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RORC Round Britain and Ireland Race 2026

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05/08/2026
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21 Days Including 4 Training Days
Availability : 5th - 27th August 2026 *SUBJECT TO CHANGE*
Southampton
Southampton
Min Age : 18
Max People : 9
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Taking place every four years, this 1805NM offshore race is one of the most challenging of the RORC races. Taking you up the Irish coast, you will go around the Shetland Islands, over the shoals and hazards of the North Sea and through the world’s busiest shipping lanes at Dover, before the final beat back to Cowes.

The first ever RORC Round Britain and Ireland started on 5th June 1976 in which boats were split into 2 divisions; Division I was a non-stop race and Division II a race with stops (Southsea – Crookhaven – Stornoway – Blyth – Southsea). In total there were 25 competitors starting the race (15 – Division I, 10 – Division II). The non-stop race was won by Electron II (R.N.S.A) and the stopping race by Morningtown (R G Hill).

In 1980 the race started on 5 July and was run as a completely non-stop race attracting 13 starters with Chica Tica II (Carlo di Mottola Balestra) taking line and overall honours.

Both the 1992 and 1994 race included stops in the race. With the legs consisting of the following: Leg 1 – Cowes to Cork, Leg 2 – Cork to Lerwick, Leg 3 – Lerwick to Hartlepool, Leg 4 – Hartlepool to Cowes. The winner of the 1992 race was Deerstalker (Michael Taylor-Jones) and the 1994 race by Norma (Hans Peter Baum). The 1992 race attracted a higher number of entrants (28) than 1994 (15).

Criterion headlined as title sponsor for the race in 2000 which coincided with the 75th Anniversary of the RORC. Sixteen boats in total set off on 20 August with Incisor of Wight (Windward Sailing) taking overall honour for the race.

*** Please take into consideration when planning your trip that the official dates for this race have yet to be announced. The dates currently listed are based on previous years dates and are, therefore, subject to change. We will update our website with the official dates as soon as they are announced. 

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Price Includes

  • Race Entry
  • Yacht Charter
  • Accommodation on board (shared cabins)
  • Meals at sea (self service)
  • Certified Professional Skipper
  • Basic Training
  • Consumables for the yacht (diesel, fuel and water)
  • Mooring Fees
  • Insurance for the yacht
  • Lifejacket
  • Personal locating beacon

Price Excludes

  • Airfares
  • Meals offboard
  • Transfers airport-marina-airport
  • Shore based accommodation
  • Wet gear
  • Personal insurance (we recommend Topsail)

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What to Expect
  • Professional InstructionOur Skippers are experienced instructors that make every crew member feel welcome and tailor their delivery to the experience and style of the crew
  • Competitive boatAlthough the taking part is often fun, we believe the full experience comes from pushing ourselves to the max and competing with other boats on the water with a view to win
  • High safety standardsMaintaining and equipping a yacht to a high standard is not an easy task. No expense is spared in ensuring the best equipment is selected and repairs are undertaken quickly and proficiently.
  • No PassengersAlthough we are happy to provide sight seeing adventures, this experience is a regatta so you can expect to be actively involved in sailing the boat, there isn't any rail meat on our boats.
Itinerary

*SUBJECT TO CHANGE*

Please take into consideration when planning your trip that the official dates for this race have yet to be announced. The dates currently listed below are based on previous years dates and are, therefore, subject to change. We will update our website with the official dates as soon as they are announced. 

Day 1 - 5th Aug 2026Arrival and Training

Meet your skipper and crew at 10:00. You will spend the day getting to know your crew, followed by organising provisioning, getting the boat ready for the race and potentially a brief training session.

Days 2-4 — 6th-8th Aug 2026Training

You will continue to get the boat and the crew ready for the race, making last enhancements and adjustments to the boat followed by an extensive safety brief before the race.

Days 3-21 — 9th-27th Aug 2026Racing Days

Everyone is expected to cross the finish line in 16-18 days.

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