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2016 RORC #Caribbean600 overall winner, George Sakellaris' Proteus, will return to Antigua in February, locking horns with the brand new Bella Mente sailed by Hap Fauth. - In two previous editions, the race has been won overall by a Cookson 50. This year, two new teams will be hoping to increase the statistic. Franco Niggeler’s Kuka3 is on form from their overall win in the RORC Transatlantic Race and the highly experienced team racing Triple Lindy will be led by Joseph Mele. - We are anticipating close to 100 boats from all over the world who will be coming to Antigua to enjoy the challenging racing and amazing weather. - The 11th edition of the RORC Caribbean 600 starts from Antigua on February 18, 2019. - 📸 © ELWJ Yacht Photography . . . #racing #yachting #blue #instayacht #yachtrace #boats #yacht #yachts #instagood #instagram #ocean #waves #sailinglife #spring #sailing #boat #yacht #travel #caribbean #sun #windy #water #travelphotography #antigua #sail #beach #drone #barbuda #sailor
Royal Ocean Racing Club (rorcracing)

Royal Ocean Racing Club (rorcracing)

Charlie Enright will skipper David and Peter Askew's American Volvo 70 Wizard (USA) and like Bella Mente will be flying the burgee of the New York Yacht Club. - The Juan K design has supreme pedigree having won the 2011-12 Volvo Ocean Race as Groupama and the 2016 Rolex Sydney Hobart as Giacomo. Wizard's crew includes a number of Volvo Ocean Race sailors, including three past winners: Simon Fisher, Phil Harmer and Daryl Wislang. - “Our team has been sailing together for a while and some of us have even circumnavigated the planet together,” commented Enright, skipper of Alvimedica and Vestas in the last two editions of the Volvo Ocean Race. - “Winning is always the goal! We need the trades to be up and we need the course to have as much fetching and the least VMG as possible. This will be my 6th '600...it's one of the best races going. Good trades, good temperature, good competition and you start and end in the same place, which always helps with logistics. For grand prix boats the 600-milers are real sprints and this race is no exception; every couple of hours you're rounding another beautiful piece of terra firma, which makes for great views but very little sleep!” - #Caribbean600 📸 © StudioBorlenghi . . . #racing #yachting #blue #instayacht #yachtrace #boats #yachtinglifestyle #yachts #instagood #instagram #harbour #waves #sailinglife #spring #sailing #sea #boat #yacht #travel #sailaway #sun #windy #water #travelphotography #bosphorus #sail #atlantic #drone #oceans
Royal Ocean Racing Club (rorcracing)

Royal Ocean Racing Club (rorcracing)

The first RORC Caribbean 600 for the new Botin-designed Bella Mente! - Bella Mente's owner Hap Fauth concurrently spearheads the New York Yacht Club American Magic challenge for the 2021 America’s Cup. The afterguard for the RORC Caribbean 600 includes multiple 52 Super Series World Champion Terry Hutchinson, two-time Volvo Ocean Race winning skipper Mike Sanderson and Adrian Stead, who has been on winning teams for the '600 more than any other sailor. - “The new Bella Mente is stunning and hopefully she will do all the things she is supposed to. We will spend a week before the race getting the team acclimatized and getting the boat set up for the conditions. If the VPP analysis is correct, we will be very fast upwind and as fast as the old boat downwind and reaching. It will be a great race, especially against the other two '72s. I wish the whole fleet was there!” - #Caribbean600 📸©️ Bella Mente/James Lyne . . . #racing #yachting #blue #instayacht #yachtrace #boats #yacht #yachts #instagood #instagram #ocean #waves #sailinglife #spring #sailing #sea #boat #yacht #travel #caribbean #sun #windy #water #travelphotography #antigua #sail #beach #drone #barbuda
Royal Ocean Racing Club (rorcracing)

Royal Ocean Racing Club (rorcracing)

