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Marinerscove Retains UK Title on the Solent
Cork's Marinerscove.ie (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
Marinerscove.ie 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…
DAY ONE Report – Marinerscove Out in Front at RORC IRC National Championships
One of the most competitive fleets ever assembled enjoyed some spectacular sailing conditions (as Paul Wyeth's photos over the fold show) on the first day of the 2010 RORC IRC National Championship writes Louay Habib. Charles Dunstone’s TP52, Team Origin…
Mariners & Antix Challenge for RORC IRC Gong
The RORC IRC National Championship includes competitors from Belgium, France, Great Britain, Hong Kong, Ireland and the Netherlands. Competing on tight Solent courses there is no doubt that this will be a very competitive regatta with plenty of high-octane action.…
Irish Trio Head for UK IRC Championships
The RORC UK IRC National Championship includes a trio of Irish boats that adds spice to an event that alos draws competitors from Belgium, France, Great Britain, Hong Kong and the Netherlands. Competing on tight Solent courses there is no…
Round Ireland Favourites Top RORC Scoreboard
Two of the favourites for the Round Ireland title topped out the RORC IRC overall listings last weekend at the Morgan Cup an overnighter to Cherbourg. The winning boat, Psipsina, was a double-handed entry sailed by Paddy Cronin and John…
RORC Morgan Cup starts Friday 11th June
RORC Morgan Cup starts Friday 11th June: from the RYS Cowes, starting to the East, to Cherbourg.  First warning signal: 1850. Organised by the Royal Ocean Racing Club in association with the Royal Thames Yacht Club, the Yacht Club de…
Comm Cuppers Round Island, not Ireland
Two of the three boats in Ireland's Commodore's Cup team are booked in for the annual Round the Island race in the Solent on June 19. The race, which already boasts 1,200 entries, kicks off the day before the Round…
Rating Cost of Composite Rigging to be Reduced in 2011
The rating cost of composite standing rigging will be reduced with effect from 1st January 2011 following a recent meeting of the IRC Technical Committee. The Committee noted that the technology of composite standing rigging has matured significantly in recent years…
Apollo's Strengths Revealed in RORC's DeGuingand Bowl
Nigel Passmore’s turboed TP52, Apollo had a cracking De Guingand Bowl winning overall and IRC Super Zero, in some style but it didn’t start off very well as Nigel Passmore explains; “We did have the worse possible start to the race,…
Royal Cork's Jamie McWilliam Heads up Team Hong Kong
Cork's Jamie McWilliam will lead this year's Hong Kong Commodore's Cup team made up with former Irish Cup boats. Having finished fifth overall in 2008, surprising many of the more seasoned campaigners in the process, McWilliam and his teammates were…
Heads Out of the Boat for RORC's Cervantes Trophy Race
A big variation in wind strength and direction gave the competitors in the RORC Cervantes Trophy Race plenty to think about; spotting the changes in the conditions and reacting to them proved crucial. Sailing Logic’s Reflex 38, Visit Malta Puma,…
Stars to Gather in the Solent
The RORC Easter Challenge is the first inshore regatta of a busy season of racing with the Royal Ocean Racing Club. A strong line up will be mixing it up on tight Solent courses over the Easter weekend. Seven races…
Jump Juice Wins on the Solent
Racing in IRC One, Conor Phelan’s Ker 37, Jump Juice, has won the weekend's Easter's Red Funnel Challenge on the Solent. Anthony O'Leary's Antix, a Ker 39, was second in IRC Zero. In spite of the fact that Christopher Opielok’s…
Afloat.ie: RORC Announce Change to the Class Bands for Commodores’ Cup
The Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) today announced a change to the class rating bands for the 2010 Rolex Commodores’ Cup.  The lower limit of Class 1 has been lowered by 10 points from 1.120 to 1.110.  The rating bands…
Afloat.ie: RORC Opt Out of Lifeline Change
The Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) has made a decision to ban Dyneema® lifelines for the 2010 RORC race programme that includes the Round Ireland race. At the ISAF annual conference in Busan Korea in November Dyneema® fibre was approved…

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