Start:Antigua, Antigua and Barbuda
Finish:Antigua, Antigua and Barbuda
The RORC Caribbean 600 Race is an international regatta in the Caribbean
The RORC Caribbean 600 regatta is a young but very promising regatta. It is part of the classic 600-mile races “family”. The original route, beautiful weather, and the variety of yachts attract more and more people who want to participate in it every year.
The regatta was held for the first time in 2009, but in the short time it managed to gain fans among yachtsmen from all over the world. The race attracts participants from more than ten countries: Antigua, Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Lithuania, Russia, Spain, and the USA.
12:00 - arrival at Falmouth / English Harbor
Yachts will be arriving to the start of the race for three days. While you are waiting for the start of the regatta, you have a great opportunity to see the islands and their attractions.
18:00 – Captains’ briefing at Antigua Yacht Club
18:30 - Opening ceremony at Antigua Yacht Club
The official opening ceremony is always an exciting event. Who knows what these few days of the regatta will be like? Good luck and seven feet under the keel!
10:50 - The first warning signal, the start of the race.
The regatta starts. There are several days in the waters of the Caribbean ahead of you. For participants, this is not just a competition, but the opportunity to demonstrate their skills of working in a team in difficult marine conditions. During any regatta, not only your body but your spirit works. The regatta route runs past some of the most beautiful places of the planet.
19:00 – The Award Ceremony at Antigua Yacht Club
Exciting days at sea are over. Everyone who completed the regatta and came to the finish line is already a winner. No one will leave without a gift - each crew is awarded a bottle of the famous Caribbean rum. Well, we also wish you to win and receive the main awards!
The RORC Caribbean 600 regatta is the only offshore in the Caribbean - a non-stop race that opens the winter season. The distance and route are very interesting, and at the same time difficult. On the route, the teams go around 14 islands. Throughout the route, teams are caught in the winds of Guadeloupe, and then they are thrown towards the currents. The regatta takes place in a rather windy region, and your rivals will be the strongest teams from around the world.
Yes, of course. There will be an experienced skipper and team members on the yacht. They will give you a role and teach you everything you need to know to be a useful team member and feel comfortable.
Yes, all team members will definitely try themselves in different roles to better understand each other. Standing at the helm is an integral part of training for beginners as well as setting sails, and helping the team during moorings.
As a rule, participants in the regatta live on the yacht. The boat has everything you need for a comfortable stay: nice beds, a kitchen, a shower with toilet. If you do not want to live on a yacht, then you can arrange to stay at the hotel onshore.
The crew decides altogether what kind of food they prefer to eat and makes necessary purchases. Simple dishes can be cooked, usually taking turns. Some regattas offer daily meals and intensive evening program for all crews.
We can make an invitation for a visa, but you need to apply for a visa by yourself.
Most people tolerate some seasickness easily. If you feel that you are starting to feel sick, it is best to get at the steering wheel or tune the sails. Get yourself busy, show your body that you don’t have time to get sick, you have to fight for victory in the race. There are also many quite effective medicines from sickness. If you start taking them in advance, then the probability of seasickness is almost zero.
Before each trip, we organize an online meeting where participants get to know each other and the captain. The captain will answer all your questions. The crew will have a group chat so you can get to know each other before the start of the regatta. Then you will meet in the marina.
The main rule is to dress comfortably and according to the weather. Clothing: • windbreaker and pants or shorts; • shirt/jacket with UV protection (thermal underwear and fleece); • adjustable hat/cap; • gloves. We recommend to purchase a long-sleeved jacket with UV protection in order to protect yourself from the sun and strong wind. Yachting shoes should be: • light, with non-slip white outsole; • with the fixed heel; • with a tightly closed nose. During the sailing without shoes, you can fall or injure your fingers and feet on the deck. There are many protruding parts on the boat that are easy to catch. Unfortunately, even experienced sailors are not protected from unpleasant injuries when they ignore this simple rule.