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22nd February 2021 to 1st March 2021

RORC Caribbean 600 2021

£2500 Per person

Deposit 25% balance due 12wks before departure
This year is the 12th Anniversary of what is quickly becoming one of the favourite offshore races on the international RORC circuit.

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Nights onboard
3
Vessel type
Volvo Open 70 (Gen 2)
Vessel length
70ft
Skipper
Yes
Berth Style
This is a race yacht, so no airs and graces. Berths are hot bunking in pipe cots
Insurance Required
Yes

Take part in a thrilling 600nm race onboard a pulse-raising racing yacht, power to the finish line whilst soaking in the glorious sun of the Caribbean

3 Nights: 22 February - 01 March 2021

£2,500 per person

This year is the 12th Anniversary of what is quickly becoming one of the favourite offshore races on the international RORC circuit. The 600nm course – which resembles something drawn by a toddler – starts just off Nelson’s Dockyard, Antigua and then meanders northbound through the island, before taking a sharp turn South at St. Martin. If the trade winds are doing what they should (they definitely weren’t in 2017…!) it’s spinnakers up for the longest leg in the race, down to Guadalupe. Passing around the south of the French island, crews battle to avoid a formidable wind shadow, before passing Antigua for one final victory lap back to Barbuda, a quick gybe at Redonda, then finishing back at Nelson’s Dockyard.

If you haven’t raced offshore in the Caribbean before, this is a must – sleeping on the rail is a lot less grim when the temperatures are in the mid-20s! This is one to race hard and party even harder, as the social afterwards in Antigua is legendary.

Race Start: Nelson’s Dockyard, Antigua 22 February 2021 (provisional)

Finish: Nelson’s Dockyard, Antigua, Prizegiving: 01 March 2021 (provisional)

Training starts on 19 February (provisional) before starting the race on 22 February (provisional). You should be racing for about 3/4 days before returning to Nelson’s Dockyard.

  • All safety gear included
  • 3 days of race training and prep
  • 3/4 days of racing (wind dependent)
  • Breakfast and Lunch during training
  • Race provisions when racing
  • All yacht costs included
  • Berthing in Falmouth Harbour Antigua
  • Professional Race Skipper and core crew
  • Travel to or from the boats
  • Food ashore
  • Some sailing experience is required.
  • A good level of fitness recommended.

V.C Bird International, Antigua

V.C Bird International, Antigua

Race Start: Nelson’s Dockyard, Antigua 22 February 2021 (provisional)

Finish: Nelson’s Dockyard, Antigua, Prizegiving: 01 March 2021 (provisional)

Training starts on 19 February (provisional) before starting the race on 22 February (provisional). You should be racing for about 3/4 days before returning to Nelson’s Dockyard.

20-25 litre dry bag
Wet weather gear top and trousers (optional, can be provided if required_
Thin thermal/breathable base layer x 1
Fleece top
Deck shoes
Sea boots (optional)
Sailing gloves
Warm hat
Sun hat
Sailing knife
Head torch with red lens
Sleeping bag (super lightweight, not to save weight, but because the Caribbean is warm!)
T-shirt x 3 preferably a quick dry, breathable UV protection type
Shorts x 2
Sunglasses x 1