Joining the RORC
To join the RORC is to become part of a long established, unique and exclusive Club dedicated to encouraging long distance, and other forms of yacht racing and activity. RORC members will join a large network of sailors and benefit from two exemplary Clubhouses, located in the hub of central London and in the sailing capital of the UK, Cowes.
Should you already know all you want to know about the joining process, categories of membership and membership benefits, then go right ahead and fill in the Online Form here or download the Membership Application Form here. Otherwise, scroll down for more information.
You can join the RORC in either of two categories:
As a RORC member you will belong to one of the world’s most prestigious offshore racing Clubs and will also benefit from:
Access to Virgin Atlantic Sports Fares
Reduced Race Entry Fees
Letters of Introduction to other Yacht Clubs
To join the RORC you need to:
1. Be proposed and seconded by two current RORC members.
Proposers and seconders must send a letter of recommendation either directly to the Membership Secretary or along with the applicant's application pack.
2. Be sponsored by a RORC Committee memberA Committee member is usually available at every RORC race or Club event. Introductions may be requested or meetings with the RORC Chief Executive can be facilitated in the RORC London or Cowes Clubhouse if necessary. Overseas candidates can provide a letter of recommendation from the Commodore of their local yacht club in place of the Main Committee sponsorship.
Must be signed by the skipper of a boat on which the candidate has completed a qualifying race. If you are the owner, or applying as a RORC Corinthian Member, this need not be signed. You can download the Certificate of Competency here.
Applicants with a UK bank account can set up their subscription payments via direct debit. An original signed copy must be sent in the post to the address below. You can download the Direct Debit Form here.
6. Send your application
Once completed, please return your application via one of the following methods:
By Post: Membership Secretary, Royal Ocean Racing Club, 20 St James's Place, London, SW1A 1NN
By Fax: +44 (0) 207 493 5252
Current Subscription Rates
The RORC offers competitive rates for UK and Overseas member and the Club is committed to supporting youth members, offering staggered special rates based on age (from Under 18, Under 25 through to 29). All rates are applicable to both Ocean Racing and Corinthian Members.
|RORC Membership Subscription Rates 2020|
|UK Subscriptions||Overseas Subscriptions|
|UK Ordinary||£355||Overseas Ordinary||£279|
|UK Under 30 (age 25-29)||£197||Overseas Under 30 (age 25-29)||£171|
|UK Under 25 (age 18-24)||£98||Overseas Under 25 (age 18-24)||£90|
|UK Cadet (Under 18)||£60||Overseas Cadet (Under 18)||£55|
Both must complete an applicaiton
Both must complete an application
For current members that meet qualifying critera
For current members that meet qualifying criteria
All new and reinstated members pay a joining fee of half their annual subscription upon election, with the exception of Under 30 members, Under 25 members and Cadet members.