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18th February 2022 to 25th February 2022

RORC Caribbean 600 2022 – Volvo 70 “Telefonica Black”

2022 is the 12th Anniversary of what is quickly becoming one of the favourite offshore races on the international RORC circuit.

Take part in a thrilling 600nm race onboard the high-performance Volvo Open 70 Telefonica Black whilst soaking in the glorious sun of the Caribbean.

7 Nights: February 2022

Suited to
Groups, Couples, Individuals
Difficulty
Some sailing experience required
Nights onboard
7
Vessel type
Volvo 70 "Telefonica Black"
Vessel length
70ft
Skipper
Yes
Berth Style
Racing bunks
Insurance Required
Yes

2022 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.

18 February 2022

Arrival in Antigua and welcome onto the yacht in Nelson’s Dockyard Marina, located at English Harbour by the slipway. Meet your skipper and crew at 10:00. You will spend the day getting to know your crew, getting the boat ready for the race and a brief training session already. You can also arrive the day before on the 17th Feb 2022 if you prefer.

19 February 2022

After breakfast, you will continue to get the boat and the crew ready for the race and commence with the first training day to make a crew out of all passengers followed at 18:30 by the Welcome Party at the Antigua Yacht Club with live music, DJ, food and a bar.

20 February 2022

The third training day along with any last-minute preparations for the race.

21 February 2022

10.50: first warning signal and race start. The start line is taken from Fort Charlotte and the race will get you past 11 Caribbean Islands.

22 February 2022 – 25 February 2022

Typically, and dependent on the weather, it takes between 3 and 4 days to get around the course. With a watch system, you will get more experience of what it means to participate in a race and get to see some of the most beautiful sunrises, sunsets and star-filled night skies while sharing the excitement and the sense of achievement with your crew members when finally crossing that finish line.

25 February 2022

Prizegiving at 19:00 and time to say goodbye to your crewmates and skipper.

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£3000 per person

Deposit 25%. Balance due 12 weeks before departure

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  • Race Entry and fees
  • Yacht Charter
  • Accommodation onboard (shared cabins)
  • Meals at sea (self-service)
  • Certified Professional Skipper
  • Basic Training
  • Consumables for the yacht (diesel, fuel and water)
  • Mooring Fees
  • Insurance for the yacht
  • Lifejacket
  • Personal locating beacon
  • Team polo
  • Travel to or from the boats
  • Food ashore
  • Onshore meals
  • Shore-based accommodation
  • Some sailing experience is required.
  • A good level of fitness recommended.

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2022 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.

18 February 2022

Arrival in Antigua and welcome onto the yacht in Nelson’s Dockyard Marina, located at English Harbour by the slipway. Meet your skipper and crew at 10:00. You will spend the day getting to know your crew, getting the boat ready for the race and a brief training session already. You can also arrive the day before on the 17th Feb 2022 if you prefer.

19 February 2022

After breakfast, you will continue to get the boat and the crew ready for the race and commence with the first training day to make a crew out of all passengers followed at 18:30 by the Welcome Party at the Antigua Yacht Club with live music, DJ, food and a bar.

20 February 2022

The third training day along with any last-minute preparations for the race.

21 February 2022

10.50: first warning signal and race start. The start line is taken from Fort Charlotte and the race will get you past 11 Caribbean Islands.

22 February 2022 – 25 February 2022

Typically, and dependent on the weather, it takes between 3 and 4 days to get around the course. With a watch system, you will get more experience of what it means to participate in a race and get to see some of the most beautiful sunrises, sunsets and star-filled night skies while sharing the excitement and the sense of achievement with your crew members when finally crossing that finish line.

25 February 2022

Prizegiving at 19:00 and time to say goodbye to your crewmates and skipper.

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

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