SOLO Offshore Racing Club

2022 NOTICE OF RACE v1.2

Keel Inspection Requirements Amendment

The World Sailing Offshore Special Regulation 3.02 will not be applied as a mandatory requirement for SORC races in 2022.

Whilst SORC acknowledges the importance of all safety related issues, the Committee has agreed to amend the Notice of Race as follows:

Keel and rudder inspections, as defined OSR 3.02, are strongly recommended but will not be mandatory for 2022.

This amendment is incorporated in version 1.2 of the SORC 2022 Notice of Race dated 8 February 2022.



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 or Coastal 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 & 2018 we held editions of the SORC Round the Rock Race (Fastnet Rock that is!) which were hugely successful.

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


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



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