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

RORC Cowes Clubhouse Re-opening

The RORC Cowes Clubhouse. Photo: Robert Longford

We are delighted to be opening the Clubhouse on 4th July. Our exciting new Clubhouse Menu using Isle of Wight produce where possible, and a revised wine list will also be available.

Dining is outside and we also have limited seating for those who wish to enjoy a drink.

We are very aware of the distancing and other rules and despite the 1+m social distancing recommendation, we will operate 2m wherever possible.

The space on our outdoor terraces is limited, therefore booking is required. If you are walking past and feel the need you can phone the Clubhouse when you are at the gate, to see if space is available. 

Opening hours:





  From 12.00  (last orders 14.30)



   From 12.00  (last orders 14.30)

From 18.30 (last orders 20.30)


   From 12.00  (last orders 14.30)

 From 18.30 (last orders 20.30)


   From 12.00  (last orders 14.30)


Re-opening rules:

  • Booking is required, for both food and drinks reservations.

  • A small non-refundable (other than for inclement weather) deposit will be charged. This will be £10 per person and then deducted from your final bill. 

  • Both food and drink will be served at your table. 

  • Other than to use the bathrooms you may not enter the Clubhouse.

  • We have adopted a one-way system for use of the bathrooms and hand sanitising stations will be available at appropriate locations. 

  • Groups are limited to six people.

  • Tables have to be vacated half an hour before the next booking to enable sanitising.

Reserve your table NOW by phoning the Clubhouse on 01983 293581 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
We will send a confirmation email, including details of our safety measures.

Your safety and that of staff is paramount so please be patient as we familiarise ourselves with the new modus operandi and please abide by the social distancing rules.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the RORC Cowes Clubhouse. 

RORC Office Locations Map
Royal Ocean Racing Club
(General Enquiries, Membership, House)

20 St James's Place

 +44 (0) 20 7493 2248
 +44 (0) 20 7493 5252
Royal Ocean Racing Club
(Racing Enquiries)

82 High Street
Isle of Wight
PO31 7AJ

 +44 (0) 1983 295 144
 +44 (0) 20 7493 5252
RORC Cowes Clubhouse

The Parade
Isle of Wight
PO31 7QU

 +44 (0) 1983 293581
 +44 (0) 20 7493 5252
RORC Rating Office
(Seahorse Rating Ltd)

Seahorse Building, Bath Road
Lymington, Hampshire
SO41 3SE

 +44 (0) 1590 677030
 +44 (0) 1590 679478

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.