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!

 

2016 ROUND THE ROCK Race video  ROUND THE ROCK RACE website

 

Upcoming Events

Cowes to Le Havre & Back
Cowes to Le Havre & Back

31/05/2019

Offshore Series Races 3 & 4

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Normandie Solo
Normandie Solo

23/06/2019

This year is the 25th Edition of the Normandie Solo event run by the SNPH in Le Havre

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RIOW - Round the Isle of Wight
RIOW - Round the Isle of Wight

20/07/2019

Inshore Series Race 5

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Channel Week
Channel Week

10/08/2019

This is a stand alone event comprising a series of races over a week.

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Cherbourg & Back
Cherbourg & Back

30/08/2019

Offshore Series races 5 & 6 from the Solent across to Cherbourg and back

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Western Solent / Christchurch Bay
Western Solent / Christchurch Bay

28/09/2019

Inshore Series races 6 & 7 out of the Western Solent

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Layup/Nab Tower Race
Layup/Nab Tower Race

12/10/2019

Inshore Series race 8 is the final race of the 2019 SORC season

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