USA makes up 40% of @ircrating fleet + Record Class40 entries! - With just over a month to go until the start of the RORC Caribbean 600, 77 teams from across the world have already entered the spectacular 600-mile offshore non-stop race around 11 Caribbean islands. - The overall win under IRC for the RORC Caribbean 600 Trophy over the past decade has been dominated by teams from the United States. This year, at least 17 teams will be flying the Stars and Stripes and the vast majority will be racing under IRC. In the Class40 Division, the 2018 Route du Rhum and the forthcoming 2019 Le Défi Atlantique have assisted in creating a record 10 entries, nine of which will be flying the French Tricolour in the 11th edition. - The RORC Caribbean 600 has been an epic offshore combat zone for the Maxi72 Class and Hap Fauth's Bella Mente (USA) and George Sakellaris' Proteus (USA) have both won overall on two occasions. Both teams are back again this year, and alongside Peter Harrison's British Maxi72 Sorcha, they are among the favourites. - This will be the first RORC Caribbean 600 for the new Botin-designed Bella Mente built by New England Boatworks, Rhode Island, USA. Bella Mente's owner Hap Fauth concurrently spearheads the New York Yacht Club American Magic challenge for the 2021 America’s Cup. - The afterguard for the RORC Caribbean 600 includes multiple 52 Super Series World Champion Terry Hutchinson, two-time Volvo Ocean Race winning skipper Mike Sanderson and Adrian Stead, who has been on winning teams for the '600 more than any other sailor. - #Caribbean600 📸 © Andrea Francolini
Royal Ocean Racing Club (rorcracing)

Royal Ocean Racing Club (rorcracing)

Royal Ocean Racing Club (rorcracing)

Royal Ocean Racing Club (rorcracing)

⏱00:04:37 ⛵️ - Once again the @rolex Fastnet Race has confirmed itself to be by far the world’s largest offshore yacht race. - After the entry for the Royal Ocean Racing Club’s flagship event was opened at 1200 UTC, the 340 available places for boats in the IRC fleet were all taken within just four minutes and 37 seconds. This was just 13 seconds outside the record time recorded in 2017. - The first entry to sign up on the RORC’s Sailgate online entry system for the biennial 605 mile race from Cowes to Plymouth via the Fastnet Rock off southwest Ireland, was regular competitor Derek Saunders and his Farr 60 Venomous. He narrowly beat the German Hamburgischer Verein Seefahrt club’s Judel Vrolijk 52 Haspa Hamburg and Tom Kneen’s JPK 11.80 Sunrise who were next fastest. - After the first two minutes 180 boats had already been entered successfully. After the first frenetic four minutes and 37 seconds when the maximum entry limit was reached, subsequent requests were filtered through to the reserve list. Ultimately after the deluge subsided 440 boats had entered in total. - Yachts from 25 countries are due to take part this year: The bulk of these are from the UK, from where 201 boats were registered, followed by the dominant French (winners of the last three editions of the Rolex Fastnet Race) with 81 and the Netherlands with 33. - The entry includes a strong contingent of 16 boats from the USA, many making the passage across to the UK in the Transatlantic Race 2019. This leaves Newport, RI on 25 June bound for Cowes via the Lizard and is organised by the RORC in conjunction with the New York Yacht Club, Royal Yacht Squadron and Storm Trysail Club. Entries from further afield have been received from Australia, New Zealand, Russia, Turkey, Hong Kong and Korea among others. - Read more at http://rorc.org - #RolexFastnetRace 📸 © Rolex/Kurt Arrigo . . . #yachting #yachts #superyachts #yachtrace #ocean #waves #water #sail #sailing #sea #sun #offshore #oceanwater #superyachts #supermaxi #instamood #bestoftheday #rolex #IMOCA60 #multihull #record #breaking #fastnet #plymouth #boat #travel #windy #summer #travel
Royal Ocean Racing Club (rorcracing)

Royal Ocean Racing Club (rorcracing)

📝 #RolexFastnetRace - A guide for entrants. - 🔍 Welcome to the new Rolex Fastnet Race guide. This guide is intended to de-mystify the entry process and to help make your entry into the Rolex Fastnet Race as easy as possible. - Head to the link in our bio 👉🏼🔗 to read the guide! - Registration for the Rolex Fastnet Race 2019 will open today at 1200 UTC, Monday 7th January 2019. - #RolexFastnetRace
Royal Ocean Racing Club (rorcracing)

