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

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  • DATE: Saturday 9th January 2021
    COURSE: Lanzarote - Grenada
    DISTANCE (nm): 2995

    The seventh edition of the RORC Transatlantic Race takes the competitors through the islands of the Canaries, with their reputation for large acceleration zones and big waves, before heading out across the Atlantic Ocean to a finish off Quarantine Point on the east coast of Grenada

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  • DATE: Monday 22nd February 2021
    COURSE: Antigua – Antigua
    DISTANCE (nm): 600

    The RORC Caribbean 600 has firmly established itself as a must-do modern classic for boats based on both sides of the Atlantic attracting many of the best racing yachts and crews from all over the world.

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  • DATE: Friday 26th February 2021
    COURSE: Dubai, UAE - Muscat, Oman
    DISTANCE (nm): 360

    Organised by the United Arab Emirates Sailing and Rowing Federation.

    The course will be from Dubai to Muscat and the sailing area is the waters of the Arabian Gulf and Gulf of Oman

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  • DATE: Wednesday 31st March 2021
    COURSE: Hong Kong, China - Subic Bay, The Philippines
    DISTANCE (nm): 565

    Organised by the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club with the co-operation of the Manila Yacht Club and Subic Bay Yacht Club.

    The Rolex China Sea Race was first held in 1962 and ever since it has continued to attract interest and, as an undisputed Asian blue-water classic, has served to draw the attention of the international yachting fraternity to Hong Kong and Southeast Asia. 

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  • DATE: Friday 2nd - Sunday 4th April 2021
    SCHEDULE: Up to three races per day

    After a windless 2019 and a pandemic in 2020 it should be third time lucky for this popular training event that heralds the start of the domestic RORC programme. The RORC Easter Challenge offers crews the chance for some vital pre-season training and fine-tuning.

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  • DATE: Saturday 1st May 2021
    COURSE: Cowes – Le Havre via marks
    DISTANCE (nm): 110-160

    The first offshore race of the domestic season is a cross-Channel dash to Le Havre. Depending on the weather conditions, the race may include various marks along the way.

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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 2021.

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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.