Five highly competitive starts for the record 70 yachts taking part in the RORC Caribbean 600 on Monday 22nd February 2016, thrilled spectators lining the cliffs below Shirley Heights, Antigua!
Image RORC/Emma Louise Wyn Jones
A magnificent collection of yachts ,some of the worlds fastest sailing machines sailed by some of the best off shore sailors are now battling it out on this 600nm non stop race around 11 Caribbean Islands, finishing in Antigua.
Phaedo3 & Team Concise10 are expected to have a titanic battle as they 'fly' round the course at high speeds...followed by Supermaxi Comanche; the beautiful 178ft Schooner Adix, new Southernwind 102 Yacht Farfalla, Highland Fling IX , Bella Mente and many other well known yachts have come to take part in this superb race...
Safe sailing all....enjoy the Start video by Acquafilms!
George Sakellaris’ Maxi72, Proteus (USA) was declared the overall winner of the 2016 RORC Caribbean 600!
Line honours victory and Multihull race record went to Phaedo3, Lloyd Thornburg’s MOD70 co-skippered by Brian Thompson.
Image of Comanche RORC/Emma Louise Wyn Jones
Jim Clark & Kristy Hinze Clark's American VPLP-Verdier 100 Comanche crossed the finish line of the RORC Caribbean 600 at 03.45 on the 24th February, with an elapsed time of 40 Hours 53 Minutes 2 Seconds taking monohull line honours for the race, and only 33 minutes outside the record time set by George David's Rambler 100 in 2011.