Tactics, Endurance, Achievement: Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race Preview
Written by RORC Wednesday, 30 July 2014 11:59
Organised by the Royal Ocean Racing Club, the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race is undoubtedly one of the toughest yacht races in the world. While other ocean races are longer, racing 1,800 miles around a coastline notorious for highly changeable weather and wicked tides and currents, puts the race amongst the most difficult to complete, let alone win. The 2014 entries include an amazing variety of yachts and sailors; exceptional people who come together as a team to attempt to climb one of offshore racing's biggest mountains.
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race Update: Test of Endurance
Written by RORC Wednesday, 14 May 2014 13:44The Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race will set off in less than three months and, to date, the RORC's toughest offshore race of the year has attracted 20 yachts from 11 nations (China, Sweden, United Arab Emirates, USA, France, Ireland, The Netherlands, Oman, Russia, Germany and the UK) to participate in the non-stop race.
Known as the ultimate test of endurance, the 1802nm course, starting on Sunday 10th August from Cowes, takes competitors non-stop around the breathtaking coastline of Britain and Ireland including the most northerly point, the island and lighthouse of Muckle Flugga.
The motivation for the teams taking part may vary, but the ultimate aim is the same. To race well and to get round the course using the determination and tenacity this endurance race demands from competitors.
Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing - First Entry in the Non-Stop 1802nm Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race 2014
Written by RORC Thursday, 16 January 2014 10:30
Online entry for The Royal Ocean Racing Club's 2014 season is now open and Ian Walker's Volvo Ocean 65 Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing was quick off the mark to confirm its participation with Azzam (Determination) in the RORC's toughest race of the year - The Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race.
The 1802nm course, starting on Sunday 10th August, is the ultimate test of endurance for sailors and has been supported by leading Dutch specialist yacht transport company Sevenstar since 2006. Starting and finishing in Cowes, Isle of Wight, the race takes competitors non-stop around the breathtaking coastline of Britain and Ireland. Memorable landmarks include the most northerly lighthouse - Muckle Flugga, a small rocky island north of Unst in the Shetland Islands, Scotland.
Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing First to Sign Up
Britain's twice Olympic silver medallist Ian Walker will skipper the Volvo Ocean 65, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing in the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race prior to their second successive Volvo Ocean Race 2014-2015:
"This will be my first Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race and I can't wait to take part in our new Volvo 65. It will be an excellent training run just before the start of the Volvo Ocean Race which starts in October. Racing is always more demanding closer to land with headlands, tidal issues, wind effects and all the resulting sail changes. This will be a tough test for Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing at just the right time," comments Skipper, Ian Walker.
The organisers of Volvo Ocean Race confirmed that the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race is part of their pre-race programme. This will give all teams the chance to compete for the first time against each other, offering valuable crew training and boat preparation before the start of their round the world race from Alicante, Spain in October 2014.
RORC Entry System to open for 2014 season
Written by RORC Thursday, 09 January 2014 15:51
The RORC is pleased to announce that REMUS will be open for entries for the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race from midday Monday 13th January 2014.
The ultimate test of endurance, the 1802nm course, starting and finishing in Cowes, takes the competitor nonstop around the breaktaking coastline of Britain and Ireland.
Notice of Race
You can start planning for the race now as Parts 1 and 2 of the 2014 Notice of Race, which include information on this race and the rest of the season, are available to download here.
The Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race is an OSR Category 1 race, with RORC Prescriptions. ISAF Special Regulations (with RORC Prescriptions) will be added to the RORC Notice of Race in due course, but you can also find them now on the ISAF website here.
You can view the full RORC schedule here.
Sevenstar Commit to RORC Round Britain & Ireland Race 2014
Written by RORC Thursday, 08 November 2012 09:26
At the UK (Southampton) offices of Sevenstar, the Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) confirmed the leading Dutch specialist yacht transport company as title sponsor of the 1,802 nautical mile non-stop race starting from Cowes, Isle of Wight on 10th August 2014.
Sevenstar sponsored the race in 2006 and 2010 when 30 yachts from nine different nations competed in a thrilling and world record breaking event. Three records were broken in what was a very memorable race, highlighted by the monohull record set by Franck Cammas' French team aboard the Volvo 70 Groupama, completing the course in 5 days 21hrs 2mins and 55 seconds, breaking Dee Caffari's 2009 record on Aviva by over half a day.
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