DATE: Saturday 24th November
COURSE: Lanzarote - Grenada
DISTANCE (nm): 2995
The fifth edition of the RORC Transatlantic Race takes the competitors through the islands of the Canaries, with their reputation for large acceleration zones and big waves, beforeheading out across the Atlantic Ocean to a finish off Quarantine Point on the east coast of Grenada
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: Friday 7th September - first start 18:00
COURSE: Cowes – Cherbourg
DISTANCE (nm): 80
The Cherbourg Race is the last of the UK-based races of the RORC Season’s Points Championship and is very often the decider for the class winners. The race can be won and lost in the escape from the Solent, in the strong tides on the approach to Cherbourg and finally on the last mile along the inside of the breakwater of the Grande Rade.
DATE: Sunday 12th August - first start 12:00
COURSE: Cowes – around Britain and Ireland - Cowes
DISTANCE (nm): 1805
This quadrennial race is probably the most challenging of all RORC offshores - the equivalent of three Fastnets.
DATE: Saturday 25th August - first start 10:00
COURSE: Cowes – Marks - Solent
DISTANCE (nm): 110-160
Presented to the club by ‘Buster’ (Vice Commodore 1957-1959) and Mrs De Guingand, the Bowl goes to the winner of the annual race bearing their name. This will head out from the Royal Yacht Squadron line, rounding marks and waypoints, and taking in the headlands of the central English Channel, before returning to the Solent to finish.