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The Inn at English Harbour Sponsors Prize for RORC Caribbean 600 PDF Print
Wednesday, 19 February 2014 19:03

The Inn at English HarbourFor the third year running, the exclusive Inn at English Harbour, Antigua, is offering an even greater incentive for competitors in classes IRC One, Two and Three to sail fast around the 11-island course in the Royal Ocean Racing Club's 600 n mile race - the RORC Caribbean 600.

Holiday for two in Antiguan Splendour

The challenging race starts from Antigua on Monday 24 February and The Inn at English Harbour is awarding a prize to the overall winner on corrected time in IRC One, Two or Three: two nights free accommodation, including breakfast, for two guests in a deluxe suite at this elegant hotel and exclusive resort. The prize is subject to dates available in agreement with the hotel.

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60 for the 600 PDF Print
Thursday, 13 February 2014 18:00

Willy Bissainte, Tradition Guadeloupe skipper at the finish of the 2010 raceClass40 Tradition Guadeloupe, skippered by Willy Bissainte, was the 60th yacht to enter the 6th edition of the RORC Caribbean 600. Tradition Guadeloupe's sail number is also 6 so this may be a lucky entry for those with a superstitious nature!

In 2010, Willy Bissainte steered Tradition Guadeloupe through the finish line after the prizegiving. It was a slow race for all, but the tenacious Guadeloupian skipper had refused to give up and was the last boat to finish. In contrast this year the trade winds have been blowing almost continuously in Antigua since early December and the long term forecast for the 2014 edition of the race is for the strong easterly winds to continue.

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Race Documentation PDF Print
Thursday, 23 January 2014 11:26

Race Documentation?..

Look no further!

You can now read, download and print both the RORC Caribbean 600 Notice of Race and the OSR Checklist 2014 from the race minisite.

Please click here to be taken directly to the relevant page!

 
RORC Caribbean 600 Entices Top Offshore Racers PDF Print
Monday, 13 January 2014 09:39

The stunning view on Antigua. Photo: RORC/Tim Wright photoaction.comThe 6th edition of the RORC Caribbean 600 is proving irresistible to yacht racing teams from all over the world. An international fleet of over 40 yachts has now entered the race and around 50 are expected on the start line on Monday 24th February.

The northern hemisphere is currently experiencing some of the worst winter weather on record but well over 500 sailors are rubbing their hands together, relishing the prospect of racing around 11 Caribbean islands against highly competitive opposition.

The Caribbean is, without doubt, one of yacht racing's most exhilarating playgrounds as warm trade winds and Caribbean swell provide superb sailing conditions. The RORC Caribbean 600 course, starting and finishing in Antigua, is designed to provide a challenging, high speed racetrack and its popularity has grown, year on year, since 2009.

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First yacht enters 2014 RORC Caribbean 600 PDF Print
Friday, 21 June 2013 08:42

Bernie's Back!

Peter Rutter's Trustmarque Quokka 8, chartered by Bernie Evan-Wong. Photo: Tim Wright/photoaction.comTwo previous competitors have been quick off the mark to confirm their participation in the Royal Ocean Racing Club's (RORC) 2014 Caribbean 600 race, but it was five-times race veteran, Bernie Evan-Wong who got there first.

Carrying the flag for host country Antigua and intent on at least a class win, Bernie Evan-Wong had chartered Peter Rutter's Grand Soleil 43, Trustmarque Quokka 8 within an hour of docking his Mumm 36, High Tension after the finish of the 2013 race earlier this year:

"I decided I would look for a bigger boat for the next race and realised Quokka - who was docked next to me in Falmouth Harbour - was the best choice for my purposes, so I made a commitment there and then. Signing up early shows my serious commitment to the race and my crew," said Evan-Wong who has competed in all five editions, achieving two podium positions with High Tension.

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2014 RORC Caribbean 600 Notice of Race PDF Print
Friday, 07 June 2013 14:26

2014 RORC Caribbean 600 Notice of Race


The RORC is pleased to announce the publication of the 2014 RORC Caribbean 600 Notice of Race.

pdf 980.88 Kb 07/06/2013 2014 RORC Caribbean 600 Notice of Race

Start: Monday 24th February 2014

First Warning Signal: 1050 (all times are in local time)

Organised by the Royal Ocean Racing Club in association with the Antigua Yacht Club

OSR Checklist 2014

The RORC Caribbean 600 is Category 3 with Category 2 Liferaft and EPIRB.

