Royal Ocean Racing Club's weekend races.
RORC Weekend Races
Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) organises weekend races which are ideal for amateur racers as well as seasoned offshore pros.
Some of the races follow a set course, some have the course announced a few hours before departure. Either way, it makes for some seriously exciting navigation and a fantastic way to spend a weekend.
Join us, either as a group, or individually, and find out what it’s all about. All our yachts are MCA certified for offshore races and all our skippers are seriously professional racers. You are in safe hands.
About Royal Ocean Racing Club
Royal Ocean Racing Club was formed in 1925 and is one of the oldest and most prestigious yacht racing clubs. It organises some of the most difficult offshore races in UK and around the world and offers unique experience to crews and skippers, from shorter exciting races across the Channel, to totally brutal Fastnet campaigns.
Tonnes of adrenaline guaranteed, we are there to win and with your help, we might just do it! Mostly run over the weekend, these races will give you a chance to switch off from everyday routine, learn new skills and test yourself against the elements. No experience is necessary, our professional skipper and first mate will teach you everything you need to know.
- Professional racing yacht
- Racing skipper
- Racing first mate
- Team shirt
- Food onboard
- Wet weather gear (subject to availability)
- Race entry and mooring fees
- Accomodation onboard
£315 per place
Cervantes Trophy Cup1-4 May
Myth of Malham Race22-25 May
DeGuingand Bowl5-7 June
Morgan Cup Race19-21 June
Cowes to St. Malo9-13 July
Cherbourg Race4-6 September
Please be advised, that this is full on, hands on racing on a professional racing yacht. You will experience discomfort, lack of sleep and will have to be reasonably fit. Super fitness is not required, but you will need to perform basic physical tasks and physical effort.
It’s not a yacht ride into the sunset with champagne 🙂 That’s on the way back to Cowes!
Not sure about paying online? No problem, call us and we can take payment over the phone. Or if you have any questions, we are here!
01273 987 087
I came for a 5 days course and it was freeezing! I did come in February though, so serves me right. There was a proper heater onboard though, so we we fine. The course structure was excellent, Aubrey [instructor] really knew his stuff and it was fun. Lots of mooring, which is what I was after. Feel much more confident now, and thanks for the pies, v. good 🙂James Clover
Staying in a different marina every night was the highlight for me. This is what cruising is about, I guess, so not coming back to Mercury was ideal, I got to know the Solent pretty well. Lee [instructor] was good at stepping back and letting us do it ourselves, which was very useful. Thanks again, and see you next year!Dan Collier
Hi guys, just a quick note to say THANKS! I was really nervous, but it was all good in the end. We just practiced every day and little by little I figured it out, I can moor! Still a little nervous, but the basics are there now, I understand what needs to be done. I’ll come back for the mile building, I think. All in all, the course was well structured, very much hands on and I liked the boat, very plush :J Thanks for a great week!Elena Godfrey