Join a Sail Race Crew in the RORC Caribbean 600 2020
The RORC Caribbean 600 Race has grown up to become a ‘must do’ offshore classic. The 600-mile race around 11 Caribbean islands is on the bucket list of any serious offshore sailor. You can compare the race with the Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race and the Rolex Fastnet Race.
Tradewind sailing conditions of 25 knots.
Racing around so many tropical islands in great weather is very beautiful
Five highly competitive starts thrilled hundreds of spectators lining the cliffs at Shirley Heights and Fort Charlotte
The Rorc Caribbean 600 is organised by the Royal Ocean Racing Club in association with the Antigua Yacht Club
Caribbean 600 program 2020
21st February – 28th February 2020
- Friday 21st February: Training or preparation (depending on
- Saturday 22th February: Training, skippers briefing, opening party
- Sunday 23th February: Training, preparation, packing and last-minute adjustments for the race or training (depending on the boat)
- Start race: Monday 24th February
- Expected arrival:
26st– 27th February
- Prize giving and closing party: Friday 28th February
Have a look at the Notice of Race 2019
The RORC Caribbean 600 is a very unique race
Video RORC Caribbean 600 2018 – TP52 Conviction
This is what you can expect!
- a thrilling race around 11 Caribbean islands
- winners from the Olympic Games, America’s Cup, Volvo Ocean Race and multiple world champions will be competing alongside passionate corinthian sailors
The entry list boasts a huge variety of yachts from mighty maxis and multihulls, to a vast array of racing and cruising yachts. Since the first race in 2009, the RORC Caribbean 600 has become a compulsive addiction for many, and high on the bucket list for new competitors eager to race the Caribbean classic.
The tactical course takes competitors around 11 of the most beautiful Caribbean islands
The Caribbean 600 is top of the list
Caribbean 600 course
- Start at Fort Charlotte, English Harbour, Antigua
- North to St Maarten
- South to Guadeloupe
- Via Barbuda, Nevis, St Kitts, Saba and St. Barth’s
- Finish in Antigua
- Competing on Volvo 60 Challenger as an individual or charter TP52 Conviction
Wrap-up Film RORC Caribbean 600 2019
Caribbean 600 package onboard Volvo 60 Challenger
Volvo 60 Challenger is a modified Whitbread 60 Round the World Race boat (later known as Volvo 60’s). She was initially intended to compete in the 1997 edition of the race.
- The skipper of Challenger gives you the opportunity to sail on a 60ft, 25kt+ capable, pro race boat in some of the world’s most prestigious regattas or on one of a number of ‘bucket list’ ocean crossing voyages.
- You become an active member of our crew- not a passenger. You will assist with helming, sail trimming and all the normal duties of a crew member whilst having the opportunity to learn about weather routing, navigation, race tactics & short-handed sailing techniques from a highly experienced skipper and mate.
- We provide the boat, a highly skilled professional crew, full safety training and total support throughout the voyage. So you have a great time whilst making either an HR objective or personal dream a reality.
- Your skipper and mate are going to be there for your entire experience with us and will help you through every aspect of the adventure. From learning about all the safety equipment present onboard right through to what to wear and what to pack- we can help you navigate the whole process. Find out more
7 days, 600 nm, 3,000 USD
- Food while on the boat
- Accommodation on the boat once training has begun
- 3 days of safety training and preparation prior to the event
- Crew shirt to wear onboard & keep
- Dockage fees
- Damage waiver
Future dates Caribbean 600
- 2021: Feb 22-26
- 2022: Feb 21-25
- 2023: Feb 20-24
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