2013 RORC Caribbean

18-02-201322-02-2013

18th - 22nd Feb 2013

Leeward Islands, CaribbeanLeeward Islands

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The RORC Caribbean 600 has become an ocean racing classic event attracting competitors from all over the world to race their yachts in the warm trade winds of the Caribbean’s Leeward islands.

Now in its 5th year, the RORC Caribbean 600 saw winds of up to 30 knots over four days of racing from the 18 to 22 February. A record entry of 53 yachts took part and 45 completed the 600-mile course set around Antigua and her neighbouring islands (eleven in total). Several categories allowed for all types of yachts to race, including a Spirit of Tradition Class and Superyacht Class.

The overall winner of the RORC Caribbean Trophy was the victorious Privateer, whilst in the schooner Adela took first place in the Spirit of Tradition Class and the Superyacht Class, and third overall in IRC.  The RORC Caribbean 600 is fast becoming known as one of the world’s classic races which includes the likes of the Rolex Fastnet Race and Sydney Hobart and attracts top sailors and owners from around the world. 

A record entry of 53 yachts took part and 45 completed the 600-mile course.