Start delayed (again) for Inaugural RORC Transatlantic Race

Published on November 29th, 2014

(November 29, 2014) – Storms continue to haunt the plans for the RORC Transatlantic Race, further delaying the start due to adverse weather conditions.

Originally scheduled to start today at 1200 CET, it was the decision yesterday to postpone to 1500 UTC and alter the course to now leave Fuerteventura to Starboard and head straight out to the Atlantic, rather than race around The Canary Islands.

But today a further amendment to the Sailing Instructions was posted by the Race Committee, delaying the scheduled start to Sunday (Nov. 30) at 1000 UTC.

The Race Committee made the decision to postpone the start because the forecasted weather conditions for a decrease in wind as the day progressed has not materialised. In fact the wind has increased during the day to a steady 35+ knots with gusts in excess of 40 knots (and higher!) and the committee were concerned at the ability to lay a start line in the deep water off Puerto Calero Marina as well as the competitors’ ability to manoeuvre safely in the confines of the marina.

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