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RORC Ladies Dinner

2016 Womens_Keelboat_ChampsThursday 22nd September 2016
RORC London Clubhouse
20 St. James's Place, London, SW1A 1NN

Celebrate the end of the RORC domestic offshore racing season and enjoy the perfect opportunity to meet with other female members, sailors and guests.

Tickets: £55 per person
includes welcome drink, three course dinner with accompanying wine followed by tea & coffee.

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Time and Tide

Eric de Turckheim's French A13 Teasing Machine. RORC/Paul WyethThe inaugural edition of the Royal Ocean Racing Club's Île d'Ouessant Race produced a fascinating strategic battle for the new four hundred nautical mile ocean race. In an ever-changing wind and tide scenario, the outstanding performers needed to make bespoke tactical decisions to achieve success. Speed is always king in offshore racing, but the fastest time is not always achieved by adopting the shortest route.

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2016 Ile d'Ouessant Race Tracking

2016-IDO-coursechartFollow the RORC Ile d'Ouessant Race as the boats race live on the YB Tracking's AIS Tracking.

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A New Ocean Race

2016-ido-coastline-remi-turbanThe first edition of the RORC Île d'Ouessant Race will start from the Royal Yacht Squadron Line on Sunday and the fascinating course has attracted a wide variety of yachts racing under the IRC Rating system, as well as MOD 70 Trimarans and a clutch of Class40 ocean pocket-rockets. The 400-mile race has a simple course; Cowes - Wolf Rock - Ouessant - St Malo. However, the race has the potential for complex strategy.

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Sevenstar confirmed as Official Logistics Partner for the RORC Caribbean 600

sponsors partners sevenstar racing 240 336The Royal Ocean Racing Club is pleased to announce Sevenstar Yacht Transport as the Official Logistics Partner to the RORC Caribbean 600 starting in Antigua on 20th February 2017.

"The RORC have had a long and fruitful relationship with Sevenstar through their title sponsorship of the quadrennial Round Britain and Ireland race. We are delighted that they have extended this partnership by becoming the logistics provider for the incredibly successful RORC Caribbean 600, with the ability to provide cost-effective shipping solutions for boats travelling from Europe and America," says Michael Boyd, RORC Commodore.

Sevenstar is the world leader in the transport of yachts and equipment all around the world, and has recently added the Racing Yacht Logistics division to specifically cater for the yacht racing community.

Although Sevenstar operate worldwide, much of its business involves shipping to and from the Caribbean and Sevenstar Racing Yacht Logistics will offer competitors a team of experts to advise on race yacht transport. The new division will also ship other essential racing equipment, including spares, masts and RIBs, making sure that teams are fully race-ready by the time the start gun goes off.

Read more on the RORC Caribbean 600 Minisite

It’s a wrap – review of the Brewin Dolphin Commodores’ Cup: France victorious


Lire l'article en Français: La France remporte la Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup

The reason why the Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup stands as a pinnacle event within the Royal Ocean Racing Club's sizeable calendar was made abundantly evident during its 13th running in late July.

The club's biennial flagship event for three boat teams with Corinthian crews is a supreme test, held on the navigationally complex waters of the Solent and the Channel, and featuring a range of race courses - windward-leewards, round the cans, an overnight offshore race and a race around the Isle of Wight, that on this occasion took place in sun and a 20-25 knot southwesterly. It is also something of a rarity in modern grand prix yachting - an event that lasts a whole week. And to win requires a team effort: All three boats in each team must pull their weight.

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RORC Channel Race - Shakti takes the spoils

Avenarius & Gorm Gondesen's German Ker 46 Shakti - photo Paul WyethAvenarius & Gorm Gondesen's German Ker 46 Shakti was the overall winner of the RORC Channel Race. Tony Lawson was on board his MOD 70 Concise 10 for a blast around the 125 mile course, in just 9 hours 15 mins and 54 Secs and was first boat home. Harm Prins' Volvo 70 Sanya Lan took monohull line honours in just under 12 hours. Shakti's overall win gives the German team just under an 11 point advantage over Tonnerre 4 in IRC Zero for the RORC Season's Points Championship. Tonnerre fell behind early in the race, as the leading boats past through Hurst Narrows and try as the Dutch team might, they could not catch their German rivals.

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2016 RORC Channel Race Tracking

2016-CR-TrackingFollow the RORC Channel Race as the boats race live on the YB Tracking's AIS Tracking.

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Preview RORC Channel Race

2016-Channel Race-Tonnerre-4-PWThe Royal Ocean Racing Club's Season's Points Championship continues this weekend with the Channel Race. The 10th race of the series features a flexi-course starting and finishing in The Solent. 41 yachts from four different countries will be taking part, including some of the fastest racing yachts in Europe, as well as a variety of cruiser-racers. Racing in seven IRC Classes and a Class 40 Division, the Channel Race will last approximately 24 hours.

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2016 Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup

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The Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup is under way in Cowes. Follow all the action on the Commodores' Cup Minisite.

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