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Quarter Tonner Anchor Challenge (Paul Gibbons) from Royal Cork YC will defend his IRC title in Marseille
Royal Cork YC's Paul Gibbons, racing Quarter Tonner Anchor Challenge, who was the winner of the inaugural IRC European Champion Trophy last July, will be travelling to France this summer to defend his Euro title and the hope is other…
Phaedo3 does it again! A fantastic spice island welcome in Grenada for the team as they complete the 2016 RORC Transatlantic Race © RORC/Arthur Daniel
Lloyd Thornburg's American MOD70 Phaedo3 has taken Multihull Line Honours in the RORC Transatlantic Race for the second year running. The American MOD70 completed the course in 6 days 13 hours 39 minutes and 55 seconds. Although the team was…
Monday 10th August 1987, and the Dubois 40 Irish Independent arrives at the Fastnet Rock, on her way to winning the Fastnet Race overall, and becoming top scorer for Ireland in the Admiral’s Cup.
Nearly thirty years ago, the growth of sponsorship in sailing could result in a confusion of results if rules from the era of total Cornithian participation were applied with precise regard for the last letter of the law writes W…
Phaedo3's Brian Thompson's showing his game face earlier this week
Lloyd Thornburg's American MOD70 Phaedo3 is flying towards Grenada's Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina and expected to touch down in about 24 hours. Mike Slade's Maxi 100 Leopard 3 is racing against the clock in an assault on the…
Rambler 88 leaves the rest of the ARC 2016 fleet in her wake as she builds up speed off Gran Canaria
George David's super-maxi Rambler 88, overall winner and record breaker in the Volvo Round Ireland race 2016 back in June, has added a new accolade to her already enviable sailing reputation as she crossed ARC Finish Line in Rodney Bay,…
Director of RORC Rating Office
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated and enthusiastic sailor with a technical background to take over the day to day management of the RORC Rating Office based in Lymington, Hampshire, UK. Reporting to the Chief Executive the…
Lloyd Thornburg's MOD70 Phaedo3 at the start of the RORC Transatlantic Race, Lanzarote © RORC/James Mitchell
As dawn broke on the second day of the RORC Transatlantic Race, the majority of the fleet were still to round Tenerife, the last mark of the course before the international racing fleet head out into the open waters of…
RORC Commodore Michael Boyd (right) with Wicklow Sailing Club’s Race Organiser Theo Phelan immediately after the Boyd-skippered First 44.7 Lisa had finished the Volvo Round Ireland Race to become the best-placed Irish boat at third overall in IRC. Photo courtesy Volvo Round Ireland Race
Michael Boyd of the Royal Irish Yacht Club is in the midst of a long, interesting and successful sailing career in which he first came to international prominence with the overall win in the 1996 Round Ireland Race on the…
Ireland's IRC interests were represented at the world conference in Cowes last weekend. The 2017 Irish IRC championships, raced as part of the ICRA National Championships, will be held next June in Cork Harbour. The event is chaired by Alpaca skipper Paul Tingle (above) of Royal Cork Yacht Club.
Ireland's Mark Mills, the Irish Cruiser Racer Representative (ICRA), was among forty delegates from 15 countries descended upon Cowes, Isle of Wight, the home of yachting in the UK, for the annual Congress of the Spinlock International Rating Certificate (IRC)…
Mike Slade's 100ft Maxi, Leopard
Racing across the Atlantic evokes the primal desires of any offshore sailor and the Grenada-bound RORC Transatlantic Race, departing from Calero Marinas Marina Arrecife, Lanzarote on Saturday 26th November, has attracted a highly diverse range of boats and crews to…
Royal Cork Bids For 2020 IRC Europeans
#RORC - Royal Cork Yacht Club is bidding to host the IRC European Championship once again in 2020 after a successful inaugural event during Volvo Cork Week this July. Royal Ocean Racing Club Commodore Michael Boyd made the announcement at…
The crew of Conor Fogerty's yacht BAM from Howth Yacht Club enjoying their latest European/RORC adventure
Having taken a substantial fifth place in the weekend's RORC Cowes to Cherbourg offshore race following on from the early season good showing in the Caribbean 600, Round Ireland and Ile D'Ouessant races, lines Conor Fogerty and the BAM crew…
Louis-Marie Dussere's JPK 10.10 Raging Bee, who will be racing into their home port of Cherbourg
The penultimate race of the RORC Season's Points Championship often has a party atmosphere, it is the last race of the RORC season in English and French waters. About seven hundred sailors will be making the dash to France, in…
Lloyd Thornburg’s Phaedo 3 at the Blaskets during the recent Round Ireland Record, which was celebrated at the National Yacht Club on Friday night. Today, Phaedo 3 rounded the equally rocky Ouessant off the west coast of Brittany, on her way to line honours in the new 400-mile RORC Cowes-Wolf Rock-Ouessant-St Malo Race.
The new post-Cowes Week 400-mile RORC Cowes-Wolf Rock-Ushant Race, which started from the Solent on Saturday, saw the return fresh as daisies of Lloyd Thornburg and his crew writes W M Nixon. They’d flown in from Dublin after dinner at…
Hoping to set a new monohull race record in the RORC Transatlantic Race. Mike Slade's Maxi 100, Leopard
The third edition of the Royal Ocean Racing Club's RORC Transatlantic Race will start on Saturday 26 November 2016 and the line-up will include MOD70s and Maxi yachts vying for the prestigious IMA Transatlantic Trophy awarded to the line honours…
Lionel Péan's Volvo 70, Sfs II
French teams dominated the 2016 RORC Cowes Dinard St Malo Race, with seven classes and the overall win going to French teams. Ironically it was the multihull class, for many years dominated by the French, that Great Britain had its…

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