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Oct
30
2017

Next OSTAR and TWOSTAR editions sail in 2020

celebrating 60 years of shorthanded racing by the RWYC
Successful completion of the 2018 soloFASTNET has been approved by the Royal Western Yacht Club as a qualifier for the solo division of the 2020 OSTAR.

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Oct
26
2017

AZAB 2019 accept soloFASTNET as a qualifier

Many SORC'ers have competed in the AZAB race (Azores and Back) over the years. One of the Ocean Classics, the AZAB offers everything - competitive racing, great destination, fantastic socials. We are pleased to have recieved confirmation from the Royal Cornwall Yacht Club that the soloFASTNET has been accepetd as a solo qualifier for the AZAB 2019 race.

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Sep
26
2017

2018 SORC soloFASTNET race date set

Round the Rock Race to be repeated in 2018
Put the day in the diary. It is official. The 2018 soloFASTNET, the SORC Round the Rock Race, will start from Cowes on Saturday 2nd June 2018.

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Nov
15
2016

2017 Yachts & Yachting Awards

SORC Round the Rock Race has been nominated for "Event of the Year" award
The December 2016 issue of Yachts & Yachting announces the anticipated Y&Y Awards nominees revealed across 14 categories celebrating the very best racing performance and achievements, along with the top boats, kit and equipment launched in the past 12 months. Touching on every aspect of the performance sailing scene, we are excited to announce that SORC are nominated for the "Event of the Year" award with our hugely fantastic Round the Rock Race.

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Jul
11
2016

Final report – Punishing weather on one of the world’s most challenging race courses

Punishing weather on one of the world’s most challenging race courses made the first Round the Rock race, sponsored by Virgin Media Business one that will go down in history. It proved a mammoth test of skippers’ mental strength, emotional reserves, technical sailing ability and seamanship skills. It also tested their boats and equipment to the extreme.

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Jul
07
2016

Day 5 - Tight battles at the finish

There was no respite at the end of this tough race as the leaders approached the finish line off Plymouth just after dawn this morning. With the fleet tightly packed together in a light following wind, almost every boat had to repeatedly gybe spinnakers on the final approach.

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Jul
06
2016

Day 4 – leaders homeward bound

After more than four days alone at sea the leading boats passed the Scilly Islands early this afternoon, with Rob Craigie (Sunfast 3600, Bellino) holding a 4.5 mile lead on Conor Fogarty (SF 3600, Bam), with Ian Hoddle (GameOn) third on the water.

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Jul
05
2016

Day 3 - An intense mental and physical battle

The first seven solo skippers rounded the Fastnet Rock at lunchtime today, led by three Sunfast 3600s, Conor Fogarty’s Bam, Rob Craigie’s Bellino and Ian Hoddle’s GameOn. The front of the fleet is still tightly packed, with many boats rounding within sight of another. They reached the iconic turning mark after another 24-hour period with both gales and calms.

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Jul
04
2016

A 610-mile singlehanded match race?

Observers of the race tracker could almost be forgiven for thinking the relentless nature of this single-handed race is far more effective at identifying the overall winners than any rating system. Today, the lead on the water has been held consistently by a Class 2 boat, Louis-Marie Dussere’s French JPK10.10 Raging Bee.

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Jul
03
2016

Close racing on a brutal first day

The first few hours of the outward leg to the Fastnet Rock proved extremely tough for the 44 skippers in the Round the Rock Race, with gusts of above 35 knots kicking up a severe sea state in wind against tide conditions. Jeremy Waitt on the JPK10.10 Jangada reported “8ft standing waves in the Needles Channel – the worst I have seen there.”

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