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Light Solent Winds Keep O'Leary and Dowling at Bay
RORC Easter Sailing Challenge – Day 2 Light winds are keeping Irish entries in the bottom half of the respective IRC fleets at RORC's Easter challenge this weekend. After four races sailed, Royal Cork's Anthony O'Leary lies sixth from ten…
Disappointing Solent Start for O'Leary
Royal Cork's Anthony O'Leary has had a disappointing start to the RORC Easter Sailing Challenge on the Solent today writes James Boyd. Traditionally the Challenge has been an event for full oilskins and thermals to counter the freezing cold and…
Dowling's New J111 to Contest Easter Challenge
The brand new J/111 Arabella, belonging to Dun Laoghaire's Niall Dowling joins Royal Cork's Anthony O'Leary sailing Antix for this weekend's season opener on the Solent for the Royal Ocean Racing Club's Easter Challenge. Summer looks set to come early…
O'Leary Prepares for Easter Sailing Challenge
Anthony O'Leary's Ker 39, Antix returns to the Solent in less than a month for the 20th edition of RORC's Easter Sailing Challenge and once again this ever-popular event has attracted a huge range of yachts writes Louay Habib. Raced…
Fastnet Race Limit Increased
In an effort to absorb the large waiting list for the Rolex Fastnet Race, the Royal Ocean Racing Club have decided to increase the number of places available to IRC yachts by removing the 'professionally' sailed classes from the 300…
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…

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