Tag: RORC

  • Roschier Baltic Sea Race: a passionate adventure

    Roschier Baltic Sea Race: a passionate adventure

    The Royal Ocean Racing Club has received strong interest for the Roschier Baltic Sea Race, with over 30 teams expected for the inaugural 630-mile offshore race which starts and finishes outside Helsinki, the capital of Finland. Contenders for Line Honours and the overall win under IRC are among the current entries, as well as passionate […]

  • A fortnight to go until the 24th IRC National Championship

    A fortnight to go until the 24th IRC National Championship

    One of the pinnacle events of the IRC rating system in the UK, will take place over 10-12 June from Cowes. This year’s edition of the Royal Ocean Racing Club’s IRC National Championship will be its 24th and as usual will feature a mixed line-up of yachts from across the size and age spectrum, allowing […]

  • RORC Crew Match goes live

    RORC Crew Match goes live

    Looking for a boat to race or looking for crew to join your team? The Royal Ocean Racing Club have launched an updated Crew Match portal that aims to simplify the process of matching boat owners and crew wherever they race in the world. The RORC Crew Match website has been upgraded to work with […]

  • RORC Return to Offshore Racing

    RORC Return to Offshore Racing

    Following on from the UK Government’s ‘Roadmap out of lockdown’ on Monday 22nd February, the RORC Committee, working with the RYA and Government, is confident that overnight racing will return for the 2021 RORC Season’s Points Championship. Some changes will be necessary for the early part of the season, but unless the recovery from the […]

  • Jangada win RORC Yacht of the Year 2020

    Jangada win RORC Yacht of the Year 2020

    The 2020 RORC Yacht of the Year, winning the Somerset Memorial Trophy is the British JPK 10.10 Jangada, owned by Richard Palmer. Racing with Jeremy Waitt as crew, Jangada was the overall winner of the RORC Transatlantic Race and winner of the Two-Handed Class for the RORC Caribbean 600. Only two other Two-Handed teams have […]

  • Arcus and Gentoo prevail in IRC championships

    Arcus and Gentoo prevail in IRC championships

    Mid-September it may be, but conditions for the Royal Ocean Racing Club’s 2020 IRC championships felt more like June this weekend, with shorts and T-shirts conditions and allowing a full schedule of racing to be laid on by PRO Stuart Childerley and his team. The event concluded today with two windward-leeward races on the central-eastern […]

  • RORC IRC National Championships – Day 1: Perfect scores for Rán and Arcus

    RORC IRC National Championships – Day 1: Perfect scores for Rán and Arcus

    The central Solent delivered on the opening day of the Royal Ocean Racing Club’s IRC National Championship. The westerly wind started off light but built to a solid 18 knots, the September sun even putting in an appearance, as the three class fleet progressed through two windward-leeward races and one round the cans. Despite it […]

  • RORC L’Ile d’Ouessant (Ushant) Race – Cancelled

    RORC L’Ile d’Ouessant (Ushant) Race – Cancelled

    After a long and open discussion by the RORC Race Management team, senior members of the RORC Committee, and with advice from medical experts, it has been decided that any overnight race that the Club would run would not adhere to the UK Government guidance currently in place. As a result, the Ushant race has […]

  • Race the Wight – first RORC race since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic

    Race the Wight – first RORC race since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic

    A race around the Isle of Wight on Saturday 1st August will see the return to competitive racing at the Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) – the first since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The race will replace the originally scheduled Channel Race and is open to COVID-19 compliant crews following Government regulations in both […]

  • RORC – Update on forthcoming sailboat races

    RORC – Update on forthcoming sailboat races

    The Royal Ocean Racing Club announce further cancellations and changes to some of its key events as the season progresses and the COVID-19 pandemic continues throughout April. The decision comes after continued close monitoring of Government and medical advice, and in line with guidance from World Sailing and the RYA. The RORC’s intention is to […]