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Royal Ocean Racing Club

Royal Ocean Racing Club

🌎 76 yachts from 20 different nations, greeted by some of the finest Caribbean conditions we've ever seen! 🌊 - As the sun sets on another fantastic day here in Antigua, teams are making their way round the 600 mile race track for the 11th edition of the RORC #Caribbean600! - 📸 RORC/Tim Wright © . . . #racing #yachting #blue #instayacht #yachtrace #boats #yacht #yachts #instagram #ocean #waves #sailinglife #spring #sailing #sea #boat #yacht #travel #caribbean #sun #windy #water #travelphotography #antigua #sail #beach #drone #barbuda #canon
Royal Ocean Racing Club

Royal Ocean Racing Club

🌎 76 yachts from 20 different nations, greeted by some of the finest Caribbean conditions we've ever seen! 🌊 - As the sun sets on another fantastic day here in Antigua, teams are making their way round the 600 mile race track for the 11th edition of the RORC #Caribbean600! - 📸 RORC/Tim Wright © . . . #racing #yachting #blue #instayacht #yachtrace #boats #yacht #yachts #instagram #ocean #waves #sailinglife #spring #sailing #sea #boat #yacht #travel #caribbean #sun #windy #water #travelphotography #antigua #sail #beach #drone #barbuda #canon
Royal Ocean Racing Club

Royal Ocean Racing Club

🇦🇬🌴⛵️Blast Off for the RORC Caribbean 600! - The 2019 RORC Caribbean 600 kicked off in spectacular conditions off the south coast of Antigua with the magnificent fleet starting the 600 mile non-stop offshore race in bright sunshine, full-on gusting tradewinds and two-metre high waves. - The 11th edition of the race featured 76 starting yachts from 20 different countries. The Caribbean Classic made headline news before the start; MOD 70 Argo flipped during practice on Friday, but miraculously made the start line just three days later. The majority of the fleet are racing under IRC for the overall win and the RORC Caribbean 600 Trophy, plus a record Class40 Division and one of the finest multihull fleets ever assembled for the race. Early in the race for the overall win, Volvo 70 Wizard, TP52 Tala, and Botin 65 Caro are estimated to be the top three after IRC time correction. Bella Mente was the shock early retirement. - “The RORC Race Team realise the great importance of professional race management and it was fantastic to see all of the fleet get away to a clean start,” commented RORC Racing Manager Chris Stone. “Up at Fort Charlotte the line was set for a 090 wind direction, and although we saw a shift during the sequence of about 10 degrees, the team did a good job, providing a good line with fair starts. The breeze was a little up on forecast with about 18-22 knots of wind. We will be tracking the fleet 24-7 via the YB Tracker and wish them all a safe and memorable race.” - Read more on our website at http://caribbean600.rorc.org - 📸 RORC/Arthur Daniel #Caribbean600 . . . #racing #yachting #blue #instayacht #yachtrace #boats #yacht #yachts #instagood #instagram #ocean #waves #sailinglife #spring #sailing #sea #boat #yacht #travel #caribbean #sun #windy #water #travelphotography #antigua #sail #beach #drone #barbuda
Royal Ocean Racing Club

Royal Ocean Racing Club

We are sad to announce the retirement of Bella Mente. - Hap Fauth's Maxi72 Bella Mente (USA) was a shock early retirement, pulling up just after passing Willoughby Bay to return to Antigua. In the big sea state, the new design showed phenomenal speed, but the pounding proved too much, and having shipped a ton or more of water down below, turned for home. All of the Bella Mente crew are safe and well. - "Bella Mente has decided to retire from the 2019 Caribbean 600. Everyone is safe and back ashore. We appreciate all of the efforts from the RORC, Race Committee, friends in Antigua and family supporting us globally. Bella will remain in Antigua and switch to inshore race mode and prepare for our next race." - 📸 RORC/Tim Wright © #Caribbean600 . . . #racing #yachting #blue #instayacht #yachtrace #boats #yacht #yachts #instagood #instagram #ocean #waves #sailinglife #spring #sailing #sea #boat #yacht #travel #caribbean #sun #windy #water #travelphotography #antigua #sail #beach #drone #barbuda
Royal Ocean Racing Club

