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RORC Caribbean 600 Race
Shane Diviney - his breadth of experience at the sharp end of international campaigning is in a league of its own
If you’re seeking an able, experienced and notably successful crewman in a wide variety of top-level craft, then seasoned international campaigner Shane Diviney of Howth is your man. Whether it’s the special skills needed to handle a large classic gaff-rigged…
Tom Kneen's JPK 1180 Sunrise wins IRC One, but only just, beating Dawn Treader into second place by under 12 minutes after IRC time correction
Close finishes have been a feature of this year’s RORC Caribbean 600 in Antigua and that trait continued in IRC One with a rematch between two British JPK 1180s. Sunrise and Dawn Treader last met in the 2021 Rolex Fastnet…
Howth Yacht Club's Shane Diviney was part of the winning crew of Christopher Sheehan’s Pac52 Warrior One in the RORC Caribbean 600 race. The Warrior Won Crew: Christopher Sheehan, Thomas Allin, Stuart Bannatyne, Norman Berge, Richard Clarke, Shane Diviney, Scott Ewing, Gregg Griffin, Morgan Gutenkunst, Hartwell Jordan, Collin Leon, Chris Lewis, Tristan Louwrens, Henry Vogel, Christopher Welch
The overall winner of the 13th edition of the RORC Caribbean 600 is Christopher Sheehan’s Warrior Won (USA) where Howth Yacht Club's Shane Diviney of Sutton on Dublin Bay was part of the Pac52 crew. None of the teams still racing…
Dmitry Rybolovlev’s ClubSwan 125 Skorpios (MON), skippered by Fernando Echavarri, crossed the finish line in Antigua to take Monohull Line Honours at 03:59:51 on Wednesday 23rd February 2022. The elapsed time was 1 day, 16 hours, 39 mins, 51 secs.
Dmitry Rybolovlev’s ClubSwan 125 Skorpios (MON), skippered by Fernando Echavarri, crossed the finish line in Antigua to take Monohull Line Honours in the Caribbean 600 at 03:59:51 on Wednesday 23rd February 2022. The elapsed time was 1 day, 16 hours, 39…
Jason Carroll’s MOD 70 Argo (USA) crossed the finish line of the RORC Caribbean 600 to take Multihull Line Honours and set a new Multihull Race Record of 29 hours, 38 mins, 44 secs
Jason Carroll’s MOD 70 Argo (USA) crossed the finish line of the RORC Caribbean 600 to take Multihull Line Honours and set a new Multihull Race Record of 29 hours, 38 mins, 44 secs. Giovanni Soldini’s Multi70 Maserati (ITA) was…
A battle is raging between the three foremost multihulls, with Giovanni Soldini’s Maserati (ITA) and Jason Carroll’s Argo (USA) less than a mile apart
Tropical heat, moderate trade winds and ocean swell provided superb racing conditions for the first day and night of action in the 2022 RORC Caribbean 600. In the deep south a battle is raging between the three foremost multihulls, with…
A spectacular start in Antigua for the 13th RORC Caribbean 600 - Seventy-four teams started the Royal Ocean Racing Club’s 600-mile race around 11 Caribbean islands
The 13th edition of the RORC Caribbean 600 started on time and in sone style from Antigua on Monday 21 February. The IRC Super Zero start was nothing short of hell-raising, with Comanche reaching at full speed towards the Pillars…
Following her 'triple' in the RORC-IMA Transatlantic Race, can Comanche repeat this in the RORC Caribbean 600?
The International Maxi Association’s Caribbean Maxi Challenge is due to make a strong start from Antigua this morning with the new series’ first event, the Royal Ocean Racing Club’s Caribbean 600. Of the 74 yachts competing, 18 are maxi monohulls…
RORC Caribbean 600 2022 Race Tracker
Competing boats in the 2022 RORC Caribbean 600 Race are equipped with tracking beacons by YB Tracking. The 600nm course circumnavigates 11 Caribbean Islands starting from Fort Charlotte, English Harbour, Antigua and heads north as far as St Martin and…
Teams from all around the globe are arriving in Antigua (above) and represent over 32 different nations including Ireland
There's a good turnout of young Irish sailors competing in the Caribbean 600 starting on Monday.  The Irish crew are among teams from all around the globe arriving in Antigua this weekend and representing over 32 different nations. The sailors…
The 600nm RORC Caribbean 600 has a racecourse like no other, with a myriad of manoeuvres around 11 Caribbean islands
Three navigators spill the beans on what lies ahead for their respective teams in the 13th edition of the RORC Caribbean 600, which starts on Monday The RORC Caribbean 600 has a racecourse like no other, testing the seamanship of…
Dmitry Rybolovlev’s Club Swan 125 Skorpios (MON) skippered by Fernando Echavarri is one of the favourites for Monohull Line Honours
Seventy-five boats are entered for the RORC Caribbean 600 which starts on Monday 21 February in Antigua. The bulk of the astonishing fleet will be racing under IRC for overall victory and the Caribbean 600 Trophy. The glitterati of the…
Ten spectacular multihulls will be in action at the start of the 2022 RORC Caribbean 600 from Antigua on Monday 21st February
This year’s RORC Caribbean 600 features a spectacular MOCRA Class with 10 multihulls in action. Whilst the overall winner of the RORC Caribbean 600 will be the monohull with best corrected time under IRC, racing under the MOCRA rating rule,…
Midwinter lull in an otherwise stormy mid-Atlantic – Pamela Lee in a brief respite aboard the Class40 Redman during the mid-winter west-east Transatlantic Crossing
When they come to write further histories of the Covid Pandemic and the world’s uneven emergence from it, they should call on the many experiences of long-distance sailor Pamela Lee of Greystones. She has somehow managed to keep the development…
RORC Caribbean 600: 14 days to go - 79 boats - 600 nm course - boats from 16 countries - sailors from 30 nations - 1 great race!
With nearly 80 entries racing under the IRC Rating Rule, MOCRA and Class40 division the RORC Caribbean 600 is set for its 13th edition. The race has attracted over 600 sailors from 30 different nations and will start off Fort…
Favourite for Monohull Line Honours - the 100ft Supermaxi Comanche
The hiatus is over - the RORC Caribbean 600 is back and set to start in Antigua on February 21st, 2022. Early entries include teams representing a dozen different countries from around the world including Ireland. Dublin's Adrian Lee has…

