RORC Caribbean 600 2018
The RORC Caribbean 600 is the only offshore race of the Caribbean series, and takes you on a fantastic journey, circumnavigating the Caribbean Islands.
Established in 2008, this race has already become a firm favourite, with many well known and glamourous sailing yachts competing - creating an awe-inspiring startline scene.
For 2018 we will be entering The RORC Caribbean 600 on 'BOB', a fully race ready Farr 52. BOB has had an interesting history over the years after initially being launched as ‘Bear of Britain’ for legendary yachtsman Kit Hobday. Hobday’s ‘Bear of Britain Academy’ provided training for young sailors in the art of racing and established a strong racing pedigree, winning several prestigious titles over the years. Renamed as “BOB”, the well-known yacht went on to make global headines when BP CEO Tony Hayward and co-owner of “BOB” at the time, came under fierce criticism for racing the yacht shortly after the BP oil spillage in the Gulf of Mexico. “BOB” then most recently joined the ‘Toe in the Water’ charity which used competitive sailing to re-inspire injured servicemen from the armed forces.
Starting from and finishing in Antigua, the route zig-zags around 11 Caribbean Islands including Nevis, St Kitts, Saba and St Barth's before looping around St Maartin and heading south around Guadeloupe and its notorious wind-shadow.
The total route is 605nM and the figure-of-8 loop creates eleven legs, keeping it interesting for crew and navigators alike!
With tropical islands, sunshine and shorts, warm seas and steady trade winds, the Caribbean is an offshore racing paradise. With tactical gains to be made from both winds and currents and the annual dilemma of how to tackle the wind shadow off Guadelopue, there is plenty of excitement throughout the race.
Don't be fooled into thinking that it is an easy race however, you'll be competing against some of the world's top sailors.
Sailing Logic have a strong track record in this race, finishing 1st in Class in 2012, 2013 and 2014.
Racing with Sailing Logic on board 'BOB' the Farr 52 will be a truly fantastic experience - an opportunity to race with the best, learn lots and experience some of the best sailing conditions in the world!
To find out more please call our shore support team on 023 80 456 360 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Caribbean 600 2018 Dates:
Fly to Antigua: Wednesday 14 February 2018
Training and preparation: 15-18 February
Race Starts: Monday 19 February
Prize-giving party: Friday 23 February
Depart boat: Saturday 24 February
Cost: £2,500 per person
What is included?
Crew place on a top-quality, high-performance Farr 52, all entry and mooring fees, 4 days training plus the race, three outstanding professional racing skippers, food aboard yacht whilst racing and training and branded team shirt to keep.
Of course you will be staying aboard BOB whilst you race however, there is no accomodation aboard throughout the training and after the race. We will assist you if you struggle to find a suitable solution.
What's It Like?
Browse our RORC Caribbean 600 blogs and photo gallery to get a feel for what you could be a part of!
You will join the boat in Antigua Yacht Club Marina. British Airways and Virgin fly regularly from the UK to Antigua, with early booking discounts available.