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95 Entries for RORC's Morgan Cup on Friday

18th June 2019
RORC's Morgan Cup starts on Friday 21 June at 7pm RORC's Morgan Cup starts on Friday 21 June at 7pm Photo: Paul Wyeth

 The Royal Ocean Racing Club's Season's Points Championship continues this weekend with the Morgan Cup. The seventh offshore race of the series will start on Friday 21 June at 7 pm from the Royal Yacht Squadron Line. Bound for Dieppe across the English Channel, 95 teams have entered the race to the fishing port on the Normandy Coast.

20 teams have entered in IRC 3 including the top two teams in the 2019 RORC Season's Points Championship: Sun Fast 3600 Black Sheep, sailed by Trevor Middleton, and Sunfast 3600 Bellino, sailed Two-Handed by Rob Craigie & Deb Fish.

Monohull line honours for the Morgan Cup are likely to be contested by three teams racing in IRC Zero. Volvo 70 Telefonica Black, sailed by Lance Shepherd, has the highest IRC rating in the fleet, Botin IRC52 Tala, sailed by David Collins is the class leader for the season. Ker 46 Lady Mariposa, skippered by Nigel King, returns to RORC racing after a highly successful Caribbean season.

12 teams have entered IRC One, including the class leader for the season, A13 Phosphorus II, sailed by Mark Emerson. The much in form FAST40+ Redshift, sailed by Ed Fishwick, returns. Xp44 Orange Mecanix2, sailed by Maxime de Mareuil, will be hoping to go one better than second in class for the race last year.

With 29 entries, IRC Two is the largest class in the Morgan Cup and the entry list boasts proven winners and reveals battles within the class. Last year's class winner, Scarlet Oyster sailed by Ross Applebey, will be racing after taking overall victory in this month's De Guingand Bowl Race. 2019 IRC Two leader, JPK 1180 Sunrise, sailed by Tom Kneen, will size up against JPK 11.80 Courrier Recommande, sailed by Gery Trentesaux. Eight Beneteau First 40s are entered, including five from Sailing Logic. Skylander sailed by Yuri Fadeev, which is the top First 40 for the season so far, will also be racing. 2018 RORC Season's Points Champion, X-41 British Soldier sailed by the Army Sailing Association, is also bound for Dieppe.

22 teams racing 18 different types of yacht have entered IRC Four. The top three teams for the 2019 season are all racing: Sigma 38 With Alacrity, sailed by Chris Choules. Sun Fast 3200 Cora, sailed Two-Handed by Tim & Nigel Goodhew and JPK 1010 Foggy Dew, sailed by Noel Racine. Traditional designs racing in IRC Four include the classic yawl Cetewayo sailed by David Murrin. Contessa 32 Assent, sailed by the Rogers family, S&S 41 Easyglider, sailed by Oliver Hughes, and Swan 41 Ithaka, sailed by Giovanni Mazzocchi.

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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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