RORC Caribbean 600 Welcome Party
Following a filled to capacity Skippers' Briefing, the official welcome party to open the 7th edition of the RORC Caribbean 600 was held at Antigua Yacht Club. Over a thousand revellers arrived to the sound of a traditional steel band and enjoyed a warm Antiguan welcome. Eddie Warden Owen, Chief Executive of the Royal Ocean Racing Club welcomed the crew to the party and introduced Andrew McIrvine, Admiral of the RORC and skipper of Southern Wind 94, Windfall.
“1000 visitors from overseas, 68 Boats, crew from 40 different countries - one Amazing Race,” commented Andrew McIrvine. “The RORC Caribbean 600 could not be what it is without the help of the volunteers and the continued support of the Antigua Yacht Club and the Government of Antigua and Barbuda. This race continues to grow year on year and has become one of the classic 600 mile ocean races. Let me wish everyone a safe and fast passage in this year's race.”
The RORC Caribbean 600 starts - Monday 23rd February 1100 (GMT-4)
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