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New Racing Manager appointed for The Royal Ocean Racing Club

Chris Stone, the new RORC Racing Manager

The Royal Ocean Racing Club is pleased to announce the appointment of Christopher Stone as the new Racing Manager from mid-November 2017, succeeding Nick Elliott who has carried out an exemplary job over the past 9 years for the international members’ club based in London and Cowes. 

Chris from Australia will bring over 15 years of expertise to the position that includes his most recent role as Sailing Manager in the Senior Management Team at the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron, and previously at the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club and Cruising Yacht Club of Australia.

As a professional sailing administrator, he has vast experience and proven ability managing significant events such as the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, Farr 40 Worlds, Etchells Worlds and Volvo Ocean Race and Clipper Round the World stopovers. This experience will see him in good stead in what will be an equally challenging high profile role for the Club formed over 90 years ago in 1925.

A keen sailor himself, Chris has competed at Cowes Week and in events such as the Melges 32 National Championships and Etchells Worlds. He also has offshore race experience down under so has first-hand experience of yacht and keelboat racing, both inshore and offshore.

Chris will direct the Race Management Team based in Cowes, Isle of Wight who work year-round on the RORC Season Points Championship; a much-coveted series of offshore races running at regular intervals from February to November. He will also be responsible for running a series of inshore events including the RORC Easter Challenge, Vice Admirals Cup, IRC Europeans, including the Commodores' Cup, as well as the RORC’s signature event, the biennial Rolex Fastnet Race that has over 300 boats taking part.

Looking forward to his new challenging role and to moving to the UK, Chris says:

"I am excited at the prospect of working with the RORC. The Club and its racing has a wonderful history of varied and highly professional offshore sailing and its hallmark events form part of so many sailor’s dreams and aspirations; and I am no exception to that. To be involved at this level is a wonderful opportunity.

“I have a strong family connection with sailing and the Isle of Wight and I am very much looking forward to spending some more time in the Solent ensuring the Club continues to offer some of the best offshore racing on the planet. "

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UK

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Royal Ocean Racing Club
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82 High Street
Cowes
Isle of Wight
PO31 7AJ
UK

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RORC Cowes Clubhouse


The Parade
Cowes
Isle of Wight
PO31 7QU
UK

 +44 (0) 1983 293581
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 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.