Feb 22, 2018
On Monday, 88 boats set out on the 10th edition of the RORC Caribbean 600, including some of the world’s best-known racing teams. A record-breaking fleet, alongside record-breaking weather included a list of almost 30 Canadians crewing on various entries.
Photo: the Panache Steel Orchestra got things going at the kick-off party
A briefing for skippers and navigators was held two days before the start at the Antigua Yacht Club, where around two hundred sailors – including the glitterati of the sport sailing – were in attendance. The RORC Racing Manager Chris Stone highlighted references to World Sailing Special Regulations, as well as details of the RORC Prescriptions for the use of harnesses and lifejackets. With a record fleet, competitors were also reminded to stay clear of the starting area until their scheduled start. For spectator boats an exclusion zone has been created.
At the briefing, a weather update was presented by world class navigator Wouter Verbraak, Head of Sevenstar Racing Yacht Logistics. He confirmed that weather models predict that the first three days of the race will see strong trade winds:
Photo: The Skippers Briefing
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