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

2020 SORC Season Programme
2020 SORC Season Programme

31/01/2020

The 2020 race planner is now set, so ink in your diaries. The event dates are final so you can diarise them, but the event detail is work in progress

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SORC 2019 Awards & mini-Conference
SORC 2019 Awards & mini-Conference

01/02/2020

Saturday 1st Feb 2020 - Come and help celebrate the 2019 SORC Season award winners at the Royal Lymington Yacht Club, enjoy some engaging guest speakers and a 3 course dinner.

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Inshore Series Discounted Entry
Inshore Series Discounted Entry

11/04/2020

This buys discounted entry to all eight Inshore Series races.

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Offshore Series Discounted Entry
Offshore Series Discounted Entry

22/05/2020

This buys discounted entry to all eight Offshore Series races.

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2020 CELTIC SEA CHALLENGE
2020 CELTIC SEA CHALLENGE

07/07/2020

It's back, by popular demand, the Celtic Sea Challenge is a unique series of solo day and passage races in amongst the best scenery you can ever hope for afloat.

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Cap-Martinique 2021
Cap-Martinique 2021

18/04/2021

A Transatlantic Race from Brittany to Martinique staring in April 2021 for solo and double-handed IRC yachts.

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