First finisher for RORC Transatlantic Race
Published on January 18th, 2021
(January 18, 2021; Day 10) – Oren Nataf’s Multi50 Trimaran Rayon Vert, skippered by Alex Pella, crossed the finish line of the 7th edition of the RORC Transatlantic Race at 13:33 UTC in an elapsed time of 9 days, 3 hours, 33 mins and 19 secs.
Racing doublehanded across the Atlantic from the Canary Islands to Antigua, Nataf is a member of the Yacht Club de Monaco and he last raced across the Atlantic in the 2019 Transat Classique on his Olin Stephens 49ft yawl Stiren, which was also skippered by Pella. As one of Spain’s most decorated offshore sailors, Pella won the 2014 Route du Rhum and the 2017 Transat Jacques Vabres, and was crew on IDEC 3 for the 2017 Jules Verne Trophy win.
The next boat expected to complete the RORC Transatlantic Race is Johannes Schwarz’s Volvo 70 Green Dragon, which is due to cross the finish line in the early hours of tomorrow morning.
The 2,735-mile race started January 9 and extends across the Atlantic Ocean from Lanzarote to Antigua, with the finish moved from its standard location of Grenada due to travel restrictions. It remains the intention of the RORC to finish the 2022 edition in Grenada, as it has done since the first race in 2014.
Source: Louay Habib