RORC video above published Feb 27, 2018: The RORC Caribbean 600 has grown up to become a 'must do' offshore classic. The 2018 race celebrated its tenth anniversary and the 600-mile race around 11 Caribbean islands is on the bucket list of any serious offshore sailor. This year, any remanence of its stature as a Caribbean cruise was totally extinguished. 25 knots of solid trade winds with gusty squalls and a confused sea state delivered a challenge to over 800 sailors from six different continents. The 2018 edition of the race was the coming of age of the RORC Caribbean 600. 84 starters, 41 finishers, 43 retirees.
RORC Caribbean 600 2018 - First Finishers (video)
RORC video above published Feb 23, 2018--10th Edition of the RORC Caribbean 600 - First Finishers: "We're delighted to have won overall in IRC Rating and better yet to have broken our own record at the same time.” - George David, Rambler 88, winner of the 2018 RORC Caribbean 600 Trophy.
George David's American Maxi Rambler 88 has won the 2018 RORC Caribbean 600 Trophy, scoring the best corrected time under IRC. Rambler 88 revelled in the heavy airs race, setting a new monohull race record and by winning IRC Zero, completed a hatrick of trophies. Rambler 88 scorched around the track in an elapsed time of 37 hours 41 minutes and 45 seconds, beating the record set by George David's Rambler 100 in 2011 by nearly three hours. On hearing the result, George David commented: "In ten years the '600 has gone from a handful of boats in its first edition, to 84 on its tenth anniversary. It's a great race all around; congratulations to the RORC and everyone involved. We're delighted to have won overall in IRC and better yet, to have broken our own record at the same time."
Start of the 10th edition of the RORC Caribbean 600 - Record fleet sets off on record pace
RORC video above published Feb 19, 2018: A record 84 yachts started the 2018 RORC Caribbean 600 in Antigua on Monday 19th February. - the largest fleet in the ten-year history of the race. The impressive armada set off in unstable conditions with squalls producing a wind range of over 20 knots, and as little as 10, with some big shifts in direction. High seas and strong trade winds are expected for the race, with the anticipation of record breaking pace.
UPDATE: Royal Ocean Racing Club: "Race Rambler 88 breaks RORC Caribbean 600 Monohull Record--George David's American Maxi Rambler 88 set a new monohull race record in an elapsed time of 1 day 13 hours 41 minutes and 45 seconds."
All 2018 RORC Caribbean 600 Results: http://caribbean600.rorc.org/Race-Information/Results/
2018 RORC Caribbean 600 - Race Preview
RORC video above published Feb 19, 2018: 2018 RORC Caribbean 600 Race Preview.
88 yachts are about to embark on the 10th edition of the RORC Caribbean 600, including some of the world's best-known racing teams. A record-breaking fleet, alongside record-breaking weather...
Royal Ocean Racing Club - How to follow the 2018 RORC Caribbean 600: A record fleet of yachts from around the world will start the 10th edition of the 2018 RORC Caribbean 600 from Antigua on Monday 19th February.
Start times: 1100: IRC 2, 3 & CSA, 1110: IRC 1 & Class40, 1120: IRC Zero & Superyacht, 1130: Multihull.
2018 RORC Caribbean 600 Wouter Verbraak walks the course
RORC video above published Feb 15, 2018: Sevenstar Racing Yacht Logistics Division is headed by Wouter Verbraak, a world leading professional sailor who knows the ins and outs of running a top racing team. He has vast experience in the offshore racing arena and has won many of the world’s biggest sailing races with his strategic skills and team approach.
RACE MINISITE: For all the latest news from the race, blogs from the boats, video and photos, to track the fleet or join the virtual race, please go to the race website: http://caribbean600.rorc.org
FLEET TRACKER: All yachts in the race will be fitted with a YB Tracker
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