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Antigua, Caribbean

18 - 23 Feb 2019

By Rebecca Bradbury

A 'must-do' for any serious off-shore sailor, the RORC Caribbean 600 will return on 18th February 2019 for its 11th edition.

Scores of sailing yachts and hundreds of world-class sailors will descend on Antigua, ready to embark on the thrilling 600-mile race around the Caribbean.

Departing from English Harbour, the armada of competitors will head north as far as St Martin and back southwards towards Guadeloupe, taking in Barbuda, St Kitts and Nevis, Saba and St Barts along the way.

Last year, a fleet record fleet of 84 yachts competed in the regatta, while the overall winner – George David’s American Maxi Rambler 88 - set a new monohull course record of 37 hours 41 minutes and 45 seconds.

Now in its 11th year, the off-shore race has significantly grown in stature since its inception. The fleet grows year-on-year, with America’s Cup and Olympic winners among the world-class sailors in attendance.

A prize-giving ceremony at the Antigua Yacht Club will conclude proceedings on the final evening of the regatta. Winners will be presented with an array of silverware, medallions and decanters, and there will be a celebratory party.

To join in the racing action as part of a regatta charter or to watch from the side lines aboard a luxury charter yacht, speak to your preferred charter broker.


LOCAL DESTINATION INFORMATION

  • Beautiful coastal landscape

    About Antigua

    Antigua’s picture-perfect coast is home to what feels like endless stretches of powder-soft beaches with secret caves surrounded by nothing but azure blue waters. To best enjoy the areas once traveled by Nelson, and to best discover the enchanting coral reefs which historically troubled enemy ships, you'll want to be on board a charter yacht. What's more, as the winter home of A-list stars such as Giorgio Armani and Oprah Winfrey, an Antigua yacht charter offers access to some of the Caribbean’s most exclusive resorts, nestled in a myriad of bays and inlets.

    Antigua Yacht Charter Guide

  • Idyllic Dickenson Bay, Antigua

    About Caribbean

    Saturated with sun, this dazzling location offers the epitome of a paradise vacation, with sugar white sun-kissed beaches, a warm climate and beautiful scenery all year round. The Caribbean offers abundant water sport opportunities, clear blue skies and inviting azure waters. This captivating location is brimmed with aquatic life which surrounds dozens of picturesque islands, each unique in character and charm.

    Caribbean Yacht Charter Guide

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