RORC Caribbean 600

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RORC Caribbean 600

Girls For Sail Verdict

This exciting event is the first offshore race to circumnavigate the Caribbean islands - 10 legs and 600nm of racing in fantastic trade wind conditions will test navigators and crews in equal measure!


 What The Girls Said

An amazing offshore race, perfect for those who like a challenge. The Fastnet of the Caribbean!

Starts: Day 1 10.00am The Galley Bar, English Harbour, Antigua

Finishes: DAY 11 - 10am,  Antigua


About The Event

Calling all ladies with a sense of adventure!

 After its inaugeral race in 2009, the RORC Caribbean 600 became a permanent fixture on the RORC calender. This race is set to become one of the worldwide classic offshore races, like the Fastnet and the Sydney Hobart billed as being one of the 'must-do' races on the offshore calendar.

The RORC Caribbean 600 is designed as a challenging offshore yacht race - only one of the rounding marks is not an island; the North Sails mark, off the South West tip of Barbuda. It should be a scenic and exciting race for every single participant.

The race begins in Fort Charlotte, just outside English Harbour in Antigua. Heading north, the fleet will pass a mark off Barbuda, Nevis, Saba and St Barth's before circling St Maarten and heading south for Guadeloupe. Finally you will head back north to a mark off Barbuda, returning to Antigua for the finish.


Our professional crew will train you to ensure that the racing is safe, fun and that each crew member is able to make a valuable contribution to the team effort. Although prior race experience is preferred, it is not essential. However this race is not to be underestimated. This is no relaxing cruise!

The 3 training days represent a great opportunity for each crew member to get familiar with the yacht and the racing manoeuvres.





About Antigua

Antigua (pronounced An-tee'ga,) is the largest of the English-speaking Leeward Islands lying between the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. It encompasses 108 square miles of beautiful coastline. Antigua is one of the top Caribbean holiday and vacation destinations with 365 white sand beaches (that's a different beach for every day of the year!), and a wide array of activities and entertainment. The total island population is about 85,000.



Additional Info

What's included?

  • Race entry fees 
  • 3 days ofshore race training
  • 600 nm offshore racing
  • 9 nights on-board accommodation** 
  • Exclusive use of yacht
  • Professional crew & instruction
  • Food starter kit
  • Team shirt
  • Mooring fees, diesel

What's excluded:

Flights, transfers, shore-side accommodation and personal insurance. 

Other activities:

Post-racing parties are planned for the last night providing an excellent opportunity to swap stories over a few drinks. The fun is non-stop and the buzz is really exhilarating! If you plan a few extra days stay then their are loads of amazingly beautiful places to swim, snorkel and visit.


If you want to really get the most from your trip, why not turn up a few days early to stay in the apartments and relax before the adventure.

** We HIGHLY recommend you treat yourself to onshore accommodation for the few days before and after the RORC race itself. You're worth it!!


Sample Itinerary

Arrive Day 1 - Meet your lovely crew at The Galley Bar, English Harbour.   Get to know one another over a cup of tea! Followed by 2-3 further days of training, yacht prep and race strategy.

Monday - Race! Estimated race length 5 days subject to weather 

Saturday: relax and party.

Sunday: Event ends.


Why choose Girls for Sail?

  • First of all we want to give you some freedom, we want you to feel absolutely able to do anything onboard, so we will greet you, make you feel welcome, confident and safe, and of course you won't have anyone rushing you! You can learn at your own pace with our skippers and feel the benefit of this in your handling of our yacht!
  • We pride ourselves on our levels of tuition.  There's no such thing as a 'silly' question!  There's no shouting onboard and as it's also your holiday, we want you to have fun and go home relaxed and satisfied with your time here! Not to mention you get to meet new lifelong friends! 

Our values are simple: Encourage, Support, Challenge and Respect!

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