RORC Transatlantic Race: Day 11 update. CQS less than 300 miles from Grenada
Arrecife-Grenada, 5 December 2017
Ludde Ingvall's Maxi CQS is expected to finish the 4th edition of the RORC Transatlantic Race tomorrow, and the overall leader under IRC - Eric de Turckheim's French Teasing Machine - is under threat from two Maxis. Everyone is keeping a clos...
RORC Transatlantic Race: Day 9 update. Fast running in the trades
Arrecife-Grenada, 3 December 2017
On the ninth day of the RORC Transatlantic Race, twenty teams are now south of the rhumb line with the vast majority enjoying fast running conditions in the northeast trade winds.
Ludde Ingvall's Australian maxi boat CQS is under 1000 n...
RORC Transatlantic Race: Day 4 report. South pays
Arrecife (Lanzarote), 29th November 2017
The record fleet in the RORC Transatlantic Race (1st leg of the westbound Atlantic Anniversary Regatta) have been at sea for five days now, and all of the 22 yachts still racing have turned their bows south towards Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis ...
RORC Transatlantic Race: Day 3 report. 370 miles of separation
Arrecife (Lanzarote), 27th November 2017
As dawn broke on the third day of the RORC Transatlantic Race, the northerly route across the Atlantic looks to be the favourite for many of the 23 teams taking part in the race. Jens Kellinghusen's German Ker 56 Varuna leads the charge towards t...
RORC Transatlantic Race: Day 2 report. CQS head south
Arrecife (Lanzarote), 26th November 2017
After the first night at sea in the RORC Transatlantic Race, the vast majority of the international fleet were north of the Canary Islands, negotiating the wind shadow of Gran Canaria and Tenerife created by the unusual southerly wind.
RORC Transatlantic Race: Gentle start
Arrecife (Lanzarote), 25th November 2017
Prior to the start of the 2017 RORC Transatlantic Race you could feel the apprehension amongst the 200 competitors taking part. After months of planning and preparation, it was time for the record fleet of 23 yachts from nine different countries to c...