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Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) News and Results
French Winner As RORC Season's Points Championship Kicks Off With 400 Yachts
#rorc – With over 400 yachts crewed by thousands of sailors from over 30 different nations, the 2015 Royal Ocean Racing Club's (RORC) Season's Points Championship has the largest fleet of offshore racing yachts anywhere in the world. This year,…
RORC Publish 2015 GB IRC Events Calendar
#rorc – RORC has published a list of GBR IRC Championships for the coming season. There are plenty of opportunities for boats and their owners to become Spinlock IRC champions around the country this summer, says Jenny Howells, Technical Manager…
Royal Cork's Turbo–Charged Antix Wins RORC Easter Challenge
#antix –  Winner of IRC One was once again Anthony O'Leary's Antix in today's conclusion of RORC's Easter Challenge writes James Boyd. However this year the Irish team faced a new challenge having exchanged their beloved silver hulled Ker 39 - which…
Anthony O'Leary is Runaway Leader of RORC Easter Challenge on the Solent
#rorc –Irish cruiser racing is to the fore on the Solent this weekend as the Sailor of the Year makes a big splash on the Solent. Antix, Anthony O'Leary's turbo-ed Ker 40 is the runaway leader, having won all but…
#antix – A new campaign for Afloat's recently crowned Sailor of the Year begins in just a fortnight when Anthony O'Leary moves up a foot in yacht size from his RORC yacht of the year, a Ker 39, to a…
RORC Review of Caribbean 600 Video
The RORC Caribbean 600 started from Antigua on Monday 23rd February 2015. The 600nm course circumnavigates 11 Caribbean Islands starting from Fort Charlotte, English Harbour, Antigua and heads north as far as St Martin and south to Guadeloupe taking in Barbuda,…
RORC Easter Challenge Includes (Free) Coaching On the Solent
#rorc – While it is always tempting to spend money on new sails or other go-faster widgets, coaching is often overlooked by amateur crews as a means of gaining boat speed through improved trim and set-up or just generally getting…
Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) Seek Full Time Racing Administrator
#rorc – The Royal Ocean Racing Club is looking for a full time Racing Administrator to join the Race Team in Cowes. Primary duties involved in the administration of the Racing Programme are; supporting race competitors entering races, organising volunteers, managing…
RORC Caribbean 600 Multihull Record Broken By Phaedo
#rorc – Lloyd Thornburg's MOD 70, Phaedo3 crossed the RORC Caribbean 600 finish line in Antigua at 20:35:30 AST yesterday in an elapsed time of 1 day, 9 hours, 35 minutes and 30 seconds. Phaedo 3 has broken the multihull race record…
RORC Caribbean 600 Start Aerials
#rorc – Video highlights from Day One of the RORC Caribbean 600, with incredible aerial footage of the high performance yachts in spectacular ocean racing conditions.
Trimaran Phaedo 3 Leads RORC Caribbean 600 Fleet
#caribbean600 – 66 yachts started the 7th edition of the RORC Caribbean 600 yesterday, with hundreds of race fans watching the impressive fleet from Fort Charlotte and Shirley Heights. Irish crews are racing in several boats across the fleet, details…
Records Set To Tumble At RORC Caribbean 600
#rorc – Records are predicted to tumble for the seventh edition of the RORC Caribbean 600 this week, which has one of the most spectacular line ups of high performance boats racing anywhere in the world. Interviews with participating crews…
IRC Handicap is the Choice Of State-Of-The-Art Yachts At RORC's Caribbean 600 Regatta
#rorc – RORC Caribbean 600 that has a number of key Irish sailors participating is providing a mixed bag of IRC delights says RORC Rating Office Technical Manager, Jenny Howells. With many if not the majority of the most prestigious yacht…
Global Fleet Gather for RORC Caribbean Rendezvous
#rorc – An amazing fleet of yachts from around the globe, have come together for a spectacular Caribbean rendezvous and there are some key Irish crew involved writes Louay Habib. Fort Charlotte, Antigua will be the starting and finishing point for…
RORC's 2015 Caribbean 600 Provides Variety of Yachting Teams
#rorc – The 7th edition of the RORC Caribbean 600 is looking like a real cracker and proving irresistible to a variety of yacht racing teams from all over the world. An international fleet of over 50 yachts has now…
Dublin Sailor Michael Boyd Named RORC Commodore in London
#RORC – Dublin Bay's Michael Boyd has been elected Commodore of UK's top offshore racing body, the Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC). The 64–year–old Royal Irish Yacht Club sailor, a skipper in this year's winning Irish Commodore's Cup team, is…

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