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Rambler Breaks Caribbean 600 Record
George David's maxi yacht, Rambler 100 crossed the finish line in Antigua in the early hours of Wednesday morning in an elapsed time of 1 day 16 hours 20 minutes and 2 seconds. Rambler 100 has broken the monohull race…
Strong Winds Launch Caribbean 600
As if by magic, the tradewinds blew into the starting area off English Harbour, Antigua after several days of light winds. With 22 knots or more in the gusts. The strong winds launched the RORC Caribbean 600 fleet into action…
Carrickfergus Navigator Ian Moore Plots Aegir Caribbean Course
On loan from the Oracle America's Cup Team, Northern Ireland ace navigator Ian Moore is the navigator on board the Carbon built 80-footer Aegir for this week's RORC race in the Caribbbean. Antigua Yacht Club is buzzing with excitement, with…
RORC Caribbean 600 Race 2011 Starts February 21
Now in its third year, the RORC Caribbean 600 has attracted competitors from all over the world and has established itself as one of the 'must do' offshore yacht races of the international racing calendar. One of the main reasons…
RORC and UNCL  to Forge New Worldwide Rating
The Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) and Union Nationale pour La Course au Large (UNCL), joint owners of the IRC rating rule, have been in discussion with the Offshore Racing Congress (ORC) about the possibility of creating a unified organisation…
Round Ireland Winner is RORC's Yacht of the Year
The Royal Ocean Racing Club in London announced that Holland's Piet Vroon's Ker 46 Tonnerre de Breskens 3 is the 2010 Yacht of the Year. Piet has been racing with the RORC for 50 years and during that time has…
RORC Success for Hurley and Martin in Cherbourg
Nick Martin and Cobh's Barry Hurley co-skippered "Diablo-J", a J-105, to not only win the RORC trophy for the Two–Handed Division, but took home the Yacht Club de France trophy for IRC 2 and the Cherbourg trophy for IRC Overall…
Ten Commodore's Cup Teams Announced
The Royal Ocean Racing Club has released the final entry list for next week's Commodore's Cup on the Solent.  Rolex Commodores' Cup Teams Team: France Yellow 1 FRA35439 Inis Mor Ker 39Laurent Gouy 2 FRA122Pen Azen J 122 Philippe Delaporte3…
Victory for La Réponse in RORC Channel Race
This year’s Channel Race was blessed with good breeze around the 130 mile course with sunshine during the day and warm air temperature at night. The overall winner was the First 40, La Réponse, owned by Peter Morton and RORC…
Antix Lines out for Channel Race
The Channel Race is the last RORC offshore race prior to the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race and some well known boats will be competing in the race which will last between 24-36 hours on a flexi-course. The top…
Round Ireland Winner Vroon Starts as Channel Race Favourite
Round Ireland Race Winner Piet Vroon’s Tonnerre de Breskens 3, who is leading the Season’s Points Championship by a country mile, starts as favourite for RORC's Channel Race in nine days time. It is the last RORC offshore race prior to…
South Africa Enters Commodores Cup Fray
There are only a few weeks to the close of entries at this year’s Rolex Commodores’ Cup. Whilst most teams have finalized their boats and crews, others are still engaged in discussions to determine their line-ups. For all teams, both…
Tough Going to St.Malo
This year’s race to St. Malo proved to be a light airs affair but that is something that can happen in any yacht race. Jim Saltonstall is a proven coach at the top level and he recognizes that racing in…
Biggest fleet of the Year Bound for St. Malo
The 164 mile race to St. Malo from Cowes has always been popular and with 123 boats already in, it is the biggest entry for a RORC offshore race so far this season. Unfortunately a glance at the entry list…
Marinerscove Retains UK Title on the Solent
Cork's (Dave Dwyer) has been declared RORC IRC National Champion, successfully retaining the title, a feat only ever achieved once before by Justin Slawson’s Big Cheese in 2001. Louay Habib Reports. The tension was mounting at the start of the…
DAY TWO - Marinerscove Continues to Lead RORC IRC National Championships continues to impress at the top of the leaderboard in IRC Zero of the UK IRC champs, Antix is fourth in IRC one  and Roxy Six  lies fifth. Yesterday’s champagne opener was all about boat speed in the windy Western…

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