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Round Ireland Yacht Race competitor Michael Boyd made a special tribute to the lost helicopter crew of Rescue 116 at the Blackrock Island 2017 crash site
Passing Blackrock Island on the County Mayo coast, a mark on the course of the SSE Renewables Round Ireland Race, leading skipper Michael Boyd has paid a moving tribute to the four air crew of Rescue 116 Irish Coast Guard…
The Royal Ocean Racing Club's Morgan Cup is from Cowes to Dartmouth, a distance of 110 - 160 nautical miles
The Royal Ocean Racing Club Season’s Points Championship continues with the eighth race of the series, the Morgan Cup Race. Starting from the Royal Yacht Squadron Line at 1800 BST on the 17th of June. The intention is to start…
Victory for the overall win in the IRC Nationals was down to the wire, but Niklas Zennström's team (that includes Cork's Justin Slattery) on the Carkeek FAST40+ Rán claimed the title by the tiniest amount
Sunday 12 June, Cowes: An outstanding long weekend of yacht racing, where the full programme was sailed under brilliant sunshine in 10-20+ knot winds and a mix of tidal states on one of the world’s most challenging stretches of water…
Filip Engelbert's Ker 40+ Elvis competing in IRC One enjoyed the exceptional conditions on the Solent at the RORC's IRC Nationals on the second day of the championship
Saturday 11 June, Cowes: A further three windward-leewards were held on the central-eastern Solent on day two of the RORC’s IRC National Championship in yet more exceptional conditions - 15-20 knot WSW winds and brilliant sunshine. At this regatta -…
John Smart's 20-year-old Cowes-based J/109 Jukebox with Royal Cork's Mark Mansfield on tactics leads IRC Three at the IRC UK Nationals off Cowes
Friday 10 June, Cowes: The Solent was star of the show on day one of the Royal Ocean Racing Club’s annual IRC National Championship, one of the leading events for the RORC/UNCL-owned yacht rating system. The race committee led by…
Anthony O'Leary's Royal Cork Cape 31 'Antix' is competing at this weekend's RORC IRC Nationals on the Solent
Among the lineup on the Solent this weekend for the Royal Ocean Racing Club’s IRC National Championship is the Cape 31 Antix, skippered by Royal Cork's Anthony O’Leary, who won the IRC Nationals in 2014. And it looks like the…
The British HH42 INO XXX raced by the RORC Commodore James Neville was the Myth of Malham winner and will race Round Ireland on June 18
British yacht INO XXX which competes in the Round Ireland Race in less than a fortnight was victorious in this weekend's RORC Myth of Malham Race that featured a number of Irish crews.  The Cowes-Eddystone-Solent 230nm started last Thursday and saw IRC…
Michael O'Donnell's J121 Darkwood is racing in the Myth of Malham Race on the Solent before heading to Ireland this month for the Round Ireland Race
Ireland is among 70 teams from eight different nations that have entered this weekend's Royal Ocean Racing Club Myth of Malham Race. Irish crews include Michael O'Donnells's team on the J121 Darkwood that are now officially entered for the Round…
Dutch JPK 1180 Il Corvo, owned by Astrid de Vin and skippered by Roeland Franssens
The overall winner for the 181nm North Sea Race under IRC was the Dutch JPK 1180 Il Corvo, owned by Astrid de Vin and skippered by Roeland Franssens. Dutch Ker 46 Van Uden skippered by Johnny Poortman was just 121…
The 24th IRC National Championship will take place in the Solent from 10-12th June 2022 
One of the pinnacle events of the IRC rating system in the UK will take place over 10-12 June from Cowes and Ireland's past victories are recalled as Anthony O'Leary's former winner, the Ker 40 Antix, is racing in the…
A great day for sailing at the 2022 RORC Vice Admiral’s Cup on the Solent
Cowes: Sunday 22 May, 2022:  Today had a change in wind direction to an east-southeasterly that progressively strengthened to 10-11 knots, along with more glorious sunshine for the 50 teams competing at the RORC Vice Admiral’s Cup.  The Quarter Tonners…
The J/111 fleet enjoying glorious conditions at the RORC Vice Admiral's Cup on the second day of Solent racing
Brilliant sun, big tides and light to moderate winds that built from 6-8 knots in the morning to 10-12 knots during the afternoon provided glorious conditions for the second day of the RORC Vice Admiral’s Cup off Cowes.  All six…
Anthony O'Leary and the Antix crew from Royal Cork are competing in a 13-boat Cape 31 fleet in Cowes at RORC's Vice Admiral's Cup Regatta
If you've wondered what it's like in the wide open prairie-like spaces of the new Cape 31s' cockpits when things get hairy, "The Cork Boat in Cowes", aka the latest Antix with Anthony O'Leary doing the driving in the Solent, provides…
Class 30 One Design - After nine months of study, research and development by VPLP and Multiplast, the final project designs have been finalised
The boat imagined and designed by VPLP, thanks to the joint initiative of Union Nationale pour la Course au Large (France), the Royal Ocean Racing Club (UK) and the Storm Trysail Club (USA) is scheduled to make its debut afloat…
RYA joins forces with RORC Rating Office & SW Yacht Time Correction Factor to promote and develop a national rating system for cruiser racers
Since the pandemic there has been a boost in numbers of people getting afloat - mostly sailors relatively new to the sport - and the RYA and the Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) are keen to encourage as many keelboat…
30 teams racing in IRC Two-Handed in the RORC De Guingand Bowl Race
With the wind speed varying from zephyrs to over 20 knots, the Royal Ocean Racing Club’s De Guingand Bowl Race tested the international fleet right through the spectrum of skill sets on Saturday over a 115 mile course. Seven teams…

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