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Antigua-Bermuda Race welcomes schooner Eleonora

March 22, 2017
Antigua-Bermuda Race welcomes schooner Eleonora ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The Antigua to Bermuda Race starting on Friday 12th May is proving highly popular with a huge variety of competitors eager to take on the challenge of a true ocean race to Bermuda; the home of the 35th America's Cup. The fascinating array of yachts, as rich in history as...

RORC Caribbean 600: Epic win for Bella Mente

February 24, 2017
RORC Caribbean 600: Epic win for Bella Mente ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The All-American Maxi72 battle in the RORC Caribbean 600 lived up to expectations with Hap Fauth's Bella Mente and George Sakellaris' Proteus enjoying an epic match race. The lead in the Maxi72s changed hands on seven occasions during the race. Bella Mente counted...

RORC Caribbean 600: Multihull line honours for Phaedo3

February 23, 2017
RORC Caribbean 600: Multihull line honours for Phaedo3 ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- While the multihull race record was not broken this year, Phaedo3 and Maserati had an incredible 600 mile high-speed duel. Lloyd Thornburg's MOD70, Phaedo3 finished the 2017 RORC Caribbean 600 on Tuesday at 21 hrs 20 mins 46 secs AST, taking multihull line honours.

RORC Caribbean 600: Rambler 88 takes monohull line honours

February 23, 2017
RORC Caribbean 600: Rambler 88 takes monohull line honours ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- George David's American Maxi, Rambler 88 finished the 2017 RORC Caribbean 600 on Wednesday at 11 hrs 56 mins 17 secs AST taking monohull line honours. This year was David's third line honours win in the RORC Caribbean 600. However, the record set by his previous boat...

RORC Caribbean 600 Day 2: More Argyll than Antigua

February 22, 2017
RORC Caribbean 600 Day 2: More Argyll than Antigua ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- After a champagne start to the RORC Caribbean 600, there was a huge change in weather conditions by the end of the first day. The low pressure system emanating from the north arrived earlier than anticipated, extinguishing the trade winds to provide a windless night...

An awe inspiring start to the RORC Caribbean 600

February 21, 2017
An awe inspiring start to the RORC Caribbean 600 ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The ninth edition of the RORC Caribbean 600 started in magnificent conditions with the largest ever offshore fleet assembled in the Caribbean enjoying sparkling conditions. A southeasterly breeze, occasionally gusting up to 15 knots and a relatively calm sea state provided conditions...

Record entry for RORC Caribbean 600

February 16, 2017
Record entry for RORC Caribbean 600 ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- A fleet of over 80 yachts is expected for the ninth edition of the 2017 RORC Caribbean 600 in which 900 sailors from 30 different nations will race non-stop around 11 Caribbean islands, starting and finishing in Antigua. Passionate corinthians will be rubbing shoulders with...

Big guns for Antigua 360

February 10, 2017
Big guns for Antigua 360 ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The second edition of the Antigua 360º Race will take place on February 17, 2017, providing a 52 mile anticlockwise circumnavigation of Antigua. Organized by the Superyacht Challenge committee, entry is exclusively reserved for boats entered in the ninth edition of the...

Superyacht Challenge Antigua: Flying Finish - Final Report

February 7, 2017
Superyacht Challenge Antigua: Flying Finish - Final Report ST JOHN'S, Antigua -- The fourth and final encounter at the 2017 Superyacht Challenge was a magical affair, sparkling Caribbean sunshine, 20 knots of breeze and the added delight of Caribbean swell. The Race Committee set a course of approximately 18 miles, to test every angle of sail...

Superyacht Challenge Antigua: Tactical battle on the south side - Day Two Report

February 6, 2017
Superyacht Challenge Antigua: Tactical battle on the south side - Day Two Report ST JOHN'S, Antigua -- The conditions had mellowed somewhat for the second day of the Superyacht Challenge Antigua, compared to the opening day's surfing festival. 15 knots from the east, with a moderate swell, and predominately tactical windward leeward racing, put other skill sets to the test.

