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

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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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,
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  • 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
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  • 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.
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  • 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
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Upcoming Races

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  • DATE: Saturday 17th – Sunday 18th June
    COURSE: N/A
    DISTANCE (nm): N/A

    New for 2017, this weekend regatta will provide the opportunity for all boats that are one of the metre classes, or based on the metre classes, to compete together in a six race series.

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  • DATE: Friday 23rd – Sunday 25th June
    COURSE: N/A
    DISTANCE (nm): N/A

    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.

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  • DATE: Friday 30th June
    COURSE: Holyhead – Dun Laoghaire
    DISTANCE (nm): 100

    Organised by the Liverpool Yacht Club.

    This biennial race is excellent for those based on the west coast of the UK or in Ireland, to get some miles under their belts towards their qualification for the Rolex Fastnet Race.

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Upcoming Social Events

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  • DATE: Friday 30th June
    LOCATION: Cowes Clubhouse

    Whether you are competing in the Round the Island Race or watching the spectacle from ashore, please join us at the Cowes Clubhouse for a pre-race dinner.

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  • DATE: Saturday 1st July
    LOCATION: Cowes Clubhouse

    Following a day on the water, do join us for a post-race barbecue to celebrate another Round the Island Race.

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  • DATE: Monday 5th June, 1900
    LOCATION: London Clubhouse

    Free for members, £10 for non-members.

    To book email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call +44 (0)207 493 2248.

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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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    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.

  • 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

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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
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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.