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

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  • DATE: Friday 28th February
    COURSE: Dubai, UAE - Muscat, Oman
    DISTANCE (nm): 360

    Organised by the United Arab Emirates Sailing and Rowing Federation.

    The race takes competitors through the Strait of Hormuz into the Gulf of Oman and on to the finish at Muscat. Previous competitors have reported seeing whales blowing, sharks, dolphins, turtles, smugglers and pirates, alongside a somewhat reassuring US Navy aircraft carrier.

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  • DATE: Wednesday 8th April
    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.

    A biennial race, the 2018 edition included Karl Kwok's MOD 70, Beau Geste which went on to break the multihull record. This is one of ocean racing's blue water classics with crews returning year after year for the blast reach across the South China Sea before transitioning into the tactically challenging Luzon Hole and on into the pristine waters of Subic Bay.

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  • DATE: Friday 10th - Sunday 12th April
    SCHEDULE: Up to three races per day

    As spring arrives in the Solent and boats return to the water, the RORC Easter Challenge offers crews the chance for some vital pre-season training and fine-tuning. With the relaxation of RRS41, the highlight of the event is the availability of a selection of experienced coaches on the water to assist teams with getting back up to speed.

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  • DATE: Friday 8th May
    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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  • DATE: Friday 15th - Sunday 17th May
    SCHEDULE: Up to four races a day

    The Solent-based, inshore regatta (primarily for one-design classes) brings together six or more classes for three days of intense, close racing across two courses. 

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  • DATE: Friday 22nd 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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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 Saturday 3rd August 2019.

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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 18 February 2019.

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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 23 November 2019.

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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.