Royal Ocean Racing Club (rorcracing)

Set your reminders!! ⏰⛵️ - Registration for the Rolex Fastnet Race 2019 will open tomorrow, at 1200 UTC, Monday 7th January 2019. www.rolexfastnetrace.com - #RolexFastnetRace
Royal Ocean Racing Club (rorcracing)

Royal Ocean Racing Club (rorcracing)

Rolex Fastnet Race 2019 - Entry Information for 07/01/2019 1200hrs. - Entry by Registration opens for the 2019 Rolex Fastnet Race on Monday 7th January at 1200UTC. - The entry will be limited to 340 boats. Members will get priority until 23:59 Sunday 13th January. - Members Priority - One boat only; If further boats are entered by the same member they will be treated as non-member boats and allocated in the order that they were entered. Non-members will be allocated places in the order in which the entries are received. - Be Prepared - Top tips for a smooth entry process: - Ensure you are registered with an account on SailGate (https://rorc.sailgate.com/) - RORC Members - ensure that your SailGate account has your valid membership number in! - Ensure that you have added your boat to your SailGate account:- this can be done manually or by using your IRC Certificate number and "P measurement" from your certificate. If you are asked to accept a declaration, you must do so or the boat option disappears from the Menu and you will be unable to add a boat to your account. You will then need to logout and login again. - If the boat is already registered by someone else then you will need to contact the RORC to be able to access the boat (boats registered on your account will be shown under the boats tab on the left). - If you log in and try to enter before 1200GMT you may need to refresh your browser at 1200 for the race to become live. - For more information about the Rolex Fastnet Race, visit: http://www.rolexfastnetrace.com - For more information about the Rolex Fastnet Race entry guidelines, visit: http://www.rolexfastnetrace.com/competitors/race-documents/guide-for-entrants - #RolexFastnetRace
Royal Ocean Racing Club (rorcracing)

Royal Ocean Racing Club (rorcracing)

🎇 Goodbye 2018! 🎆 - As the sun sets on 2018 and a new dawn awakens in 2019, the Royal Ocean Racing Club would like to give a huge thank you to all its members, all those who race with us, our invaluable team of volunteers, hard working committee members, and loyal staff, who make this club what it is. - Here’s to an epic #Fastnet year! 🍾
Royal Ocean Racing Club (rorcracing)

Royal Ocean Racing Club (rorcracing)

Congratulations to @wildoatsxi, who’ve taken a record-breaking 9th line honours title in the @officialrolexsydneyhobart yacht race! - 📸 @wildoatsxi ©️ - #rorcracing #rolexsydneyhobart
Royal Ocean Racing Club (rorcracing)

Royal Ocean Racing Club (rorcracing)

#Repost @carlo.borlenghi - The 74th @officialrolexsydneyhobart yacht race. Graced by magical conditions as teams depart Sydney Harbour on their voyage to Hobart. - A perfect sunny summer day, and lovely 10-12 knot north easterly breeze made for one of the most exciting starts to the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race with all five super maxis vying for the lead at one stage before leaving Sydney Heads. - #RolexSydneyHobart 📸 @carlo.borlenghi/Rolex
Royal Ocean Racing Club (rorcracing)

Royal Ocean Racing Club (rorcracing)

Merry Christmas from the Royal Ocean Racing Club...and the Fastnet Rock 🎅🏼🎄⛵️ #rorcracing #christmas
Royal Ocean Racing Club (rorcracing)

Royal Ocean Racing Club (rorcracing)

