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Cowes - Dinard - St Malo Race

DATE: Friday 8th 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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La Trinité - Cowes Race

DATE: Sunday 3rd 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, the 2022 race will again bring boats from southern Brittany to Cowes as a feeder for the Cowes -Dinard - St Malo Race.

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SSE Renewables Round Ireland Yacht Race

DATE: Saturday 18th June
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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Morgan Cup Race

DATE: Friday 17th June
COURSE: Cowes - Dartmouth
DISTANCE (nm): 110 - 160

This year's Morgan Cup race will again finish in the beautiful harbour of Dartmouth and, so as not to reproduce another 'Myth of Malham' race course, some virtual waypoints will likely be used to provide some variety and different tactical challenges.

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East Coast Race

DATE: Saturday 9th July
COURSE: Burnham-on-Crouch - Ostend
DISTANCE (nm): 100

Organised by the East Anglian Offshore Association in association with the RORC and the Royal Burnham Yacht Club.

The 2022 race will be from Burnham-on-Crouch to Ostend, Belgium.

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Myth of Malham Race

DATE: Thursday 2nd June
COURSE: Cowes – Eddystone Lighthouse – Solent finish
DISTANCE (nm): 230 

The course for the Myth of Malham race takes the fleet from Cowes to the Eddystone Lighthouse, south of Plymouth, before returning to the Solent.

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IRC National Championship

DATE: Friday 10th - 12th June
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 30th June - Saturday 2nd July
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/Boats models are invited to compete.

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North Sea Race

DATE: Friday 27th 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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Vice Admiral's Cup

DATE: Friday 20th - Sunday 22nd 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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