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Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) News and Results
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…
South Africa Enters Commodores Cup Fray
There are only a few weeks to the close of entries at this year’s Rolex Commodores’ Cup. Whilst most teams have finalized their boats and crews, others are still engaged in discussions to determine their line-ups. For all teams, both…
Tough Going to St.Malo
This year’s race to St. Malo proved to be a light airs affair but that is something that can happen in any yacht race. Jim Saltonstall is a proven coach at the top level and he recognizes that racing in…
Biggest fleet of the Year Bound for St. Malo
The 164 mile race to St. Malo from Cowes has always been popular and with 123 boats already in, it is the biggest entry for a RORC offshore race so far this season. Unfortunately a glance at the entry list…
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,…

THE RORC:

  • Established in 1925, The Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) became famous for the biennial Fastnet Race and the international team event, the Admiral's Cup. It organises an annual series of domestic offshore races from its base in Cowes as well as inshore regattas including the RORC Easter Challenge and the IRC European Championship (includes the Commodores' Cup) in the Solent
  • The RORC works with other yacht clubs to promote their offshore races and provides marketing and organisational support. The RORC Caribbean 600, based in Antigua and the first offshore race in the Caribbean, has been an instant success. The 10th edition took place in February 2018. The RORC extended its organisational expertise by creating the RORC Transatlantic Race from Lanzarote to Grenada, the first of which was in November 2014
  • The club is based in St James' Place, London, but after a merger with The Royal Corinthian Yacht Club in Cowes now boasts a superb clubhouse facility at the entrance to Cowes Harbour and a membership of over 4,000