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IRC National Championship

Race Date: 2020-09-11

DATE: Friday 11th - 13th September
SCHEDULE: Up to four races per day

The annual championship which brings together the cream of IRC boats competing in tightly banded IRC classes.

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Race Date: 2020-09-03

DATE: Thursday 3rd - Saturday 5th September
SCHEDULE: Up to four races a day

Hosted by Key Yachting, the J/Cup is an annual regatta exclusively for boats of the J/Boats brand, and all J/Boatsmodels are invited to compete.

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ORC/IRC World Championship

DATE: Friday 25th September - Saturday 3rd October
SCHEDULE: Eight races, including two offshore races and six offshore races hosted out of Newport RI, USA

The 2020 ORC/IRC World Championship will bring top sailing teams from around the globe to battle on Rhode Island Sound and Narragansett Bay.

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Half Ton Classics Cup

Swuzzlebubble KZ3494 - Half Ton Classics Cup winner 2014,2016,2017 © Paul Wyeth/

DATE: Sunday 26th - Friday 31st July

RORC are delighted to have been chosen to host this week-long regatta for these much loved and competitive yachts.

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RORC Telegraph Bowl (XOD)

DATE: Saturday 25th - Sunday 26th July

The RORC Telegraph Bowl will see the gathering of the XOD fleets from Cowes, Hamble, Itchenor, Lymington, Parkstone and Yarmouth for two days of extremely close racing.

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Rolex Middle Sea Race

DATE: Saturday 17th October
COURSE: Valletta, Strait of Messina, Stromboli, Pantelleria, Lampedusa, Valletta.
DISTANCE (nm): 608

Organised by the Royal Malta Yacht Club

The Rolex Middle Sea Race has one of the most spectacular courses of all the classic offshore races.

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Cherbourg Race

DATE: Friday 4th September
COURSE: Cowes – Cherbourg
DISTANCE (nm): 75

The last race of the domestic season takes competitors on a dash across the Channel to Cherbourg.

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L'Ile d'Ouessant (Ushant) Race

Race Date: 2018-06-22

DATE: Sunday 16th August
COURSE: Cowes - Wolf Rock - Ile d'Ouessant - St Malo
DISTANCE (nm): 400

This quadrennial race takes in the stunning scenery of the south coast of England and the northern coast of Brittany with a finish in the picturesque and vibrant port of St Malo.

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Channel Race

DATE: Saturday 1st August
COURSE: Cowes – round marks/waypoints  Solent
DISTANCE (nm): 100-160

The Channel Race was originally the second 'Ocean Race' and established by the Ocean Racing Club in 1928.

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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.