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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…
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…
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…
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…

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