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

MEMBERSHIP PORTAL

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.

Member Types

There are two types of RORC membership:

Ocean Racing Membership
Candidates for Ocean Racing Membership must have completed no less than 500 miles racing offshore including at least two nights at sea, and if possible at least one RORC race, within the last five years.

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Corinthian Membership
Candidates for Corinthian membership should have a background of sailing experience and support the objectives of the Club.

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All RORC members benefit from:

  • London Clubhouse

    The Club has maintainted elegant accommodation in the heart of St. James's, London for over 50 years. There are fifteen en-suite bedrooms, competitively priced. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Private Functions/Parties & Free WiFi

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  • Cowes Clubhouse

    Overlooking the Solent in Cowes, Isle of Wight, with accommodation, welcoming bar and restaurant, summer marquee and private function rooms.

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  • The Disrespect

    Additional self-catering accommodation on Cowes High Street.

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  • Discounts on:

    • Race Entry
    • IRC Certificates
    • MUSTO Clothing
    • Virgin Atlantic

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  • Other exclusive member discounts:

    • Range of member’s insignia
    • Full calendar of social events in London and Cowes
    • Letters of introduction to other Yacht Clubs around the World

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History of the RORC. Founded in 1925, the RORC has been at the cutting edge of yacht racing for 90 years.

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RORC Member Shop. Members can buy RORC insignia and other items here.

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RORC Main Committee

Admiral

Andrew McIrvine

Commodore

Michael Boyd

Vice Commodore

Steven Anderson

Rear Commodores

Nick Martin,
Michel Peretie,
Joachim Isler (HK),
Matt Brooks (USA),
Vaness Clifford (Cowes)

Honorary Treasurer

Derek Shakespeare

Elected Members 2017

Alex Friend,
Nick Jones,
Laura Dillon,
John Burns,
Carlo Vroon,
Lt Col Andrew Britton

Elected Members 2016

Robin Clitherow,
James Neville,
Stuart Greenfield

Elected Members 2015

Christopher Palmer,
Roger Reynolds

Royal Ocean Racing Club

20 St James's Place
London SW1A 1NN
UK

fon: +44 (0) 20 7493 2248
fax: +44 (0) 20 7493 5252
web: http://www.rorc.org

Royal Ocean Racing Club Cowes

82 High Street
Cowes, Isle of Wight PO31 7AJ
UK

fon: +44 (0) 1983 295 144
fax: +44 (0) 20 7493 5252
web: http://www.rorc.org

RORC Rating Office (Seahorse Rating Ltd)

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

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