ADMIRAL’S CUP TO RETURN TO COWES NEXT YEAR IN 100TH YEAR OF PRESTIGIOUS EVENT

AdmiralscupThe 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 for the event – due to be held between 19th – 24th July 2025 – have been received from 14 different countries, with multiple teams from several nations. Crews must contain a female sailor and 1 sailor under the age of 27. There is no limitation on the professional crew or the crew members’ nationality.

With races taking place both on and off-shore, prizes will be handed out on 31st July. The last Admiral’s Cup was held back in 2003.

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When the event gets underway, a variety of social events at the RORC Cowes Clubhouse, which will be re-opened this year after major construction and refurbishment, will be held.

RORC Commodore Deborah Fish has commented about the importance and plans for the 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,

“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!”

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