2025 Admiral's Cup | Update

2025 Admiral's Cup Update

Organised by the Royal Ocean Racing Club

17th July to 1st August 2025 - Cowes, Isle of Wight, UK

Following the Pre-Notice of Race announcement for the 2025 Admiral’s Cup on 19th July 2023, the Royal Ocean Racing Club has received 17 expressions of interest from yacht clubs and countries around the world.

Having taken on board comments from the international fleet planning to race, the Club has adjusted the IRC Rating Bands and points scoring for the 2025 Admiral’s Cup. The Pre-Notice of Race will be amended to reflect these changes.

Download Pre-NoR (05 October 2023)

Amended IRC Rating Bands:

IRC Class


Max. TCC

Min. LH (m)

Max LH (m)

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Admiral's Cup 2





Adjusted Scoring:

Three races (including one offshore race) are required to constitute a series.

There will be one discard for the inshore races, if five or more races are completed.

The offshore races will be non – discardable.

The short offshore will have a weighting of 2.

The Rolex Fastnet Race will have a weighting of 3.

Teams of two boats may enter representing a club or country. There will be no limitation on professional crew or crew nationality. There will be two classes with teams having one boat in each class.

Intended Schedule:

Thursday 17 July

Registration | Measurement

Friday 18 July

Registration | Measurement

Saturday 19 July

Inshore Races 3 x W/L

Sunday 20 July

Inshore Races 1 x W/l 1 x Round The Cans (RTC)

Monday 21 July

Inshore Races 1 x W/L 1 x RTC

Tuesday 22 July

Spare Day

Wednesday 23 July

Short Offshore Race

Thursday 24 July

Short Offshore Race continues | Admiral’s Cup Dinner

Friday 25 July

Lay Day

Saturday 26 July

Rolex Fastnet Race

Friday 1 August


The 2025 Admiral’s Cup will be held in the centenary year of the Royal Ocean Racing Club, the final race of the series will be the 2025 Rolex Fastnet Race. 

For more information and enquiries about The Admiral’s Cup: AdmiralsCup@rorc.org

image: The Admiral's Cup © Matthew Dickens/imagecomms

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