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Royal Ocean Racing Club
20 St James' Place
SW1A 1NN London , London
United Kingdom
London GB
+44 (0)20 7493 2248
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Royal Ocean Racing Club


Established in 1925, The Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) became famous for the biennial Fastnet Race and the international team event, the Admiral's Cup. It organises an annual series of domestic offshore races from its base in Cowes as well as inshore regattas including the RORC Easter Challenge and IRC National Championship in the Solent.

The RORC works with other yacht clubs to promote their offshore races and provides marketing and organisational support. The RORC Caribbean 600, based in Antigua and the first offshore race in the Caribbean, has been an instant success and the RORC has extended its organisational expertise by creating a new Transatlantic Race from Lanzarote to Grenada, the first of which was run last November 2014.

The club is based in St James' Place, London, but after the recent merger with The Royal Corinthian Yacht Club Cowes, now boasts a superb clubhouse facility at the entrance to Cowes Harbour and a membership of over 4000.

The RORC has also been a leader in yacht handicap systems and in co-operation with the French offshore racing club, UNCL, created IRC; the principal yacht measurement system for the rating of racing yachts worldwide.

The Spinlock IRC rating rule is administered jointly by the RORC Rating Office in Lymington, UK and UNCL Centre de Calcul in Paris, France. The RORC Rating Office is the technical hub of the Royal Ocean Racing Club and recognised globally as a centre of excellence for measurement .

For more information see www.rorcrating.com

Upcoming Events: 
14 - 16 April
RORC Easter Challenge
Friday, 14 April, 2017 to Sunday, 16 April, 2017
The RORC Easter Challenge, takes place over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend, 3 day inshore regatta in the Solent. Category 4 (plus VHF).
24th - 26th June
IRC National Championship
Friday, 24 June, 2016 to Sunday, 26 June, 2016
IRC National Championship Organised by: Royal Ocean Racing Club Dates: 24th - 26th June 2016 Website: www.rorc.org
19 February
RORC Caribbean 600
Monday, 19 February, 2018
The 10th edition of the RORC Caribbean 600 will start as scheduled in Antigua on 19th February 2018. Bolstered by a record entry for the RORC Transatlantic Race, a strong Racing Division for the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers, and determined competitors from all over the Caribbean, the 10th edition of the highly acclaimed 600-mile offshore race is set to be a real cracker, with a record entry anticipated.
12 - 20 July 2018
The Hague Offshore Sailing World Championship
Thursday, 12 July, 2018 to Friday, 20 July, 2018
The Offshore Worlds will be held from 12 to 20 July 2018 in the first ever combined ORC and IRC championship, an innovative solution to unite the world's two largest offshore racing fleets. Be part of this unique fleet and register now for this historic event.
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