© Rick Tomlinson

© Rick Tomlinson

RORC publish Admiral’s Cup Notice of Race

Sport

23/04/2024 - 12:00

The Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) has published the 2025 Admiral’s Cup Notice of Race, setting out the conditions under which the prestigious regatta will be run. Expressions of interest have been received from 14 different countries, with multiple teams from several nations.

The 2025 Admiral’s Cup is a fitting event to celebrate the centenary of the Royal Ocean Racing Club. The Club is organising a variety of social events at the RORC Cowes Clubhouse which will be re-opened this year after major construction and refurbishment.

RORC Commodore Deborah Fish commented about the importance and plans for 2025 Admiral’s Cup:

"The Admiral's Cup has a long and distinguished history, attracting the leading sailors of its age from America's Cup contenders, such as Dennis Connor, through to British Prime Minister Sir Edward Heath, to legends Eric Tabarly and Lawrie Smith,” commented Deb Fish. “The 2025 edition will respect the history of this incredible event, whilst recognising how our sport has changed since the last Admiral’s Cup in 2003.
“Professional crews are increasingly multinational and there is a growing acceptance of the need to include talented female and younger sailors in crews to ensure our sport has a bright future. Owners are starting to build new boats for the event and 15 months out the excitement is already building. The RORC Race Team is gearing up to deliver a first-class event, and our redeveloped Cowes Clubhouse will provide a fantastic venue for the social programme which will include a reunion for past Admiral's Cup competitors from around the world. I can't wait to see the boats lining up for the Channel Race that will kick off the event!"

Race Director for the 2025 Admiral’s Cup, Steve Cole has been working with the RORC Race Team, the Admiral’s Cup Advisory Committee, and discussing the event with potential teams to produce the 2025 Admiral’s Cup Notice of Race.

“The document sets out the general structure of racing, containing information to allow potential competitors to make a sensible assessment of whether they wish to compete for the world famous trophy,” commented Steve Cole. “The Admiral’s Cup Notice of Race confirms the dates, the IRC Classes, the procedure and times for entry, and the intended programme of races. In addition, it confirms rules for crew, boats and equipment.”

 

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