DATE: Sunday 8th July
COURSE: Hamilton, Bermuda – United Kingdom to port – Hamburg/Cuxhaven, Germany
DISTANCE (nm): 3,500
Entries are open for the first ever race crossing the Atlantic Ocean twice: the Atlantic Anniversary Regatta.
West: November 25th 2017 Lanzarote (Canary Island) – Grenada, incorporating the RORC Transatlantic Race
East: July 8th 2018 Bermuda – Hamburg (GER)
DATE: Thursday 8th March
COURSE: Dubai, UAE – Muscat, Oman
DISTANCE (nm): 360
Organised by the United Arab Emirates Sailing and Rowing Federation
Having celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2016, the 2018 race departs Dubai, passes through the Strait of Hormuz into the Gulf of Oman and on to the finish at Muscat, Oman.
DATE: Saturday 5th May
COURSE: Cowes – Le Havre via marks
DISTANCE (nm): 110-160
The first offshore race of the domestic season finishes is a cross-Channel dash to Le Havre. Depending on the weather conditions, the race may include various marks along the way.
DATE: Monday 19th February
COURSE: Antigua – Antigua
DISTANCE (nm): 600
Celebrating its tenth edition, 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.
DATE: Friday 30th March - Sunday 1st April
DISTANCE (nm): N/A
As spring arrives in the Solent and boats return to the water, the RORC Easter Challenge offers crews the chance for some vital pre-season training and fine-tuning. With the relaxation of RRS41, the highlight of the event is the availability of a selection of experienced coaches on the water to assist teams with getting back up to speed.