The third annual RORC Transatlantic Race began off the coast of the Spanish island of Lanzarote. Participants will begin to arrive at Port Louis Marina, Grenada with the final finishers crossing the line up to 21 days after starting – crossing the Atlantic is no mean feat!
Luckily for the RORC Transatlantic fleet, this is the perfect time of year to arrive on the ‘spice island’ of Grenada.
If you’ve ever spent the festive season in the Caribbean, you’ll know how much fun it really is. Grenada has by far the most joyful and jubilant celebrations of all the islands and this year it will be outdoing itself with a packed schedule of events – big and small, throughout high season.
Glynn Thomas, General Manager of Port Louis Marina is looking forward to welcoming the long-distance race fleet for the third consecutive year:
The RORC Transatlantic is a very special race that appeals to die-hard sailors not afraid of a challenge. It’s great to have them in the marina and listen to their many stories over a rum or two after their epic journey. I’m looking forward to welcoming the new participants as well as familiar faces returning. Hopefully we’ll see some new course records in 2016 too.
As always Port Louis Marina will ensure all participants finish off the race in style at the marina’s very own Victory Bar & Restaurant at the final party and Prize Giving on Tuesday 13th December.
Participants can stick around and head to the Grenadines for 16-18 December for the perfect opportunity to visit the beautiful island of Carriacou to witness the annual Carriacou Parang Festival. Carriacou is rich with traditional culture, these include; Big Drum, Quadrill Dancing, Shakespeare Mass, Tombstone Feast and the list could go on and on. Then head back to Grenada to enjoy the island’s famous festivities over Christmas & New Year’s Eve.