
Afloat reported in August that the Irish duo of Kenny Rumball and Pamela Lee aboard RL Sailing had been denied a podium position in the Fastnet Race despite crossing the finishing line ahead of her class rivals. The Royal Ocean…
Favourite for Monohull Line Honours - the 100ft Supermaxi Comanche
The hiatus is over - the RORC Caribbean 600 is back and set to start in Antigua on February 21st, 2022. Early entries include teams representing a dozen different countries from around the world including Ireland. Dublin's Adrian Lee has…
David Collins’ Botin IRC 52 Tala was the 91-Mile Castle Rock Race winner
The final race of the 2021 RORC Season’s Points Championship was won by David Collins’ Botin IRC 52 Tala, second was Ross Applebey’s Oyster 48 Scarlet Oyster and third was Gavin Doyle’s Corby 25 Duff Lite, racing Two-Handed with Alex…
RORC racing from the RYS Line
The Royal Ocean Racing Club Season’s Points Championship concludes this weekend in the UK with the Castle Rock Race, the grand finale for the RORC season. The eleventh and final race for 2021 will decide the class winners for the…
There were 80 boats for the 2021 RORC Channel Race
Teams racing Two-Handed in IRC Four dominated the overall results for the Royal Ocean Racing Club’s Channel Race. Held in light to medium airs, the 98nm offshore race was won overall by Jeffrey Knapman’s MG335 Virago, racing with Tristan Kemp.…
80 boats for the 2021 RORC Channel Race
The Royal Ocean Racing Club Season’s Points Championship continues with the Channel Race, which will start on Saturday, July 24th from the RYS Line, Cowes. 80 boats have entered the non-stop overnight race with the majority of the fleet expected…
2021 Cowes-Dinard-St Malo Race winner Ino XXX raced by RORC Commodore James Neville
120 boats competed in the 2021 Cowes Dinard St Malo Race. The historic race which dates back to 1906, was won overall by RORC Commodore James Neville’s HH42 Ino XXX. Ed Bell’s JPK 1180 Dawn Treader was second and Ed…
130 boats for the 2021 RORC Cowes-Dinard-St Malo Race
The Royal Ocean Racing Club's Season's Points Championship continues this weekend with a spectacular fleet of over 130 boats of all shapes and sizes, racing from Cowes to St Malo. The 151 nautical mile race is steeped in history, pre-dating…
The Start of the 2021 RORC De Guingand Bowl Race
The Royal Ocean Racing Club’s (RORC) De Guingand Bowl Race started in light conditions, with the wind speed increasing later in the race to about 15 knots and veering south. The top three boats overall were all racing in IRC…
The De Guingand Bowl Race will start on Saturday June 26th from the RYS Line, Cowes
The Royal Ocean Racing Club Season’s Points Championship continues with the De Guingand Bowl Race, which will start on Saturday June 26th from the RYS Line, Cowes. The course will be 110-160 nautical miles around marks with a finish in…
Stuart Sawyer’s J/122 Black Dog
Time and tide wait for no man - with the faint zephyrs of wind failing to stabilise, there was no racing on the final day of the Royal Ocean Racing Club UK IRC National Championship. The IRC Class leaders after six…
RORC fleet reaching start
The Royal Ocean Racing Club’s IRC National Championship is underway in the Solent. Two windward-leeward races, followed by a reaching start for a two-hour round the cans finale, gave the RORC fleet a variety of racing. A fresh northerly breeze…
The RORC IRC fleet under spinnakers
The first edition of the RORC IRC National Championship was held in 1999 and for over 20 years a huge variety of yachts have enjoyed success winning the right to be named national champions. For the 2021 regatta, over 40…
The fleet in the 2021 Morgan Cup Race from Cowes to Dartmouth
Tom Kneen’s JPK 1180 Sunrise scored the best corrected time under IRC to win the 2021 Morgan Cup, the third race of the Royal Ocean Racing Club Season’s Points Championship. The impressive RORC fleet got away on a spinnaker run,…
Over 70 yachts are expected for the Morgan Cup racing under IRC, MOCRA and Class40 rules
The Royal Ocean Racing Club Season’s Points Championship continues with the Morgan Cup Race, which starts tomorrow, Friday 11 June in Cowes and will finish at the historic town of Dartmouth in Devon. One of the jewels in the crown…
One hundred and twenty five boats started the 230 nautical-mile RORC Myth of Malham Race
One hundred and twenty five boats started the 230 nautical-mile RORC Myth of Malham, held over the Bank Holiday Weekend. High pressure at the start of the race, delivered light to moderate conditions with brilliant sunshine for a magnificent spinnaker…

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: [email protected] 

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