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Myth of Malham Race

DATE: Saturday 23rd May
COURSE: Cowes – Eddystone Lighthouse – Solent finish
DISTANCE (nm): 230 

The race around Eddystone Lighthouse is typically the most popular in Rolex Fastnet years, mirroring the first 130nm miles of the season's main event.

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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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IRC European Championship

DATE: Monday 13th - Friday 17th July
SCHEDULE: Up to three races a day plus a coastal race held in Cork, Ireland

Returning to Cork for the second time, the event will run alongside Cork Week 2020 which promises to be even more special than ever before with the Royal Cork Yacht Club celebrating the 300th anniversary of its founding in 1720.

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J/111 World Championship

DATE: Sunday 30th August - Saturday 5th September
SCHEDULE: Up to three races a day

For the first time in a long while RORC is hosting a world championship from the RORC Cowes Clubhouse.

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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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DATE: Thursday 2nd - Saturday 4th July
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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IRC National Championship

DATE: Friday 26th - 28th June
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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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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Royal Ocean Racing Club
(General Enquiries, Membership, House)

20 St James's Place

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Royal Ocean Racing Club
(Racing Enquiries)

82 High Street
Isle of Wight
PO31 7AJ

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RORC Cowes Clubhouse

The Parade
Isle of Wight
PO31 7QU

 +44 (0) 1983 293581
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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.