The Person in Charge shall, before the race, complete the OSR Checklist. Please click on the link below to view, download and print a copy of the OSR Checklist 2014.

pdf 2014 Offshore Checklist 56.98 Kb 23/01/2014, 11:06 .


 
2014 RORC Caribbean 600 Race Date PDF Print
Wednesday, 10 April 2013 08:40
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A Party to Remember PDF Print
Saturday, 23 February 2013 16:01

The triumphant crew of Privateer with their trophies for the RORC Caribbean 600. Photo: RORC/Tim Wright photoaction.comPacked with competitors, friends and family, Antigua Yacht Club was filled beyond capacity as close to a thousand revellers gathered for the RORC Caribbean 600 Prizegiving.

Royal Ocean Racing Club CEO, Eddie Warden Owen, opened proceedings and welcomed the Honourable Winston Williams, Minister of Sport for Antigua and Barbuda. In a rousing speech, the crowd joined the Minister in hailing the 5th RORC Caribbean 600 as a tremendous success.

The Minister for Sport was joined by a host of VIP guests including: Eleston Adams and Gerry Daniel representing the Ministry of Tourism, Colin James CEO Tourism Authority. Claude Anthony and Anne Marie Martin from National Parks and the Royal Police Force Deputy Commissioner, Henry Christian.

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Spectacular Prize Giving Tonight PDF Print
Friday, 22 February 2013 16:41

Ross Applebey's Scarlet Logic at the start of the RORC Caribbean 600 - photo RORC/Tim WrightAt 0900 on day five, four yachts are still racing after a surge of arrivals last night and early this morning. With all of the class winners now decided, there will be a fantastic atmosphere at tonight's RORC Caribbean 600 Prize Giving, which will start at 1800 at Antigua Yacht Club.

In IRC Two, Scarlet Logic was the clear winner. Ross Applebey & Tim Thubron's British Oyster 48 took line honours and the class title for the second year running by over three hours.

Dockside at English Harbour, Ross Applebey was quick to praise his co-skipper. "I have complete confidence in Tim and that means a hell of a lot. Basically, one of us was always on deck allowing the other to rest and that trust kept both of us alert for a good period of the race. Many of the crew has sailed with Sailing Logic in the past and they were magnificent. I couldn't have asked more of them" said Ross "Probably the low point in the race was getting stuck for four hours behind Guadeloupe and watching Triple Lindy close a massive gap, but we picked ourselves up and got away well." Asked about the high points in the race? "Well that would have to be trucking along at 17 knots at night with the kite up heading for Nevis. That is the kind of sailing you can dream about all your life."

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Video: On board Bella Mente sailing around Nevis PDF Print
Friday, 22 February 2013 16:50

Here is a cool video from on board Bella Mente, sailing around Nevis. Courtesy of Dee Smith www.deesail.com

 
Swan 90 Nefertiti wins Swan Caribbean Challenge Award PDF Print
Friday, 22 February 2013 14:26
Anders Nordqvist's Swan 90, Nefertiti. Photo: RORC/Tim Wright photoaction.com

With eight Swan yachts in this year's race, competition was intense for the Swan Caribbean Challenge Trophy which was won in 2012 by Wendy Schmidt, owner of Swan 80 Selene. The prestigious Swan Challenge Trophy goes to the first Swan to finish on corrected time under IRC and will be presented to Anders Nordqvist, owner of Swan 90 Nefertiti.

Nefertiti completed the 600 mile course in just two days, seven hours and 57 minutes, finishing 5th in IRC overall on corrected time. This was the second year Nefertiti has competed in the RORC Caribbean 600 and the Swedish team showed a marked improvement on their 2012 results.

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Race Date

RORC Caribbean 600 Race 2015

Start:
Monday 23rd February 2015

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Official Supporters

The Inn at English Harbour

A.B.S.A.R

Antigua and Barbuda Search and Rescue

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A.B.S.A.R are providing Search and Rescue Support for the RORC Caribbean 600 Race.

Find out more about A.B.S.A.R. on their website.