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

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  • France galvanised its reputation as the world’s greatest offshore racing nation by dominating the results across the majority of the classes in the Rolex Fastnet Race for a third consecutive occasion. Of the 11 main prizes, French boats failed to win just three, and of these one (Dongfeng Race Team)
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  • The Rolex Fastnet Race starts Sunday 6th August, at 1100 BST The start sequence begins with the first warning signal at 10.50 BST. The sequence lasts for two hours from 1100 to 1240.
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  •  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’.
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  • 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
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  • Follow the RORC Channel Race on YB's AIS Tracking as the boats race from Cowes, around waypoints and marks in the English Channel, before finishing in the Eastern Solent.
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  • 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
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Upcoming Races

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  • 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.

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  • DATE: Friday 1st September
    COURSE: Cowes – Cherbourg
    DISTANCE (nm): 75

    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.

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  • DATE: Friday 8th – Sunday 10th September
    COURSE: N/A
    DISTANCE (nm): N/A

    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.

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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
  • RORC Caribbean 600
  • 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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    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.

  • Events: Save the Date!

    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

fon: +44 (0) 20 7493 2248
fax: +44 (0) 20 7493 5252
web: http://www.rorc.org

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.