Royal Ocean Racing Club Ltd.
20 St James's Place, London, SW1A 1NN | +44 (0) 20 7493 2248

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  • The Vice Admiral’s Cup concluded today on the central Solent in lighter 10-13 knot winds, this time blowing from the east. The leaderboard was so tight across the seven classes of one designs and level rating boats, that in many discards decided their outcome. In the J/109s, the final day
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  • Conditions turned autumnal for day two of the Vice Admirals' Cup. With seven fleets competing at the RORC's annual regatta for invited one design and level rating classes, today crews found themselves wrestling their boats around the courses in 15-20 knot winds until a squall caused conditions to gust up
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  • The Solent laid on perfect conditions for day one of the Vice Admiral’s Cup with brilliant sunshine, wind that built from 10 knots to 20 through the afternoon, building up a steep chop that was enough to cause crews to struggle to keep boats beneath rigs. Among the seven fleets
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  • The Vice Admirals' Cup fires up on Friday with three days of racing on the Solent for the seven invited classes. While the Diam24od multihulls will be showing a clean pair of heels to the fleet, another class competing at the Vice Admiral's Cup for the first time is the
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  • Arnaud Delamare and Eric Mordret's JPK 10.80 Dream Pearls has won the Royal Ocean Racing Club's De Guingand Bowl Race. In second place was Noel Racine's JPK 10.10 Foggy Dew and third overall was the British Two Handed team of Ian Hoddle and Ollie Wyatt, racing Sunfast 3600 Game On.
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  • Follow the RORC De Guingand Bowl Race live with YB tracking via AIS Race Player Link:- http://yb.tl/dgbr2017 Low Bandwidth Links: - http://yb.tl/Links/dgbr2017 Note: AIS tracking is reliant on a yachts AIS transmissions and therefore coverage may vary.
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Upcoming Races

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  • DATE: Saturday 13th May
    COURSE: Cowes – Marks - Solent
    DISTANCE (nm): 110-160

    Presented to the club by ‘Buster’ (Vice Commodore 1957-1959) and Mrs De Guingand, the Bowl goes to the winner of the annual race bearing their name. This will head east from the Royal Yacht Squadron line, rounding marks and waypoints, and taking in the headlands of the central English Channel, before returning to the Solent to finish.

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  • DATE: Friday 19th – Sunday 21st May
    COURSE: N/A
    DISTANCE (nm): N/A

    The Solent based, inshore regatta (primarily for One Design Classes) brings together six classes for three days of intense, close racing across two courses. From the ultra-modern FAST40+ and HP30 classes to hugely refitted and modified IOR Quarter Tonners, competition is notoriously fierce.

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  • DATE: Saturday 27th May
    COURSE: Cowes – Eddystone Lighthouse – Solent finish
    DISTANCE (nm): 256

    The race around Eddystone Lighthouse is one of the most popular in a Rolex Fastnet Race year, mirroring, as it does, the start and first 130nm miles of the season’s main event. Taking in some of the most challenging and perplexing tidal gates, this race provides essential practice for those with ambitions of winning the blue ribbon event in August.

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Upcoming Social Events

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  • DATE: Thursday 4th May
    LOCATION: London Clubhouse

    Join us at the London Clubhouse Bar for the regular monthly social.

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  • DATE: Friday 12th May
    LOCATION: Cowes Clubhouse

    Catch up with your fellow competitors over a pre-race meal at the Clubhouse.

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  • DATE: Monday 15th May, 1830 for 1900
    LOCATION: Hugo Boss Store, 180 Regent Street, London

    After 74 days, 19 hrs and 35 mins at sea, British sailor and RORC member Alex Thomson reached the finish of the Vendee Globe on his boat HUGO BOSS, breaking his own British record for the fastest solo circumnavigation of the globe in a monohull. Alex will talk exclusively to RORC members and guests at the HUGO Boss Store on Regent Street about his Vendee Globe and other sailing experiences.

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Race Programme

Race Programme

The complete inshore and offshore race programme.

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Race Results

Race Results

Access the latest and archive race results.

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Notice of Race

Notice of Race

Everything you need to know before you race with the RORC.

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Sailgate - the RORC's online entry system

Sailgate - the RORC's online entry system

Click here to register your boat and enter inshore and offshore RORC races.

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  • Rolex Fastnet Race
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  • Racing: Save the Date!

    Rolex Fastnet Race

    DATE: Sunday 6th August 2017

    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.

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  • Racing: Save the Date!

    RORC Caribbean 600

    DATE: Monday 20th February 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.

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  • Corinthian Ball
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  • Events: Save the Date!

    Corinthian Ball

    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.

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    Fireworks Party

    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.

Royal Ocean Racing Club

20 St James's Place
London SW1A 1NN
UK

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fax: +44 (0) 20 7493 5252
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Royal Ocean Racing Club Cowes

82 High Street
Cowes, Isle of Wight PO31 7AJ
UK

fon: +44 (0) 1983 295 144
fax: +44 (0) 20 7493 5252
web: http://www.rorc.org

RORC Rating Office (Seahorse Rating Ltd)

Seahorse Building, Bath Road
Lymington, Hampshire SO41 3SE
UK

fon: +44 (0) 1590 677030
fax: +44 (0) 1590 679478
web: http://www.rorcrating.com
Royal Ocean Racing Club
(General Enquiries, Membership, House)

20 St James's Place
London
SW1A 1NN
UK

 +44 (0) 20 7493 2248
 +44 (0) 20 7493 5252
 http://www.rorc.org
Royal Ocean Racing Club
(Racing Enquiries)

82 High Street
Cowes
Isle of Wight
PO31 7AJ
UK

 +44 (0) 1983 295 144
 +44 (0) 20 7493 5252
 http://www.rorc.org
RORC Cowes Clubhouse


The Parade
Cowes
Isle of Wight
PO31 7QU
UK

 +44 (0) 1983 293581
 +44 (0) 20 7493 5252
 http://www.rorc.org
RORC Rating Office
(Seahorse Rating Ltd)

Seahorse Building, Bath Road
Lymington, Hampshire
SO41 3SE
UK

 +44 (0) 1590 677030
 +44 (0) 1590 679478
 http://www.rorcrating.com

Royal Ocean Racing Club - since 1925

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.