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Royal Ocean Racing Club

Royal Ocean Racing Club

The Royal Ocean Racing Club is delighted to welcome Grant Simmer, the CEO of @landroverbar Americas Cup Challenge, to speak at RORC Cowes. . . . Simmer has competed in 10 America's Cup cycles, winning sport's oldest international trophy four times. His first came as the young navigator aboard Australia II's, during their historic victory in 1983, breaking America's 132-year stronghold on the Cup. . . . He was a co-owner of North Sails Australia for 17 years until 2000 when he joined Alinghi (Swiss Syndicate) as Managing Director and head of design, coordinating the winning 2003 and 2007 America’s Cup boats as well as Alinghi 5 for the 2010 America’ s Cup defence. . . . Limited spaces available, to book email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call +44 (0)1983 293 581. Follow the link in our bio for more information! . . . #rorcracing #americascup
Royal Ocean Racing Club

Royal Ocean Racing Club

📸 #Repost @ircrating . . . On Thursday 8th March, the Dubai to Muscat Offshore Sailing Race starts: http://dubaitomuscatrace.com/ . . . Today the race is a competitive 360 mile offshore race, accredited by the Royal Ocean Racing Club and features sailors of all nationalities from most corners of the world. . . . #rorcracing
Royal Ocean Racing Club

Royal Ocean Racing Club

84 Starters. 41 Finishers. 2 Race Records. . . . The 11th edition of the RORC Caribbean 600 starts on 18th February 2019! . . . #Caribbean600 📸 RORC/Arthur Daniel©️
Royal Ocean Racing Club

Royal Ocean Racing Club

🏆HAT-TRICK FOR RAMBLER 88🏆 . . . George David's American Maxi Rambler 88 has won the 2018 RORC Caribbean 600 Trophy, scoring the best corrected time under IRC Rating! . . . Rambler 88 scorched around the track in an elapsed time of 37 hours 41 minutes and 45 seconds, beating the record set by George David's Rambler 100 in 2011 by nearly three hours. . . . On hearing the result, George David commented. “In ten years the ‘600 has gone from a handful of boats in its first edition, to 84 on its tenth anniversary. It's a great race all around; congratulations to the RORC and everyone involved. We're delighted to have won overall in IRC and better yet to have broken our own record at the same time.” . . . When asked after the race whether he could beat this record in the future, George commented as follows: “We sailed a good race and didn't leave much out there. Nobody got hurt and we didn't break anything. I think it might come down to evolution in design. Six years ago the conditions were similar, yet we are two and a half hours ahead of a 100ft boat. We made some modifications over the winter to Rambler 88. We draw 7 metres now and we took a ton and a half of displacement out of the boat. It’s lighter and livelier and gets up and goes quicker; boats just go faster." . . . #Caribbean600 📸 RORC/Tim Wright ©️
Royal Ocean Racing Club

Royal Ocean Racing Club

🌊⛵️ STRONG WINDS | MIGHTY SEAS ⛵️🌊 . . . Teams tackle the high seas at Redonda, Barbuda and St Barths, in the 10th edition of the RORC Caribbean 600! . . . Crews reported winds of up to 30kts, with gusts up to 40kts! These fantastic images by race photographer Tim Wright, show just how treacherous the conditions were out on the race track! . . . #Caribbean600 📸 RORC/Tim Wright ©️
Royal Ocean Racing Club

Royal Ocean Racing Club

Smallest yacht to finish the tough 2018 RORC Caribbean 600! ⛵️ . . . After three days and nights at sea, blasting around 11 Caribbean islands, Shaun Carroll's Australian modified Sea Cart 30 Morticia crossed the finish line to a hero's welcome in Antigua. . . . “We had some pretty heavy conditions for a boat like this, with some gnarly squalls. We just had to back off and take it easy. This race was just about making it to the finish line. We got very wet, very hungry and we haven't had much sleep. It is definitely one of the toughest races we have done. All the boys put in a massive team effort; looking after the boat, trusting what we have done, and what the designers have done for us. This is a fantastic race but you have to come prepared, and expect to have a very good time in Antigua with some good hospitality after a great sail on the ocean. It is one to put in the book.” . . . Living off chocolate bars and biscuits and getting soaking wet with virtually no sleep, it was a tough ordeal! . . . #Caribbean600 📸 RORC/Tim Wright ©️
Royal Ocean Racing Club

