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

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  • Live interviews with sailors from around the world, exploring epic races, top pro-techniques and more. Interactive discussions with outstanding sailors together with videos and pictures. Time Over Distance is designed to inform and entertain any serious offshore sailor. We hope that the RORC Time Over Distance library will become a
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  • Watch the 23 minute wrap-up film of the 2020 race - includes interviews with competitors and winners from all classes across the fleet. Tilmar Hansen's TP52 Outsider (GER), skippered by Bo Teichmann was the overall winner - the first German boat to lift the RORC Caribbean Trophy and breaking a seven-year winning streak of winners
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  • In line with the continued COVID-19 Government guidance, as well as advice from many of the host finishing clubs in Europe, the Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) has, with regret, had to cancel or change a number of its key events.
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  • In light of the Government issued advice on Friday 20th March, we regretfully inform you that we will be temporarily closed until further notice. 
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  • Due to the extreme situation caused by the Coronavirus outbreak we have had no alternative but to close the London club for the foreseeable future.
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  • In line with the Government’s latest advice, and the Royal Yachting Association’s (RYA) announcement to suspend events in light of Coronavirus (COVID-19), The Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) has taken the decision to cancel the Easter Challenge which was due to take place in the Solent between 10-12th April.
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Upcoming Races

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  • DATE: Saturday 23rd May
    COURSE: Cowes – Eddystone Lighthouse – Solent finish
    DISTANCE (nm): 230 

    The race around Eddystone Lighthouse is typically the most popular in Rolex Fastnet years, mirroring the first 130nm miles of the season's main event.

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  • DATE: Saturday 6th June
    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 out 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 June
    COURSE: Harwich - Breskens
    DISTANCE (nm): 125

    Organised by the East Anglian Offshore Association in association with the RORC and Haven Ports Yacht Club.

    This year's event will start from Harwich before crossing the North Sea to a finish off the harbour town of Breskens in the south-western Netherlands.

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  • DATE: 2020
    LOCATION: London and Cowes

    Download the 2020 RORC Events Programme* here.pdf

    *Dates, times and schedules are subject to change and amendments. Therefore please check the RORC website for the latest updates and news.

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  • DATE: Friday 17th April
    LOCATION: Cowes Clubhouse

    We will be joined by world-renowned sailor and coach Andrew “Dog” Palfrey, as he covers the do’s and don’t’s relating to getting around a sailboat race course quicker and more consistently.

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  • DATE: 19.00, Friday 2nd May
    LOCATION: Cowes Clubhouse

    We welcome Will Hodshon to the RORC Cowes Clubhouse, who will talk about his record-breaking circumnavigation of mainland Britain in the Hodshon’s 60-year-old, 16-foot Wayfarer sailing dinghy, Nipegegi.

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Race Programme 2020

Race Programme 2020

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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Notice of Race

Notice of Race

Everything you need to know before you race with the RORC.

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Sailgate - the RORC's online entry system

Sailgate - the RORC's online entry system

Click here to register your boat and enter inshore and offshore RORC races.

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RORC Cowes Clubhouse

RORC Cowes Clubhouse

The RORC Cowes Clubhouse, click here for opening times, accommodation and event informatio...

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RORC Insignia & Ticket Shop

RORC Insignia & Ticket Shop

Head over to our Member's Shop for Insignia and Event Tickets.

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  • RORC Caribbean 600
  • Racing: Save the Date!

    RORC Caribbean 600

    DATE: Monday 24th February 2020

    Now in its twelfth year, the RORC Caribbean 600 has established itself as a must-do offshore classic. At a time when the northern hemisphere is in the grips of winter, the draw of sunshine, warm water and constant trade winds are too much to resist.

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  • RORC Annual Dinner & Prize Giving
  • Events: Save the Date

    RORC Annual Dinner & Prize Giving

    Date: November 2020 - day tbd.
    Location: tbd

    Join us at this spectacular black tie awards ceremony for the RORC Season's Points Championship where prize winners, competitors, crews, members and guests celebrate the year’s achievements.

    Further details available soon.

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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.