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RORC Caribbean 600 Race
The all-female crew of The Famous Project
Fresh from their third-place finish in the RORC Caribbean 600’s multihull class and multiple training laps around the island of Antigua itself, the seven-strong The Famous Project crew — which includes Ireland’s own Pamela Lee and Joan Mulloy — have…
IRC Zero victory goes to Niklas Zennström’s Carkeek 52 Rán (SWE)
The fourth day of the RORC Caribbean 600, Thursday 22 February, decided the class winners for IRC Zero in the early hours, the Class40 division in the afternoon, and just before midnight the IRC One champions crossed the finish line.…
As indicated by Afloat on Thursday lunchtime, the Farr 100 Leopard 3 (MON), skippered by Joost Schuijff, and with Royal Cork's Tom McWilliam on the crew has now been officially announced as the overall winner of the 2024 RORC Caribbean 600.…
James McHugh’s Class40 Tquila in action in the RORC Caribbean 600
In what is being hailed as one of the most thrilling finishes in recent memory, the RORC Caribbean 600 Class40 division is set for a nail-biting finale. At 0900 AST on Thursday, 22 February, six of the 11-strong Class40s were…
Much up-dated since she first appeared in 2007, the Farr Super-Maxi Leopard 3 has shown that the RORC Caribbean 600 tends to favour bigger boats
Update 12:45 Thursday, Feb 22: In previewing the RORC Caribbean 600 2024, we made the point that in its 15 years of annual staging, no boat under 50ft LOA had ever emerged as the overall winner, and the smallest top…
Caribbean 600 Monohull Line Honours Winner - The Leopard 3 crew for the 600-mile race was Joost Schuijff, Chris Sherlock, Mitch Booth, Aaron Reynolds-Lovegrove, Antonio Cuervas Mons, Carlos Hernandez Robayna, Charlie Wyatt, Dennis Frederiksen, Gerard Mitchell, Gian Ahluwalia, Giles de Jager, Guillermo Altadill, Mark Bartlett, Matthew Lester, Paul Standbridge, Samuel Wright, Stephen Booth, Tom McWilliam, Will Best
Royal Cork Yacht Club's Tom McWilliam was part of Joost Schuijff's crew that took monohull line honours on Wednesday (February 21st) in the 2024 RORC Caribbean 600 in an elapsed time of 02 days 01 hour 23 minutes and 18…
A glittering start to the 15th RORC Caribbean 600 from Antigua on February 19th 2024
Over 500 sailors from around the globe gathered off Fort Charlotte, Antigua, on Monday, 19th February, to participate in a stunning start to the 15th edition of the RORC Caribbean 600. The non-stop 600nm race, which involves sailing around 11…
After taking RORC Transatlantic Race Multihull line honours in Grenada in January, Jason Carroll’s MOD70 Argo (USA) will once again be on the Caribbean 600 line
Antigua Yacht Club is buzzing with excitement as the 15th edition of the RORC Caribbean 600 approaches. With less than two days to go, conversations around the dock revolve around one topic - the weather. For weeks, the tradewinds have…
The live 2023 RORC Caribbean 600 Race tracker is below - 71 entries - 600nm course - 600+ sailors from 30 nations - 11 islands - 1 great race
A spectacular fleet of 70 boats, ranging from 29ft (9m) to 82ft (25m), will take the start of the 15th edition of the 600 nautical miles 2023 RORC Caribbean 600 on Monday, 19th February 2024. Crews from around the globe,…
Sailing history comes alive in Half Ton Classic racing at Kinsale. The 1976 Farr-designed Swuzzlebubble - now owned by James Dwyer of Royal Cork – is current ICRA “Boat of the Year”, while the blue Humphreys-designed 1985 Checkmate XV won outgoing ICRA Commodore Dave Cullen of Howth the Half Ton Classics Cup in Belgium in 2018
The weather may have decided that winter is far from gone in the last couple of days, but in Dun Laoghaire this morning, the annual conference of the Irish Cruiser Racing Association at the Royal Irish YC remembers only sun-filled…
The J/122 El Ocaso – class winner in Antigua Week 2023 – has been chartered by Howth’s Simon Knowles for the RORC Caribbean 600 2024 in February
Howth Yacht Club J/109 skipper Simon Knowles – the inshore and offshore campaigner of Indian in Irish waters – and noted Pwllheli father-and-son offshore team of Andrew and Sam Hall, will be ensuring that the Irish Sea is well represented with…
A fire in Falmouth, Antigua's Caribbean 600 Race Harbour, resulted in the closure of a number of surrounding businesses, such as restaurants and cafes
A fire erupted in Falmouth, Antigua's Caribbean 600 Race Harbour, resulting in the closure of a number of surrounding businesses such as restaurants and cafes. The Antigua Yacht Club (AYC) was not affected by the blaze and no injuries were…
RORC Vice Commodore Eric de Turckheim racing NMD54 Teasing Machine (FRA) has won IRC Zero in the RORC Caribbean 600
On the fifth day of the RORC Caribbean 600 all of the IRC Classes have been decided and plenty of teams that have finished the race are enjoying the hospitality of Antigua’s beaches, bars, and restaurants. Seven boats are still…
Roy P. Disney’s Pyewacket 70 (USA) - Overall winner of the 2023 RORC Caribbean 600
The Royal Ocean Racing Club announced that the overall winner of the 14th edition of the RORC Caribbean 600 is Roy P. Disney’s Pyewacket 70 (USA). None of the teams still racing under IRC has any realistic chance of beating Pyewacket…
Gunboat 68 Tosca (USA) skippered by Alex Thomson has won the MOCRA Class after time correction in the RORC Caribbean 600
By dawn on day four of the RORC Caribbean 600, 29 teams had finished the race with nearly all of them crossing the finish line in a hectic overnight period. The army of Antigua Yacht Club volunteers rolled up their…
Roy Pat Disney's Pyewacket 70 takes Monohull Line Honours in the 2023 RORC Caribbean 600
Roy P. Disney’s Pyewacket 70 (USA) has taken Monohull Line Honours in the 2023 RORC Caribbean 600 in an elapsed time of 42 hours 45 mins 06 secs. Two generations of the Disney family have raced boats under the Pyewacket…

RORC's Caribbean 600 Race

The 14th edition of the RORC Caribbean 600 will start from Antigua on Tuesday, 14th February 2023.

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


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)


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)

At a Glance - RORC Caribbean 600 2024

The 15th anniversary edition of the RORC Caribbean 600 starts in Antigua on 19th February 2024.

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