Two months before the start of the RORC Caribbean 600, 50 teams have thrown down the gauntlet; over 10% more than the same time prior to the record entry of 88 yachts in 2018. The race is a truly international affair with teams from all over the Caribbean Islands, Canada, Chile, Great Britain, Finland, France, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and the USA. - For the first time in the history of the race, three ocean-going trimarans in the shape of Jason Carroll's Argo, Giovanni Soldini's Maserati and Peter Cunningham's PowerPlay will be battling for multihull line honours and the race record, set in 2016 by Lloyd Thornburg’s Phaedo3: 31 hours, 59 minutes, 4 seconds). - The IRC fleet racing for the overall win and the RORC Caribbean 600 Trophy, boasts three magnificent yachts; the 203ft schooner Athos, skippered by Tony Brookes, the 115ft sloop Nikata, skippered by Tom Brewer, and the 96ft sloop Sorceress, sailed by Will Apold. Two Maxi 72s will be locking horns; previous winner George Sakellaris' Proteus and the brand new Bella Mente sailed by Hap Fauth. American Volvo Ocean Race skipper Charlie Enright will be hoping for victory with the American Volvo 70 Wizard. In two previous editions, the race has been won overall by a Cookson 50. This year, two new teams will be hoping to increase the statistic. Franco Niggeler's Kuka3 is on a high from their overall win in the RORC Transatlantic Race, and the highly experienced team racing Triple Lindy will be led by Joseph Mele. - The IRC fleet racing for the overall win and the RORC Caribbean 600 Trophy, boasts three magnificent yachts; the 203ft schooner Athos, skippered by Tony Brookes, the 115ft sloop Nikata, skippered by Tom Brewer, and the 96ft sloop Sorceress, sailed by Will Apold. Two Maxi 72s will be locking horns; previous winner George Sakellaris' Proteus and the brand new Bella Mente sailed by Hap Fauth. American Volvo Ocean Race skipper Charlie Enright will be hoping for victory with the American Volvo 70 Wizard. In two previous editions, the race has been won overall by a Cookson 50. - #Caribbean600
Royal Ocean Racing Club (rorcracing)

Royal Ocean Racing Club (rorcracing)

#Throwback to the 1st or December where @giovanni_soldini @maserati took Multihull Line Honours in the 2018 RORC Transatlantic Race in an elapsed time of 6 days, 18 hours, 54 minutes and 34 seconds. - Some great footage of their Transatlantic voyage from #Lanzarote to #Grenada! - 🎥 @giovanni_soldini #rorctransatlanticrace
Royal Ocean Racing Club (rorcracing)

Royal Ocean Racing Club (rorcracing)

Black Sheep and Xtra Staerk have joined the role of honour for the 5th edition of the RORC Transatlantic Race, arriving in Grenada to a warm welcome and iced cold beers! 🇬🇩🍻🌴 - 📸 © RORC/Arthur Daniel #rorctransatlanticrace #freetowonder
Royal Ocean Racing Club (rorcracing)

Royal Ocean Racing Club (rorcracing)

👏🏼🏆 The overall winner of the 2018 RORC Transatlantic Race...Franco Niggeler's Cookson 50 Kuka3! - Franco Niggeler's Cookson 50 Kuka3 lift the 2018 RORC Transatlantic Race Trophy after setting the best time after IRC Rating correction. - 📸 © RORC/Arthur Daniel #rorctransatlanticrace
Royal Ocean Racing Club (rorcracing)

Royal Ocean Racing Club (rorcracing)

Henrik Bergesen's Norwegian Class40 Hydra, skippered by Tristan Kinloch, finished the RORC Transatlantic Race at 22:02:23 UTC on Sunday, 09 December in an elapsed time of 15 days 10 hrs 2 mins 23 secs. - Hydra was runner-up in the Class40 Division to Catherine Pourre's Eärendil. Early in the race, Hydra was very much in contention for the class win until a rudder problem forced the team to make a pit stop in the Cape Verde Islands. After completing the race, Hydra's team received a warm welcome on the dock from RORC CEO Eddie Warden Owen and Race Officer Steve Cole. - Marina Manager Charlotte Bonin greeted the team with ice cold beers and presented the crew with a basket of Grenadian goods, including rum and chocolates, courtesy of the Grenada Tourism Authority. - #rorctransatlanticrace #freetowonder - 📸 © RORC/Arthur Daniel
Royal Ocean Racing Club (rorcracing)

Royal Ocean Racing Club (rorcracing)

