An amazing fleet from around the globe have come together for a spectacular Caribbean rendezvous. Fort Charlotte, Antigua will be the starting and finishing point for the 600-mile yacht race around 11 Caribbean islands. Since 2009, the RORC Caribbean 600 has been growing in popularity and the seventh edition boasts an astounding fleet of yachts: record breaking high performance racers, magnificent schooners, elegant classics and fast production yachts. World class sailors will be taking part, rubbing shoulders with royalty, captains of industry and passionate Corinthian amateurs.
The course carves its way through the stunning central Caribbean providing the participants with amazing scenery, but the RORC Caribbean 600 is not just a joyride. Competitors can expect little sleep as the numerous corners create many manoeuvres. This high speed action in tropical heat can be exhausting. After crossing the finish line the now legendary welcome party will begin with every boat is cheered in, regardless of the hour, for a cold beer and a warm welcome.
All the yachts will be chasing the monohull course record of 40 hours 20 mins 02 secs set by George David's Rambler 100 in 2011. The quality of the fleet in this year's race means that the quest for line honours will be the most dramatic in years.
Teamwork, tactics, and a share of good luck will decide the winner. Over the past six editions, only one 100-footer has won the race overall: Rambler 100. High performance yachts ranging from 50-72 feet have won the RORC Caribbean 600 Trophy on four occasions.
The seventh edition of the RORC Caribbean 600 has entries from over 14 different nations and crew from many more. Throughout the fleet there is a myriad of class champions from famous yacht races around the world.
YB Tracking are proud to be providing yet another RORC event with a tracking solution. Each vessel will be equipped with a YB tracker prior to the race start. Transmitting every fifteen minutes, the trackers will relay several packets of data, including GPS position, speed and direction. All the data goes through the Iridium sateillite network to YB HQ servers and then onto the race player. This is done in a matter of seconds so all friends and family left on shore can easily follow the progress of the entire fleet, or just an individual boat.
For more information please follow the link to RORC Caribbean 600 website.