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    Hat-trick for Rambler 88

    George David's American Maxi Rambler 88 has won the 2018 RORC Caribbean 600 Trophy, scoring the best corrected time under IRC. Rambler 88 revelled in the heavy airs race, setting a new monohull race record and by winning IRC Zero, completed a hatrick of trophies. Rambler 88 scorched around the track in an elapsed time of 37 hours 41 minutes and 45 seconds, beating the record set by George David's Rambler 100 in 2011 by

    Published 10:16 on 26 Feb 2018

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    Ocean racing's big guns in the Rolex Fastnet Race

    Among the 400 boat fleet setting off from the Solent on 6 August in the Rolex Fastnet Race will be three of offshore racing's most prestigious classes. Grabbing the headlines will be the one design VO65s as the Rolex Fastnet Race serves as Leg Zero of the Volvo Ocean Race and it will be the first occasion the teams will have lined up in anger. Among the seven, three teams competed in the

    Published 12:42 on 26 Jul 2017

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    Fight to be first home

    While the Judel-Vrolijk 115 Nikata will be the largest yacht competing among the 350 or so yachts starting the Rolex Fastnet Race on Sunday 6 August, the battle for line honours glory looks set to be between two titans of the grand prix racing world.

    Published 06:27 on 18 Jul 2017

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    Rambler 88 wins the King Edward VII Cup

    Organised by the Royal Ocean Racing Club in association with UNCL, Yacht Club de Dinard, Société Nautique de la Baie de St. Malo, Junior Offshore Group (JOG) and the Royal Yacht Squadron. George David's American Canting Keel Maxi, Rambler 88 has won the 2017 Cowes Dinard St Malo Race, and the King Edward VII Cup dating back to

    Published 14:20 on 10 Jul 2017

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    176 Bound for St Malo

    Start: Friday 7th July. First Warning Signal: 0950, RYS Cowes, to the West. Cowes – Casquets - Les Hanois – St Malo. Approximately 151 miles. Organised by the Royal Ocean Racing Club in association with UNCL, Yacht Club de Dinard, Société Nautique de la Baie de St. Malo, Junior Offshore Group (JOG) and the Royal Yacht Squadron.

    Published 17:12 on 6 Jul 2017

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    53 for the RORC IRC National Championship

    Racing gets under way this Friday on the Solent for the cream of the British keelboat fleet at the Royal Ocean Racing Club's IRC Nationals. Since replacing the Channel Handicap System in 2000, IRC has been adopted around the globe to allow boats of differing sizes, ages, styles and speeds to compete equally. For

    Published 10:19 on 20 Jun 2017

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    Sevenstar's backing resumes for RORC's challenging quadrennial Round Britain & Ireland Race

    Today, the Royal Ocean Racing Club announced the continued support of leading Dutch yacht transport and logistics company, Sevenstar Yacht Transport who remain title sponsor of their most tactically challenging offshore race, run every four years: The Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race 2018. "We are back again!" exclaims Sevenstar's Managing Director, Richard Klabbers who has himself competed in the punishing race, twice. "After the astonishing record-breaking last edition in

    Published 09:17 on 9 Jun 2017

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    Epic win for INO XXX

    Powerful thunderstorms, driving rain and wind speeds ranging from thirty knots to complete shutdowns provided epic conditions for the 256-mile RORC Myth of Malham Race. James Neville's FAST40+ Ino XXX won the gruelling marathon, correcting out under IRC to take the overall win in the 140 boat fleet. Artur Skrzyszowski's Polish Reichel Pugh 48 Selma Racing was second and

    Published 11:39 on 31 May 2017

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    Nifty work as RORC Easter Challenge concludes

    Sailors at the RORC Easter Challenge left Cowes this Easter Sunday sunburned, full of chocolate and brimming with freshly acquired wisdom about their sport. Across the 50 boat fleet competing at the RORC's three day long domestic season opener, that doubles as its annual training regatta, it was close across most classes, but none more so than IRC One. In this, Mike Greville's sparkling Ker 39, Erivale III managed to lose her three point

    Published 07:56 on 19 Apr 2017

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