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Phillippe Falle's Puma Logic Wins RORC Yacht of the Year

16th October 2009
Phillippe Falle's Puma Logic Wins RORC Yacht of the Year

Puma Logic has been awarded the ‘RORC Yacht of the Year’ and her skipper, Phillippe Falle will collect the Somerset Memorial Trophy at the RORC Prizegiving dinner in London on 7th November.

The famous award is made by the RORC Committee with many factors taken into consideration: In recognition of not only a successful season, but also and in particular, for consistent racing performance while introducing a large number of people to the sport at a highly competitive level.

On hearing the news, Philippe was ecstatic to say the least, and also incredibly proud to be associated with such a prestigious group of yachts that have received the accolade before him.

“It was quite an emotional moment when I heard the news.” Said Philippe. “I have had an amazing two years with the most remarkable team I have ever sailed with. What makes it so amazing is that we are a sailing school boat; when people join us they have never been racing before. I will treasure the memories of my time with this crew. Winning the Cherbourg Race was a just reward for the efforts of our dedicated team. This honor is the icing on the cake.”

The RORC Season’s Point Championship was won by Bill Blain’s  J 133, Batfish III  who had a tremendous season. Puma Logic were second overall and Robin Taunt’s J 109, Jibe was third.

The RORC Season’s Points Championship’s winners:

IRC SZCK  Artemis Ocean Racing. IMOCA 60

IRC Super Zero Venemous, Derek Saunders. CM 60

IRC Zero Tonnerre de Breskens, Piet Vroon. Ker 46

IRC One  Quokka 7, Andrew McIrvine. Corby 36

IRC Two Exile/Mirabaud, N. de la Fourniere & M. Imbert. X 34

IRC Three  Hephzibah. David Lees. High Tension 36

Two Handed Exile/Mirabaud, N. de la Fourniere & M. Imbert. X 34

A host of other trophies and awards will be given out at the Annual Dinner at the Banqueting House, Whitehall, London on 7th November 2009.

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  • 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 

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Royal Ocean Racing Club T: +44 (0) 1983 295144 E: [email protected] W:

Royal Ocean Racing Club:

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

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