It is with regret that we have implemented a rolling program of postponements and cancellations to the 2020 SORC season schedule. Your health has to be our primary concern and we respect the Government advice to help us through this crisis as quickly as possible. When restrictions are lifted it is probable we will make amendments to the 2020 Notice of Race to re-schedule the remaining season, scoring of races and discards etc. Keep checking the web site, STAY SAFE and STAY AT HOME. Keep checking the website for further updates.
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!
2016 ROUND THE ROCK Race video ROUND THE ROCK RACE website