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

2019 SORC Season Programme
2019 SORC Season Programme

31/01/2019

The 2019 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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Inshore Series Discounted Entry
Inshore Series Discounted Entry

05/04/2019

This buys discounted entry to all eight Inshore Series races.

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Offshore Series Discounted Entry
Offshore Series Discounted Entry

06/04/2019

This buys discounted entry to all six Offshore Series races.

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North U Training Day
North U Training Day

12/04/2019

A training day on the water with North U. North U will set practice courses and some practice starts, finishing with a race to Cowes for the de-brief. Always great fun and very instructional, this is a great way to get warmed up for the 2019 season.

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Solent Shakedown
Solent Shakedown

13/04/2019

The 2019 SORC season commences with a two race weekend for Inshore Series races 1 & 2

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Eastern Solent / Hayling Bay
Eastern Solent / Hayling Bay

27/04/2019

Inshore Series races 3 & 4 in the Eastern Solent

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Weymouth & back
Weymouth & back

10/05/2019

SORC Offshore Series races 1 & 2

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