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Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) News and Results
The penultimate race of the RORC Season's Points championship produced a dramatic finale to the club's domestic season. Whilst the overall and class winners will not be finalised until after next month's Rolex Middle Sea Race, the Cherbourg race all…
RORC Cherbourg Race Follows Record Breaking Year
After a record breaking Rolex Fastnet Race, the Royal Ocean Racing Club's 2015 RORC Season's Point Championship continues this weekend with the ever popular Cherbourg Race. 60 yachts have entered, and for nearly all of them, this will be the…
RORC's James Dadd Takes The Helm at the Rating Office
#rorc – After 22 years at the RORC Rating Office, Mike Urwin, its Technical Director, is stepping aside to relinquish the day to day running of the Rating Office to James Dadd, 44, with effect from 1st September. Mike will…
Teasing Machine Wins RORC Channel Race
#channelrace – Despite a light and shifty forecast, the Royal Ocean Racing Club provided a cracking race for a magnificent fleet of 87 yachts taking part in the Channel Race. Effectively the 130 nautical mile course featured two windward leeward…
RORC IRC One Title Goes to Tonnerre 4, Royal Cork's Antix Finishes Sixth
#rorc – Anthony O'Leary's Antix crew from Royal Cork fought back hard on the last day of the British IRC championships on the Solent yesterday in a bid to overcome gear failure and a retiral on Friday. In the end it…
Tonnerre Takes Charge At British IRC Champs, Royal Cork Yacht Ninth
#britirc – After six races sailed at the British IRC Championships on the Solent, Anthony O'Leary's Antix from Royal Cork and Baltimore is in ninth place overall, some 31 points behind series leader Tonnerre 4 (Piet Vroon). The 15-boat fleet…
Gear Failure & Retiral Makes Challenging Start for O'Leary's Antix at British IRC Nationals
#britIRC – Anthony O'Leary's defence of his British IRC title has got off to a difficult start in Cowes. After three races sailed the Royal Cork and Baltimore crew on the Ker 40 Antix lie tenth in IRC One from…
Antix of An Amateur Defender of British IRC Title
#britirc – The lineup for the British IRC Nationals at Cowes from tomorrow to Sunday July 19th has increased in the final countdown in recent days. However, with only one of them joining IRC1, defending champion Anthony O'Leary sees no…
Royal Cork's Antix Set For British IRC Title Defence But No Peter O'Leary Onboard
#rorc – The Royal Ocean Racing Club's IRC National Championship kicks off this weekend with the hottest racing fleet since six TP52s took part in 2008. The inshore regatta features three days of intense racing on tight Solent courses, with…
173 RORC Yachts Bound for St Malo
#rorc – The RORC Season's Points Championship continues this weekend with the highly popular Cowes Dinard-St Malo Race. With 173 entries, the 151 nautical mile race will feature the largest RORC fleet since the 2013 Rolex Fastnet Race. For spectators,…
Dutch Yacht Tonnerre IV Takes RORC's Morgan Cup
#rorc – 108 yachts crossed the start line for the 2015 Morgan Cup Race, the seventh race of the Royal Ocean Racing Club's season points championship writes race reporter Louay Habib. Although the race started at 7pm on Friday evening,…
Trentesaux Victory in RORC's De Guingand Bowl Race
#rorc – A good mix of 89 British and French yachts started the Royal Ocean Racing Club's De Guingand Bowl Race on Friday evening, heading (eventually) to a sunny Cherbourg writes Race Reporter Louay Habib. Racing under the IRC rating system,…
Antix Ninth & Courrier Du Leon by a Whisker in RORC's Myth of Malham Offshore
#mythofmalham – Over the Bank Holiday Weekend, a tense, tactical and complex yacht race played out along the south coast of England. 141 yachts, racing in the Royal Ocean Racing Club's Myth of Malham Race, enjoyed a dress rehearsal for…
Antix Leading RORC's Myth of Malham Race
#rorc – Royal Cork's Anthony O'Leary at the helm of Antix rounded Eddystone Lighthouse this morning in RORC's 259–mile Myth of Malham Race. The Cork Harbour yacht is currently seven miles offshore at Salcombe. Unofficially, Antix is leading the 141…
O'Leary's Embark on RORC Myth of Malham (Round Eddystone) Race
#mythofmalham – Anthony O'Leary's Munster Red Ker 40, Catapult is among the front runners of the 141 yachts that crossed the start line for the 2015 Myth of Malham Race today, the largest RORC fleet to set sail since the 2013 Rolex…
RORC IRC North Sea Race Won By Belgian MC34
#rorc – The 2014 RORC Season's Points Champion, Vincent Willemart and Eric Van Campenhout's Belgian MC34, Azawakh, was the overall winner of the 2015 North Sea Race, scoring the best corrected time under IRC, for the 182-mile race from Harwich…

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