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  • DATE: Saturday 13th May
    COURSE: Cowes – Marks - Solent
    DISTANCE (nm): 110-160

    Presented to the club by ‘Buster’ (Vice Commodore 1957-1959) and Mrs De Guingand, the Bowl goes to the winner of the annual race bearing their name. This will head east from the Royal Yacht Squadron line, rounding marks and waypoints, and taking in the headlands of the central English Channel, before returning to the Solent to finish.

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  • DATE: Friday 19th – Sunday 21st May
    COURSE: N/A
    DISTANCE (nm): N/A

    The Solent based, inshore regatta (primarily for One Design Classes) brings together six classes for three days of intense, close racing across two courses. From the ultra-modern FAST40+ and HP30 classes to hugely refitted and modified IOR Quarter Tonners, competition is notoriously fierce.

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  • DATE: Saturday 27th May
    COURSE: Cowes – Eddystone Lighthouse – Solent finish
    DISTANCE (nm): 256

    The race around Eddystone Lighthouse is one of the most popular in a Rolex Fastnet Race year, mirroring, as it does, the start and first 130nm miles of the season’s main event. Taking in some of the most challenging and perplexing tidal gates, this race provides essential practice for those with ambitions of winning the blue ribbon event in August.

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  • DATE: Tuesday 30th May
    COURSE: Harwich – Scheveningen via marks
    DISTANCE (nm): 181

    Hosted by the Royal Harwich Yacht Club in their fabulous new clubhouse, the North Sea Race starts outside Harwich and meanders around the Galloper wind farm before heading north to Smith’s Knoll Buoy and across to the famous sailing city of the Hague and the Scheveningen Yacht Club.

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  • DATE: Friday 6th June
    COURSE: Burnham - Oostende
    DISTANCE (nm): 120

    Organised by the East Anglian Offshore Association.

    The start and finish of this long-established race change biennially and this year the start will be from Burnham-on-Crouch.

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  • DATE: Friday 9th June
    COURSE: Cowes - Guernsey
    DISTANCE (nm): 110 - 160

    Once again, the Morgan Cup will return to the picturesque harbour of St Peter Port in Guernsey. The race is challenging: After starting from Cowes, competitors must negotiate the Casquets, north of Alderney, followed by the rocky west coast of Guernsey and the Les Hanois Lighthouse on the exposed south western tip of the island.

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  • Follow the RORC Myth of Malham Race live with YB tracking via AIS Race Player Link:- http://yb.tl/myth2017 Low Bandwidth Links: - http://yb.tl/Links/myth2017 Note: AIS tracking is reliant on a yachts AIS transmissions and therefore coverage may vary.
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  • RORC Myth of Malham RaceSaturday 27th May, 2017Cowes - Eddystone – Solent (256 Miles) Over one hundred and forty yachts, representing nine different countries, have entered the RORC Myth of Malham Race, the largest RORC fleet to race since the 2015 Rolex Fastnet Race. The Myth of Malham Race starts from the
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  • Second-guessing the winner under IRC among the 340 boats competing in August’s Rolex Fastnet Race is tough. The outcome of the Royal Ocean Racing Club’s biennial flagship event will depend on the weather: A brisk start should favour the big boats; a light start and lively finish the smaller ones,
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  • The Vice Admiral’s Cup concluded today on the central Solent in lighter 10-13 knot winds, this time blowing from the east. The leaderboard was so tight across the seven classes of one designs and level rating boats, that in many discards decided their outcome. In the J/109s, the final day
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  • Conditions turned autumnal for day two of the Vice Admirals' Cup. With seven fleets competing at the RORC's annual regatta for invited one design and level rating classes, today crews found themselves wrestling their boats around the courses in 15-20 knot winds until a squall caused conditions to gust up
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  • The Solent laid on perfect conditions for day one of the Vice Admiral’s Cup with brilliant sunshine, wind that built from 10 knots to 20 through the afternoon, building up a steep chop that was enough to cause crews to struggle to keep boats beneath rigs. Among the seven fleets
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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

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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
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RORC Rating Office (Seahorse Rating Ltd)

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

fon: +44 (0) 1590 677030
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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.