Royal Ocean Racing Club

The 2019 RORC Caribbean 600 kicked off in spectacular conditions off the south coast of Antigua! ☀️🌊🇦🇬 - The magnificent fleet started the 600 mile non-stop offshore race in bright sunshine, full-on gusting tradewinds and two-metre waves. - The 11th edition of the race featured 76 starting yachts from 20 different countries. - 📸 RORC/Tim Wright/Mags Hudgell/Rachel Fallon-Langdon © - #Caribbean600
Royal Ocean Racing Club

Royal Ocean Racing Club

An epic start to an epic race. It doesn't end there though... - 🎥 MOD70 live coverage starts at 1345 Local (1745 UTC) Watch the start of Maserati Multi 70 and MOD70 Argo LIVE on Facebook. - 📸 RORC/Arthur Daniel #Caribbean600 . . . #racing #yachting #blue #instayacht #yachtrace #boats #yacht #yachts #instagood #instagram #ocean #waves #sailinglife #spring #sailing #sea #boat #yacht #travel #caribbean #sun #windy #water #travelphotography #antigua #sail #beach #drone #barbuda
Royal Ocean Racing Club

Royal Ocean Racing Club

15 minutes until the start of the RORC #Caribbean600! 😎⛵️🌊 - Head over to our Facebook page where we'll be going LIVE shortly for the start at Fort Charlotte! - 📸 RORC/Arthur Daniel . . . #racing #yachting #blue #instayacht #yachtrace #boats #yacht #yachts #sony #agameoftones #ocean #waves #landscapes #sonyalpha #sailing #cannon #boat #yacht #travel #caribbean #sun #ruleofthirds #water #travelphotography #antigua #sail #beach #drone #barbuda
Royal Ocean Racing Club

Royal Ocean Racing Club

#Repost @north_sails 🌊⛵️ - F4 getting ready for the start of the 11th edition of the RORC Caribbean 600! - "We’ve got racingsf taking over our stories for some #Caribbean600 prep action. Tap on our logo up top and start viewing 👆👀 📸 Tim Wright / http://photoaction.com" . . . #racing #yachting #blue #instayacht #yachtrace #boats #yacht #yachts #instagood #instagram #ocean #waves #sailinglife #spring #sailing #sea #boat #yacht #travel #caribbean #sun #windy #water #travelphotography #antigua #sail #drone #barbuda
Royal Ocean Racing Club

Royal Ocean Racing Club

Perhaps the first righting of an ORMA/MOD where the boat is back at the dock in one piece. A brilliant effort by everyone involved in the recovery of MOD 70 Argo. - "It was quite some experience. We were probably a little higher than could have been for the wind that was coming. We eased traveler and mainsheet super fast as the bow dipped, but that wasn't enough. The foil works in reverse when you get down to a certain angle. Once the front beam then hits the water, the rudder comes out and you've lost steerage, and we went very slowly to 90 degrees." - Brian Thompson. - Let's hope the team can make the start today for the 2019 RORC #Caribbean600. The team have said they're not going to make any irresponsible decision just to race, they're going to make sure the boat is 100% safe to race. - 📸 © RORC/Arthur Daniel
Royal Ocean Racing Club

Royal Ocean Racing Club

Tomorrow we go racing! ⛵️🌴🌊 - The race is now in its second decade, and tomorrow we'll be LIVE from Fort Charlotte for the start of the 11th edition. - Pictured, Hap Fauth's Maxi72 Bella Mente - 📸 ELWJ #Caribbean600 . . . #racing #yachting #blue #instayacht #yachtrace #boats #yacht #yachts #instagram #ocean #waves #sailinglife #spring #sailing #sea #boat #yacht #travel #caribbean #sun #windy #water #travelphotography #antigua #sail #beach #drone #barbuda #cannon
Royal Ocean Racing Club