Royal Ocean Racing Club

🇫🇷 VIVE LA FRANCE! 🇫🇷 . . . French skipper Catherine Pourre, racing Eärendil has won the Class40 division for the RORC Caribbean 600, setting a new record for the 600-mile race around 11 Caribbean islands. . . . Eärendil took line honours for the eight-strong Class40 Division in an elapsed time of 2 days 13 hours and 15 seconds, breaking the previous record set by Gonzalo Botin's Spanish Tales II in 2016 by over three hours. Eärendil, with a French, Spanish and Italian crew won the Class40 division for this year's race by just under three hours. Louis Burton's BHB was second in class and Arnt Bruhns racing his German Class40 Iskareen was third. . . . “The team did a fantastic job. I didn't know we were going to break the record, but we have two crew from Tales who had the record and said we could do it with the forecast conditions,” commented Catherine Pourre. . . . “We had 25 knots almost all the time, with 30 knot gusts. It was very, very wet on deck and inside the boat it was very rough as we were bumping on the waves. When we were upwind I got seasick and it was difficult for me to recover because we had no respite; even reaching was really rough. The RORC Caribbean 600 is part of the American Trophy for the Class40s. It is one of the fiercest and most challenging races for Class40 because of the number of manoeuvres, and this year because of the weather conditions. I hope we will have many more boats next year. There are 58 potential candidates for next year's Route du Rhum,” continued Pourre. . . . #Caribbean600 📸 RORC/Mags Hudgell & Arthur Daniel ©️
Royal Ocean Racing Club

Royal Ocean Racing Club

High and Mighty! . . . High winds and mighty seas continued for the third day of the 2018 RORC Caribbean 600. Eight teams have finished the race and 34 yachts have now officially retired, with 40 teams still racing. . . . Peter Aschenbrenner's team racing his 63ft trimaran Paradox will be celebrating tonight. After MOCRA time correction, Paradox cannot be beaten for the overall win in the multihull category. In the Class40 division Catherine Pourre's Eärendil is expected to round Redonda at dusk to hanker down for a brutal 30-mile beat to the finish. Eärendil can sense victory with a 24-mile lead on their nearest rival, Louis Burton's BHB. . . . George David's Rambler remains in pole position for RORC Caribbean 600 Trophy for the best corrected time under IRC, however 35 yachts in the record IRC fleet are still racing. Jens Kellinghusen's Ker 56 Varuna is currently fourth overall and has filed for redress having altered course to assist in the rescue of Fujin during the race. “It was rough and very wet,” commented Jens Kellinghusen. “However, we have no injuries to our crew and we didn't break anything. Varuna now has additional structure of 180 kg and the boat has held up extremely well.” . . . Philippe Frantz's French NM43 Albator is provisionally leading IRC One! . . . Currently leading IRC Two - Scarlet Island Girl and Battling it out in IRC Three: Conor Fogerty's Irish Sunfast 3600. . . . #Caribbean600 📸 RORC/Tim Wright ©️
Royal Ocean Racing Club

Royal Ocean Racing Club

@gunboat_catamarans Elvis at the start of the RORC Caribbean 600. . . . After sailing 671 NM around 11 Caribbean islands, Jason Carroll's GUNBOAT 62 Elvis finished the 10th edition of the race in an elapsed time of 1d 19h 23m 27s. . . . #Caribbean600 📸 RORC/Tim Wright ©
Royal Ocean Racing Club

