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

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Upcoming Races

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  • DATE: Saturday 27th July
    COURSE: Cowes – Solent finish, around marks
    DISTANCE (nm): 24-36 hours

    Often forgotten is that the Channel Race is one of the Club’s oldest events, designed by the Ocean Racing Club (as it was then) in 1928 to be the second ‘ocean race’ after the Fastnet.

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  • DATE: Saturday 27th – Sunday 28th July
    COURSE: Solent
    DISTANCE (nm): N/A

    The RORC Telegraph Bowl will see the gathering of the XOD fleets from Cowes, Hamble, Itchenor, Lymington, Parkstone and Yarmouth for two days of extremely close racing, 106 years after they first raced as a class, the XOD, at 21ft, is one of the smaller keelboats to sail in the Solent, but was designed to specifically cope with these waters’ short, steep chop.

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  • DATE: Saturday 3rd 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: 2019
    LOCATION: London and Cowes

    Download the 2019 RORC Events Programme* here.pdf

    *Dates, times and schedules are subject to change and amendments. Therefore please check the RORC website for the latest updates and news.

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  • DATE: Friday 26th July
    LOCATION: Cowes Clubhouse

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

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  • DATE: Thursday 1st August
    LOCATION: Cowes Clubhouse

    RORC Cowes will be hosting the Fastnet Dinner for skippers and crews participating in this iconic race.

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Race Programme 2019/2020

Race Programme 2019/2020

The complete inshore and offshore race programme for 2019 and the preview for 2020.

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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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RORC Cowes Clubhouse

RORC Cowes Clubhouse

The RORC Cowes Clubhouse, click here for opening times, accommodation and event informatio...

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RORC Insignia & Ticket Shop

RORC Insignia & Ticket Shop

Head over to our Member's Shop for Insignia and Event Tickets.

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  • RORC Caribbean 600
  • 2019 Rolex Fastnet Race
  • Racing: Save the Date!

    RORC Caribbean 600

    DATE: Monday 24th February 2020

    Now in its twelfth 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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  • Racing: Save the Date!

    2019 Rolex Fastnet Race

    DATE: Saturday 3rd August 2019

    Entries open at Midday on Monday 7th January 2019. Don't miss out on this classic, bucket-list offshore race!

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  • RORC Annual Dinner & Prize Giving
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    RORC Annual Dinner & Prize Giving

    Date: Saturday 16th November 2019
    Location: Grand Connaught Rooms

    Join us at this spectacular black tie awards ceremony for the RORC Season's Points Championship where prize winners, competitors, crews, members and guests celebrate the year’s achievements.

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RORC Office Locations Map
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.