Racing at Petit Bateau has become Solo Offshore Racing Club, and will continue to support and expand UK solo racing

Solo Offshore Racing Club are pleased to announce their new name and website. Racing at Petit Bateau ltd has become Solo Offshore Racing Club ltd and the new web site is

The new club has evolved from the organisers of single-handed races since 2004, and will continue under the established management team of Paul Peggs, Peter Olden and Jerry Freeman.

The aim of the club remains to support and expand solo racing in the UK
 through a series of day races that both encourage new comers and test the experienced skippers. The 2010 race programme has been published and includes established events such as RIOW solo, Channel week and the Solent Solo Series. New for 2010 are two passage race weekends, to Poole and to Weymouth, designed specifically to encourage skippers who wish to try solo racing for the first time and in familiar waters.

The club also organises the Solo Racing Festival in Southampton. This popular event has moved to a bigger venue in the Solent University Conference Centre to accommodate the growing numbers of solo enthusiasts attending on Saturday 6 March 2010.  The first 50 tickets are on sale on the web site.

To celebrate the ten years since a small group of solo sailors formed Petit Bateau in the winter of 2000 the founders have planned a supper meeting to coincide with the London Boat show and welcome friends old and new to the Master Gunner on Thursday 14 January.

Details of the programme of races and events can be found on the new web site