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RORC fleet bound for Le Havre

2016-ino-xxx-solent-james-nevilleThe Cervantes Trophy Race is traditionally the first English Channel Race of the Royal Ocean Racing Club's Season's Points Championship and this year's race from Cowes to Le Havre has attracted a variety of yachts from Belgium, Britain, France, Germany and the Netherlands. The majority of the teams are passionate Corinthians, but make no mistake, the RORC Season's Points Championship is arguably the toughest offshore series of races in the world.

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Flanders enters the Brewin Dolphin Commodores’ Cup

2016-bdcc-low-res-moana-flanders-sander-van-der-borchUp against powerful multiple team entries from France and Britain in July's Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup will be the newly announced Flanders Nord team.

Click Here and head to the event's minisite to read more about this team from the continental North Sea coast.

IRC rating proud to support ‘Best Asian Regatta’

irc-rating-logoThe RORC Rating Office in the UK, which issues IRC rating certificates for boats in South East Asia, is proud to be associated with the Phuket King's Cup Regatta which recently won Best Asian Regatta at the 2016 Asia Boating Awards, recognizing the event's exceptional organization, promotion, course quality, entry size, competitiveness and social aspects.

With five days of racing amidst the Andaman Sea islands, the Regatta draws entries from over 40 countries and attracts some of the world's best racing teams in several IRC classes. In addition to three classes split by IRC rating, this was the first event to include IRC classes determined by boat type such as Premier, Charter boats and Modern Classics, providing close racing for similar style boats.

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Video: RORC Caribbean 600 features in World Sailing TV

Enjoy the latest show from World Sailing TV, featuring 2016's edition of the RORC Caribbean 600 alongside some of the other great events that have recently taken place around the sailing world.

Squally Sunday tests RORC Easter Challenge Competitors

2016-REC-Antix- winner_F40-day-3-pwIf traditionally the RORC Easter Challenge is the Royal Ocean Racing Club's coaching regatta, today's lesson centred upon heavy weather sailing technique.

As the fleet returned to yesterday's start area around Peel Bank, conditions were sunny and relatively benign, but with giant grey clouds looming. During today's one race, a squall stuck down the fleet with gale force gusts of up to 40 knots. In addition to numerous broaches plus two man overboard incidents; one on James Neville's INO XXX racing in the FAST 40+ class, the other on RORC Admiral Andrew McIrvine's First 40, La Réponse.

On La Réponse the vang trimmer got washed overboard during a Chinese gybe. As McIrvine described it: "We were absolutely dead downwind and a little bit by the lee and a big gust took us the other way. We let the vang off too much and the boat rolled and we Chinesed in."

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One race but two lead changes on big Easter Saturday

2016-easter-challenge-Jitterbug-pwWith gale force gusts forecast for the afternoon of Easter Saturday, one long race on a round the cans course in the central/eastern Solent was held today at the Royal Ocean Racing Club's Easter Challenge. Despite this, there were leader changes in two of the four classes.

In the FAST40+ class, Peter Morton on his Carkeek 40 Mk3, Girls on Film, won to topple Texan William Coates' Ker 43, Otra Vez. Girls on Film spent today match racing Sir Keith Mills' Ker 40+, Invictus. Mills made the best of the reaching start, but Girls on Film subsequently overhauled them.

"It was very close. Too close!" declared Morton. "We managed to get them on the beat and then managed to stay in front and then move away a little bit on the last beat. It was good fun. We had plenty on!"

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FAST40+s meet expectations on their opening day of competition

ech16d1-1161High speed, adrenalin pumping, ultra-competitive racing came to the Solent today in what many agree is the most exciting development to have taken place in big boat keel boat racing in the UK for decades.

The long-awaited advent of competition for the new FAST40+s, the big boat class at the Royal Ocean Racing Club's Easter Challenge, coincided today with chilly, but summery conditions. Three races were sailed with the wind peaking at 15-20 knots during race two.

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RORC Easter Challenge - Limbering up

2015-easter-challenge-north-sails-coach-team-pwThis Friday's opening regatta of the Royal Ocean Racing Club's domestic calendar, the RORC Easter Challenge, provides an opportunity for the 50 or so crews to ramp up their programs for the 2016 season.To help, for the three day duration of the regatta the RORC lays on free coaching, led by the eminent Jim Saltonstall, supported by RORC CEO and former America's Cup coach Eddie Warden Owen, plus North U Regatta Service's Andreas Josenhans and Chuck Allen, who fly across from the States especially for the occasion.

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Fast 40+ to debut at the RORC Easter Challenge

2015-irc-national-championship-invictus-pwFor three days over the bank holiday weekend, the yachting world's eyes will be glued to the Solent as the Fast 40+ class makes its debut en masse at the Royal Ocean Racing Club's domestic season opener, the RORC Easter Challenge.

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