SOLO Offshore Racing Club

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PROMARINE FINANCE to sponsor the famous 2021 RIOW Race



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



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