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Musandam-Oman Sail left L'Orient on Wednesday to sail the MOD70 to the start of the Myth of Malham
Two MOD70 trimarans that compete in next month's Round Ireland Race will be locking horns for the 250–mile race around the Eddystone Lighthouse this weekend as the the Royal Ocean Racing Club's Season's Points Championship continues this UK Bank Holiday…
Lloyd Thornburg's Farr 280, FOMO
The third and final day of the Vice Admiral's Cup organised by the Royal Ocean Racing Club produced a dramatic finale in two classes. A light northerly breeze succumbed to a solid southwersterly air flow which built during the afternoon,…
Jamie Rankin's Farr 280 Pandemonium
The Royal Ocean Racing Club's Vice Admiral's Cup burst into action on the first day of racing. With 15-20 knots of wind and a building tide, the high performance fleet was launched on two tight windward leeward courses and a…
10 teams are entered for the Fast 40+ Class
Pulsating action is anticipated this weekend for the 12 edition of the Vice Admiral's Cup, organised by the Royal Ocean Racing Club. A full range of weather conditions is forecast for one of the best fleets of racing yachts seen…
Christoph Avenarius & Gorm Gondesen's German Ker 46, Shakti took Line Honours, Class IRC Zero and the overall win for the best corrected time under IRC for the fleet
The 2016 Royal Ocean Racing Club's De Guingand Bowl Race was held in the Solent and South Coast of England in highly changeable conditions. During the course of the race the wind direction swung to every point on the compass…
Quikpoint Azzurro, 2015 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race
James Dadd, Director of the Rating Office in Lymington UK which is the technical hub of the Royal Ocean Racing Club, will be travelling to the other side of the world this month to meet with boat owners and race…
Winning a tough IRC Two-Handed Class and second overall under IRC was Yvonne Beusker & Eric Van Vuuren's J/105 Panther.
RORC's North Sea race from Harwich UK across the North Sea to Scheveningen Netherlands, was blessed with summer-like conditions. After a beat to South Galloper Buoy, the fleet turned north for a long starboard tack reach to Smith's Knoll Buoy,…
Pintia celebrate in Le Havre
After a stunning performance over the Bank Holiday weekend, local Le Havre boat Pintia is the overall winner of the 2016 RORC Cervantes Trophy Race. The French J/133, racing in IRC Two, was skippered by Gilles Fournier and crewed by…
On board Adrian Lower and David Smith's Swan 48, Snatch
The Cervantes Trophy Race is traditionally the first English Channel Race of the Royal Ocean Racing Club's Season's Points Championship and this year’s race from Cowes to Le Havre has attracted a variety of yachts from Belgium, Britain, France, Germany…
Conor Phelan's Jump Juice  from Royal Cork claimed RORC's IRC 2 prize
Royal Cork Yacht Club's Jump Juice (Conor Phelan) has won the 17–boat class two fleet of RORC's Easter Challenge on the Solent today in dramatic fashion. Clubmate Antix (Anthony O'Leary) at the helm of Antix was the winner of today's…
Howth Yacht Club's Laura Dillon helming Harry Heijst's S&S 41 Winsome relished today's brisk conditions
With gale force gusts forecast for the afternoon of Easter Saturday, one long race on a round the cans course in the central/eastern Solent was held today at the Royal Ocean Racing Club's Easter Challenge. Despite this, there were leader…
FAST40+s made their race debut at the RORC Easter Challenge
High speed, adrenalin pumping, ultra-competitive racing came to the Solent on the first day of RORC's Easter Challenge 2016 in what many agree is the most exciting development to have taken place in big boat keel boat racing in the…
Let’s hear it for Tasmania! The Hobart-registered Reichel Pugh 66 Alive (Philip Turner) has just recorded line honours and a new record in the Rolex RORC China Sea Race
Sailing forums have seen exchanges in recent days about the relative global coverage of the Royal Ocean Racing Club’s (RORC) measurement system - the International Rating Certificate (IRC) - and the Offshore Racing Congress’s (ORC) Offshore Rating Certificate. Dobbs Davis…
Two time Commodores' Cup winner Anthony O'Leary is aboard his turboed Ker 40, Antix for Friday's RORC Easter Challenge
This Friday's opening regatta of the Royal Ocean Racing Club's domestic calendar, the RORC Easter Challenge, provides an opportunity for the 50 or so crews to ramp up their programmes for the 2016 season.  Those on the steepest learning curve…
The current condition of Moonduster. See more pictures in the slideshow below
The great Denis Doyle’s star-quality Frers 51 Moonduster of 1981 vintage, built in Crosshaven Boatyard with the legendary Dick Leonard in charge of the construction details and the then-locally-based designer Tony Castro as consultant, is in a sorry state in…
Fast40+ Class President, Robert Greenhalgh, will be racing on Sir Keith Mills' Ker 40+, Invictus at the RORC Easter Challenge
For three days over the bank holiday weekend, the yachting world's eyes will be glued to the Solent as the Fast 40+ class makes its debut en masse at the Royal Ocean Racing Club's domestic season opener, the RORC Easter…

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