• First weekend of the America’s Cup Match postponed

  • RORC Return to Offshore Racing

  • New custom cruiser-racer RP-Nauta 100 Morgana arrives in the Mediterranean

  • First-ever ORC Double Handed European Championship open for entries

  • Genova, Italy will host the finish of The Ocean Race Europe

More sailing news

  • 2021 RORC Caribbean 600
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    After much discussion internally and after consultation with the Government of Antigua and Barbuda, it was decided that the Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) had no option but to cancel the RORC Caribbean 600 due to take place in February.

  • 2021 Rolex Fastnet Race
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    Like tickets to Glastonbury, registration opened on the dot of 1000 UTC today for this summer’s Rolex Fastnet Race and speedily sold out. Within an hour an unprecedented 400 boats had entered the Royal Ocean Racing Club’s flagship event, which this year will follow a route finishing for the first time in France. Bow to bow this line-up represents almost 5km of yacht, confirming the Rolex Fastnet Race’s position as by far the world’s largest and most popular offshore yacht race.

  • RORC Transatlantic Race
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    The 2021 RORC Transatlantic Race started in glorious conditions outside Marina Puerto Calero on Saturday 9th January. With the RORC Racing Management Team operating remotely, the race start was officiated by Manuel Torres, Sporting Director, Real Club Náutico de Arrecife. With a highly experienced team from the Royal Yacht Club, the RORC fleet got away to a spectacular reaching start for the 7th edition of the race.

  • 2020 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race cancelled
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    It is with great regret that the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia announces that the 76th Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race will not be proceeding in 2020.

  • Emirates team New Zealand win PRADA ACWS Auckland
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    The crowds were out basking in the sun at Auckland’s America’s Cup Race Village, right outside the doorstep of the Emirates Team New Zealand base to soak up the building atmosphere in anticipation for the final day of racing for the PRADA ACWS Auckland.

  • New York Yacht Club American Magic
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    Four match races have been held on the second day of the PRADA ACWS Auckland on race course C, the preferred playing field  as it brings the racing right into the heart of the Waitematā Harbour, with a shifty and puffy Northwest breezes between 10 to 14 knots.

  • New York Yacht Club American Magic is leading the PRADA ACWS Auckland
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    The first racing day of the PRADA ACWS Auckland has just concluded and New York Yacht Club American Magic is leading the provisional ranking after winning both the matches they raced today. In second position comes Emirates Team New Zealand (1 point), third Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli (1 point) and fourth INEOS TEAM UK (0 points).  

  • Jangada win RORC Yacht of the Year 2020
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    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 won the award before; Shaun Murphy with Slingshot in 2006 and Nick Martin with Diablo-J in 2012.

  • Marine Weather University
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    Marine Weather University has had a big year. Launched just six months ago, veteran meteorologist, Chris Bedford and 2x America's Cup winning navigator Peter Isler teamed up to provide the best marine weather education on the planet.   Today MWU’s university-level curriculum features over 20 individual classes – all online so students can learn at their own pace. 

  • 2021 Rolex Fastnet Race
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    With less than one month to go until entry opens for the 48th edition of the Rolex Fastnet Race, the RORC Race Team are concerned there will be a repeat of the 2019 rush to enter when the race became oversubscribed in less than 5 minutes.