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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…
Celebrating the 90th Anniversary of the Royal Ocean Racing Club, this year's RORC Annual Dinner & Prize Giving will take place later this month in the spectacular setting of the Natural History Museum, South Kensington, London. Prize winners, competitors, crews,…
A highly varied fleet with fascinating competitors will set off on 28th November from Lanzarote - the most eastern island in the Canary Islands chain - bound for the island of Grenada in the Caribbean in the RORC Transatlantic Race, organised…
Organised by the Royal Southampton YC, in conjunction with the Royal Ocean Racing Club, the second edition of the IRC Double Handed National Championship took place in the Solent, last weekend. 37 teams took part racing in three IRC Classes,…
Northern Ireland's Solitaire du Figaro sailor, Andrew Baker, will be racing with Solo Round the World Sailor, Mike Golding in RORC's  second edition of the IRC Double Handed National Championship will take place in the Solent, this weekend.  A huge variety…
The penultimate race of the RORC Season's Points championship produced a dramatic finale to the club's domestic season. Whilst the overall and class winners will not be finalised until after next month's Rolex Middle Sea Race, the Cherbourg race all…
RORC Cherbourg Race Follows Record Breaking Year
After a record breaking Rolex Fastnet Race, the Royal Ocean Racing Club's 2015 RORC Season's Point Championship continues this weekend with the ever popular Cherbourg Race. 60 yachts have entered, and for nearly all of them, this will be the…
RORC's James Dadd Takes The Helm at the Rating Office
#rorc – After 22 years at the RORC Rating Office, Mike Urwin, its Technical Director, is stepping aside to relinquish the day to day running of the Rating Office to James Dadd, 44, with effect from 1st September. Mike will…
Teasing Machine Wins RORC Channel Race
#channelrace – Despite a light and shifty forecast, the Royal Ocean Racing Club provided a cracking race for a magnificent fleet of 87 yachts taking part in the Channel Race. Effectively the 130 nautical mile course featured two windward leeward…
RORC IRC One Title Goes to Tonnerre 4, Royal Cork's Antix Finishes Sixth
#rorc – Anthony O'Leary's Antix crew from Royal Cork fought back hard on the last day of the British IRC championships on the Solent yesterday in a bid to overcome gear failure and a retiral on Friday. In the end it…
Tonnerre Takes Charge At British IRC Champs, Royal Cork Yacht Ninth
#britirc – After six races sailed at the British IRC Championships on the Solent, Anthony O'Leary's Antix from Royal Cork and Baltimore is in ninth place overall, some 31 points behind series leader Tonnerre 4 (Piet Vroon). The 15-boat fleet…
Gear Failure & Retiral Makes Challenging Start for O'Leary's Antix at British IRC Nationals
#britIRC – Anthony O'Leary's defence of his British IRC title has got off to a difficult start in Cowes. After three races sailed the Royal Cork and Baltimore crew on the Ker 40 Antix lie tenth in IRC One from…

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