Golden edition of Antigua Sailing Week

January 27, 2017
Golden edition of Antigua Sailing Week ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- This year, Antigua Sailing Week is celebrating its 50th edition. Everybody wants to come to the party and it is not too late to take up the invitation. Eighty-four yachts have already entered and many more are expected to enjoy the memorable occasion. Whilst yachts from...

Magnificent fleet to compete in Superyacht Challenge Antigua

January 26, 2017
Magnificent fleet to compete in Superyacht Challenge Antigua ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The seventh edition of the Superyacht Challenge Antigua has attracted a magnificent fleet of yachts in excess of 80 feet to take part in daily pursuit races along the stunning south coast of Antigua. To date, 11 yachts have entered ranging from 82ft to 212ft -- schooners...

Early indicators point to a strong yachting season for Antigua and Barbuda

January 25, 2017
Early indicators point to a strong yachting season for Antigua and Barbuda ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Antigua and Barbuda tourism officials and yachting stakeholders are optimistic about the 2017 sailing season, as the destination recognizes the 30th anniversary of the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta and 50th anniversary of Antigua Sailing Week. And, preparations for...

RORC Caribbean 600 to kick off in Antigua next month

January 20, 2017
RORC Caribbean 600 to kick off in Antigua next month ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Next month, more than 70 yachts are expected to take part in the RORC Caribbean 600, the Royal Ocean Racing Club's stunning race around 11 Caribbean islands. American yachts have had a winning streak in this classic offshore race, winning five out of eight...

Aragon wins the 2016 RORC Transatlantic Race to Grenada

December 15, 2016
Aragon wins the 2016 RORC Transatlantic Race to Grenada PORT LOUIS, Grenada -- Arco Van Nieuwland and Andries Verder's Marten 72, Aragon has been declared the overall winner of the 2016 RORC Transatlantic Race and also the winner of IRC Zero. Skipper of the Dutch Maxi, Nicolas Lecarpentier collected the RORC Transatlantic Race...

RORC Transatlantic Race to Grenada: Class40s arrive to a warm welcome

December 14, 2016
RORC Transatlantic Race to Grenada: Class40s arrive to a warm welcome PORT LOUIS, Grenada -- Catherine Pourre's Class40, Eärendil crossed the finish line of the RORC Transatlantic Race outside Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina on Monday. Eärendil was nearly a day behind the Class40 winner, Campagne de France. However, Eärendil enjoyed a...

RORC Transatlantic Race to Grenada: Maverick blasts in

December 12, 2016
RORC Transatlantic Race to Grenada: Maverick blasts in PORT LOUIS, Grenada -- Infiniti 46, Maverick, skippered by Oliver Cotterell, crossed the finish line outside Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina, Grenada at 06h 52m 09s on Saturday. The British yacht, with radical side foils, is provisionally the winner of IRC Canting Keel.

RORC Transatlantic Race to Grenada: Campagne de France wins Class40 Division

December 12, 2016
RORC Transatlantic Race to Grenada: Campagne de France wins Class40 Division PORT LOUIS, Grenada -- Campagne de France has taken Line Honours for the first Class40 Division and is the first Two Handed team to complete the 2016 RORC Transatlantic Race. Swan 82, Stay Calm and Baltic 112, Path finished within three hours of each other after 2,865nm.

RORC Transatlantic Race to Grenada: Aragon crosses the finish line

December 10, 2016
RORC Transatlantic Race to Grenada: Aragon crosses the finish line PORT LOUIS, Grenada -- Arco Van Nieuwland and Andries Verder's Marten 72, Aragon (NED) crossed the finish line of the RORC Transatlantic Race outside Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina at 11h 17m 03s on Friday. After IRC time correction, the Dutch Maxi is leading the race for...

