SOLO Offshore Racing Club

COVID-19 ACTION PLAN

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, Keep checking the website for further updates.

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

COVID SHAKEDOWN RACE
COVID SHAKEDOWN RACE

06/06/2020

A great excuse to get out for some solo and double-handed race training

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Solent to Falmouth
Solent to Falmouth

04/07/2020

Offshore Series Race 5 takes us from the Solent to Falmouth giving us a challenging tactical race taking in multiple headlands, tides and self-management. It also acts as a feeder race for those going on to compete in the Celtic Challenge.

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2020 CELTIC SEA CHALLENGE
2020 CELTIC SEA CHALLENGE

07/07/2020

It's back, by popular demand, the Celtic Sea Challenge is a unique series of solo day and passage races in amongst the best scenery you can ever hope for afloat.

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Poole and Back
Poole and Back

01/08/2020

Inshore Series Races 4 & 5 to Poole & back

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Solent to Guernsey, Round Sark & Back
Solent to Guernsey, Round Sark & Back

28/08/2020

Offshore Series race 6, 7 & 8

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Western Solent / Christchurch Bay
Western Solent / Christchurch Bay

26/09/2020

Inshore Series races 6 & 7 out of the Western Solent

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Layup/Nab Tower Race
Layup/Nab Tower Race

10/10/2020

Inshore Series race 8 is the final race of the 2020 SORC season

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