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SPECTATOR BOAT EXCLUSION ZONE & RORC VIEWING POINTS
Wednesday 14th February 2018

Press Release: 13 February 2018: Spectator boat Exclusion Zone Information + Where to watch the start of the 10th RORC Caribbean 600

PLEASE NOTE: EXCLUSION ZONE FOR THE START
Monday 19th February

Start: Outside Nelson's Dockyard, Fort Charlotte

EXCLUSION ZONE INFO:
For those wishing to watch the start of the 10th anniversary race from the water, please note that there will be an Exclusion Zone around the starting area effective from 1030 to 1200 on Monday 19 February 2018.
 
The safety of spectator vessels and competitors is paramount and therefore a Marshal Boat displaying a white and red flag with the word 'Marshal' on it will be policing the exclusion zone as per the diagram below:-

WATCH THE START, HOW TO FOLLOW THE RACE:

FROM THE SHORE:
The yachts will be starting south of Fort Charlotte on Monday 19 February. Those left on land can get a wonderful view from there, or from Shirley Heights. The starting line is formed between an orange triangle on Fort Charlotte and an orange cylindrical Outer Distance Mark approximately 0.6nm south of Fort Charlotte. The Race Committee may adjust this position with reference to the wind direction on the day of the start. Fort Charlotte is at the eastern entrance to English Harbour above the Pillars of Hercules and below Shirley Heights.
 
There's also a chance to catch a glimpse of the boats leaving Falmouth Harbour from Pigeon Beach and the boats leaving English Harbour from Galleon Beach from 0930 onwards. Boats will be gathering in the start area from around 1000, so get there early to get the best view. The start sequence begins at 1050.
 
CLASS START TIMES:
1100            CSA, IRC 2, IRC 3
1110            IRC 1 & Class40          
1120            IRC Zero and Superyacht
1130            Multihulls
 
Note: A Warning Signal will be given 10 minutes before the Starting Signal

HOW TO FOLLOW THE RACE:
 
ONLINE: RACE WEBSITE:
Follow the race website: http://caribbean600.rorc.org
 
There will be news stories, blogs from the race course, images, video and daily race reports. Follow all the action as it unfolds on the RORC Caribbean 600 website. Watch the race unfold via social media, video, photographs, daily race reports and web updates, plus blogs from the boats.
 
All of the competing yachts will be fitted with YB Trackers so anyone can follow a particular boat or the whole fleet.

FLEET TRACKER:
All yachts will be fitted with a race tracker for the duration of the race and their progress can be followed at:
http://caribbean600.rorc.org/Race-Information/Tracking/

VIRTUAL RACE:
If you can't sail in the race, you can still join in. There's a Virtual Race for the 2018 RORC Caribbean 600 (link will be online on the race minisite). Over 16,000 'armchair sailors' entered the 2017 RORC Caribbean 600 Virtual Regatta.
 
RACE WEBSITE:
Follow the RORC Caribbean 600 on the dedicated minisite:  http://caribbean600.rorc.org
 
SOCIAL MEDIA:
Twitter: Follow @rorcracing  
Hashtag: #rorcrc600
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rorcracing/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RoyalOceanRacingClub
 
High res images for press are available on request from: trish@j2pr.co.uk


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