RORC Transatlantic Race Crossing 'Early bird'*

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17 Nov 2017 - 16 Dec 2017 £2995.00
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RORC Transatlantic Race Crossing 'Early bird'*

Venue: Atlantic

Price from: £2995 per person

Duration: 30 Days

 The RORC Transatlantic Race is the exciting endurance challenge of a lifetime - taking around three weeks and covering over 2,800 miles. This is the longest offshore race in our calendar starting from Lanzarote in the Canary Islands and finishing in the beautiful British Virgin Islands in the Caribbean. 

*Early bird price available until 20 June 2017

 

The image to the left shows last years victors (Team Aragon) jubilantly crossing the finish line to a warm welcome in Grenada! © RORC/Arthur Daniel

 

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About The Event

Racing across the Atlantic is a lifelong dream for so many sailors – and what better way to do than in an all-female crew who have a dedication to safety and FUN! 

Our highly qualified sailing instructors have extensive experience in all conditions and will work to ensure you and the boat are race ready - you will be in very good hands! 

The approximately 14 -16 day voyage sets sail from Arrecife, Lanzarote in the North Atlantic, before taking us south through the Equator where temperatures rise and we cross into the heat of Virgin Gorda, Caribbean.

If you have a sense of adventure and want to cross the Atlantic with true racing spirit, then this is the event for you. Racing against boats of all shapes and sizes (from 30ft to 100ft+, including well known boats such as Leopard – a famous Farr 100) the competition that will get your adrenaline pumping. 

Get in touch with us about how to join us on this adventure of a lifetime.

 

 Starts: Sunday 17th November 2017 for the race

This event also includes a September team build / training weekend and an option to join a delivery passage down the coast of Spain

 Finishes: The prize giving is on the 16th of December

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The boat

We mostly coach on yachts of between 37 and 41ft. Our yachts have been specifically chosen as they are easy to handle, great for learning! There is no denying us girls sometimes don't have the physical strength of the boys but with our technical ability and a well-chosen yacht we can do just as well. You will usually find yourself aboard an Élan 37, Jeanneau 37 or a Beneteau 40.7. All of your time will be spent living as crew-mates on your yacht.  Most of the yachts have 9/10 berths with 3 cabins and a saloon so the boats will normally have 2 persons in each cabin i.e. 6 - this is always the case for an RYA course, MAX 6 persons on-board. On some events e.g. races we use the saloon which can sleep an additional 2-4 person. 

Additonal Information

What's included?

  • Fully coded yacht with safety equipment
  • Fully qualified RYA Skipper
  • Accommodation on board
  • Food while onboard (please specify any diet requirements)
  • Diesel, water, electricity
  • FUN, FUN, FUN

What's excluded?

  • Transport to and from meeting points
  • Flights
  • Alcoholic drinks and meals in ports
  • Departure taxes/customs entries per person
  • Any clothing* 
  • Sleeping bag/pillow

*Wet weather gear is available for hire in advance, please let us know on your booking form if this is required

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Preparation

In preparation for this challenging race we will be running a team building and sail training weekend in the UK in September (date tbc) and including a passage making sail from La Corrunna down to The Canaries in the run up to the race start. This will provide a great opportunity to embed into the watch system and to get to know the yacht and team well before the race start. 

How to book?

Click on the link below to view available dates - or if you have any questions please feel free to get in touch with us!

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