RORC Transatlantic Race to Grenada: Leopard 3 secures monohull line honours

December 8, 2016
RORC Transatlantic Race to Grenada: Leopard 3 secures monohull line honours PORT LOUIS, Grenada -- Mike Slade's British Maxi, Leopard 3 crossed the finish line outside Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina, Grenada at 07h 22m 37s GMT on December 7, 2016, taking Monohull Line Honours and winning the International Maxi Association (IMA) Trophy for the 2016 RORC...

RORC Transatlantic Race to Grenada: Leopard 3 set to take monohull line honours

December 7, 2016
RORC Transatlantic Race to Grenada: Leopard 3 set to take monohull line honours PORT LOUIS, Grenada -- The trade winds are back to normal, accelerating the speed of the yachts racing in the RORC Transatlantic Race. Mike Slade's Leopard is set to take Monohull Line Honours on Wednesday. Campagne de France holds a big lead in the Class40 Division, and several yachts...

RORC Transatlantic Race to Grenada: Race Report Day 8: Phaedo3 victorious

December 5, 2016
RORC Transatlantic Race to Grenada: Race Report Day 8: Phaedo3 victorious PORT LOUIS, Grenada -- Lloyd Thornburg's American MOD70 Phaedo3 has taken Multihull Line Honours in the RORC Transatlantic Race for the second year running. The American MOD70 completed the course in 6 days 13 hours 39 minutes and 55 seconds. Although the team was...

RORC Transatlantic Race to Grenada: Race Report Day 9: Welcome for Maserati

December 5, 2016
RORC Transatlantic Race to Grenada: Race Report Day 9: Welcome for Maserati PORT LOUIS, Grenada -- The Italian MOD70, Maserati has finished the RORC Transatlantic Race; Phaedo3 has been declared the winner of the Multihull Trophy and Mike Slade's Maxi, Leopard is on the hunt for the monohull record. Giovanni Soldini's Maserati crossed the finish line on...

RORC Transatlantic Race to Grenada: Race Report Day 7: Phaedo prepares to land

December 3, 2016
RORC Transatlantic Race to Grenada: Race Report Day 7: Phaedo prepares to land PORT LOUIS, Grenada -- Lloyd Thornburg's American MOD70 Phaedo3 is flying towards Grenada's Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina and expected to touch down on Saturday. Mike Slade's Maxi 100 Leopard 3 is racing against the clock in an assault on the race record.

RORC Transatlantic Race to Grenada: Race Report Day 6: Joy and Pain

December 2, 2016
RORC Transatlantic Race to Grenada: Race Report Day 6: Joy and Pain MID-ATLANTIC -- Lloyd Thornburg's American MOD70 Phaedo3 has less than 1,000 miles to go to Camper & Nicholson's Port Louis Marina, Grenada. In the IRC fleet, Mike Slade's Maxi, Leopard 3 is ahead on the water and estimated to be leading the race after IRC time correction for the...

RORC Transatlantic Race to Grenada: Race Report Day 5: Phaedo3 in the driving seat

December 1, 2016
RORC Transatlantic Race to Grenada: Race Report Day 5: Phaedo3 in the driving seat MID-ATLANTIC -- On Day 5 of the RORC Transatlantic Race to Grenada, Lloyd Thornburg's Phaedo3 is approaching the halfway point in the race, well ahead of its Italian rivals, MOD70 Maserati, skippered by Giovanni Soldini. Mike Slade's Maxi, Leopard 3 has turned south, hoping to...

ARC record smashed for fourth consecutive year as Rambler 88 arrives in St Lucia

November 30, 2016
ARC record smashed for fourth consecutive year as Rambler 88 arrives in St Lucia RODNEY BAY, St Lucia -- Rambler 88 soared into the Rodney Bay Marina in Saint Lucia on Monday afternoon at record speed, crossing the finish line eight days, six hours, twenty-nine minutes and fifteen seconds after leaving Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain, in this year’s Atlantic Rally...

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