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RORC Caribbean 600 2024

The Royal Ocean Racing Club’s Caribbean 600 is one of the great ‘600 mile’ ocean race challenges, along with epics such as the Rolex Fastnet Race and the Rolex Sydney Hobart Race.

Its tropical setting might make it more inviting but the Caribbean 600 does not lack its set of challenges with one of the most interesting offshore courses to be found anywhere on the world between islands, working with currents, ocean swell, beating into trade winds and coaxing past the lee of land combined with tropical temperatures and stunning vistas. This 600 nautical mile race circumnavigates 11 Caribbean Islands starting from English Harbour, Antigua and then heads north as far as St Martin and south to Guadeloupe taking in Barbuda, Nevis, St Kitts, Saba and St Barth’s. This is not one for the fainted hearted.

The race annually attracts a great range of yachts from the latest IRC designs to big classics and schooners, and has grown up to become a ‘must do’ offshore classic.

Competitors come from near and far to participate and last year was one of the toughest Caribbean 600’s ever. We are proud to say that we finished thanks to a mammoth effort by crew and friends and this year we are back with our new boat and some of last years crew who are determined to improve on what was already an incredible performance.

The RORC Caribbean 600 will start as scheduled in Antigua in February and if you fancy escaping the cold and enjoying some excellent racing then feel free to get in touch. The price includes 4 days of training to prepare and get used to the boat and each other, before spending the next 5 days taking on the seas, and the competition, around the islands of the Caribbean.



Day 1 - 13th Feb 2024 Arrival & Welcome
Arrival in Antigua and welcome on board at Nelson’s Dockyard Marina, located at English Harbour. Meet your skipper and crew at 10:00. You will spend the day getting to know your crew, followed by organising provisioning, getting the boat ready for the race and potentially a brief training session already.

Days 2-4 - 14th-16th Feb 2024 Training Days
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.

Day 5 - 17th Feb 2024 Training Day & Welcome Party
The third training day will be followed at 18:30 by the Welcome Party at the Antigua Yacht Club with live music, DJ, food and a bar.

Day 6 - 18th Feb 2024 Training Day & Safety Briefing
Today you will be making last enhancements and adjustments to the boat followed by an extensive safety brief before the race and the third training day.

Day 7 - 19th Feb 2024 Race Start
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.

Day 8-11 - 20th-23rd Feb 2024 Race & Finish
Typically, and dependent on the weather, it takes about 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 skys while sharing the excitement and the sense of achievement with your crew members when finally crossing that finish line.

Day 11 - 23rd Feb 2024 Prize Giving
Celebrate your efforts with your crew and the other participants with some English Harbour Rum while celebrating the Prize giving and enjoying the final party.

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  • Crew positionRacing crew

  • Availability 13 Feb 2024 until 23 Feb 2024

  • Expenses to/from vesselPaid by crew

  • Expenses onboardPaid by crew

  • Team / SoloNot important

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Vessel

  • TypeSailing Yacht

  • Make/modelFirst 40.7

  • Length12 metres

  • Berth10

  • Sailing from Antigua / Barbuda , Nelsons Dockyard Marina

  • Sailing to Antigua / Barbuda , Nelsons Dockyard Marina

  • Language spoke aboardEnglish

  • Boat descriptionMCA Coded Racer cruiser that has been properly maintained and upgraded. She is one of the last First 40.7's to be made and is in excellent condition. Equipped for Symmetric, Asymmetric and Code Zero Spinnakers, she is versatile enough to comfortably handle a huge range of conditions.

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Skipper

  • Age41

  • GenderMale

  • Fluent languages English

  • Qualifications 1st Aid
    CPR
    ISAF Offshore Safety
    RYA Dinghy Instructor
    STCW Personal Safety and Social Responsibility
    ENG1 cert.

  • Sea Miles 2,500 - 10,000

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Great Experience!

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Great Experience, great guys!

18th Sep 2020

Sailed with them across the Atlantic in 2019.

5

The boat was well taken care of, had enough safety gear. Neil -the skipper- was awesome, I learned a lot. Recommended.

2nd Jun 2020

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