RORC CARIBBEAN 600: STORY LEADS + FACTS & STATSTuesday 30th January 2018
© A magnificent fleet will gather in Antigua for the 2018 RORC Caribbean 600 © RORC/Tim Wright/photoaction.com
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Entry list, Facts & Stats and Story Leads on some of the competitors (sorted by country).
The Royal Ocean Racing Club's, RORC Caribbean 600 has once again surpassed expectation, with 80 boats from around the world signing up to race in the 10th edition starting on Monday 19th February 2018 from Antigua.
Entries from 15 different countries will include three previous winners of the prestigious RORC Caribbean 600 Trophy: 2016 - Maxi 72, Proteus (USA), 2013 - Cookson 50, Privateer (USA) and 2009 - Lee Overlay Partners, Cookson 50 (IRL). Superyachts Danneskjold, Dixon 100 and SouthernWind 102, Farfalla will also be on the startline along with a large number of Maxis including Rambler 88. To date, seven Class40s will compete, as well as eight multihulls and a diverse fleet from race charter boats to the smallest in the race at 9.2m, Modicia.
The 2018 edition will see a record number of French entries compete, plus 13 teams from the USA who have won six out of nine editions of race. Great Britain (27) is still topping the list of nationalities, closely followed by the largest ever entry from German boats (10), many of which are competing in the eastbound Atlantic Anniversary Regatta to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Hamburg-based club NRV.
Some of the world's best sailors, as well as corinthian crews seeking a tough challenge in this race around 11 Caribbean islands will gather in English and Falmouth Habours and line up for the start on Monday 19th February. Some are returning to defend a previous win, others to simply complete the tactical course, but all will be seeking the challenge of the only offshore race in the Caribbean which has become a 'must do' event, joining the ranks of other classic 600-mile races.
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IMAGES: High resolution, copyright free images will be available after the start, from Barbuda, St Barths and Redonda, where our event photographer Tim Wright (Photoacthttp://Photoaction.comion.com) will be to get the best shots.
VIDEO: Video edits will also be made available: preview, start, early arrivals and a wrap up highlights edit. Let us know any requests for broadcast quality footage.
FEATURES: if you would like a specific feature for your magazine on the race, or certain boats within it, we'd be pleased to help.
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All yachts will be fitted with a race tracker for the duration of the race and their progress can be followed at:
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.
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