Optimism strong for RORC Caribbean 600

Published on November 24th, 2020

While raucous celebration come New Year’s Eve is unlikely, there is hope for 2021 to help erase the memory of the pandemic in 2020. However, the reality is health concerns won’t be eliminated until the spread of the illness slows, and that’s not happening without divine intervention and/or a well-received vaccine.

So it is with that landscape in which the 13th edition of the RORC Caribbean 600 seeks to start off Fort Charlotte, Antigua on February 22, 2021.

“The RORC Flag Officers meet regularly and since July the overall commitment from the Club has been to provide safe racing when there is sufficient demand and when restrictions allow us to do so,” commented RORC Racing Manager, Chris Stone.

“The early entries for the RORC Caribbean 600 and the inquiries we are receiving show that there is a real desire for the race to take place.”

The RORC Caribbean 600 course is unique; starting and finishing in Antigua, the competitors round 11 Caribbean islands. Warm trade winds and Caribbean swell provide superb sailing conditions and the local effects of the islands produce spectacular and strategic racing. For 600 miles the race is full of twists and turns with breath-taking scenery.

With most participation coming from outside the region, the moving target becomes international travel restrictions as it is subject to change in the current climate. For the latest advisory regarding travel to Antigua by air and sea, click here.

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