2023 RIOW Race

Event Date: 10 Jun 2023 - 1 days

Inshore Series Race 4 - RIOW (Round the Isle of Wight) on Saturday 10th June 2023

A unique solo yacht race, with a Solo and a Double Handed class, around the Isle of WIght. Always keenly contested and 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 UK Double Handed Offshore Series (UKDHOS), and UKDHOS 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 (see Sailing Instructions).

  • Prizes will be awarded for individual classes and overall

  • UKDHOS double handed prizes
  • 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 skippers & crew get an event shirt


Weather Briefing - A complimentary pre-race weather briefing is being given by Deb Fish at 7pm on Friday evening at the RORC clubhouse. This is open to all SORC and UKDHOS skippers. RORC can provide dinner on the evening but please book a table direct with them via eventscowes@rorc.org or call 01983 293581.

Saturday Night Prize Giving - This will be held from 6.30pm onwards at the Island Sailing Club in the ground floor marquis, along with a BBQ dinner. To help us with numbers please email with the number attending from your boat. Dinner cost is payable on the evening.

Berthing Arrangements - Space has been block booked but will be on a first come first served basis - so please email with your berthing requirements in West Cowes for both Friday and Saturday evenings, and we will respond with arrangements. The berthing cost will need direct paying to the marina.






A Virtual Mark off the Needles will be set to stop any rock hopping or wreck dodging!!!


UKDHOS training event on Sunday 11th June

UKDHOS are extending an invite to SORC skippers who might want to participate in a group training event. From our own experience, we know these are fun and informative. This particular event you can take on extra crew as the emphasis is "training". If you are interested then link through to the booking form at:

Training Interest Form


ENTRY LIST at 08/06/23

Stephen Scholefield Mustigo II J-111 1.093
Mike Moxley Malice HOD 35 1.020
Stephen Thomas Azora C&C111 1.019
Noel Cockle Monocle Oceanis 45 1.002
Simon Mitchell Roxanne Sun Fast 3200 0.994
Gary Heward Amylou Maxi 1100 0.969
John Skipper Magewind Maxi 1050 0.956
Kirsteen Donaldson Pyxis X332 0.950
Chris Morton L'Aventure II Pogo 850 0.939
Jeffrey Knapman Virago MG 335 0.931
Emily Dresser Lady Penrose Sigma 362 0.928
David Bright Kit Off Corby 25 0.914
Rob Macgregor Dark Horse Mustang 30 0.903
Tom Lee Freedom Hustler SJ30 0.895
Oliver Hawkins SailFish GibSea90 0.875
Laurence Mead Farrcical Farr X2 1.076
Andrew Robinson  Xcapade X4.3 1.062
Pieter Hendriks Lexi X4.3 1.062
James Dean Faenol First 36 1.055
Simon Harris J'Ouvert J112e 1.054
Max Walker Elysium IV Sun Fast 3600 1.054
Lydia Barber Black Betty Dehler 30OD 1.048
Alistair  Biggin Jumunu Six Sun Fast 3600 1.042
Tony White Mzungu JPK1080 1.039
Rob Craigie Bellino Sun Fast 3600 1.035
Andrzej Rozycki Pneuma JPK 10.30 1.032
Dan Fellows Orbit Sun Fast 3300 1.032
Jim Driver Chilli Pepper Sun Fast 3300 1.031
Jonathan McKee Red Ruby Sun Fast 3300 1.028
Nigel Colley Fastrak XII Sun Fast 3300 1.027
Jonny Cooper Paradox Sun Fast 3300 1.027
Astrid  de Vin IL Corvo JPK 10.30 1.027
Ian Hoddle Game On Sun Fast 3300 1.026
Chris Agace Atomic Sun Fast 3300 1.025
Simon Toms Zephyr Sun Fast 3300 1.024
Adrian Dyball Surf Sun Fast 3300 1.022
Willow Bland Rock Lobster Sun Fast 3300 1.021
Mark Emons Jam J/99 1.013
Edward Mockridge Elaine Again JPK1010 1.006
Tim Wright Serena J J/109 1.004
Mike Yates Jago J/109 1.003
Tim Goodhew Cora Sun Fast 3200 R2 0.997
Miles Delap Sun Kosi Sun Fast 3200 0.994
Nick Lee Wee Bear Projection 920 0.990
Rich Thoroughgood Mist Nicholson 33 0.895
Gareth Penn Jemima of Farley Contessa 32 0.878


Current Entries

The follow people have entered this race to date.

Entrant Boat IRC
Stephen Scholefield Mustigo II 1.093
Laurence Mead FarrX2 1.076
Pieter Hendriks Lexi 1.062
Andrew Robinson Xcapade 1.062
James Dean Faenol 1.055
Max Walker ELYSIUM IV 1.054
Simon Harris J'OUVERT 1.054
Lydia Barber Black Betty 1.048
ALISTAIR BIGGIN Jumunu Six 1.042
Tony White MZUNGU! 1.039
Rob Craigie Bellino 1.035
Dan Fellows Orbit 1.032
Andrzej Rozycki PNEUMA 1.032
Jim Driver Chilli Pepper 1.031
Jonathan McKee Red Ruby 1.028
Astrid de Vin IL CORVO 1.027
John Cooper Paradox 1.027
Nigel Colley Fastrak XII 1.027
Ian Hoddle GameOn 1.026
Chris Agace Atomic 1.025
Simon Toms Zephyr 1.024
ADRIAN DYBALL surf 1.022
Willow Bland Rock Lobster 1.021
Mike Moxley Malice 1.02
Stephen Thomas Azora 1.019
Mark Emons Jam 1.013
Edward Mockridge Elaine Again 1.006
Tim Wright Serena J 1.004
Mike Yates JAGO 1.003
Noel Cockle Monocle 1.002
Tim Goodhew Cora 0.998
Simon Mitchell Roxanne 0.994
Miles Delap Sun Kosi 0.994
Nick Lee Wee Bear 0.99
Gary Heward Amylou 0.969
Christoph Friedrich Felix 0.957
John Skipper Magewind 0.956
Kirsteen Donaldson Pyxis 0.95
Chris Morton L’Aventure II 0.939
JEFFREY Knapman Virago 0.931
Emily Dresser Lady Penrose 0.928
David Bright Kit Off 0.914
Rob Macgregor Dark Horse 0.903
Rich Thoroughgood Mist 0.895
Tom Lee Freedom 0.895
Gareth Penn Jemima of Farley 0.878
Oliver Hawkins SailFish 0.875
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