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7th June 2024 to 9th June 2024

RORC Racing – Salcombe Gin Morgan Cup Race

From £499 per person

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In 2024, the Salcombe Gin Morgan Cup race returns to Dartmouth, a historic and beautiful Devon port. The Cowes-Dartmouth course spans approximately 110-160 NM. Note: Yacht departs from & returns to Hamble.
Suited to
Individuals, Couples, Groups
No previous experience needed
Nights onboard
Vessel type
Beneteau First 40
Vessel length
Professional Race Skipper
8 crew plus skipper and mate
Berth Style
Single berths
Insurance Required

If you are looking for a weekend of adventure and challenge – the RORC offshore races are perfect for you!

RORC Morgan Cup: 7th - 9th June 2024

Price: £499 per person

Each race is organised by the Royal Ocean Racing Club, and follows a different course, with its own set of challenges, so every race is a new adventure. In 2024 the Salcombe Gin Morgan Cup race will again be heading to the popular Devonshire port of Dartmouth. The Cowes-Dartmouth race course covers a distance of approx. 110-160 NM.

Located on the River Dart, facing the Kingswear side of the river where the Royal Dart Yacht Club is situated. Dartmouth is a lively, attractive harbour town with a strong naval history. These days all Royal Navy officers are still trained at the Britannia Royal Naval College, situated on the hill overlooking Dartmouth.

Unusually, while the RORC may run the Morgan Cup, the trophies awarded to the winners are owned and administered by the Royal Thames Yacht Club (RTYC) – including the prestigious Morgan Cup trophy itself, donated to the RTYC in 1929. For those fortunate enough to win, the trophies are awarded at the RTYC Annual Dinner in London.

With well-maintained racing yachts and top racing skippers, some fantastic results have been secured in the RORC offshore races over the past few years – and if you’re looking to actively contribute to a competitive team, to help continue this winning trend – then we’d love to hear from you.

RORC Morgan Cup

Cowes-Dartmouth 2024

Meet up at 2pm on Friday 7th June. The race starts around 6pm off Cowes.

Expected home Sunday lunchtime Sunday 9th June

  • Race entry and mooring fees
  • Racing program as outlined above
  • Professional racing skipper and mate
  • Accommodation on board
  • Food whilst racing or training.
  • Transport to the yacht
  • Meals ashore when not racing or training (breakfast & dinner)
  • Sailing gear
  • Personal Insurance

Experience all the adventures of offshore RORC racing in the following weekend events.

RORC Morgan Cup

This year’s Morgan Cup race will finish in the beautiful harbour of Dartmouth and, so as not to reproduce another ‘Myth of Malham’ race course, some virtual waypoints will likely be used to provide some variety and different tactical challenges. One of the jewels in the crown among West Country harbours, Dartmouth, plus Kingswear opposite, and the always welcoming Royal Dart Yacht Club make this a popular sailing destination.

Dates: 7th – 9th June 2024



RORC Morgan Cup

Cowes-Dartmouth 2024

Meet up at 2pm on Friday 7th June. The race starts around 6pm off Cowes.

Expected home Sunday lunchtime Sunday 9th June


Deck Trainers/Non Marking sports trainers

Trainer Socks


Sailing/Sports Shorts

Quick-drying materials are most suitable so we recommend against wearing jeans


Tech Top/Sports Top

Fleece/Soft Shell Jacket


Fingerless Gloves


Cap/Sun Hat

Top Layers:

Waterproof trousers/salopettes

Sailing Jacket





Electrical tape

Knee pads



Insect repellant

Water bottle

Waterproof phone case

Remember to bring a sleeping bag for those trips that involve overnight stays on the boat