Royal Ocean Racing Club

Welcome party kicks off 11th edition! 🎉🍻💃🏼🕺🏽 - A warm welcome to Antigua and Barbuda came in the form of a heart-felt speech given by the Hon. Charles ‘Max’ Fernandez, Minister of Tourism & Economic Development who wished the 700+ sailors a great race and thanked them for coming to the island which is a mecca for yachtsmen worldwide. - Eddie Warden Owen, RORC CEO kicked off proceedings and introduced the Commodore of the Royal Ocean Racing Club, Steven Anderson who competed in his own boat last year. He thanked all teams for coming to the race, as well as the 80+ team of volunteers who help with all aspects, including meeting and greeting every boat back on the dock with a warm welcome and cold beer. - Thanks to special guests and supporters of the race: Shirlene Nibbs, Tourism Consultant at the Government of Antigua and Barbuda, National Parks Commissioner Ann Marie Martin, The Government of Antigua and Barbuda, the Antigua & Barbuda Tourism Authority, Atlee Rodney, Acting Commissioner of the Royal Police Force, Sir Hugh Bailey, Admiral of Antigua Yacht Club. Also to our sponsors: Antigua Distilleries for English Harbour 5 Year Old Rum, Carib beer and Digicel for communications. - #Caribbean600 📸 ©️ Arthur Daniel
Royal Ocean Racing Club

Royal Ocean Racing Club

📸 Some great images taken by #Caribbean600 crews! All systems go here in Antigua as teams get ready for the start tomorrow! 🏁 - To check out more LIVE content, head to the blog at http://bit.ly/Caribbean600-LIVE - 📸 RORC Caribbean 600 race crews
Royal Ocean Racing Club

Royal Ocean Racing Club

A special shout-out for the #Caribbean600 Volunteers! - Thanks to our 80+ volunteers who will help meet and greet every boat in the race! What an awesome team we have onboard. - The atmosphere is starting to build at Antigua Yacht Club, as 80 boats from over 20 countries will start the challenging and tactical 600 nautical mile race around 11 Caribbean islands in the Royal Ocean Racing Club's RORC Caribbean 600. - 📸 Ⓒ RORC/Arthur Daniel . . . #racing #yachting #blue #instayacht #yachtrace #boats #yacht #yachts #instagood #instagram #ocean #waves #sailinglife #spring #sailing #sea #boat #yacht #travel #caribbean #sun #windy #water #travelphotography #antigua #sail #beach #drone #barbuda
Royal Ocean Racing Club

Royal Ocean Racing Club

American MOD 70 Argo has capsized north-west of Antigua. Edit: Argo has now been successfully righted. To see the video, head to our Instagram stories ☝🏼 - The crew are all safe and accounted for. - 🎥 Credit: Dan McGraw #Caribbean600
Royal Ocean Racing Club

Royal Ocean Racing Club

How to follow the 11th edition of the RORC Caribbean 600! 🇦🇬⛵️🌊 - On Monday 18th February, all eyes will be on Antigua as around 80 boats from over 20 countries will start the challenging and tactical 600 nautical mile race around 11 Caribbean islands in the Royal Ocean Racing Club's RORC Caribbean 600. - There are plenty of ways to follow the progress of the fleet and to keep up to date with all the news: - 📰 The new LIVE page will be updated throughout the race with blogs from competitors, photos, video, audio and much more. Visit http://www.caribbean600.rorc.org. - 🎥 WATCH THE START, LIVE on Facebook. We plan to go Live on Monday 18 February 10.50 local time (14.50 UTC). Coverage with commentary from Fort Charlotte, Antigua will be streamed from the official website and the RORC Facebook Page. - 📱 SOCIAL MEDIA. Keep in touch via RORC social media channels, and make sure to use the hashtag #Caribbean600. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube for all the latest content. - 📡 TRACK THE FLEET: All yachts will carry a tracker so you can follow the progress of the whole fleet, particular class or individual boat. - 🕹 PLAY THE VIRTUAL GAME: If you're not on the start line in Antigua, join the virtual race. Be prepared for some sleepless nights - it's addictive! - ⛵️ SPECTATORS - WHERE TO WATCH THE START: The start sequence begins at 1050. Note: A Warning Signal will be given 10 minutes before the Starting Signal. - CLASS START TIMES: 1100 IRC 2, IRC 3, CSA 1110 IRC 1 & Class40 1120 IRC Zero & Superyacht 1130 Multihull - 📸 RORC/Tim Wright . . . #racing #yachting #blue #instayacht #yachtrace #boats #yacht #yachts #instagood #instagram #ocean #waves #sailinglife #spring #sailing #sea #boat #yacht #travel #caribbean #sun #windy #water #travelphotography #antigua #sail #beach #drone #barbuda

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