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Cherbourg Race

DATE: Friday 2nd 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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Channel Race

DATE: Saturday 23rd July
COURSE: Cowes – Solent finish, around marks
DISTANCE (nm): 24-36 hours

Often forgotten is that the Channel Race is one of the Club’s oldest events, designed by the Ocean Racing Club (as it was then) in 1928 to be the second ‘ocean race’ after the Fastnet.

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Cowes - Dinard - St Malo Race

DATE: Friday 8th July
COURSE: Cowes – Casquets – Les Hanois - St Malo
DISTANCE (nm): 151

Over 100 years old, this is one of the oldest races in the RORC calendar with its origins in a pre-World War I race from Cowes to St Malo bay.

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La Trinité - Cowes Race

DATE: Sunday 3rd July
COURSE: La Trinité-sur-Mer - Cowes.
DISTANCE (nm): 350

Organised by the Société Nautique de la Trinité-sur-Mer in association with the RORC.

After a successful introduction to the programme in 2018, the 2022 race will again bring boats from southern Brittany to Cowes as a feeder for the Cowes -Dinard - St Malo Race.

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East Coast Race

DATE: Saturday 9th July
COURSE: Burnham-on-Crouch - Ostend
DISTANCE (nm): 100

Organised by the East Anglian Offshore Association in association with the RORC and the Royal Burnham Yacht Club.

The 2022 race will be from Burnham-on-Crouch to Ostend, Belgium.

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DATE: Thursday 30th June - Saturday 2nd 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/Boats models are invited to compete.

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RORC Baltic Sea Race

The Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) and Ocean Racing Alliance (ORA) launch the new 630nm RORC Baltic Sea Race, starting from Helsinki on 21st July 2022 © © Pepe Korteniemi

The Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) together with the Ocean Racing Alliance (ORA) are delighted to announce a new offshore race to start on 21st July 2022. The RORC Baltic Sea Race is open to boats racing under IRC, MOCRA, Class40 Rules and other class associations.

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Half Ton Classics Cup

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

DATE: Sunday 14th - Friday 19th August

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 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.