RORC Transatlantic Race 2019
23 November 2020
The 6th edition of the RORC Transatlantic Race, in association with the International Maxi Association (IMA), starts from Calero Marinas – Marina Lanzarote on Saturday 23 November 2019.
The new kid on the block- and already popular. The Royal Ocean Racing Club’s 2014 Transatlantic race was the inaugural edition of this race and attracted a number of bigger yachts- most noticeably the 100’ Finot ‘Nowad IV’ and the 90′ Southern Wind ‘Windfall’.
The race across from Lanzarote to Grenada is a technical transition for navigators from the winter blows of the Northern Atlantic to trade wind sailing allowing the larger boats such as Challenger and Charger to stretch their legs under reaching and running kites.
Temperatures thankfully soar as the crews dive south to the equator giving some welcome relief to those from the Northern hemisphere who are already, by late November getting thoroughly sick of the dark cold mornings and dark wet evenings.
A Transatlantic voyage on a real offshore race boat is a bucket list event for most sailors. RORC races are professionally run, high calibre events that attract the world’s best sailors and boats- if you are going to say you raced the Atlantic this is THE way to do it-
Join VO65 CHILDHOOD1 (formerly known as Team Brunel)
- Skipper: Bouwe Bekking
- Co-skipper: Antonio Neti
- Navigator: Ysbrand Endt
- 7 Ocean Race trainees
- 5 Passionate sailors
The boat: VO65 Childhood1
Start: 23 November 2019
From: Lanzarote, Canary Islands
To: Grenada, Caribbean
Distance: Approx 2995 NM
- 21 November: Travelling to Lanzarote – 12.00 welcome
- 22 November: Training, preparations, a nice crew meal and a good rest in a comfortable bed
- 23 November: Start of the Race
- 7-10 days later: Arrival Grenada, flying home or stay a few days extra
Join the Team for the RORC Transatlantic Race. Get the best Ocean Training you can have. Support the Childhood Foundation. Skipper: Bouwe Bekking
- You donate 8.500 euro for the awareness of the World Childhood Foundation
- You need to be fit and healthy
- You need Sailing experience at sea (min 1 trip of a min of 24 hours at sea).
Including: a unique experience!, food and drinks on board, use of sailing gear, safety, welcome dinner, accommodation for 2 nights in Lanzarote, 1 night Grenada, crew shirt, numbered crew bag
Excluding: a ticket to Lanzarote / from Grenada, extra nights hotel in Lanzarote / Grenada, food ashore
Join Kali, Beneteau first 47.7
We are sailing on SY Kali. A very well balanced Race/Cruiser performance boat. This Beneteau First 47.7 has the shortest keel but the racing rigging and will bring some special performances specially going downwind.
We have some great symmetrical spinnakers with a classic carbon spi pole and we are using a 150m2 Spi.
The boat is owned by Benedikt Clauberg the Skipper of most regattas. You can profit from the experience he and his team have from the years racing on the VolvoOceanRacer 60 “Cuba Libre” and recently the Volvo Open 70 “Green Dragon”.
- Between 19 and 22 November 2019: Boarding and preparation
- 23 November: Start Race
- 14-21 days later: arrival in Grenada
- 21 December: crew Party
Price 3.499 Euro per person. incl. fuel, docking, general food on board
The RORC Transatlantic Race is a full ocean crossing on a classic route between Europe & the Caribbean. This will be warm, sunny, trade wind sailing.
Lanzarote is different than other sun and sea destinations. It’s an island where nature and art prevail. A place where the people are as warm as they are active and proud. Where the food tastes of the sea and the earth. Where the essence of the island leaves a mark on your soul long after you depart. That’s the Lanzarote Effect.
The RORC Transatlantic Race will finish off the tropical paradise of Grenada, where competitors may take advantage of 48 hours of free berthing at the Camper & Nicholsons’ Port Louis Marina.
Grenada is actually a tri-island state and composed of several smaller islands, including Carriacou and Petite Martinique, in addition to the main island of the same name. Known collectively as the ‘Island of Spice’ they are one of the world’s largest exporters of nutmeg and mace, spices which were introduced in 1843 by traders while the island was part of the British colonies.
RORC Transatlantic Race
Fabled by the five-week voyage of Christopher Columbus in 1492, racing across the Atlantic Ocean has always been the centre of fascination for ocean racers, however, the opportunity to take part in an all-out race across the world’s second-largest ocean is rare. The RORC Transatlantic Race is designated a World Sailing Category 1 race where boats must be completely self-sufficient without the expectation of outside assistance. Racing 3,000 miles from Lanzarote to Grenada is a real test of seamanship and endurance. The RORC Transatlantic Race starts from Marina Lanzarote which is unrivalled in the Canary Islands for its amenities and experienced personnel. Camper & Nicholson’s Port Louis Marina in Grenada is one of the most modern and well-run marinas in the Caribbean region.