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SORC Round the Rock Race - Title Sponsor




SORC Round the Rock Race – Sponsored by Virgin Media Business


The Solo Offshore Racing Club (SORC) is very pleased to announce that Virgin Media Business, one of the UK’s largest network and telecoms solution providers, will be its main title sponsor for the inaugural 600nm, SORC Round the Rock Race in July 2016. 

“We’re really excited to have the opportunity to support the team at SORC and make the first edition of this classic race a major success” said Duncan Higgins Marketing Director at Virgin Media Business. He added “The passion and excitement around sailing in the UK and internationally is at an all time high and this race provides a fantastic opportunity to support the sport at the Corinthian level”

Nigel Colley, Director at SORC commented “I want to thank Virgin Media Business for supporting our new headline race for this season. We now have 46 confirmed international entries of a very high calibre. We have an excellent mix of boats entered promising fantastic racing both within the IRC classes and between identical designs.  Class 40, Sunfast 3600 and 3200, JPK 1010’s all have 4 or more than 4 boats racing in this highly competitive fleet.

The generous Virgin Media Business sponsorship has made possible the provision of the Yellow Brick Race Tracker, a pre-race buffet and the prize-giving dinner.

The SORC Round the Rock Race will start on July 2nd 2016 in the Solent.  It has been certified by the Royal Western Yacht Club of England (RWYC) as an official qualifier for their 2017 OSTAR race.


About Virgin Media Business:

Virgin Media Business is the UK’s only telco with a nationwide optical fibre network, and brings the Virgin philosophy to the business telecoms market. Providing innovative, high quality solutions built on brilliant customer service. Virgin Media Business is the largest business-to-business brand in the Virgin group.

It’s £13 billion optical fibre network can reach 85% of UK organisations and over the next 5 years we’re investing an additional £3 billion to extend its reach even further.

With a strong product portfolio that includes its market leading Ethernet services. It uses its network asset in order to create bespoke tailored telecoms solutions for its customers. Employees are located at 40 offices across the UK, allowing Virgin Media Business to be closer to its customers in every sense.


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