RORC Caribbean 600 2025

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11 Days including 4 days of training / prep
Availability : 18th - 28th February 2025
Antigua, Caribbean
Antigua, Caribbean
Max People : 10

The Royal Ocean Racing Club’s Caribbean 600 is one of the great ‘600 mile’ ocean race challenges, along with epics such as the Rolex Fastnet Race and the Rolex Sydney Hobart Race.

Its tropical setting might make it more inviting but the Caribbean 600 does not lack its set of challenges with one of the most interesting offshore courses to be found anywhere on the world between islands, working with currents, ocean swell, beating into trade winds and coaxing past the lee of land combined with tropical temperatures and stunning vistas.  This 600 nautical mile race circumnavigates 11 Caribbean Islands starting from English Harbour, Antigua and then heads north as far as St Martin and south to Guadeloupe taking in Barbuda, Nevis, St Kitts, Saba and St Barth’s. This is not one for the fainted hearted.

The race annually attracts a great range of yachts from the latest IRC designs to big classics and schooners, and has grown up to become a ‘must do’ offshore classic.

Competitors come from near and far to participate and  last year was one of the toughest Caribbean 600’s ever. We are proud to say that we finished thanks to a mammoth effort by crew and friends and this year we are back with our new boat and some of last years crew who are determined to improve on what was already an incredible performance.

The RORC Caribbean 600 will start as scheduled in Antigua in February and if you fancy escaping the cold and enjoying some excellent racing then feel free to get in touch. The price includes 4 days of training to prepare and get used to the boat and each other, before spending the next 5 days taking on the seas, and the competition, around the islands of the Caribbean.

Departure & Return Location

The boat will be based around Nelson’s Dockyard Marina, English Harbour, Antigua.

Closest airport is VC Bird International Airport. Transportation from the airport is available via taxis or local busses. Flights before and after the race as well as transport from and to the airport are not included in the price and is the responsibility of the passenger. Book your flights only once your seat on the race is fully confirmed.


Meet Up Time

Meeting at the boat at 12:00 noon on 18th February 2025

Price Includes

  • Race Entry
  • Yacht Charter
  • Basic Training
  • Mooring Fees
  • Lifejacket
  • Personal Locating Beacon
  • Certified Professional Skipper
  • Accommodation on Board (shared cabins)
  • Meals at sea (self service)
  • Consumables for the yacht (diesel, fuel and water)
  • Insurance for the yacht

Price Excludes

  • Airfares
  • Wet gear
  • Shore based accommodation
  • Transfers airport – marina – airport
  • Breakfast & Dinner during training (add on for £15/day)
  • Personal insurance


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What to Expect
  • Professional InstructionOur Skippers are experienced instructors that make every crew member feel welcome and tailor their delivery to the experience and style of the crew
  • Competitive boatAlthough the taking part is often fun, we believe the full experience comes from pushing ourselves to the max and competing with other boats on the water with a view to win
  • High safety standardsMaintaining and equipping a yacht to a high standard is not an easy task. No expense is spared in ensuring the best equipment is selected and repairs are undertaken quickly and proficiently.
  • No PassengersAlthough we are happy to provide sight seeing adventures, this experience is a regatta so you can expect to be actively involved in sailing the boat, there isn't any rail meat on our boats.
  • Please NoteThe race schedule might be subject to change from the race organisers. We will keep you up to date and inform you about the final arrangements on the day of arrival.

Day 1 - 18th Feb 2025Arrival & Welcome

Arrival in Antigua and welcome on board at Nelson’s Dockyard Marina, located at English Harbour. Meet your skipper and crew at 12:00. You will spend the day getting to know your crew, followed by organising provisioning, getting the boat ready for the race and potentially a brief training session already.

Days 2-4 - 19th-21st Feb 2025Training & Preparation Days

After breakfast you will continue to get the boat and the crew ready for the race and commence with the first training day to make a crew out of all passengers.

Day 5 - 22nd Feb 2025Training Day & Welcome Party

The third training day will be followed at 18:00 by the C600 Skipper’s Briefing at Lucky Eddi’s

18:30 – Welcome Party AYC Lawn area with live music, DJ, food and a bar.

Day 6 - 23rd Feb 2025Training Day & Safety Briefing

Today you will be making last enhancements and adjustments to the boat followed by an extensive safety brief before the race and the third training day.

Day 7 - 24th Feb 2025Race Start

09:00 – Race Office Opens

10:50 – First warning signal and race start. The start line is taken from Fort Charlotte and the race will get you past 11 Caribbean Islands.

Day 8-11 - 25th-28th Feb 2025Race & Finish

Typically, and dependent on the weather, it takes about 4 days to get around the course. With a watch system, you will get more experience of what it means to participate in a race and get to see some of the most beautiful sunrises, sunsets and star filled night skys while sharing the excitement and the sense of achievement with your crew members when finally crossing that finish line.

Day 11 - 28th Feb 2025C600 Prize Giving & Closing Party

Celebrate your efforts with your crew and the other participants with some English Harbour Rum while celebrating the Prize giving and enjoying the final party.


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