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2017: November 25th
The inaugural event was held in 2014.
Historians argue as to whether the Vikings, an Irish Monk or others were the first to cross the Atlantic. Since the five-week voyage of Christopher Columbus in 1492, crossing the Atlantic, quickly and safely, from Europe has always been an important part of seafaring history.
The World cruising Club introduced the ARC Atlantic Rally for Cruisers in 1986, however the ethos was a “Cruise in Company” event for cruisers wishing to cross the Atlantic for the first time. There was a racing division as there was no other option for racers at the time. It was the ARC 2005 that brought Brian across to the Caribbean in the first place!
The Royal Ocean Racing Club’s RORC Caribbean 600 has increased in popularity, and the RORC decided that a dedicated feeder race, for serious racers, heading for the Caribbean’s premier offshore event was required.
The RORC Transatlantic Race, in association with the International Maxi Association (IMA), starts from Puerto Calero, Lanzarote, Canary Islands bound for Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina, Grenada, West Indies, 3000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean. An international fleet of yachts take part with crew from at least 12 different countries racing magnificent Maxis, crewed by top professional sailors, as well as production yachts, crewed by friends and family.
Your quote will include advance training and preparation days.