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RORC Caribbean 600 2018

RORC Caribean 600 2018

With 87 yachts already entered and more expected, the 10th edition of the RORC Caribbean 600 will have another record fleet. Teams from at least 22 nations have entered the Caribbean's famous offshore race. Since 2009, yachts from Great Britain and America have made up the majority of the fleet, and this year is no different with the two countries accounting for over 30 entries. For the 10th edition however, a significant number of entries from France will be on the startline on Monday 19th February in Antigua. The thrilling race around the central Caribbean, includes three French islands as marks of the course; Guadeloupe, Saint Martin and Saint-Barthélemy.

The RORC Caribbean 600 is part of the Class40 2018 Championship and six pocket rockets are competing this year. The majority are from France and include Catherine Pourre's Eärendil, returning after a terrific battle in last year's race:

The race is very well known and regarded by Class40 competitors and has a reputation of fierce competition and intensity, with a lot of manoeuvring and tactical issues," explains Pourre. "All this in a wonderful environment with magnificent islands, a delicious climate and lovable people with a warm welcome. This is a physical race for the Class40s which is very demanding for the team; nobody is going to sleep for the entire race! In our view, it is more demanding for the crew than the Fastnet. I personally would be very pleased if we could finish this race as the winner. I am sure I am not the only one!

Several used the RORC Caribbean 600's Official Logistics Partner, Sevenstar Yacht Transport to get to the Caribbean for the race which is high on the bucket list of any offshore sailor. Wouter Verbraak, Head of Race Yacht Logistics:

As part of our long-standing partnership with the RORC we setup a special Caribbean 600 transport, which several of the international teams have taken advantage of this year," explains Wouter Verbraak, Head of Sevenstar Racing Yacht Logistics. "The yachts include past race winner and long-term Sevenstar client, George Sakellaris' Maxi 72 Proteus (USA), as well as Albator, Benoit Briand's NMD 43 from France, Samantaga, a Swan 45 from the Netherlands and Quentin Stewart's Infiniti 46 R Maverick from the UK. We wish them all the best of luck and look forward to speaking to many other teams onsite on how we can help them with the return transports.

Embedded content: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTtgdAOdl5M

Sevenstar Yacht Transport transports yachts from Palma de Mallorca to St Thomas for the RORC Caribbean 600 2018. Great footage from the loading and discharge sequence! Sevenstar supports the racing season and takes yachts wherever the race takes place.

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Confirmed Ports Caribs Racing transports:

  • Caribs to Newport
  • Caribs to Palma
  • Caribs to UK

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