Chris Little has been elected Commodore of the Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC)
Chris Little has been elected Commodore of the Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC).
Chris Little is the owner of the IC45 Bounder and has a strong racing history with the RORC having won trophies for Yacht of the Year in 1991 and 1992, the ARC in 1990 and Spi Ouest in 1992.
In his new position, Little has a number of clear objectives which includes focussing on the re-launch of the Admiral’s Cup in 2003. Little said “It is a great pleasure to see the Admiral’s Cup re-launched with such strong support in its new format.” The Admiral’s Cup will take place in Cowes from 10 – 23 July 2003 and will include the Wolf Rock Race as the long offshore race. Teams will consist of two boats – one from IMS600 class and one large IRC boat. The Notice of Race has now been published and formal notification of intent to enter has been received from the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club of Australia and the Spanish organisers of their recent Rolex Commodores’ Cup team. A second Australian Club has expressed strong interest in participating in addition to clubs representing the USA, Sweden, Italy and France. For Great Britain, Peter Harrison will be taking time off from the America’s Cup to lead a RORC team and the Royal Southern Yacht Club of Hamble also intends to enter a team.
“We are confident that the Admiral’s Cup 2003 will see a fleet of highly competitive entries from a wide international selection.” Little said, “We are looking forward to running an exciting Regatta with top level racing.”