SOLO Offshore Racing Club

COVID-19 ACTION PLAN

The Covid-19 outbreak continues to be a constantly evolving situation that presents a number of complex challenges and decisions. Here is SORC's Action Plan.

SORC Covid-19 Action Plan

 

INTRODUCTION to SORC

We are a virtual yacht club without any premises. Our office is the Sea. What do have is an enthusiastic group of offshore & inshore yacht racers who love "going solo", and enjoy a lively gathering afterwards. We sail a range of "Class" boats and IRC cruiser/racers. Anybody is welcome to join our events so long as you and your boat meet our safety & competence criteria. Budding Vendee aspirants, Figarists, or just wanting to enjoy the personal challenge, all are welcome!

Our "in house" training events, both ashore and on the water, are aimed at encouraging all levels but with a leaning towards solo newbies, whilst our more formal North U Training events cater for the more experienced pushing to the next level.

The solo races are a mixture of "round the cans" Inshore Series day events, with corners. which our French solo cousins call Technical" racing, and then longer Offshore Series events which are typically cross-Channel passage races with some overnight sailing. We have an annual Channel Week which may take in the Channel Islands, Britanny, Ireland or further afield. Occassional one off events are staged. In 2016 we held the inaugural SORC Round the Rock Race (Fastnet Rock that is!) which was hugely successful.

So whatever your solo aspirations, you are in good company, ranging from Adventurers to adrenalin fuelled competitive racers - but we all share a common bond and respect for eachother!

 

2018 ROUND THE ROCK Start video  2016 ROUND THE ROCK Race video  ROUND THE ROCK RACE website

 

Upcoming Events

SOLENT SHAKEDOWN RACE
SOLENT SHAKEDOWN RACE

17/04/2021

The long winter is over. Let's kick off the Covid cobwebs and get racing again in our season opener, the Solent Shakedown, and to celebrate we are inviting the Double Handers to join us.

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SOUTHWEST OFFSHORE GROUP SERIES
SOUTHWEST OFFSHORE GROUP SERIES

01/05/2021

An interesting new initiative for short-handed racing in the South West

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Poole and Back
Poole and Back

08/05/2021

Inshore Series Races 2 & 3 to Poole & back

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Weymouth & back
Weymouth & back

21/05/2021

SORC Offshore Series races 1 & 2

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Plymouth Lonely Rock Race 2021
Plymouth Lonely Rock Race 2021

04/07/2021

The Royal Western Yacht Club of England in Plymouth is excited to announce the RWYC ‘Plymouth Lonely Rock Race 2021’.

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GLOBAL SOLO CHALLENGE
GLOBAL SOLO CHALLENGE

02/09/2023

Single-handed around the world on production boats.

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