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Glorious Griffin Programme for 2023

The Royal Ocean Racing Club is delighted to update on the latest news from the Griffin Fund. Confirming fantastic opportunities for under 30 sailors in 2023 for aspiring rookies and Griffin Graduates. 

The Royal Ocean Racing Club’s Griffin Fund and its generous supporters, have exciting projects in place for the RORC Season’s Points Championship and the Rolex Fastnet Race made possible by the generosity of RORC member Henry Bateson.

2023 RORC Season’s Points Championship

Under-30 Sailors are invited to apply for the Griffin Initiative Induction programme organised by renowned sailing coach Bill Edgerton on Henry Bateson’s Iceni 39 Andrasta.

Cowes UK - Two separate seven-day sessions are organised for two different crews, totalling 18 sailors under 30 years of age. The week-long sessions will revolve around racing Andrasta in the Cowes Dinard St Malo Race (start on 7th of July), and The Channel Race (start on 12th August). Financial, coaching and product support is very welcome for the Griffin Inductees.

2023 Rolex Fastnet Race

Cowes UK - Graduates from the 2022 Griffin Fund programme will race Henry Bateson’s Iceni 39 Andrasta in the 2023 Rolex Fastnet Race. Bill Edgerton’s team will be composed of the Griffin inductees from last year. The mixed-gender team are in their 20s and will be putting the knowledge learnt from last year to the ultimate test in the world famous offshore race. Financial, coaching and product support is very welcome for the Griffin Graduates team on Andrasta.

2022 griffin initiative rorc

For enquiries about applying as an under-30 sailor for any event or supporting the Griffin Fund. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Royal Ocean Racing Club
(General Enquiries, Membership, House)

20 St James's Place

 +44 (0) 20 7493 2248
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Royal Ocean Racing Club
(Racing Enquiries)

82 High Street
Isle of Wight
PO31 7AJ

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The Parade
Isle of Wight
PO31 7QU

 +44 (0) 1983 293581
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(Seahorse Rating Ltd)

Seahorse Building, Bath Road
Lymington, Hampshire
SO41 3SE

 +44 (0) 1590 677030
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