29 November 2016

RORC Transatlantic Race 2016, Lanzarote to Grenada, Start Video

Team Maverick RORC Transatlantic Race start video:
Video above published Nov 26, 2016
RORC Transatlantic Race 2016: Lanzarote to Grenada
The 3rd edition of the RORC Transatlantic Race started without a hitch in ideal conditions outside Marina Lanzarote on November 26, 2016. With a gentle breeze and slight sea state, it was a comfortable start to the 2,865 nautical mile ocean race to Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina in Grenada, West Indies. The three fastest yachts chose to head north of the rhumb line but once they have rounded Tenerife, the decision is whether to continue north or dive south. Day 2 UPDATE: (Nov 27): Lloyd Thornburg's American MOD70 Phaedo3, skippered by Brian Thompson has pulled out an astonishing lead of more than 100 miles on Giovanni Soldini's Italian MOD70, Maserati. However, this huge lead is due to a very different strategy developing, rather than a speed differential. Phaedo3 look to be committed to a southerly route, whilst Maserati appear to be going north. The Italian multihull may have delayed their move north to enjoy a calmer sea state after passing La Palma.
RORC TRANSATLANTIC RACE facts:
  • The third RORC Transatlantic Race starteds in Lanzarote on Saturday 26th November 2016 and the 2,865 nautical mile race runs through the Canary Islands before crossing the Atlantic to arrive in Grenada
  • The race is run in association with the International Maxi Association (IMA) 
  • The winner of the RORC Transatlantic Race Trophy for best elapsed time under IRC in 2015 was Jean-Paul Riviere's 100ft Finot-Conq. Nomad IV also won IRC overall and the IMA Trophy for monohull line honours. Nomad IV also set a new monohull record for the RORC Transatlantic Race: 10 days 07 hours 06 minutes and 59 seconds
  • Multihull Record: 5 days 22 hours 46 minutes 03 secondsLloyd Thornburg's MOD70, Phaedo3 was the first boat to arrive in the last race and set the multihull record for the race
  • Class40: 12 days 12 hours 36 minutes 32 seconds Gonzalo Botin's Spanish Class40, Tales II was the first Class40 to complete the race in 2015, setting a Class40 record 


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