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

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  • DATE: Saturday 22nd August (rescheduled date)
    COURSE: Leave Ireland and all its islands, excluding Rockall, to starboard.
    DISTANCE (nm): 704

    Organised by the Wicklow Sailing Club in association with the RORC and Royal Irish Yacht Club.

    In its 21st edition, the biennial Round Ireland Race will take competitors through a varied classic course, from the wild west coast of Ireland and the full brunt of the Atlantic, to the busy North and St. George's Channels flanking the Irish Sea.

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  • DATE: Friday 11th - 13th September
    SCHEDULE: Up to four races per day

    The annual championship which brings together the cream of IRC boats competing in tightly banded IRC classes.

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  • DATE: Thursday 3rd - Saturday 5th September
    SCHEDULE: Up to four races a day

    Hosted by Key Yachting, the J/Cup is an annual regatta exclusively for boats of the J/Boats brand, and all J/Boatsmodels are invited to compete.

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  • DATE: Wednesday 8th July
    COURSE: Cowes - Crosshaven
    DISTANCE (nm): 324

    Organised by the RORC, the Royal Cork Yacht Club, the Royal Yacht Squadron and the Royal Thames Yacht Club.

    This year's race will finish in Cork harbour to coincide with the Cork 300 celebrations for the 300th anniversary of the oldest yacht club in the world. 

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  • DATE: Sunday 12th July
    COURSE: La Trinité-sur-Mer - Cowes.
    DISTANCE (nm): 350

    Organised by the Société Nautique de la Trinité-sur-Mer in association with the RORC.

    After a successful introduction to the programme in 2018, and with a highly competitive fleet of nearly 50 boats in 2019, the 2020 race will again bring boats from southern Brittany to Cowes as a feeder for the Cowes -Dinard - St Malo Race.

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  • DATE: Friday 17th July
    COURSE: Cowes – Casquets – Les Hanois - St Malo
    DISTANCE (nm): 151

    Over 100 years old, this is one of the oldest races in the RORC calendar with its origins in a pre-World War I race from Cowes to St Malo bay.

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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 for 2020.

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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 8th August 2021.

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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 on Monday 22 February 2021.

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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 start on Saturday 9th January 2021 from Lanzarote.

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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 August 2022.

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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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RORC Office Locations Map
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.