2014 Race Updates
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race 2014: 5 World Records and IRC Overall
Written by RORC Friday, 22 August 2014 14:28
The 2014 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race was a record race: 5 World Records broken* and fantastic win in IRC Overall for Ker 51, Varuna.
*Subject to ratification by the WSSRC
Video: Volvo Ocean Race - The First Win
Written by Stefan Kunstmann Monday, 18 August 2014 08:22
Video highlights by Musandam-Oman Sail
Written by Stefan Kunstmann Friday, 15 August 2014 09:03
NEWSFLASH: Musandam Oman-Sail rounded Outer Stack
Written by RORC Tuesday, 12 August 2014 13:59here.
Video Highlights from today's start of the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race
Written by Stefan Kunstmann Monday, 11 August 2014 17:50
Written by Nick Elliot Monday, 11 August 2014 09:04The 2014 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race organised by the Royal Ocean Racing Club started at 0900 BST this morning. All 28 yachts are now heading east along the Solent and are racing 1800 miles around Britain and Ireland. A large crowd of spectators outside the Royal Yacht Squadron saw the fleet away. A significant positive tide of over 3 knots and 15 knots gusting up to 20 knots from the west, provided a tremendous start. More details to follow in a full report. All of the yachts progress can be viewed on the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race Player.
RORC Race Committee to reverse the course
Written by RORC Saturday, 09 August 2014 14:17
"In consideration of the weather forecast for the foreseeable future showing a low pressure moving through The Channel in the early hours of the morning and eventually becoming stationary over Northern Scotland bringing a strong Westerly to North Westerly airflow for the first days of the race, it has been decided by the Race Committee to reverse the course to sail anticlockwise around Great Britain and Ireland. The decision was based on aiming to provide a more enjoyable race for all the yachts in the fleet.
The start will still be from the Royal Yacht Squadron to the East."
RORC Race Committee
Five Volvo 65s go head to head
Written by RORC Friday, 08 August 2014 08:07
Volvo Ocean Race CEO, Knut Frostad interview and stunning footage of Team SCA in training