If you are looking for a weekend of adventure and challenge – the RORC offshore races are perfect for you!
Each race is organised by the Royal Ocean Racing Club, and follows a different course, with its own set of challenges, so every race is a new adventure. With our well-maintained racing yachts and top racing skippers, Sailing Logic have secured some fantastic results in the RORC offshore races over the past few years – and if you’re looking to actively contribute to a competitive team, to help continue this winning trend – then we’d love you to hear from you.
Experience all the adventure of offshore RORC racing in the following weekend events.
The first UK offshore RORC race of the season, the RORC Cervantes Trophy Race will start on Saturday Morning TBC. You will race from Cowes to Le Havre in France with an expected race mileage of 110-160NM plus the return cruise.
As the race starts on Saturday morning TBC, we suggest a Friday evening meet to allow time for a crew get-together and yacht prep. The race heads to France, allowing for some time ashore before sailing back to Hamble to arrive on Monday AM.
Dates: 30th April 2022
The RORC DeGuingand Bowl is normally between 110 and 160nms. Starting in Cowes, the 24-36hr long course takes yachts around buoy’s before crossing the finish line in the Solent. This is a great race for those who are either new to offshore racing, or don’t have the time to do the longer distance races.
Dates: 14th May 2022
The RORC Myth of Malham race is also referred to as the Eddystone Race as the course takes you West around the Eddystone lighthouse off Plymouth and back. One of the longer weekend RORC races at 230nM, this is a non-stop thrill-ride. Typically, it is upwind to the lighthouse and a downhill spinnaker run back.
The race starts on Thursday afternoon so we meet Thursday morning (11am) for a crew get-together and yacht prep before the race start. The race usually takes 2 days, so you can expect to return to Hamble on the Saturday.
Dates: 2nd June 2022
This year’s Morgan Cup race will 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. One of the jewels in the crown among West Country harbours, Dartmouth, plus Kingswear opposite, and the always welcoming Royal Dart Yacht Club make this a popular sailing destination.
Dates: 17th June 2022
The St Malo Race is a 160nm race from Cowes, across the English Channel, past the Channel Islands and over to St Malo. It is tactically challenging with multiple tidal gates and busy shipping lanes to deal with. Time permitting, we’ll stop in St Malo or the Channel Islands after the race for a meal and then enjoy a cruise home to Hamble.
We’ll meet at 7pm on the Thursday evening, the start is Friday morning. We usually finish around Saturday lunchtime and head home on Sunday, arriving back early on Monday morning.
Dates: 8th-11th July
The Channel Race which is a normally between 100 and 140nms. Starting in Cowes, the 24hr long course takes yachts around buoy’s before crossing the finish line in the Solent. This is a great race for those who are either new to offshore racing, or don’t have the time to do the longer distance races.
The final RORC race, the Cherbourg Race is usually a great social opportunity as well as a closely fought race! The race starts on Friday evening and will head straight to Cherbourg, where you and your crew will enjoy all the end-of-season celebrations ashore before cruising back overnight to arrive back in Hamble Sunday late morning/early afternoon.
Dates: 2nd September 2022