Catherine Pourre's Class40 Eärendil finished the 2018 RORC Transatlantic Race on Saturday 08 December at 04:10:18 taking Class40 Line Honours for the 3,000 mile race from Calero Marinas Marina Lanzarote to Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina, Grenada. - After completing the race, Catherine and crew members Pietro Luciana and Gery Atkins received a warm welcome from RORC Race Officer Steve Cole, and Marina Manager Charlotte Bonin greeted the team with ice cold beers. Nikoyan Roberts presented Eärendil with a basket of Grenadian goods, including rum and chocolates, courtesy of the Grenada Tourism Authority. - There was also a surprise welcome on the dock from friends Halvard Mabire and Miranda Merron - who was fresh from her Route du Rhum adventures with Class40 Campagne de France. In the 2016 race, Campagne de France had won class ahead of Eärendil, but this year it was Catherine Pourre's turn to celebrate finishing the race in pole position for the Class40 Division in a time that was over three days quicker than 2016. - "The conditions this year were much easier than in 2016 because the wind was much more stable and we had very few squalls," commented Pourre. "We had some good wind to test the modifications to Eärendil. Whilst we had problems with the new rudder system and also electronic issues, the boat is faster, which was our main goal. Racing with Gery and Luciana was superb; they are both easy-going characters, but they know how to push a boat hard. We saw 20-25 knots of wind for long periods, so we were really flying, but with our main competition Hydra falling behind after their pit-stop, we could be a little more conservative. It was a real shame that Hydra had to stop for a while in Cape Verde as we were having so much fun." - #rorctransatlanticrace 📸 © RORC/Arthur Daniel . . . #racing #yachting #blue #instayacht #yachtrace #boats #yachtinglifestyle #yachts #instagood #instagram #harbour #waves #sailinglife #spring #sailing #sea #boat #yacht #grenada #lanzarote #sun #windy #water #atlantic #oceans #sail #freetowonder

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Paul Alexander Brown (@BIMCAEIcepick)

RT @GCASailingClub: Fastnet application in- 1 minute after it opened. Fastnet 2019 and Round the Island 2019. Both important for different…
Sailing Logic (@SailingLogic)

Sailing Logic (@SailingLogic)

A #tbt to when @AlexThomson99 joined us for the @RORCRacing Caribbean 600!
Quay Management (@Quay_Management)

Quay Management (@Quay_Management)

#TBT @RORCRacing Easter Challenge 2018 Just 3 months to go before the #Solent is awash with #boats once again for the season ahead #BringonSummer! Book your accommodation now! 📸Paul Wyeth

CourseAuLarge (@CourseAuLarge)

RT @AssoClass40: The 2019 season will begin in January with @pineapplecup but in February, the @RORCRacing Caribbean 600 will be the 1st ev…

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Association Class40 (@AssoClass40)

The 2019 season will begin in January with @pineapplecup but in February, the @RORCRacing Caribbean 600 will be the 1st event of our championship. "The competition in the Class40 division is shaping up to be hotter than ever before. A record entry includes the defending..." twitter.com/RORCRacing/sta…

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@Made_in_Midi @RORCRacing @grandprixdz @LaSolitaire_50e @MiniTransat2017 @TransatJV_fr @AssoClass40 @ClasseMini @ClasseFigaroben Je crois que la Sardinha Cup part de Saint Gilles croix de vie et ne devrait faire escale qu'à @payssaintgilles !!! Beau programme en tous cas pour une belle année 2019

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Siobhan McGarvey (@stmcgarvey)

RT @RORCRacing: 🇺🇸 USA makes up 40% of @IRCrating fleet + Record Class40 entries! With just over a month to go until the start of the RORC…

LV Yachting (@LVyachting)

RT @RORCRacing: Once again the Rolex Fastnet Race has confirmed itself to be by far the world’s largest offshore yacht race: https://t.co/u…

Grenada Dove (@DoveGrenada)

RT @RORCRacing: Kali arrives in #Grenada! 🇬🇩⛵️ Kali finished the 2018 RORC Transatlantic Race at 14:18:04 UTC on 13th December. The amateu…
John A. Glynn (@GreenwichYachts)

John A. Glynn (@GreenwichYachts)

What's your favorite place to watch the start of a major ocean race? Newport, Sydney, San Pedro? My favorite is Hurst Castle shortly after the start of the @RORCRacing Fastnet Race. #Sailing #Fastnet #yachtrace

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