RORC's Caribbean 600 Race

The 13th edition of the RORC Caribbean 600 will start from Antigua on Monday 21st February 2022.

The 600nm course circumnavigates 11 Caribbean Islands starting from Fort Charlotte, English Harbour, Antigua and heads north as far as St Martin and south to Guadeloupe taking in Barbuda, Nevis, St Kitts, Saba and St Barth's

PAST WINNERS: RORC CARIBBEAN 600 TROPHY - IRC OVERALL: (Best corrected time under IRC)

2020 - Tilmar Hansen, Outsider, TP52 (GER)
2019 - David and Peter Askew, Wizard, Volvo 70 (USA)
2018 - George David, Rambler 88, Maxi (USA)
2017 - Hap Fauth, Bella Mente, JV72 (USA)
2016 - George Sakellaris, Maxi 72, Proteus (USA)
2015 - Hap Fauth, JV72, Bella Mente (USA)
2014 - George Sakellaris, RP72, Shockwave (USA)
2013 - Ron O'Hanley, Privateer, Cookson 50 (USA)
2012 - Niklas Zennström's JV72, Rán (GBR)
2011 - George David, Rambler 100, JK 100 (USA)
2010 - Karl C L Kwok, Beau Geste, Farr 80 (HKG)
2009 - Adrian Lee, Lee Overlay Partners, Cookson 50 (IRL)

RACE RECORDS:

Multihull record (2019): Giovanni Soldini, Maserati, Multi 70 (ITA) - 30 hours, 49 minutes, 00 seconds
(I day 6 hrs 49 mins 0 secs)

Monohull record (2018): George David, Rambler 88, Maxi (USA) - 37 hours, 41 minutes, 45 seconds
(1 day 13 hrs 41 mins 45 secs)

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