Date change for RORC Transatlantic Race
Published on January 14th, 2020
The Royal Ocean Racing Club has moved the start date for the 7th edition of the RORC Transatlantic Race, which extends from Lanzarote to Grenada, from its traditional schedule in November to January 9, 2021.
The date change is the most significant of a number of subtle changes the RORC is making to its Season Points Championships, which includes making the Rolex Middle Sea Race the first points race in the Championships, not the last, and also changes to the points factors for certain offshore races.
“The RORC Committee felt that having the Rolex Middle Sea Race as the first race in the championship would encourage more owners to use the Autumn/Winter season for adventure sailing and include in their programme the RORC Transatlantic Race and RORC Caribbean 600 before returning to the UK in the Spring,” said RORC Racing Manager Chris Stone.
“We also felt that starting the RORC Transatlantic Race in January provides more time for boats to get from Malta to Lanzarote, and we also know that the trade winds are further north and more consistent at that time.”
For further information: www.rorctransatlantic.rorc.org.