SOLO Offshore Racing Club

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!

 

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Upcoming Events

Schedule of 2018 SORC racing events
Schedule of 2018 SORC racing events

01/01/2018

The 2018 race planner is now set, so ink in your diaries. Make a plan for your season campaign. For Newbies, you are welcome but a word of warning, solo yacht racing is totally addictive!!

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2017 SORC Awards & mini-Conference
2017 SORC Awards & mini-Conference

27/01/2018

Come and help celebrate the 2017 SORC Season awards winners at the Royal Southampton Yacht Club, enjoy some guest speakers and a buffet dinner.

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Inshore Series Discounted Entry
Inshore Series Discounted Entry

01/04/2018

This buys discounted entry to all eight Inshore Series races.

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Solent Shakedown
Solent Shakedown

14/04/2018

The 2018 SORC season commences with a two race weekend for Inshore Series races 1 & 2

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Poole and Back
Poole and Back

28/04/2018

Inshore Series Races 3 & 4 to Poole & back

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