Royal Ocean Racing Club

Teams finishing the 10th edition of the RORC Caribbean 600! 🍾🎉 . . . In the early hours on the third day of the 2018 RORC Caribbean 600, Paradox, Peter Aschenbrenner's American 63' Trimaran crossed the finish line in Antigua completing the 600-mile race in an elapsed time of 1 day, 13 hours 5 minutes and 16 seconds taking Multihull Line Honours. . . . George David's American Maxi Rambler 88 crossed the finish line just under half an hour later to take Monohull Line Honours and to set a new monohull race record of 1 day 13 hours 41 minutes and 45 seconds. Rambler 88 eclipsed the time set by Rambler 100 in 2011 by nearly two and a half hours. . . . "It was a hard race with good strong trades; 20-25 knots the whole way around the track. The whole boat was loaded up and we had to take extreme care," commented Rambler 88 owner George David. . . . "We sailed a good race and didn't leave much out there. Nobody got hurt and we didn't break anything, all of which is good. Why did we beat the record? I think it might come down to evolution in design. Six years ago the conditions were similar, yet we are two and a half hours ahead of a 100ft boat. Boats just go faster; we made some modifications over the winter to Rambler 88. We draw 7 metres now and we took a ton and a half of displacement out of the boat. Its lighter and livelier and gets up and going quick. . . . I want to thank the RORC and the people locally who are extremely welcoming. It is a nice place to come." . . . #Caribbean600 📸 RORC/ Arthur Daniel & Mags Hugdell ©️
Royal Ocean Racing Club

Royal Ocean Racing Club

#NEWSFLASH . . . 🏆Paradox takes Multihull Line Honours! . . . Paradox, Peter Aschenbrenner’s American 63’ Trimaran crossed the finish line in Antigua at: 00:55:16 AST on Wednesday 21st February 2018 in an elapsed time of 1 day, 13 hours 5 minutes and 16 seconds taking Multihull Line honours in the 10th edition of the race. . . . #Caribbean600 📸 RORC/Tim Wright ©️
Royal Ocean Racing Club

Royal Ocean Racing Club

#NEWSFLASH . . . 🏆 George David's American Maxi Rambler 88 crossed the finish line in Antigua on Wednesday 21st February at 01:21:45 AST in an elapsed time of 1 day 13 hours 41 minutes and 45 seconds, setting a new monohull race record. . . . #Caribbean600 📸 RORC/Tim Wright & Arthur Daniel ©
Royal Ocean Racing Club

Royal Ocean Racing Club

“Guts and a glimmer of glory!” . . . At 06:00 AST on 20 February 12 yachts have officially retired from the race. Reports of wind speed in the region of 30 knots, with gusts of up to 40 knots are being reported by crew in the 600-mile race around 11 Caribbean islands. . . . Peter Aschenbrenner's Irens 63 Paradox is blasting along at the front of the fleet, but in their rear virtual view mirror provided by the YB Race Tracker, George David's American Maxi Rambler 88 is hunting the multihull down. Paradox is currently behind record pace for the multihulls, but only by 42 minutes. Rambler 88 continues at record pace for the monohulls and is expected to cross the finish line before midnight on Tuesday 20th February, well inside the race record. . . . Rambler 88 is blasting around the course hitting speeds of close to 30 knots. At Tintamarre, the most northerly point of the course, Rambler 88 was nearly an hour ahead of the race record. At 06:00 AST on 20 February, Rambler had completed half the course and was blast reaching past Montserrat on the way to Guadeloupe. Peter Aschenbrenner's Irens 63 Paradox is enjoying a thrilling reach towards Guadeloupe, leading the multihull fleet by a handsome margin. Last night, the American trimaran sustained a boat speed of 30 knots or more for several hours. The crew of Greg Slyngstad's American multihull Fujin which capsized last night, have all been safely transferred to a French coast guard. . . . Read the full press release on the Caribbean 600 mini-site! . . . #Caribbean600 📸 RORC/Tim Wright ©️
Royal Ocean Racing Club

Royal Ocean Racing Club

🎥 3/3 RORC Caribbean 600 - Race Start! . . . 800+ sailors from 22 nations battle record-breaking conditions at the start of the 2018 RORC Caribbean 600. . . . #Caribbean600 🎥 Acquafilms/@roddyacqua
Royal Ocean Racing Club

Royal Ocean Racing Club

🎥 2/3 RORC Caribbean 600 - Race Start! . . . 800+ sailors from 22 nations battle record-breaking conditions at the start of the 2018 RORC Caribbean 600. . . . #Caribbean600 🎥 Acquafilms/@roddyacqua

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