22 February 2016

RORC Caribbean 600 starts Monday, Feb 22, Antigua, Sailing Videos

The RORC Caribbean 600 starts from Antigua on Monday 22nd February 2016. The RORC Caribbean 600 is an exciting 600-mile offshore race that takes competitors around some of the most beautiful islands of the Caribbean--

2015 RORC Caribbean 600 - Highlights of the first leg - Video highlights from Day One of the 2015 RORC Caribbean 600, with incredible arial footage of the high performance yachts in spectacular ocean racing conditions. (Published Feb 24, 2015)

Above is a short sailing video showing Phaedo³ at the start of the 2015 RORC Caribbean 600, from Ocean Images on Vimeo

Preview Video of the 2015 RORC Caribbean 600: The RORC Caribbean 600 has one of the most spectacular line ups of high performance boats racing anywhere in the world. Interviews with participating crews and practice action prior to the race start last year. (Published Feb 23, 2015)

Thousands of spectators will gather at Shirley Heights to watch the impressive 66-boat fleet begin the 8th RORC Caribbean 600. Hundreds of thousands more will watch the race unfold via video, photographs, race reports and blogs from the boats. All of the competing yachts will be fitted with YB Trackers.

RORC Caribbean 600 minisite: http://caribbean600.rorc.org
The RORC Caribbean 600 starts from Antigua on Monday 22nd February 2016
The 600nm course circumnavigates 11 Caribbean Islands starting from Fort Charlotte, English Harbour, Antigua and heads north as far as St Martin and south to Guadeloupe taking in Barbuda, Nevis, St Kitts, Saba and St Barth's  

Past Results:
RORC CARIBBEAN 600 TROPHY - IRC OVERALL (Best best corrected time under IRC)
2015 - Hap Fauth, JV72, Bella Mente (USA)
2014 - George Sakellaris, RP72, Shockwave (USA)
2013 - Ron O'Hanley, Privateer, Cookson 50 (USA)
2012 - Niklas Zennström's JV72, Rán (GBR)
2011 - George David, Rambler 100, JK 100 (USA)
2010 - Karl C L Kwok, Beau Geste, Farr 80 (HKG)
2009 - Adrian Lee, Lee Overlay Partners, Cookson 50 (IRL)

2016 RORC Caribbean 600 news:
Long Haul Arrivals and Weather Jabber | News 2016 | News: "Jim Clark & Kristy Hinze Clark's American Maxi Comanche arrived in Falmouth Harbour, Antigua on Saturday afternoon, 20th February. Having taken line honours in the Rolex Sydney Hobart, the 100ft Canting keel Maxi left Sydney by ship on 6th January bound for Charleston, USA, 9,272 nautical miles via The Panama Canal. Comanche then sailed 1,500 nautical miles in less than four days from Charleston to Antigua. Eric De Turckheim's French A13, Teasing Machine won its class in the Rolex Sydney Hobart but miraculously arrived in Antigua 24 hours before Comanche ..."

Featuring the most magnificent collection of racing yachts ever seen in the Caribbean, an incredibly varied fleet will be racing under the IRC, CSA and MOCRA rating systems, as well as Class40s racing under class rules. Comanche, Phaedo3 and Concise 10 will be gunning for course records but the RORC Caribbean 600 Trophy will be won by the yacht with the best corrected time under IRC.
Monohull Record: 2011 George David, Rambler 100 - 40 hours 20 mins 02 secs.
Multihull Record: 2015 Lloyd Thornburg & Brian Thompson, MOD70 Phaedo3 - 33 hours, 35 mins 30 secs.

Official website: caribbean600.rorc.org/

2016 Fleet Tracking | Tracking - Players | Race Information

Twitter feed: #rorcrc600 OR @RORCRacing

Established in 1925, The Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) became famous for the biennial Fastnet Race and the international team event, the Admiral's Cup. It organises an annual series of domestic offshore races from its base in Cowes as well as inshore regattas such as the RORC Easter Challenge and IRC National Championships in the Solent

The RORC works with other yacht clubs to promote their offshore races and provides marketing and organisational support. The RORC Caribbean 600 based in Antigua and the first offshore race in the Caribbean, has been an instant success and last year the RORC extended its organisational expertise by creating the new RORC Transatlantic Race from Lanzarote to Grenada in November 2014
The RORC is based in St James' Place, London and Cowes, Isle of Wight
In co-operation with the French offshore racing club, UNCL, RORC is responsible for IRC, the principal international handicap system for yacht racing worldwide.The Spinlock IRC rating rule is administered jointly by the RORC Rating Office in Lymington, UK and UNCL Centre de Calcul in Paris, France

The RORC Rating Office is the technical hub of the Royal Ocean Racing Club and recognised globally as a centre of excellence for measurement. For Spinlock IRC rating information in the UK please see: www.rorcrating.com and www.rorc.org

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