Royal Ocean Racing Club Ltd.
20 St James's Place, London, SW1A 1NN | +44 (0) 20 7493 2248

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  • Over 70 teams from 16 different nations are expected for the 2023 RORC Caribbean 600, with a dozen or more boats racing in the inaugural RORC Nelson’s Cup Series. Racing action for the new series starts on Valentine’s Day Tuesday February 14th. The final event of the four-race series will
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  • Twenty teams from 12 different nations competed in the Royal Ocean Racing Club’s 3000-mile race across the Atlantic Ocean. Starting from Marina Lanzarote on the 8th of January 2023, the 9th edition of the RORC Transatlantic Race had near perfect trade wind conditions. Two new race records were set and
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  • An amazing achievement for the first Two-Handed all-female team to complete the RORC Transatlantic Race! Congratulations to Kate Cope and Claire Dresser on Sun Fast 3200 Purple Mist (GBR) after crossing the finish line in Grenada on 29th January at 02:36:10 UTC, in an elapsed time of 20 days 12hrs 26 mins.
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  • The crew on board Global Yacht Racing’s First 47.7 had a blast racing crossing the Atlantic in just over 17 days (elapsed), arriving in Grenada on Wednesday 25 January. “We made sure this trip we had a halfway party, where we made silly hats, had cupcakes and a good dinner
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  • Catch up with Peter and Duncan Bacon - the father and son team who have been sailing Two-Handed together for two and a half years on their Sun Fast 300 Sea Bear. The duo completed the RORC Transatlantic Race in an elapsed time of: 16 days 10 hrs 21 mins 04 secs. “It
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  • James Boyd reviews some of the latest hardware built or acquired especially for this year's historic race. Winning the world’s largest offshore yacht race comes with huge prestige. Names on the Fastnet Challenge Cup, presented to the overall corrected time winner of the Rolex Fastnet Race since its first edition
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  • DATE: Tuesday 14th - Friday 17th February 2023

    Supported by the Antigua Yacht Club, the Royal Ocean Racing Club will organise the inaugural RORC Nelson’s Cup Series, followed by the 14th RORC Caribbean 600

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  • DATE: Monday 20th February 2023
    COURSE: Antigua – Antigua
    DISTANCE (nm): 600

    The RORC Caribbean 600 has firmly established itself as a must-do modern classic for boats based on both sides of the Atlantic attracting many of the best racing yachts and crews from all over the world.

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  • DATE: Friday 7th - Sunday 9th April 2023
    SCHEDULE: Up to three races per day

    A relatively later Easter in 2023 should mean boats have plenty of time to get ready for this traditional season opener. The RORC Easter Challenge offers crews the chance for some vital pre-season training and fine-tuning.

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Race Programme 2023

Race Programme 2023

The complete inshore and offshore race programme for 2023.

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Race Results

Race Results

Access the latest race results.

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Notice of Race

Notice of Race

Everything you need to know before you race with the RORC.

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SailRaceHQ - the RORC's online entry system

SailRaceHQ - the RORC's online entry system

Click here to register your boat and enter inshore and offshore RORC races.

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RORC Cowes Clubhouse

RORC Cowes Clubhouse

The RORC Cowes Clubhouse, click here for opening times, accommodation and event informatio...

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RORC Insignia & Ticket Shop

RORC Insignia & Ticket Shop

Head over to our Member's Shop for Insignia and Event Tickets.

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RORC Office Locations Map
Royal Ocean Racing Club
(General Enquiries, Membership, House)

20 St James's Place
London
SW1A 1NN
UK

 +44 (0) 20 7493 2248
 +44 (0) 20 7493 5252
 http://www.rorc.org
Royal Ocean Racing Club
(Racing Enquiries)

82 High Street
Cowes
Isle of Wight
PO31 7AJ
UK

 +44 (0) 1983 295 144
 +44 (0) 20 7493 5252
 http://www.rorc.org
RORC Cowes Clubhouse


The Parade
Cowes
Isle of Wight
PO31 7QU
UK

 +44 (0) 1983 293581
 +44 (0) 20 7493 5252
 http://www.rorc.org
RORC Rating Office
(Seahorse Rating Ltd)

Seahorse Building, Bath Road
Lymington, Hampshire
SO41 3SE
UK

 +44 (0) 1590 677030
 +44 (0) 1590 679478
 http://www.rorcrating.com

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.