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Mike Slade's 100ft Maxi, Leopard
Racing across the Atlantic evokes the primal desires of any offshore sailor and the Grenada-bound RORC Transatlantic Race, departing from Calero Marinas Marina Arrecife, Lanzarote on Saturday 26th November, has attracted a highly diverse range of boats and crews to…
Royal Cork Bids For 2020 IRC Europeans
#RORC - Royal Cork Yacht Club is bidding to host the IRC European Championship once again in 2020 after a successful inaugural event during Volvo Cork Week this July. Royal Ocean Racing Club Commodore Michael Boyd made the announcement at…
The crew of Conor Fogerty's yacht BAM from Howth Yacht Club enjoying their latest European/RORC adventure
Having taken a substantial fifth place in the weekend's RORC Cowes to Cherbourg offshore race following on from the early season good showing in the Caribbean 600, Round Ireland and Ile D'Ouessant races, lines Conor Fogerty and the BAM crew…
Louis-Marie Dussere's JPK 10.10 Raging Bee, who will be racing into their home port of Cherbourg
The penultimate race of the RORC Season's Points Championship often has a party atmosphere, it is the last race of the RORC season in English and French waters. About seven hundred sailors will be making the dash to France, in…
Lloyd Thornburg’s Phaedo 3 at the Blaskets during the recent Round Ireland Record, which was celebrated at the National Yacht Club on Friday night. Today, Phaedo 3 rounded the equally rocky Ouessant off the west coast of Brittany, on her way to line honours in the new 400-mile RORC Cowes-Wolf Rock-Ouessant-St Malo Race.
The new post-Cowes Week 400-mile RORC Cowes-Wolf Rock-Ushant Race, which started from the Solent on Saturday, saw the return fresh as daisies of Lloyd Thornburg and his crew writes W M Nixon. They’d flown in from Dublin after dinner at…
Hoping to set a new monohull race record in the RORC Transatlantic Race. Mike Slade's Maxi 100, Leopard
The third edition of the Royal Ocean Racing Club's RORC Transatlantic Race will start on Saturday 26 November 2016 and the line-up will include MOD70s and Maxi yachts vying for the prestigious IMA Transatlantic Trophy awarded to the line honours…
Lionel Péan's Volvo 70, Sfs II
French teams dominated the 2016 RORC Cowes Dinard St Malo Race, with seven classes and the overall win going to French teams. Ironically it was the multihull class, for many years dominated by the French, that Great Britain had its…
Adam Gosling and the crew of JPK 10.80, Yes! included James Hynes third from left and Nicholas O'Leary far right
Irish crew were aboard one of the joint winners of today's RORC IRC championships on the Solent. This year's IRC National Championship, the 14th since the Royal Ocean Racing Club launched its handicap rule in 2000, had the unusual distinction…
Otra Vez Poor visibility and torrential rain for day two of the RORC IRC National Championship. Rick Tomlinson captures William Coates' Ker 43 Custom, Otra Vez in eerie conditions
Royal Cork's Antix (Anthony O'Leary) is sailing in the Fast 40 class and Jump Juice (Conor Phelan) is sailing in Class 1of the Royal Ocean Racing Club's IRC National Championship on the Solent. After race six, Jump is lying sixth and…
Salvo from IRC 2015 PW.jpg Peter Morton's JND35, Salvo won the IRC National Championship in 2015
With 61–yachts from seven nations, the Royal Ocean Racing Club's three day long IRC National Championship, starting tomorrow, will feature one of the strongest line-ups of recent years.   In addition to the new high speed, adrenalin-fuelled box rule classes, the…
Lloyd Thornburg's Farr 280 FOMO won the HP30 Class in the Vice Admiral's Cup
Following on from last week's Irish IRC Nationals at Howth, the cream of the British IRC fleet, from both the UK and abroad, will include several brand new race boats going head to head over 24-26th June at the Royal…
Mile Greville racing his British Ker 39 Erivale III, is the overall winner of the 2016 Morgan Cup Race
Past RORC Commodore, Mile Greville racing his British Ker 39 Erivale III, is the overall winner of the 2016 Morgan Cup Race after IRC time correction. Erivale III put in a superb performance in IRC One, finishing the 108 mile…
Delamare & Mordret's French JPK 10.80 Dream Pearls (JPK) will race in this weekend's RORC Morgan Cup race
The Royal Ocean Racing Club's Season's Points Championship continues this weekend with the Morgan Cup Race, which will finish in Dieppe for the first time since 2013. The 130-150 mile race marks the half-way stage in the championship. Dieppe is…
Second in RORC's Myth of Malham, Royal Irish sailor Michael Boyd will skipper the First 44.7, Lisa for the 700–mile Irish race
An entry into next month's Volvo Round Ireland Race finished second in this weekend's Myth of Malham race and now tops the RORC points series just three weeks before the Irish offshore classic begins in Wicklow. Royal Irish sailor Michael…
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,…

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