Friday 14th - Sunday 16th April 2017If you want to do better out on the race course, you could buy yourself a newer, more competitive boat. Or sail with a better crew. Or could buy some new sails. Or put in some practice. But keelboat crews frequently forget that one of…
The world's largest, most prestigious offshore sailing event will take place this summer in the UK with the 47th running of the Rolex Fastnet Race.Some offshore yacht races struggle for entries, but the Royal Ocean Racing Club's biennial flagship event is not one of them. When the entry list opened…
The Commodores’ Cup, a team-based keelboat event, has been running every other year since 1992 and has seen incredible competition amongst amateur-sailed IRC rated offshore keelboats representing various countries and geographical regions. One of the main reasons for its success has been the way the racing has incorporated a variety…
A record fleet featuring 80 of the world's most spectacular yachts and crews are gathering in Antigua for the start of the 2017 RORC Caribbean 600 on Monday 20th February 2017. To keep up to date with all the news and to follow the race, please see full details below.…
A fleet of over 80 yachts is expected for the ninth edition of the 2017 RORC Caribbean 600 in which 900 sailors from 30 different nations will race non-stop around 11 Caribbean islands, starting and finishing in Antigua. Passionate corinthians will be rubbing shoulders with Olympic medallists, America's Cup winners…
The RORC Caribbean 600 attracts the world's fastest racing yachts, magnificent superyachts and corinthian production cruisers. Gathered in Antigua for the start of the 600-mile blast around 11 Caribbean islands, the fleet is a phenomenal sight. Among the spectacular entries this year are two colossal schooners; Eleonora and Adela, with…
DATE: Wednesday 12th April COURCE: Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong to San Fernando, Philippines DISTANCE (nm): 480
Organised by the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club.
This biennial 480nm race starts against the awesome skyline of Hong Kong, before blasting competitors across the China Sea to the stunning beaches of the Philippines.
As spring arrives in the Solent and boats return to the water, the RORC Easter Challenge offers crews the chance to do some pre-season training and fine-tuning. With the relaxation of RRS41, the highlight of the event is the availability of a selection of experienced coaches on the water to assist teams with getting back up to speed.
Looking for a new boat? Looking for fresh crew? Then join us at the annual RORC Crew Match, integrated into one of the Clubhouse’s regular monthly socials. The evening provides the opportunity for skippers, boat owners and crew to mingle and establish new connections ahead of the season.
The 47th Rolex Fastnet Race will start on Sunday 6th August from the Royal Yacht Squadron Line. The biennial event is expected to once again attract a diverse fleet of yachts from around the world. Entries to the race open on 9th January 2017.
Now in its ninth year, the RORC Caribbean 600 has established itself as a must-do offshore classic. At a time when the northern hemisphere is in the grips of winter, the draw of sunshine, warm water and constant trade winds are too much to resist.
Date: Tuesday 1st August 2017
Location: Cowes Clubhouse
The highlight of the Cowes Week programme, the Corinthian Ball on Ladies Day of Cowes Week is an 'must-do' in the RORC Cowes calendar. Whether you have spent the day on the water or watching from shore, all can unwind and enjoy the themed evening which includes drinks, dinner and dancing and much more.
Events: Save the Date!
Date: Friday 4th August 2017
Location: Cowes Clubhouse
Join the RORC Cowes Clubhouse for the Fireworks Party, the Club's traditional wrap-up event on the final evening of Cowes Week. Against the backdrop of the legendary firework display to celebrate another successful Cowes Week, guests can enjoy a relaxed evening at the Clubhouse with wine and dinner.
The RORC was founded in 1925 to encourage long distance yacht racing and the design, building and navigation of sailing vessels in which speed and seaworthiness are combined. Today the club encourages ocean, long distance and other forms of yacht racing and yachting activity.