Setting off from the Solent on 6 August in the 2017 Rolex Fastnet Race will be three of the most prestigious classes in offshore racing. Significantly it will be the first occasion the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race fleet of VO65 one design will line up on the race’s ‘Leg Zero’.…
George David's American Canting Keel Maxi, Rambler 88 has won the 2017 RORC Channel Race, making it two wins in a row, having also won the RORC Cowes Dinard St Malo Race. Rambler 88 took Line Honours in the 160 nautical mile race, and after IRC time correction, was the…
Start - 1000 BST Saturday 22nd JulyCourse: Cowes - Round Marks - Solent Finish The Royal Ocean Racing Club's Season's Points Championship continues this weekend with the Channel Race. The 10th race of the series, and the last RORC offshore race before the 2017 Rolex Fastnet Race. For those teams vying for class…
While the Judel-Vrolijk 115 Nikata will be the largest yacht competing among the 350 or so yachts starting the Rolex Fastnet Race on Sunday 6 August, the battle for line honours glory looks set to be between two titans of the grand prix racing world.
The second ever IRC European Championship took place in the south of France over four days last week for an international fleet of 53 boats. While last year the inaugural event was incorporated into Volvo Cork Week, this year’s IRC European Championship was a stand-alone affair, held off Marseille, the…
DATE: Sunday 6th August COURSE: Cowes – Fastnet Rock – Bishop Rock - Plymouth DISTANCE (nm): 605
Started in 1925 when seven yachts set sail from Ryde to the Fastnet Rock to arrive in Plymouth, the infamous post-race dinner heralded the foundation of the Ocean Racing Club. Today the Rolex Fastnet Race is the most popular of the world’s classic 600 mile offshore races, attracting a diverse, international fleet of IRC yachts and grand prix classes such as the IMOCA 60s, Class40s and the MOCRA-rated multihulls.
The Cherbourg Race is the last of the UK-based races of the RORC Season’s Points Championship and is very often the decider for the class winners. The race can be won and lost in the escape from the Solent, in the strong tides on the approach to Cherbourg and finally on the last mile along the inside of the breakwater of the Grande Rade.
Organised by the Royal Southampton Yacht Club and RORC
The IRC Double Handed National Championship will again be run from the Royal Ocean Racing Club’s Cowes Clubhouse. Comprising windward-leeward courses, short passage races and, this year, the Nab Tower Race, the competition will again challenge the full range of competitor’s shorthanded sailing skills.
DATE: Friday 28th July - Sunday 6th August LOCATION: Cowes Clubhouse
The Cowes Clubhouse Terrace Restaurant is a must in your Cowes Week diary. A peaceful and relaxing contrast to the parties on The Parade and in the Marinas, you and your guests will benefit from the unparalleled view from the clubhouse terrace.
DATE: Saturday 29th July LOCATION: Cowes Clubhouse
Navigate the start of Cowes Week in true Bodacious style.
The Commodore of the Royal Ocean Racing Club invites you to join him to celebrate the first day's racing of Lendy Cowes Week 2017. The Terrace Restaurant will be open from 2000 for Dinner, table reservations are recommended.
DATE: Tuesday 1st August LOCATION: Cowes Clubhouse
The highlight of the Cowes Week programme, the Corinthian Ball on Ladies Day of Cowes Week is a '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..
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.