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RORC Caribbean 600 2020 | Live Start Replay

#Caribbean600 Watch the full start sequence (50 minutes) for all four starts in the 2020 RORC Caribbean 600. Filmed live from the start line at Fort Charlotte outside English Harbour with commentary from RORC CEO Eddie Warden Owen and Sevenstar Yacht Transport pro-sailor Wouter Verbraak. 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 was exemplified by highly competitive starts right through the fleet. Lighter than usual conditions are forecast for the first 24-hours of the race, adding another level of strategy to the fascinating race around 11 Caribbean islands. How to Follow the Race: Instagram: Facebook: Twitter: TRACK THE FLEET: Or download the YB Races App VIRTUAL RACE: If you're not on the start line in Antigua, join the virtual race. Be prepared for some sleepless nights - it's addictive!

Wrap Film | RORC Caribbean 600

Wrap up film of the 2020 RORC Caribbean 600 – ‘A race to get addicted to’ 12th Edition 11 Caribbean Islands 73 Entries 700 Sailors 37 Nations 600 Nautical Miles 1 Amazing race 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 well as corinthian amateurs who love their offshore racing. The RORC Caribbean 600 is the only offshore race in the Caribbean. The race course which starts and finishes in Antigua is very different to any other - weaving its way around 11 islands, going as far north as St. Martin and as far south as Guadeloupe. Tilmar Hansen's TP52 Outsider (GER), skippered by Bo Teichmann was the overall winner - the first German boat to lift the RORC Caribbean Trophy and breaking a seven-year winning streak of winners from the USA. Runner-up was the defending champion, David & Peter Askew's Volvo 70 Wizard (USA), which also took Monohull Line Honours. One of the smallest boats in the race was third, Peter McWhinnie's JPK 10.80 In Theory (USA). The 22 minute film includes interviews with competitors and winners from all classes across the fleet. "This is a great race, one of the greatest experiences in my 38 years with this team," commented overall IRC winner, Tilmar Hansen: "We kept going and that is down to excellent teamwork and a well-prepared boat. Outsider is not just a German boat, the team is also from Australia, Denmark, USA, Poland, Netherlands and Austria. Congratulations to the RORC for their meticulous organisation and also to Antigua for the fantastic welcome. The RORC Caribbean 600 is a race to get addicted to!" “The 2020 RORC Caribbean 600 was a completely different event from what we’ve seen over the past two years,” explains Eddie Warden Owen, RORC CEO. “2018 and ’19 were very windy and this year, the normal, regular trade winds didn’t arrive. You might say that the race was slower by 24 hours from what we’ve seen in the past. We had 73 boats with 700 competitors from 37 countries ,so the fleet is made up of professional sail boats as well as Corinthian amateurs who love their offshore racing. We also had last year’s winner, Wizard - owned by the Askew brothers - who were back to defend their title. In the Multihull class we had an array of talent all the way through the fleet: people like Franck Cammas, Loick Peyron, Giovanni Soldini, Brian Thompson, and the fastest man in the world, Paul Larsen. “With the weather pattern bringing up unusual conditions and the lulls in the lee of the islands were significantly different from what we’ve seen in the past, the key to success was to keep the boat moving at all times. It was all about concentration and sailing the boat as fast as you can. “This year’s RORC Caribbean 600 served up some very different conditions and it showed in the way that people raced their boats - the persistence, the patience required and the speed to keep the boat going in these light conditions, and nowhere was that better shown than in the final boat that finished. The Ohlsen 35 Cabbyl Vane from the Netherlands finished third overall in IRC Three and the smiles on their faces when they finished on day six, the day after the prizegiving, tells everything there is to know about this year’s RORC Caribbean 600,” concludes Warden Owen. “The stunning scenery around the course is spectacular – the beauty of the Caribbean islands, the volcanos , the sunshine, the water. It’s just fantastic. It’s a race to get addicted to – Tilmar Hansen, Outsider, TP52 (GER) - 2020 RORC Caribbean Race overall IRC winner. Race website for full results and news: The 2021 RORC Caribbean 600 starts on 22 February in Antigua.

RORC Caribbean 600 | Start Film

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. #Caribbean600 How to Follow the Race: Instagram: Facebook: Twitter: TRACK THE FLEET: Or download the YB Races App VIRTUAL RACE: If you're not on the start line in Antigua, join the virtual race. Be prepared for some sleepless nights - it's addictive!

