Tag: RORC Caribbean 600

  • 2021 RORC Caribbean 600 is cancelled

    2021 RORC Caribbean 600 is cancelled

    After much discussion internally and after consultation with the Government of Antigua and Barbuda, it was decided that the Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) had no option but to cancel the RORC Caribbean 600 due to take place in February. The escalation in the spread of the new strain of COVID-19 in Europe, the state […]

  • 2021 RORC Caribbean 600 – Race Update

    2021 RORC Caribbean 600 – Race Update

    The 13th edition of the RORC Caribbean 600 is scheduled to start off Fort Charlotte, Antigua on Monday 22nd February 2021. “The RORC Flag Officers meet regularly and since July the overall commitment from the Club has been to provide safe racing when there is sufficient demand and when restrictions allow us to do so,” […]

  • VIDEO: Wrap-up film of the 2020 RORC Caribbean 600

    VIDEO: Wrap-up film of the 2020 RORC Caribbean 600

    View the 23 minute film of the 2020 RORC Caribbean 600 race. Includes interviews with competitors and winners from all classes across the fleet. The 12th edition of the RORC Caribbean 600 attracted 73 boats from 22 nations and competitors from 37 different countries The fleet was made up of professional sailors and boats, as […]

  • VIDEO: First Finishers in the 12th RORC Caribbean 600

    VIDEO: First Finishers in the 12th RORC Caribbean 600

    After three nights and four days of competition out on the 600nm race course, the first boats have arrived back on the docks in Antigua. Interviews with some of the early arrivals, including Multihull and Monohull Line Honours winners, and provisional class champions in the 12th edition of the RORC Caribbean 600: Multihull Line Honours […]

  • ORC Caribbean 600 – The North South Divide

    ORC Caribbean 600 – The North South Divide

    By dusk on the second day of the RORC Caribbean 600, the entire monohull fleet in the race were at the northern most extremity of the course negotiating the chicane of islands; Saba, St. Barths, and St. Maarten. Tilmar Hansen’s TP52 Outsider (GER) is estimated to be leading IRC Zero and the race overall for […]

  • VIDEO: Film of the start of the 2020 RORC Caribbean 600

    VIDEO: Film of the start of the 2020 RORC Caribbean 600

    Light air combat amongst sparkling conditions for the 12th edition of the RORC Caribbean 600. 73 yachts, 37 nations and well over 700 sailors from across the globe are embarking on the 600 mile offshore around 11 Caribbean Islands. Our media team were in the air, on the water and on shore to capture the […]

  • Light Air Combat: Start of the 2020 RORC Caribbean 600

    Light Air Combat: Start of the 2020 RORC Caribbean 600

    Sparkling conditions prevailed for the start of the 12th edition of the RORC Caribbean 600, organised by the Royal Ocean Racing Club. The impressive 73-boat fleet gathered outside Antigua’s English Harbour, relishing the prospect of racing 600nm in stunning conditions. A light south easterly breeze gave a gentle start to the race, but the fierce competition […]

  • Getting Ready for the RORC Caribbean 600

    Getting Ready for the RORC Caribbean 600

    With less than two weeks until the start of the 12th edition of the RORC Caribbean 600, boats and crew are beginning to arrive in Antigua. The marinas in Falmouth and English Harbour are starting to buzz with activity as sailors from all over the world arrive to prepare their yachts for the 600-mile race […]

  • RORC Caribbean 600: A trial of passion – A look at the competition in IRC Two and Three

    RORC Caribbean 600: A trial of passion – A look at the competition in IRC Two and Three

    In February there is no better offshore race in the world than the RORC Caribbean 600. Racing 600 miles non-stop around 11 tropical islands is a challenge, especially for the largely corinthian teams racing in IRC Two and IRC Three. The race is a test of endurance, boat handling and seamanship, coupled with spectacular racing […]

  • RORC Caribbean 600: Monohull line honours for Wizard

    RORC Caribbean 600: Monohull line honours for Wizard

    David & Peter Askew (USA) racing their Volvo 70 Wizard have taken Monohull Line Honours in the RORC Caribbean 600 crossing the finish line on Wednesday 20 February at 07:08:44 AST in an elapsed time of 1d 19h 38m 44s. Wizard has set the bar for the overall win under IRC for the RORC Caribbean […]