Find below the latest videos about the RORC Caribbean 600 Race:
IRC Zero | Preview | RORC Caribbean 600 2023
The 2023 RORC Caribbean 600, set to commence on February 20th, is expected to attract over 70 teams representing 16 different nations.
The event will feature a number of highly-anticipated classes, with IRC Zero being one of the largest. Notable participants in IRC Zero include HH42 Ino XXX (GBR) led by RORC Commodore James Neville, Niklas Zennstrom's CF520 Rán (SWE), and Henry de Bokay's Elliott 52 Rafale (GER).
Stay tuned for an unforgettable racing spectacle at the 2023 RORC Caribbean 600.
2022 RORC Caribbean 600 | Recap
Flashback to the heart-pumping action of the 2022 RORC Caribbean 600! 👀 Relive the excitement and get a sneak peek at what's in store for the next edition of this epic race. 💥🇦🇬
IRC Super Zero | Preview | RORC Caribbean 600 2023
IRC Super Zero is a class that boasts some of the most impressive and technologically advanced yachts in the world. With four Volvo 70s and two VO65s, this fleet of canting-keel boats can reach breathtaking speeds on the water. The competition is fierce among the fleet, as we see in this year's event.
In this video, we take a closer look at the tactics, logistics, and strategy behind the race, with interviews from three of the competing boats: Grzegorz Baranowski of I Love Poland, Richard Palmer of the RORC team racing Green Dragon (NED) skippered by Johannes Schwarz, and Ben Mitchell of Roy P. Disney's Volvo 70 Pyewacket.
Join the excitement as they battle it out in IRC Super Zero at the RORC Caribbean 600 which starts on Monday 20th February 2023.
Antigua Feature | RORC Caribbean 600 2023
Local boats and sailors are making a splash at the RORC Caribbean 600, and none more so than young sailor Emily Gaillard, who is competing on Spirit of Juno.
It's a challenging race, but as Bernie Evan-Wong points out, Antigua has been doing a great job of encouraging youth sailing, and it's producing some truly talented sailors who are taking on the world and winning.
IRC Two-Handed | Preview | RORC Caribbean 600
Szymon Kuczynski's Figaro One Hultaj (POL), measuring only 9 meters in length, will be the smallest boat racing in IRC Two-Handed, alongside a total of five teams.
It's worth noting that Hultaj is actually a large boat compared to the one Szymon used to set a world record in 2018 when he completed a singlehanded and unaided circumnavigation aboard the 6.3 meter sloop Atlantic Puffin over a period of 270 days.
Kate Cope's Purple Mist will also be competing in the Two-Handed race category with Co-Skipper Claire Dresser, following on from their success in the RORC Transatlantic Race - completing the race and becoming the first Two-Handed all-female team to do so.
IRC One/Classic Yachts | Preview | RORC Caribbean 600
The beautiful classics 💙 Dockside with Hound & Pen Duick VI. 🎙️
Hound, the stunning 60-foot aluminium sloop designed by Aage Nielsen and crafted by Abeking & Rasmussen in 1970, is a magnificent sight racing in IRC One.
In addition to Hound, Marie Tabarly's classic 73ft ketch, Pen Duick VI (FRA) is also competing. With a storied history in ocean racing, Pen Duick VI has a new team on board since her completion of the RORC Transatlantic Race, as Marie selects the crew for the Ocean Globe Race later this year.
Alex Thomson | Gunboat 68 Tosca | RORC Caribbean 600 2023
Dock talk with Alex Thomson. 🎙️
Join us for an inside look at the luxurious and high-performance Gunboat 68 Tosca, with exclusive insights from Alex Thomson.
'I'm firmly in a multihull camp now...I like to say the speed of a Volvo 70 but the luxury and comfort of a superyacht,' says Alex. From competing in the RORC transatlantic race to the upcoming Rolex Fastnet Race, discover the team's progress in this exhilarating sport.
Learn more about their biggest competition in the MOCRA class and the camaraderie between fierce competitors, including longtime rival Marc Guillemot sailing on MG5 Dazeilad.
Tulikettu | IRC Zero | RORC Caribbean 600 2023
The Infiniti 52 Tulikettu (FIN) will be skippered by Arto Linnervuo. Tulikettu is the first example of the Hugh Welbourn-designed Infiniti 52 and is equipped with a lateral, sliding Dynamic Stability Systems (DSS) foil.
Tulikettu’s all-Finnish crew is joined by 4-time Volvo Ocean Race winner Kiwi Stuart Bannatyne.
Arto has also introduced 4 olympians to the team. Sinem Kurtbay (Nacra 17) and Oskari Muhonen (49er) are aiming for Paris. Mikaela Wulff has turned pro after 4 olympiads with bronze from London and World Champion in match racing.
Class40 | Preview | RORC Caribbean 600
A record entry of 13 Class40s will be blasting off in the second start of the RORC Caribbean 600, including some of the latest designs of the pocket-rocket flying machines. The Class40 Race Record was set in 2018 by Catherine Pourre’s Eärendil (FRA): 61 hours, 0 minutes, 15 seconds. Racing under Class40 rules, the first Class40 to finish the RORC Caribbean 600 will be the winner of the Concise Rum Barrel, suitably filled.
Among the 13 Class40s participating in the RORC Caribbean 600, the newest designs of these pocket-rocket flying machines will be featured, with record-breaking ambitions. Ambrogio Beccaria’s Alla Grande – Pirelli (ITA) will be aiming to improve on its second place finish in the 2022 Route du Rhum, while James McHugh’s Mach4 Tquila (SUI), formerly raced by Simon Koster, will also be in the running for the Concise Rum Barrel. Past winners BHB (FRA), now raced by Paul Brandel, and Tales 2 (FRA), now raced by JB Daramy, will also be among the contenders.
We had the chance to interview Brian Thompson, who is part of the crew on the Mach4 Tquila (SUI), and Ambrogio Beccaria, the skipper of Alla Grande – Pirelli (ITA), to hear their thoughts on the upcoming RORC Caribbean 600 race.
2023 RORC Caribbean 600 | Race Preview
The 14th edition of the RORC Caribbean 600 starts on 20th February at 11:00 AST (UTC-4). Seventy boats from all over the world are ready in Antigua for the non-stop 600nm race around 11 Caribbean islands.
With over 550 sailors from 30 nations taking part, the RORC Caribbean 600 is truly an international affair. On Monday 20th February, the first warning signal will sound at Fort Charlotte for an epic race featuring a highly competitive and varied fleet of IRC Offshore boats, Class40s and Multihulls.
MOCRA | Preview | RORC Caribbean 600
Ten multihulls are the last to start in the 2023 RORC Caribbean 600.
Racing under the MOCRA Rule for class honours, there is no doubt that two boats will be lighting the afterburners for Multihull Line Honours and potentially the outright Race Record; Giovanni Soldini’s Maserati Multi70 (ITA) and MOD70 Zoulou (FRA) with Erik Maris at the helm.
Jason Carroll’s Argo set the outright record last year: 29 hours, 38 mins, 44 secs. Maserati and Zoulou are both very capable of setting a new record.
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