RORC Caribbean 600

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The RORC Caribbean 600 celebrates its 10th Anniversary

The Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) Caribbean 600 celebrates a decade with a stellar reputation as a must-do offshore race by some of the best teams in the world. The 600-nautical- mile, 14-island race starts outside Falmouth Harbour, Antigua, on February 19th and ends in the same place. Spectators can get a great view of the start from Fort Charlotte or Shirley Heights.

This year, entered teams include George David’s maxi, Rambler 88. David’s Rambler 100 set the still-standing course record (1 day 16 hours 20 minutes and 2 seconds) in 2011. New entries are three Gunboats: Arethusa, skippered by NYYC Commodore, Phil Lotz; Flow, sailed by owner Stephen Cucchiaro and Elvis, skippered by two-time Melges 32 World Champion, Jason Carroll.

Armchair sailors not in Antigua can follow their favorites via online fleet tracking from the event website.

caribbean600.rorc.org

by Carol Bareuther, Southern Boating February 2018

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