A unique solo yacht race, with a Solo and a Double Handed class, around the Isle of WIght. Always keenly contested and usually SORC's best attended annual challenge. The vagaries of the wind and tides add to the already significant test of racing solo or double handed. This is the race every SORC skipper wants to win!
For this race SORC becomes SORC .... Solo Offshore Racing Club becomes Short-Handed Offshore Racing Club!!
For the Double Handers, the race forms part of the 2023 Double Handed Offshore Series (DHOS), and DHOS will extract results and points accordingly.
UK Double Handed Offshore Series
The race will start and finish off Cowes after a circum-navigation of the Isle of Wight. East or Westabout TBA.
Prizes will be awarded for individual classes and overall
The overall solo winner on corrected time under IRC wins "The Anticipation Cup"
The first solo IRC boat on elapsed time wins the Watermark Trophy
There will be a prize for the first solo Rookie under IRC
Race Directors Discretionary Prize
- All boats get an event shirt
Weather Briefing - A pre-race weather briefing will be organised.
Saturday Night Prize Giving - At venue to be advised, along with a Fleet dinner & social.
Berthing Arrangements - TBA
SAILING INSTRUCTIONS will be available here in due course.
A Virtual Mark off the Needles will be set to stop any rock hopping or wreck dodging!!!