With a near perfect scoreline, Giovanni Belgrano’s 1939 classic yacht Whooper was today crowned 2017 champion at the Royal Ocean Racing Club’s IRC Nationals. Today, two windward-leeward races were held on the Solent in similar brisk southwesterlies to the first two days: This year’s event may not have been an…
While conditions on day one built to a brutal 30 knots, today it was equally challenging at the Royal Ocean Racing Club’s IRC National championship. There was marginally less wind, but stronger gusts coming through in the squalls. Once again two windward-leewards were held followed by a longer round the…
With the southwesterly piping up to 30 knots in the final race, the RORC IRC Nationals got off to a brisk start on the Solent today with two windward-leewards followed by a round the cans race. Appropriately, given this is an annual championship for Royal Ocean Racing Club's rating rule,…
Racing gets under way this Friday on the Solent for the cream of the British keelboat fleet at the Royal Ocean Racing Club’s IRC Nationals. Since replacing the Channel Handicap System in 2000, IRC has been adopted around the globe to allow boats of differing sizes, ages, styles and speeds…
While everyone who enters the Rolex Fastnet Race dreams of winning or doing well, the event's stature as the world's largest offshore yacht race, means this is often not the only reason for taking part.
Start: Friday 9th June 2017RYS Cowes, to Guernsey, Channel IslandsDistance: Approx. 125 miles Organised by the Royal Ocean Racing Club in association with the Royal Yacht Squadron and the Royal Thames Yacht Club British First 44.7, Lisa, is the overall winner of the 2017 Morgan Cup Race. Owned by Nick…
From modern lightweight planing yachts to evergreen designs of the 1970s and 80s, the IRC rule brings them all together for three days of intense racing. With courses varying from windward-leewards to round the cans and the possibility of reaching or downwind starts, any boat can have its day.
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.