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RORC Caribbean 600 Race
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…
Erik Maris' MOD70 Zoulou (FRA) finished the RORC Caribbean 600 just 11 seconds ahead of Giovanni Soldini's Multi70 Maserati in a nail-biting finish in Antigua - Elapsed time: 01 day 06 hrs 55 mins 34 secs
After over 30 hours of racing at speeds approaching 40 knots, MOD70 Zoulou sailed by Erik Maris (FRA) won Multihull Line Honours in the 2023 RORC Caribbean 600 by just 11 seconds. Zoulou completed the 600-mile race in just under…
An impressive sight at the start of the 14th RORC Caribbean 600 as the IRC Zero and Class40 fleet set off
Irish sailors are among the crews in the top 20 boats in IRC overall after the first 15 hours of racing in the RORC Caribbean 600 Race.  Seventy boats racing under IRC, Class40 and MOCRA Rules, with crew from 30 different…
An international fleet of 70 yachts is gearing up to start the 600nm RORC Caribbean 600 in Antigua on Monday, 20th February
The 14th edition of the RORC Caribbean 600 starts on 20th February at 11:00 AST (UTC-4). Seventy boats from all over the world are ready in Antigua for the non-stop 600nm race around 11 Caribbean islands. With over 550 sailors from…
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 71 boats, ranging from 29ft (9m) to 82ft (25m) will take the start of the 14th edition of the 600 nautical miles 2023 RORC Caribbean 600 on Monday, 20th February 2023. Teams from around the globe,…
Irish Offshore Sailing skipper David Hanks from Dublin Bay, who is skippering the Antiguan Farr 65 Spirit of Juno receives English Harbour Rum prizes from the PRO Stefan Kunstmann
The RORC Nelson’s Cup Series ahead of the Caribbean 600 Race got underway on time in spectacular conditions off the south coast of Antigua. With tropical heat, 16 knots from the east and a significant swell, the south coast of Antigua produced…
For the 2023 RORC Caribbean 600, around 70 teams from 16 different countries are anticipated, and the inaugural RORC Nelson's Cup Series is projected to feature at least 12 boats. On February 14—Valentine's Day—the new season's racing excitement gets underway.…
A new race entry system 'SailRaceHQ' has been launched by RORC
The Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) has launched a new race entry system SailRaceHQ, replacing the old Sailgate system with immediate effect. 'Following a three-year study and build programme, SailRaceHQ is a totally new system that has many advantages and…
The 218ft Dykstra/Reichel Pugh ketch Hetairos
An exciting superyacht racing season is set for the Antigua in 2023 with a fantastic programme of racing, including the 12th edition of the Superyacht Challenge Antigua and the inaugural RORC Caribbean 600 Series. The 12th edition of the Superyacht…
RORC Caribbean 600 inaugural winner in February 2009, Adrian Lee's Lee Overlay Partners (RStGYC), in her classically swift but unfussy Cookson 50 style. In this case, she's on her way to the overall win and a new course record in the November 2013 Dubai-Muscat Race
The up-grading of the RORC's annual Caribbean 600 race to what is effectively a two-week inshore/offshore festival in February 2023, when the sailing in the area is at its brisk but warm best, is a reminder that Irish boats and crews…
The inaugural RORC Caribbean 600 Series takes place between 14-24th February 2023
The Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) announces the inaugural RORC Caribbean 600 Series, which will be based in Antigua from 14th to 24th February 2023. The series will include three days of racing followed by the main event, the 14th…
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…

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 2023 Calendar


Monday 13th February 2023 - Skippers Briefing + Welcome Drinks

Tuesday 14th February - Race Day One (2 races scheduled) + Daily Prizegiving

Wednesday 15th February - Race Day Two (2 races scheduled) + Daily Prizegiving

Thursday 16th February - Lay-Day/Reserve Day

Friday 17th February - Antigua 360 - Race around the Island

Saturday 18th February - RORC Caribbean 600 Welcome Party + Antigua 360 Prizegiving

Sunday 19th February - Lay-Day

Monday 20th February - Start of the 14th RORC Caribbean 600

Friday 24th February - Final Prizegiving

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