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Dick Carter, Yacht Designer In the Golden Age of Offshore Racing

DATE: Saturday 22nd June
LOCATION: Cowes Clubhouse

Dick will talk about his career as a yacht designer and the innovations he introduced in offshore racing yacht design as well as signing and selling copies of his book; In the Golden Age of Offshore Racing.

In 1965, Dick Carter entered a boat of his own design, the innovative 34-foot RABBIT, in the prestigious Fastnet Race, and against all odds won against a fleet of 151 racing boats. He won again in 1969 in another even more innovative boat of his own design, RED ROOSTER. 

Over the next decade he and his boats competed successfully with the best that American and European designers could produce in the competitive new golden age of Grand Prix yacht racing. In RABBIT, TINA, RED ROOSTER, and many later boats, he and his loyal crew beat the world’s best sailors and yacht designers, and established a new look and ingenious technological concepts for racing yachts. 

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Free for members to attend, £5 for non members - book your space online, or you can also reserve by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call +44 (0)1983 293581

Supper is available following the talk. We are offering supper from approximately 2000. 

We advise that you make a reservation for supper when booking in for the talk, or ahead of the evening, to avoid any disappointment. 

RORC Office Locations Map
Royal Ocean Racing Club
(General Enquiries, Membership, House)

20 St James's Place

 +44 (0) 20 7493 2248
 +44 (0) 20 7493 5252
Royal Ocean Racing Club
(Racing Enquiries)

82 High Street
Isle of Wight
PO31 7AJ

 +44 (0) 1983 295 144
 +44 (0) 20 7493 5252
RORC Cowes Clubhouse

The Parade
Isle of Wight
PO31 7QU

 +44 (0) 1983 293581
 +44 (0) 20 7493 5252
RORC Rating Office
(Seahorse Rating Ltd)

Seahorse Building, Bath Road
Lymington, Hampshire
SO41 3SE

 +44 (0) 1590 677030
 +44 (0) 1590 679478

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.