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

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  • DATE: Sunday 6th August
    COURSE: Cowes – Fastnet Rock – Bishop Rock - Plymouth
    DISTANCE (nm): 605

    Started in 1925 when seven yachts set sail from Ryde to the Fastnet Rock to arrive in Plymouth, the infamous post-race dinner heralded the foundation of the Ocean Racing Club. Today the Rolex Fastnet Race is the most popular of the world’s classic 600 mile offshore races, attracting a diverse, international fleet of IRC yachts and grand prix classes such as the IMOCA 60s, Class40s and the MOCRA-rated multihulls.

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  • DATE: Friday 1st September
    COURSE: Cowes – Cherbourg
    DISTANCE (nm): 75

    The Cherbourg Race is the last of the UK-based races of the RORC Season’s Points Championship and is very often the decider for the class winners. The race can be won and lost in the escape from the Solent, in the strong tides on the approach to Cherbourg and finally on the last mile along the inside of the breakwater of the Grande Rade.

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  • DATE: Friday 8th – Sunday 10th September
    COURSE: N/A
    DISTANCE (nm): N/A

    Organised by the Royal Southampton Yacht Club and RORC

    The IRC Double Handed National Championship will again be run from the Royal Ocean Racing Club’s Cowes Clubhouse. Comprising windward-leeward courses, short passage races and, this year, the Nab Tower Race, the competition will again challenge the full range of competitor’s shorthanded sailing skills.

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  • DATE: Thursday 9th October
    COURSE: Dubai, UAE – Muscat, Oman
    DISTANCE (nm): 360

    Organised by the United Arab Emirates Sailing and Rowing Federation

    Having celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2016, the 2017 race departs Dubai, passes through the Strait of Hormuz into the Gulf of Oman and on to the finish at Muscat, Oman.

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  • DATE: Wednesday 18th October
    COURSE: Victoria (HK) – Nha Trang
    DISTANCE (nm): 673

    Organised by the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club.

    First run in 1996, then biennially since 2004, this year will mark the eighth edition of this, the longest Category 1 offshore race in Asia. A challenging, predominantly downwind and fast passage to Nha Trang, on the southeastern coast of Vietnam, the race has once again been recognised as a qualifying race for the Rolex Sydney Hobart Race.

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  • DATE: Saturday 21st October
    COURSE: Valletta, Strait of Messina, Stromboli, Pantelleria, Lampedusa, Valletta.
    DISTANCE (nm): 608

    Organised by the Royal Malta Yacht Club

    The Rolex Middle Sea Race has one of the most spectacular courses of all the classic offshore races.

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Latest News

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  •  Setting off from the Solent on 6 August in the 2017 Rolex Fastnet Race will be three of the most prestigious classes in offshore racing. Significantly it will be the first occasion the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race fleet of VO65 one design will line up on the race’s ‘Leg Zero’.
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  • George David's American Canting Keel Maxi, Rambler 88 has won the 2017 RORC Channel Race, making it two wins in a row, having also won the RORC Cowes Dinard St Malo Race. Rambler 88 took Line Honours in the 160 nautical mile race, and after IRC time correction, was the
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  • Follow the RORC Channel Race on YB's AIS Tracking as the boats race from Cowes, around waypoints and marks in the English Channel, before finishing in the Eastern Solent.
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  • Start - 1000 BST Saturday 22nd JulyCourse: Cowes - Round Marks - Solent Finish The Royal Ocean Racing Club's Season's Points Championship continues this weekend with the Channel Race. The 10th race of the series, and the last RORC offshore race before the 2017 Rolex Fastnet Race. For those teams vying for class
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  • While the Judel-Vrolijk 115 Nikata will be the largest yacht competing among the 350 or so yachts starting the Rolex Fastnet Race on Sunday 6 August, the battle for line honours glory looks set to be between two titans of the grand prix racing world.
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  • The second ever IRC European Championship took place in the south of France over four days last week for an international fleet of 53 boats. While last year the inaugural event was incorporated into Volvo Cork Week, this year’s IRC European Championship was a stand-alone affair, held off Marseille, the
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Racing with the RORC

Whether you are a member or not, racing with the RORC has never been simpler. Browse the RORC Race Programme, download the Notice of Race, catch up with the latest Race Results, renew your IRC certificate and enter your next race via Sailgate, today.

Race Programme

Race Programme

The complete inshore and offshore race programme.

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Race Results

Race Results

Access the latest and archive race results.

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Sailgate - the RORC's online entry system

Sailgate - the RORC's online entry system

You can register your boat, enter inshore and offshore RORC races and manage your personal crew account via Sailgate, the RORC’s online entry system.

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Notice of Race

Notice of Race

Everything you need to know before you race with the RORC this year.

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World Sailing Special Regulations

World Sailing Special Regulations

Make sure you comply with the stated World Sailing Special Regulations for all RORC races.

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IRC Rating

IRC Rating

Register for, or renew, your IRC Rating Certificate. Click here to reach the RORC Rating Office.

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  • Rolex Fastnet Race

    The Rolex Fastnet Race was first raced in 1925 and is one of the classic 600 milers. Held biennially, the next race will be starting Sunday 6 August 2017.

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  • RORC Caribbean 600

    The RORC Caribbean 600 is an annual race starting and finishing in Antigua, taking competitors on a 600 mile course around 11 Leeward Islands. Next race will be starting Monday 20 February 2017.

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  • RORC Transatlantic Race

    Started in 2014, the RORC Transatlantic Race is the perfect feeder race for competitors heading to the Caribbean for the winter season. The next race will be Saturday 25 November 2017.

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  • The Commodores’ Cup

    The biennial offshore regatta for three boat teams is a premier Corinthian international event, attracting the finest fleets to Cowes.

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  • Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race

    A mammoth challenge for only the bravest, the course around the British and Irish Isles is held once every four years making this an unmissable event. The next race will be starting Sunday 12 August 2018.

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  • Transatlantic Race

    Organised by the Royal Yacht Squadron, the New York Yacht Club, the Royal Ocean Racing Club and the Storm Trysail Club, the 2,800nm west to east race dates back to 1886 and is held once every four years.

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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.