RORC Caribbean 600 2020 | Race Preview

The 12th edition of the RORC Caribbean 600 starts on Monday 24th February at 1100 local time (1500 GMT), Antigua. The diverse fleet will be competing in four classes, with 74 entries sailed by over 700 crew members representing 37 nations. Antigua has been buzzing with sailors preparing for the 600nm race around 11 islands. The diversity of competing yachts is matched by the variety of sailors taking part. The sport of sailing is like no other - world famous sailors compete with and against passionate corinthian sailors. On the docks in Antigua this eclectic mix share their thoughts prior to the start of the spectacular race. RORC Caribbean 600 Preview video featuring: Peter Askew, USA (Wizard), Tilmar Hansen, GER (Outsider), Zoe Taylor, AUS (Grace O’Malley), Katy Campbell, CAN (Emily of Cowes), Morgane Ursault-Poupon, FRA (UP Sailing), Liz Wardley (AUS/PNG) (Maiden), Charlie Ogletree, USA (PowerPlay), Loïck Peyron, FRA (PowerPlay), Giovanni Soldini, ITA (Maserati), Franck Cammas, FRA (Argo), Christiaan Durrant, AT (Shockwave), Rick Warner, USA (Ultim’Emotion 2). Entry list: WATCH THE START- LIVE ON FACEBOOK: Live on Monday 24 February 10.50 local time (14.50 GMT) Coverage with commentary from Fort Charlotte, Antigua will be streamed from the official website and the RORC Facebook Page (search Royal Ocean Racing Club). SOCIAL MEDIA: #Caribbean600 Instagram: Facebook: Twitter: TRACK THE FLEET: Or download the YB Races App VIRTUAL RACE: If you're not on the start line in Antigua, join the virtual race. Be prepared for some sleepless nights - it's addictive! SPECTATORS - WHERE TO WATCH THE START: The start sequence (four starts in all) begins at 1050 AST (1450 GMT)

RORC Caribbean 600 2020 | First Finishers

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 - MOD70 PowerPlay (CAY) - Loick Peyron (FRA) & Ned Collier Wakefield (GBR) Jason Carroll, Argo - MOD70 (USA) Giovanni Soldini, Maserati - Multi70 (ITA) Christiaan Durrant - Shockwave (AUS) Monohull Line Honours - Peter Askew - Volvo 70 Wizard (USA) & Will Oxley (AUS) MOCRA winner - Adrian Keller - Nigel Irens-designed Allegra (SUI) + Paul Larsen (AUS) Overall leader under IRC for the RORC Caribbean 600 Trophy (Provisional) - Tilmar Hansen's TP52, Outsider (GER) + Bo Teichmann, Outsider (GER) © AcquafilmsAntigua/RORC

2020 RORC Caribbean 600: Wouter Verbraak walks the course.

This could be a small boat race! Sevenstar Yacht Transport is the official Logistics Partner to the RORC Caribbean 600. Wouter Verbraak, Head of Sevenstar Racing Yacht Logistics and leading professional yachtsman, walks the course before the start of the 2020 RORC Caribbean 600 starting from Antigua on Monday 24th February. “This year is going to be a very different race. The wind funnels and the big lees around the islands are going to be key,” commented Verbraak. “The last two editions have been very windy, but 2020 will be the opposite, with light winds at the start and pretty much throughout the whole race course. In these light wind conditions, the sailors will be looking to use the wind that funnels around the islands, and avoiding, where possible, the big lees. The islands are going to be big obstacles that will really keep the afterguard on their toes. The breeze should increase later in the race, so this could be a small boat race for the overall win,” concluded Verbraak. An in-depth 30-minute video with Wouter goes into detail about the important strategic considerations.

Magic Moments | Shockwave | RORC Caribbean 600

Christiaan Durrant's Shockwave at the start of the RORC Caribbean 600. #Caribbean600 © RORC/Acquafilms

Magic Moments | MOD70 PowerPlay and Argo | RORC Caribbean 600

The start of a fantastic match race between the two MOD 70s racing in the 2020 RORC Caribbean 600 - Peter Cunningham's MOD70 PowerPlay (CAY) and Jason Carroll's MOD 70 Argo (USA). #Caribbean600 © RORC/Acquafilms

Magic Moments | Telefonica Black Volvo Open 70 | RORC Caribbean 600

Telefonica Black, Volvo Open 70, Lance Shepherd, at the start of the RORC Caribbean 600. #Caribbean600 © RORC / Acquafilms

Magic Moments | Mills 68 Prospector | RORC Caribbean 600

Mills 68 Prospector at the start of the 2020 RORC Caribbean 600. #Caribbean600

Off Watch Stories | The Coral Project | RORC Caribbean 600

The race against time. Rick Warner, Ultim'Emotion 2, is helping to raise awareness about the threat to coral reefs around the world. The Coral Project is an organization committed to restoring our Coral Reefs. They're doing so by spreading awareness and growing a community that unites businesses, individuals and experts alike, to one common goal. #Caribbean600 #TheCoralProject

Off Watch Stories | The Maiden Project | Liz Wardley

One of the most famous round the world racing yachts, Farr 58 The Maiden Factor, which made history in 1989 as the first all-female crew to sail around the world in the Whitbread Round the World Yacht Race, coming second overall. After a two year refit in the UK, she is now sailing around the world with an all-female team, raising funds and awareness for equal access to education. #Caribbean600 #TheMaidenFactor © RORC / Acquafilms
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