The 2017 edition of the RORC Transatlantic Race is underway. The fleet has departed Marina Lanzarote on Saturday 25th November 2017 on their 2,995 nautical mile race which runs through the Canary Islands before crossing the Atlantic to arrive at Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina in Grenada.
Gerald Bibot analysing the weather scenario for the 2017 RORC Transatlantic Race. He is competing for the second time in his catamaran Zed 6 © RORC/James Mitchell.
Departing from Marina Lanzarote at noon on the 25th November, a record 23 yachts will compete in the 2017 RORC Transatlantic Race - the first leg of the Atlantic Anniversary Regatta.
The start of 4th edition of the RORC Transatlantic Race – the first leg of the Atlantic Anniversary Regatta - is just a few days away and crews from the record fleet are making their last preparations prior to the 3,000 mile race.
Elvis, skippered by two-time Melges 32 World Champion, Jason Carroll © Ingrid Abery.
Over 40 yachts have officially entered the 10th edition of the RORC Caribbean 600, starting from Antigua on 19th February 2018.
Pure Grenada to host the finish of RORC Transatlantic Race until 2020.
L to R: Francine Stewart, Marketing Manager, Grenada Tourism Authority; Eddie Warden Owen, Chief Executive, Royal Ocean Racing Club; Patricia Maher, CEO, Grenada Tourism Authority and Commodore of the Royal Ocean Racing Club, Michael Boyd © Phil Gammon/GTA
Line Honours favourite for the 2017 RORC Transatlantic Race, part of the Atlantic Anniversary Regatta, is Ludde Ingvall's 98ft Maxi, CQS © Rolex/Kurt Arrigo
Double victory: Lisa, First 44.7, Nick & Suzi Jones (skippered by Michael Boyd for all races except De Guingand Bowl) has retained their 2016 title; once again securing the 2017 RORC Season's Points Championship for IRC overall as well as being announced the RORC Yacht of the Year © Paul Wyeth/pwpictures.com
A record entry is expected for the fourth edition of the RORC Transatlantic Race, starting at Marina Lanzarote, Canary Islands, on 25th November, 2017. Close to 25 teams are expected, racing a huge variety of ocean going yachts. Nine different nations will be taking the challenge, competing 3,000 miles to Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina, Grenada, West Indies.
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