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RORC Easter Challenge

When:  Friday 25th March to Sunday 27th March

Location: Cowes, Isle of Wight, Solent

Event Type:  Regatta

RORC Easter Challenge


About RORC Easter Challenege

This is the Official training regatta and Season Opener of RORC (the Royal Ocean Racing Club). This regatta is run from Cowes on the Isle of Wight, Solent, over the Easter Weekend. Racing takes place on Good Friday, Easter Saturday and Easter Sunday.

The Easter Challenge is a unique event: RORC employ some of the best sailing coaches in the UK (those who have been responsible for countless Olympic medals and world championship wins) to watch and film the competing boats and crews during racing each day before presenting a full, insightful, constructive and frequently hilarious video de-brief on-shore after racing.

You may be rubbing shoulders with some of the best teams from our sport at the Easter Challenge but the playing field is completely level. There is superb camaraderie between the competing crews at this event. Every single team is there with one key objective: to learn how to get the boat going fast and in the right direction! Winning is often of secondary importance.

There is always a fantastic attitude on the dock pre and post-race at this regatta: you are likely to pick up as many learning points from your fellow competitors here as you will on the water and you will undoubtedly make many new yachting friends at this event.

Video: Highlights from RORC Easter Challenge: IRC Start



'Royal Ocean Racing Club Easter Challenge' Yacht Charter Package

Motion Charters offers a Easter Challenge yacht charter package for those who have lots of sailing experience as well as those with no sailing experience at all.

Our Easter Challenge Yacht Charter Package includes:

  • 4 Day charter on one of Our Yachts - Wednesday evening to Sunday evening Charter 
  • Training day
  • Option to extend your charter to Monday at discounted price
  • Professional skipper (Optional)
  • Packed racing lunch on board
  • Wet weather gear, safety equipment, fuel, gas and engine hours
  • Full race sails, pre-race scrub and full yacht prep
  • Full event management from your Motion Charters representative


Sample Charter Itinerary for RORC Easter Yacht Challenge 

Thursday 24th March 2016

9am onwards: Join your yacht for a comprehensive safety and boat brief. Then get out on the water and training begins.

5pm: After Training Day moor up in Cowes Yacht Haven or Port Hamble for your debrief and instructions for tomorrows racing. Changing Facilities avaliable in both marinas. 


Friday 25th March 2016


8am-9am: Crew rise and breakfast. Your yacht departs the marina for the start of the Round the Island Race.

10am: Race Starts (times tbc)


Saturday 26th March 2016


10am: Race Starts (times tbc)


Sunday 27th March 2016


9am: Depart for Final Day of Racing and then back to Port Hamble Marina with all your Chocolate Prizes.


Charter a Yacht for Easter Challenge

This event is great for both beginner sailors and experienced yachtsmen. If you would like to take part, contact us about our skippered and bareboat yacht charter packages. Call us on +44 (0)1489 588721 or email sail@motioncharters.co.uk

We can also arrange Corporate Branding, Clothing, Catering and photography for this event.