The New Year heralds a big season for the Royal Ocean Racing Club, including the 14th edition of the RORC Transatlantic Race.
The longest race in the 2023 RORC Season's Points Championship starts from Marina Lanzarote on January 8th, arriving in to Port Louis Marina in Grenada shortly after.
The RORC Transatlantic Race is once again supported by Calero Marinas, the International Maxi Association and the Yacht Club de France. The destination is Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina in Grenada, 3,000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean, who provide 48hrs of free berthing when competitors arrive.
Zara Tremlett CMM, Marina Manager at Port Louis Marina comments,
“The team and I are thrilled that Port Louis Marina is the preferred Home Port for the RORC competitors, team and crew again. We are delighted to work with such a prestigious sailing club that brings much excitement to the marina with visitors from the island wanting to see the incredibly fast and often very exotic looking sailing yachts.”
Twenty-one entries racing under the IRC and MOCRA Rating Rules are confirmed for the RORC Transatlantic Race. Three 70ft trimarans: Maserati, Snowflake and Zoulou will be gunning for the outright race record and Multihull Line Honours. Three fully-crewed Maxi yachts can be counted as favourites for the IMA Transatlantic Trophy for Monohull Line Honours; Swan 115 Jasi and two Volvo 70s, I Love Poland and Green Dragon. At the other end of the spectrum, three teams will be racing with the added challenge of competing in IRC Two-Handed.
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