After a long and open discussion by the RORC Race Management team, senior members of the RORC Committee, and with advice from medical experts, it has been decided that any overnight race that the Club would run would not adhere to the UK Government guidance currently in place.
In line with the continued COVID-19 Government guidance, as well as advice from many of the host finishing clubs in Europe, the Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) has, with regret, had to cancel or change a number of its key events.
In light of the Government issued advice on Friday 20th March, we regretfully inform you that we will be temporarily closed until further notice.
Due to the extreme situation caused by the Coronavirus outbreak we have had no alternative but to close the London club for the foreseeable future.
In line with the Government’s latest advice, and the Royal Yachting Association’s (RYA) announcement to suspend events in light of Coronavirus (COVID-19), The Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) has taken the decision to cancel the Easter Challenge which was due to take place in the Solent between 10-12th April.
The 7th edition of the RORC Transatlantic Race starts on 9th January 2021 from Lanzarote’s Puerto Calero Marina and will finish in Grenada at Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina.
Watch the 23 minute wrap-up film of the 2020 race - includes interviews with competitors and winners from all classes across the fleet.
Tilmar Hansen's TP52 Outsider (GER), skippered by Bo Teichmann was the overall winner - the first German boat to lift the RORC Caribbean Trophy and breaking a seven-year winning streak of winners from the USA. Runner-up was the defending champion, David & Peter Askew's Volvo 70 Wizard (USA), which also took Monohull Line Honours. One of the smallest boats in the race was third, Peter McWhinnie's JPK 10.80 In Theory (USA).
The 12th edition of the RORC Caribbean 600 attracted 73 boats from 22 nations and competitors from 37 different countries The fleet was made up of professional sailors and boats, as well as corinthian amateurs who love their offshore racing. The RORC Caribbean 600 is the only offshore race in the Caribbean. The race course which starts and finishes in Antigua is very different to any other - weaving its way around 11 islands, going as far north as St. Martin and as far south as Guadeloupe.
Seventy-three teams with 700 sailors from 37 different countries took part in the 12th edition of the RORC Caribbean 600. Disruption to the trade winds produced a tactical and strategic battle in predominantly light air. The traditional trade wind experience of blasting around the 600nm course was replaced with wind traps at most of the 11 Caribbean islands. Avoiding the windless lees and making use of the acceleration zones were the key to a winning performance. There were battles right through the fleet and sightings of breaching whales, dolphins and turtles which enhanced the sublime vistas.
Sailors from at least 37 nations will be competing in the RORC Caribbean 600 organised by the Royal Ocean Racing Club. The 12th edition of the spectacular race will start off Fort Charlotte, Antigua on Monday 24th February 2020. Over 70 teams, featuring close to 700 sailors are expected on the start line. The challenging 600-mile race, in tropical heat with ocean swell, is renowned for stunning vistas of the 11 Caribbean islands on the course.Continue reading on the RORC Caribbean 600 minisite
With less than two weeks until the start of the 12th edition of the RORC Caribbean 600, boats and crew are beginning to arrive in Antigua.