RORC CARIBBEAN 600

NEWS AND SPECIALS

Back to RORC Caribbean 600

CQS TAKES LINE HONOURS
Wednesday 6th December 2017

RACE UPDATE:  6 December 2017

Atlantic Anniversary Regatta
incorporating the RORC Transatlantic Race
 
Calero Marinas - Marina Lanzarote, Arrecife, Canary Islands to Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina, Grenada. Start: Saturday 25 November


Monohull line honours secured in the RORC Transatlantic Race (Leg 1 Atlantic Anniversary Regatta)
by Ludde Ingvall's Australian Maxi CQS and his multinational crew. Dockside Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina, Grenada
© RORC/Arthur Daniel

Ludde Ingvall's Australian Maxi CQS finished the 2017 RORC Transatlantic Race on Wednesday 6th December taking Monohull Line Honours in an elapsed time of 11 days 00 hrs 03 mins 08 secs. CQS committed to a southerly route for the 3,000 nautical mile race and despite sustaining sail damage in a vicious 40 knot squall, the canting keel 98ft Maxi led from start to finish. Ingvall is no stranger to taking line honours in prestigious offshore races, twice taking the honour in both the Rolex Fastnet Race and the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. This was Ludde Ingvall's 16th transatlantic.
 
Once dockside at Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina, Ingvall was full of enthusiasm for the RORC Transatlantic Race and his team:  

"We have had a fantastic trip, even though the slow start meant we didn't have a fast race, but I love it. It is great to be back in the Atlantic and especially nice to be first. Much more fun than being last! We have a young crew on board and it is especially rewarding to give them this chance and 'pass it on'. Sailing is an amazing sport, but big boat opportunities for young sailors are few and they did really well. Just think, we have eight nationalities on one boat and everybody was focused on the same finish line. We worked as a team, looked after each other and it was tough at times."


Maxi CQS, first to finish in Grenada © RORC/Arthur Daniel


A jubilant team on CQS after arriving in Grenada and completing the RORC Transatlantic Race © RORC/Arthur Daniel

CQS Crew: Skipper Ludde Ingvall; Co-Skipper Kenneth Thelen; Logan Andresen; Martyn Baker; Philip Barnard; Hans-Christoph Brumberg; Charles Egerton-Warburton; Robin Elsey; James Espey; Liam Gardner; Paul Heyrman; David Kenefick; Rokas Milevicius; James Oxenham; Malcolm Paine and James Tomlinson.
 
After the Australian Maxi had safely moored at the impressive Superyacht Dock, CQS received a warm welcome from RORC Race Officer Steve Cole and Glynn Thomas, General Manager at Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina. Patricia Maher, Chief Executive Officer at Grenada Tourism Authority presented Ludde Ingvall and his team with a basket of Grenadian produce.


Patricia Maher, Chief Executive Officer at Grenada Tourism Authority welcomes Ludde Ingvall © RORC/Arthur Daniel


Leading from start to finish: Ludde Ingvall's CQS is the first of the 22-boat record fleet to finish the 4th RORC Transatlantic Race
in Grenada and the team received a warm spice island welcome © RORC/Arthur Daniel

CQS has now set the bar for the best corrected time under IRC for the RORC Transatlantic Race Trophy. The defending champion, Marten 72 Aragon, skippered by Jochen Bovenkamp and Canadian Southern Wind 96 Sorceress, skippered by Daniel Stump are likely to be the next yachts to finish. The Maxis have close company from two high-performance offshore racing yachts, Tilmar Hansen's German Elliott 52 Outsider and the provisional overall leader, Eric de Turckheim's French Nivelt-Muratet 54 Teasing Machine. All four yachts are expected to finish the 2017 RORC Transatlantic Race on Friday 8th December.


After crossing the finish line, CQS heads to Port Louis Marina © RORC/Arthur Daniel


Alongside at Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina Superyacht Dock © RORC/Arthur Daniel

Follow the fleet and watch the 2017 RORC Transatlantic Race unfold:

Minisite: http://rorctransatlantic.rorc.org/

YB Race Tracker: http://rorctransatlantic.rorc.org/tracking/2017-fleet-tracking.html

Individual yachts, classes or the whole fleet can be tracked throughout the race


Click here for all News and Specials for RORC Caribbean 600

 
connect with antiguanice.com
FacebookTwitterYoutubeNewsletterRSS

contact
TEL: +1 (268) 460-1799
UK TEL: +44 207 493 2248
EMAIL: caribbean600@rorc.org.uk
        or: yachtclub@candw.ag
WEBSITE: Click here

news and specials

CQS TAKES LINE HONOURS

Wednesday 6th December 2017
Ludde Ingvall's Australian Maxi CQS finished the 2017 RORC Transatlantic Race taking Monohull Line H...
Read More

FLEET BUILDING FOR 10TH RORC CARIBBEAN 600

Friday 17th November 2017
Over 40 yachts have officially entered the 10th edition of the RORC Caribbean 600, starting from Ant...
Read More

RORC CARIBBEAN 600 - BUSINESS AS USUAL

Monday 9th October 2017
The 10th edition of the RORC Caribbean 600, the highly acclaimed 600-mile offshore race will start a...
Read More

NEW RACING MANAGER APPOINTED

Wednesday 4th October 2017
The Royal Ocean Racing Club is pleased to announce the appointment of Christopher Stone....
Read More

FINAL HIGHLIGHTS VIDEO: REVIEW OF THE 2017 RORC CARIBBEAN 600

Tuesday 28th February 2017
77 boats, 600 miles, 30 nations, 11 Caribbean Islands, 1 Amazing race. View the final highlights....
Read More

All News Stories and Specials


photo gallery
To view more photos of Rambler 100 Winds RORC Caribbean 600 click here View Image Gallery
To view more photos of 2011 RORC Caribbean 600 click here View Image Gallery
To view more photos of RORC Caribbean 600 click here View Image Gallery

video

Video by acquafilms on Vimeo.

2011 RORC Caribbean 600 race - Day 1 highlights

Video by acquafilms on Vimeo.


whats on

RORC CARIBBEAN 600 START

Monday 19th February 2018. Read More

RORC CARIBBEAN 600 PRIZE GIVING & CLOSING PARTY

Friday 23rd February 2018. Read More

RORC CARIBBEAN 600 START

Monday 18th February 2019. Read More

RORC CARIBBEAN 600 PRIZE GIVING PARTY

Friday 22nd February 2019. Read More

All Whats On Listings