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IRC racing at the Commodore's Cup on the Solent. The IRC handicap is flexible and not limited to using time-on-time scoring - as has been suggested, says Michael Boyd, Commodore of RORC
The Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) in London says a 'correction is needed' over information contained in an article following an ORC presentation at the ICRA Conference in Limerick, a week ago. Michael Boyd, the Commodore of RORC, says the…
RORC's Easter Challenge on the Solent
The RORC Easter Challenge is the opening event for a long season of offshore racing. Designed as a 'training whilst racing' regatta, the RORC Easter Challenge is a great way to blow away the winter cobwebs and get world class…
Damian Foxall was aboard Phaedo. Scroll down for the video
Hurtling around the Caribbean at speeds in excess of 30 knots and topping out nearer 40, often barely a boat length apart, the epic duel between MOD70s Concise 10 and Phaedo3 came to a conclusion after 32 hours of hot…
RORC has confirmed Conor Fogerty's BAM as the class three winner in the Caribbean 600
Howth Yacht BAM skippered by Conor Fogerty has won Class 3 in RORC's Caribbbean 600 race after a tense battle over the last 24 hours where there were only minutes to spare against some international competition in the 600–mile race…
Eric de Turkheim’s individualistic Teasing Machine from France has had a magnificent RORC Caribbean 600 race, finishing a good third overall in an event which favoured the bigger boats and especialy the Maxi 72s.
The overnight leader, George Sakellaris’s Vrolik-designed Maxi 72 Proteus, is confirmed as winner of the RORC Caribbean 600 at noon today (Thursday) as time runs out for smaller craft still battling against wayward conditions further back along this cat’s cradle…
The Maxi 72 Proteus has finished in the RORC Caribbean 600, and currently heads the leaderboard in IRC Overall
UPDATE 2200hrs: The RORC Caribbean 600 continues to be a race of swings and roundabouts as different boats come to the fore depending on which part of this multi-island course they’re sailing along writes W M Nixon. There are stages…
Top rated IRC boats such as Anthony O'Leary's Antix from Royal Cork have a choice of IRC events this summer
In 2016 the IRC Rating rule, administered by the RORC Rating Office (and owned by RORC in partnership with UNCL in France) will be used to battle out no less than eleven regional and special championships around Great Britain and…
MOD70 Phaedo3 Smashes RORC '600 After Epic Duel
Hurtling around the Caribbean at speeds in excess of 30 knots and topping out nearer 40, often barely a boat length apart, the epic duel between MOD70s Concise 10 and Phaedo3 came to a conclusion after 32 hours of hot…
BAM (Conor Fogerty) from Howth Yacht Club has slipped one place to second in IRC 3
Steve Benjamin (USA), winner of the Fireball Worlds at Kinsale in 1977, has been among those sitting in first place overall in IRC during Day 2 of the RORC Caribbean 600 writes W M Nixon. Racing his TP 52 Spookie,…
The RORC Caribbean 600 fleet on the windward side of Antigua
Conor Fogerty’s Sunfast 3600 Bam from Howth currently leads IRC 3 in the RORC Caribbean 600 which started today off Antigua, with the international fleet of 77 boats taking off around eleven islands in the sun in classic conditions writes…
RORC's Caribbean 600 – Start: Antigua, West Indies - Monday 22 February 2016  Course: Approx. 600nm non-stop around 11 Caribbean Islands. See the preview video below
A record fleet of 70 yachts will be competing in the eighth edition of the RORC Caribbean 600 starting from Antigua this morning. There's a sizeable Irish contingent racing and they are previewed here. This year's race will see the…
For those reared in the simple certainties of the course in the offshore classics like the Rolex Fastnet Race and the even more clearly defined Volvo Round Ireland Race, the multi-island RORC Caribbean 600 which starts tomorrow (Monday) morning at…
Antix is the defending champion of RORC's Easter Challenge next month
The Royal Ocean Racing Club's UK domestic season fires up with the Easter Challenge, taking place on the Solent over the Bank Holiday weekend of 25-27th March. Last year, Anthony O'Leary's Royal Cork crew won the Spring event overall and…
The challenge of a tough and competitive offshore race in the warm and idyllic racing conditions of the Caribbean has been taken up by two teams from Howth Yacht Club that will travel to Antigua to take part in the…
The Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) has appointed Andrew Overton as the new General Manager of RORC Cowes. He has an extensive background in the hospitality industry with experience across a range of unique high quality new business ventures, acquisitions…
The IRC rating rule has been used by racing owners in Asia for many years, with major IRC regattas well established in Hong Kong, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore. In the last few years Japan and mainland China have benefited from…

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